Course acquaints students with Canadian life

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — The Continuing Education Department of the University of Moncton, Edmundston Campus (UMCE), recently presented a record number of 40 certificates to students who passed the introductory course Canadian Life during this fall session.

A small reception was held in their honor, and marked the conclusion of the 11th series of practical workshops to successful integration for UMCE and Community College New Brunswick students into their new experience in Edmundston.

The course was held for the first time in the winter semester of 2013. Presented every autumn and winter since, the course saw its largest number of participants — 21– during the 2014 autumn session.

The 11 workshops were staggered on a weekly basis.

Workshop topics included: discovery of the city of Edmundston; service UMCE and NBCC; the school system; the climate; digital literacy; intercultural relations; employability; visiting the Edmundston Police Station; healthy eating; arts, history and traditions; and health and well-being.

The course objective is to better equip participants to establish themselves and flourish in their new academic and social environment.

The offering of this course was made possible through a partnership between the UMCE, CCNB – Edmundston campus and the Northwest Newcomers Resource Center (CRNANO).

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