Growing Impact: Post-Secondary International Students in Toronto

Date(s) - 13 Feb 2019
9:15 AM - 12:00 PM

Northeastern University - Toronto

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The Intergovernmental Committee for Economic and Labour Force Development in Toronto (ICE) in partnership with Northeastern University – Toronto Campus was delighted to host a panel discussion on international students in Toronto.  The panel featured the following speakers:

  • Sarah Wayland, PhD, co-author of the research report, Growing Impact: Post-Secondary International Students in Toronto; and
  • Shruti Paul, International Student, MBA Candidate, University of Toronto – Rotman School of Management;
  • Kimberly Bates, PhD, Director, MBA Programs; Associate Professor, Entrepreneurship and Strategy, Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University; and President, Administrative Sciences Association of Canada.
  • Virginia Macchiavello, Associate Vice President, Business Development, International Education Centennial College.

Sarah Wayland presented the findings from the study, Growing Impact: Post-Secondary International Students in Toronto, commissioned by ICE. The study identifies trends in the internationalization of education in Canada and Toronto and the positive impacts such trends are having on our economy and educational system, as well as actions that can be taken to support international student success. Shruti Paul  shared her experience as an international student in Toronto, and Kimberly Bates provided insights from the university sector. Virginia Macchiavello  gave the college sector perspective.

The full report is available on the ICE website at

Presentations can be downloaded here:

International Student Event Presentations


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