In the current Strategic Plan, Niagara College has set a bold goal to graduate more NC students as world ready. A key to the success of this goal will be the opportunities created for students by the office of Cultural & Global Engagement, which leads our signature study and work abroad program Be World Ready.
Be World Ready is built on the foundation of eight global competencies and four pillars. The team looks forward to working with all academic and service areas to amplify these pillars to provide even more valuable global learning interactions for students to develop global competencies – in the classroom, on campus, in the community, and around the world while studying at NC.
Join NC’s Global Learning Lounge on Thursday, May 26 from 12 to 12:50 p.m. via Zoom to learn more about the work of the Cultural & Global Engagement team.
Note: Registration is not required. NC employees can join the session using the Zoom link posted to the employee portal on May 17.
What you can expect to take away from this session:
- Learn about international opportunities curated by Be World Ready for students, staff, and faculty
- Explore opportunities to embed Be World Ready learning experiences into your classroom
Cultural & Global Engagement Team Members: Maxine Semple, Elisabeth Vint, Rebecca Morrison
Session Hosted by Maxine Semple, Manager, Cultural & Global Engagement
Maxine Semple is an experienced trainer, influencer, project manager, and relationship builder, connected with colleges, universities, government ministries, and industry around the globe.
With more than 10 years of global education and development experience, Maxine’s cross-cultural competence and passion for student engagement led her to her current role as Niagara College’s Manager, Cultural & Global Engagement. A leader in global partnerships and internationalization, Maxine develops, champions and manages international mobility strategies including collaborative projects for staff, faculty, and students in culturally diverse learning environments.
Maxine is passionate about Niagara College and the importance of applied educational opportunities to influence a global mindset.
Elisabeth Vint, Study & Work Abroad Advisor
Dedication to the personal growth and professional success of our students is at the forefront of everything Elisabeth creates. Elisabeth is the first Niagara College employee to fill the role of Study + Work Abroad Advisor for Be World Ready, and she hopes to bring her experience and passion to the role as BWR continues to grow.
She began her career at Niagara College in 2014 and has worked in a variety of roles, both domestic and international, revolving around student programming, events, and advising. Additionally, she spent time as a faculty member of the CFWI, an events coordinator for the NCT Winery, and spent time working for NC KSA. Her goal in Be World Ready is to develop programming focused on educating students, staff, and community members on the foundations of global thinking through on-campus and in the community initiatives, and to provide guidance to students who want to grow and excel via study, work and volunteer abroad opportunities.
Rebecca Morrison, International Mobility Assistant
With a love, passion and outright obsession for all things travel, Rebecca is Be World Ready’s International Mobility Assistant and has also been a certified travel counsellor for the past 16 years.
Rebecca’s responsibilities include assisting with the development of international field studies by coordinating all travel arrangements and researching opportunities/activities that are culturally and vocationally impactful to create meaningful itineraries and experiences for Niagara College staff and students.