The Camie training was created to raise awareness of the specific needs of the international student population and promote equity, inclusion and socio-cultural diversity on campus.

Camie means “Inclusive campuses for international students”. 

This is a self-supporting online training course, lasting about an hour. It is currently offered free of charge at the Université du Québec en Outaouais, the Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières and the École nationale d’administration publique. Other establishments in the Université du Québec network will follow in the near future.

The course comprises a core module for students and staff and two specific modules.

  • The core module covers: the growing presence of international students on campus and their academic careers, discrimination, the dynamics of human relations and the positive aspects of socio-cultural diversity.
  • The specific module (for the international student population) covers: life in Quebec, language, climate, the importance of being informed, North American university culture, relations with teaching staff and teamwork, the evaluation system, university expectations and physical and mental well-being.
  • The specific module (for other groups) addresses: the relationship with the academic environment, intercultural relations and teamwork, the relationship with the French language of Quebec, isolation and courses of action to promote inclusion.

A quiz completes the training and gives access to certification.

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