I think it’s really important for universities to bring in perspectives from not only around the world, but from across Canada as well.
Canada’s always been a country that’s been challenged by geography.
The best way to overcome that challenge is to have people from across the country get to know each other better; get to know each other’s part of the country better.
And universities provide that great opportunity for students to come and study, learn about other parts of the country.
I often tell students at the undergraduate level if they’re going to do graduate work, ‘don’t stay with us.
Go look at another university so you’ll get the experience of a different place, a different culture, be it within Canada or around the world’.
Simon Fraser University president Andrew Petter explains why enabling more students to study in other provinces will help Canada.
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