Fall 2018

Global Connections  the newsletter of the Ottawa-Carleton Education Network


International Certificate Program continues its success story
Following a special ceremony in June, many of the 2018 recipients of the OCDSB International Certificate pose in front of..
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FEATURE: A conversation with Director of Education, Dr. Jennifer Adams
Director of Education Jennifer Adams will soon be retiring from the OCDSB; she leaves a legacy of being a strong advocate for international education.
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International study abroad bursary program enables students to think big
Currently a Grade 12 student at Canterbury HS, Mirana dreamed of attending a unique program at Yale University. Last summer Mirana participated in the Yale Young Global Scholars (YYGS)...
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Board-wide study tour to Iceland offers a new approach
In late June, a subject focussed study tour travelled to Iceland and what was unique about this trip was that students from any OCDSB secondary school in any grade were eligible to participate on the 6 day trip...
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YPLS activities enhance ESL experience by Dahlia Liwsze
What do insectariums, archery, tag ball, and soccer tournaments have in common? They are some of the activities that the Young People’s Language School (YPLS) offers to help its students enjoy their ESL studies...
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Life as an international student in Ottawa
Amirreza is an Iranian student and sporty fellow from Tehran. Both of his parents speak English, and his mother in particular wanted him to study the English language in Canada.
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Meet OCENET: Insook Bowman
What are some of your main roles at OCENET?
I am in charge of the registration of short-term individual students and small groups of students. I also deal with various projects as a member of the exchange and project team which includes teacher delegations from overseas.
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Swedish delegation shares a passion for education and hockey
Swedish delegations have been coming to Ottawa for many years. This fall, nine principals from the Trollhättan/Vänersborg Principals' Study Tour and six directors from the SKOLchefer Directors of Education group arrived in Ottawa on Saturday, October 27th.
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Lynch-Getty Awards
Najia Mohamed received the Lynch-Getty Global Student Award from OCDSB Superintendent Shawn Lehman at the Ridgemont HS Graduation Ceremony...
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OCENET Tip Sheet #12: Understanding Stages of Culture Shock
Culture Shock is a very real phenomenon that affects most people when they experience a culture that is different from their own or from what they are used to when they visit or live in another country for an extended period.
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Thinking About Becoming A Homestay Host?
Among the many benefits of being a Homestay host : make a significant difference to the life of a student from another country...
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