Collaborate to foster an internationalized curriculum on a global scale.​

 The 2021 Prizes were awarded to:

  • Global Health Stream in the Master of Public Health degree program, by Manisha Kulkarni (School of Epidemiology & Public Health (SEPH), Faculty of Medicine).
  • Internationalization of the Mechanical Engineering Professional Practice Seminar: A Look at Self-Driving Car Technologies Across the Globe, by Catherine Mavripilis (Faculty of Engineering).
  • Projet d'échange international et d'apprentissage collaboratif en ligne sur le Canada et le Brésil, UofO-UFF, by Edison Barreto (School of International Development and Global Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences).

Honorable mentions:

  • Integrating knowledge of inclusion, diversity, equity, and access within the physiotherapy program, by Jennifer O'Neil (Facutly of Health Sciences).
  • Summer Academy: Germany 30 years after reunification: Revisit the Past, Experience the Present, Imagine the Future, by Daniel Stockemer (School of Political Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences).
  • The Concentration in Global Health and Social Accountability, by Manisha Kulkarni (School of Epidemiology & Public Health (SEPH), Faculty of Medicine).
  • Live Lab, by Abdoulkadre Ado (Telfer School of Management).
  • Global Sustainability Initiative Integration, by David Bruce (Faculty of Engineering).

Internationalizing the curriculum


The Provost and Vice-President, Academic Affairs, Jill Scott, and the Vice-President International and Francophonie, Sanni Yaya, collaborate to support internationalization of programs.

Professors, program specialists and program directors who wish to initiate work on internationalizing courses, programs or their pedagogical approach have access to:

  • Resources developed by world renowed specialist, Professor Betty Leask,
  • Financial support for selected projects,
  • A community of practice.

Curriculum internationalization is at the heart of comprehensive internationalization and Internationalization at Home. The international and intercultural dimensions are part of an integrative process including teaching and learning, research and service functions of universities and post-secondary institutions.

Comprehensive internationalization

Commitment and action to infuse and integrate international, global and comparative content and perspective throughout the teaching, research and service missions of higher education.

Watch this conference by John Hudzik, professor, Michigan State University (Internationalization Day 2020) and check out the PPT presentation by John Hudzik (PDF, 841KB).

Internationalization of the curriculum

Curriculum internationalization is the process of integrating global, international and intercultural perspectives into a curriculum, in terms of content, pedagogical approach and learning outcomes, with the aim of training professionals and global citizens. - (adapted from: Betty Leask, Internationalization of the curriculum, Routledge 2015).

Internationalization at home

“Internationalization at Home is the purposeful integration of international and intercultural dimensions into the formal and informal curriculum for all students, within domestic learning environments.” Josh Beelen & Elspeth Jones, The European Higher Education Area: Between critical reflections and future policies, European Parliament, 2015.

Where to begin?

Do you want to integrate internationalized learning objectives into your courses or programs of study in your faculty?

Initiative to Support Program Internationalization


May 2021 – A few dozen professors, program directors and specialists attended the online training with Betty Leask, world-renowned specialist in curriculum internationalization.

Contact us to access the training material and recordings.

Funding Program Internationalization

Summer 2021 – 5 professors received funding of $4,000 to support their course or program internationalization projects, including a reserved spot in training with Betty Leask for each project.

  • Internationalisation of the Major in World Languages and Cultures, Prof. Luis Abanto Rojas, Faculty of Arts
  • Cours en éducation relative à l'environnement (ÉRE), en langue française, Prof. Liliane Dionne, Faculty of Education
  • Internationalization of the Professional Practice Course in Mechanical Engineering, Prof. Catherine Mavriplis, Faculty of Engineering
  • Global and community health rehabilitation needs assessment, Prof. Jennifer O’Neil, Faculty of Health Sciences
  • Cours sur les religions et cultures, Prof. Ramazani Bishwende, Faculty of Social Sciences

Community of Practice

Monthly meeting, to discuss the issues, practices and successes of the internationalization of the curriculum, as well as any other topic related to the curriculum, internationalization or pedagogy (inclusion, diversity, indigenization, sustainability etc). Open to all professors, program directors and specialists.

Contact us to participate!

Join the dialogue

How to internationalize your curriculum

Are you looking for intercultural and international learning activities to guide your students' learning?

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