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Saskatchewan Proclaims International Education Week | News and Media – Government of Saskatchewan

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The Government of Saskatchewan is showcasing the benefits of international education for students and communities by proclaiming International Education Week from November 14 to 18, 2022. The week is celebrated by over 100 countries each year.  

“International students bring global perspectives into classrooms, enrich our culture and create bridges between their homes and ours,” Advanced Education Minister Gordon Wyant said. “This week highlights the importance of international education in building a global community, creating opportunities for research and innovation and supporting the growth of our economy.”  

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Prior to the pandemic, international students contributed more than $252 million annually to Saskatchewan’s economy. The number of international students studying in our province has increased by approximately 78 per cent over the past decade. In 2021-22, there were approximately 9,100 international students studying in Saskatchewan from more than 130 countries, and nearly 100 Saskatchewan students travelled to 19 countries to study.  

“I was fortunate to participate in a two-week student study tour to Yucatan, Mexico with Parkland College,” a recent post-secondary graduate Randi Jones said. “This experience enhanced my leadership skills and built my confidence. I am no longer afraid to go outside of my comfort zone and I feel better prepared to take on larger projects and harder tasks in my current job.”  

Saskatchewan also celebrates one year since the launch of its new International Education Strategy. The strategy positions Saskatchewan as a destination of choice for international students and researchers, a post-secondary sector leader in global markets, and an active centre for trade, immigration, education and technology.  

Strategy activities conducted over the past year include:  

  • Collaboration with Saskatchewan’s international trade offices to build relationships and attend recruitment fairs on a global stage;
  • Signing of multiple memoranda of understanding with partners around the world;  
  • Working with Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions to advance relationships, communication, research and student mobility on a global platform; and
  • Implementing three programs that benefit students and the post-secondary sector:
    • Saskatchewan Agent Training Program
    • International Education Practitioner Program
    • Saskatchewan Student Ambassador Program

Activities continue under the International Education Strategy to strengthen the province’s brand and increase trade and investment opportunities, making Saskatchewan a preferred destination to study, live, work and raise a family.

For more information, please visit: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/international-education-strategy/saskatchewan-international-education-strategy

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For more information, contact:

Briana Bolduc
Advanced Education
Regina
Phone: 306-787-0253
Email: briana.bolduc@gov.sk.ca

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Canada adds Russian media personalities, companies in latest round of sanctions

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OTTAWA — Canada has announced it is imposing a new round of sanctions on Russian media personalities and companies accused of spreading disinformation about Moscow’s invasion of Ukraine.

Foreign Affairs Minister Melanie Joly announced the latest sanctions against 38 individuals and 16 entities, saying those affected are propagating Russian President Vladimir Putin’s lies.

Among those added to Canada’s blacklist are several Russian singers, including former contestants on the popular Eurovision singing contest, as well as actors and athletes.

The list also includes one of Russia’s largest state-owned media groups, MIA Rossiya Segodnya, which owns and operates a large number of Russian-language companies.

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Many of the new additions had already been sanctioned by Canada’s allies following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine nearly a year ago.

The new measures come amid questions about the effectiveness of Canada’s sanctions regime.

The Canadian Press reported this week that as of June 7, Canada had ordered $123 million in assets within Canada frozen, and $289 million in transactions had been blocked under sanctions prohibitions related to Russia.

But by late December, the RCMP said only $122 million in assets were listed as seized, and $292 million in transactions had been blocked despite hundreds more people associated with Russia being put on the sanctions list.

The police force did not provide an explanation for why the sums reported by financial institutions had hardly changed during that period.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Feb. 3, 2023.

 

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