MIGRATION FOR INNOVATION. CANADA AND CHINA IN THE GLOBAL COMPETITION FOR TALENT (Summer 2019)

CARLETON COURSE TAUGHT ABROAD: GINS 3300 (0.5 CREDITS), GLOBAL AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES ABROAD

This four-week Carleton course taught in China (Beijing and Shanghai), and Ottawa, provides deep insights into the intensifying competition for highly skilled professionals. We will examine the challenges countries are facing in managing migration, and in translating economic migration successfully into innovation and growth. The course will equip students with both a thematic understanding of migration and challenges in the recruitment and retention of global talent. Knowledge gained will become contrasted by travelling to China and benefiting from the unique insights this course will be able to offer to students in Beijing and Shanghai. Students will learn about China’s emergence as a new economic and innovation superpower, which will allow them to take an informed position in discussions on economic migration, the role of talent mobility for innovation, the competition over talent, and the question of how Canada might still be able to compete with China. 

Course dates:  May 6 – May 31, 2019

Deadline to Apply:  Dec. 1, 2018

Fees: Approximately $1100-$1300 travel fee due March 1, 2019

Academic Requirements:  Undergraduate students who will have third or fourth year standing by the beginning of the summer 2019 term are eligible to apply. Graduate students are also welcome. Priority will be given to BGInS students if the course is over-subscribed.

Financial Considerations: Cost: Carleton course tuition plus approximately $1100-$1300 travel supplemental fee (includes lectures, accommodation, ground transportation while in China). Airfare, meals and personal expenses not included. BGInS students should apply for the IER Bursary.

Course Instructor: Professor Martin Geiger, PSCI and EURUS

Further information and to apply: Orlaith McCaul, BGInS International Experience Manager, Orlaith.McCaul@carleton.ca