GLOBAL UNIVERSITY

At U of T, specialized courses and programs offer students opportunities to acquire many of the insights and skills gained from learning abroad right here on our campuses. These opportunities aim to instill the values, perspective and cultural agility you need to achieve your goals and to effect positive change in the world today. In September 2019, U of T is launching two new initiatives on each of our campuses to enhance these opportunities.

Global Scholar

Designated Global Scholar courses are specially curated across a range of disciplines to empower students to interpret our world through a global lens and examine issues from different cultural, economic and socio-political perspectives. After completing the Global Scholar requirements for their chosen faculty or program, students will receive a certificate and a “Global Scholar” notation in their transcripts.

Along with gaining a broader perspective and learning vital new skills, earning a Global Citizen notation or Global Scholar certificate will help you stand out among your peers as you launch your career and pursue your professional goals.

Global Citizen

Get a global perspective, locally. The “Global Citizen” initiative is an intensive, co-curricular program where students explore multiple perspectives on what “global” means when applied to three key competency areas: community and civic engagement; fostering inclusivity and equity; and global perspective and engagement. The Global Citizen program is made up of two parts:

  • Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Engagement: Students complete 3 distinct opportunities where they develop competency in each of the above three key areas. Once students complete 3 CCR opportunities that are part of the Global Citizen umbrella, they will be invited to attend a critical reflection session.
  • Critical Reflection Session: This session is focused on unpacking the complexity of a variety of terms that are used in relation to the notion of “global citizen,” identifying one’s own location and identities, and reflecting on their CCR engagement to reflect on their understanding of “global citizenship”.

Once students complete parts 1 and 2, they will receive the Global Citizen notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR), which is an official U of T record that captures student engagement and the skills/competencies they developed beyond the classroom.

What “Counts”

There are over 7000 opportunities captured on the CCR, and over 1000 of those fall under the Global Citizen Umbrella. Any opportunity where students develop the following competencies “count” towards the Global Citizen notation: community and civic engagement; fostering inclusivity and equity; and global perspective and engagement.

Click here to see which opportunities count towards the Global Citizen Program. Note that work study positions are not included in this list, but may also be included. To help keep track of your progress, you will receive an email update when you have completed 1, 2, and 3 opportunities towards the program.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the overall program, please email Yaseen Ali.

Global Scholar Opportunities – Fall 2019

Opportunity  Division  Description 
Certificate in German Studies (U of T Global Scholars)  Faculty of Arts & Science  Provides global fluency in the German context, and linguistic competence. Courses include globalization in German-speaking countries, language acquisition, and an international experience. 
Certificate in Global Development, Environment and Health (U of T Global Scholar)  UTSC (Centre for Critical Development Studies)  Provides a critical, comparative, and interdisciplinary understanding of global challenges related to development, environment, and health. Courses focus on international development, and cover history, politics, culture, geography, and gender studies. 
Certificate in Global Engineering (U of T Global Scholar)  Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering  Enhances fluency in global issues and ability to influence and improve conditions through engineering. Courses focus on appropriate technologies, global energy systems, innovative finance techniques, current theories in international development, and foreign aid. 
Certificate in Global Kinesiology & Physical Education (U of T Global Scholar)  Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  Provides a global perspective on kinesiology and physical education. Courses focus on kinesiology, and physical education in the international, global, and Indigenous contexts. 
Certificate in Global Perspectives (U of T Global Scholar)  UTM (Department of Language Studies)  Develops intercultural fluency through multiple perspectives, and expertise on a specific region of the world. Courses cover development, history, politics, culture, geography, and gender studies in the global or region-specific context. 
Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar)  Dalla Lana School of Public Health  Provides interdisciplinary education and research opportunities in global health, an integrative construct that focuses on international factors influencing health, health equity and effective programs and policies that address these factors. Courses cover theoretical and practical global health. 

Global Citizen

  • University of Toronto, St. George Campus

 

 

 

Global Scholar

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programs

Global Scholar

Designated Global Scholar courses are specially curated across a range of disciplines to empower students to interpret our world through a global lens and examine issues from different cultural, economic and socio-political perspectives. After completing the Global Scholar requirements for their chosen faculty or program, students will receive a certificate and a “Global Scholar” notation in their transcripts.

Along with gaining a broader perspective and learning vital new skills, earning a Global Citizen notation or Global Scholar certificate will help you stand out among your peers as you launch your career and pursue your professional goals.

Global Citizen

Get a global perspective, locally. The “Global Citizen” initiative is an intensive, co-curricular program where students explore multiple perspectives on what “global” means when applied to three key competency areas: community and civic engagement; fostering inclusivity and equity; and global perspective and engagement. The Global Citizen program is made up of two parts:

  • Co-Curricular Record (CCR) Engagement: Students complete 3 distinct opportunities where they develop competency in each of the above three key areas. Once students complete 3 CCR opportunities that are part of the Global Citizen umbrella, they will be invited to attend a critical reflection session.
  • Critical Reflection Session: This session is focused on unpacking the complexity of a variety of terms that are used in relation to the notion of “global citizen,” identifying one’s own location and identities, and reflecting on their CCR engagement to reflect on their understanding of “global citizenship”.

Once students complete parts 1 and 2, they will receive the Global Citizen notation on their Co-Curricular Record (CCR), which is an official U of T record that captures student engagement and the skills/competencies they developed beyond the classroom.

What “Counts”

There are over 7000 opportunities captured on the CCR, and over 1000 of those fall under the Global Citizen Umbrella. Any opportunity where students develop the following competencies “count” towards the Global Citizen notation: community and civic engagement; fostering inclusivity and equity; and global perspective and engagement.

Click here to see which opportunities count towards the Global Citizen Program. Note that work study positions are not included in this list, but may also be included. To help keep track of your progress, you will receive an email update when you have completed 1, 2, and 3 opportunities towards the program.

Questions?

If you have any questions about the overall program, please email Yaseen Ali.

Opportunities

Global Scholar Opportunities – Fall 2019

Opportunity  Division  Description 
Certificate in German Studies (U of T Global Scholars)  Faculty of Arts & Science  Provides global fluency in the German context, and linguistic competence. Courses include globalization in German-speaking countries, language acquisition, and an international experience. 
Certificate in Global Development, Environment and Health (U of T Global Scholar)  UTSC (Centre for Critical Development Studies)  Provides a critical, comparative, and interdisciplinary understanding of global challenges related to development, environment, and health. Courses focus on international development, and cover history, politics, culture, geography, and gender studies. 
Certificate in Global Engineering (U of T Global Scholar)  Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering  Enhances fluency in global issues and ability to influence and improve conditions through engineering. Courses focus on appropriate technologies, global energy systems, innovative finance techniques, current theories in international development, and foreign aid. 
Certificate in Global Kinesiology & Physical Education (U of T Global Scholar)  Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education  Provides a global perspective on kinesiology and physical education. Courses focus on kinesiology, and physical education in the international, global, and Indigenous contexts. 
Certificate in Global Perspectives (U of T Global Scholar)  UTM (Department of Language Studies)  Develops intercultural fluency through multiple perspectives, and expertise on a specific region of the world. Courses cover development, history, politics, culture, geography, and gender studies in the global or region-specific context. 
Collaborative Specialization in Global Health (U of T Global Scholar)  Dalla Lana School of Public Health  Provides interdisciplinary education and research opportunities in global health, an integrative construct that focuses on international factors influencing health, health equity and effective programs and policies that address these factors. Courses cover theoretical and practical global health. 
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Global Citizen

  • University of Toronto, St. George Campus

 

 

 

Global Scholar