Monthly Archives: October 2014

Education in Alberta, Canada is the Best

study in alberta canadaAccording to the Canadian magazine, MacLean’s, Alberta has one of the best education systems in Canada.  Although the reason why Alberta’s high school student fares better than their counterpart in other provinces isn’t of interest to the international student, the reasons why students fare so well at the post-secondary (university & college) level will interest the international student who wants to study in Canada. Here are some of the reasons an international student will do well if they study in Canada at an educational institution situated in the province of Alberta:

  1. Alberta has teaching universities – Grant MacEwan University and Mount Royal have instructors who spend their efforts teaching, not doing research.  That means that the student benefits from professors who focus on teaching and who engage with their students.  National student satisfaction surveys puts both Grant MacEwan and Mount Royal at the top.  Sixty percent of Grant MacEwan seniors said that if they were to start their studies again, they would do it right where they were; at Grant MacEwan.  The national average is 45%.
  2. According to Statistics Canada, public funds to Alberta’s universities is 75% of all funding – well over the national average and the highest in Canada – another good reason to choose to study in Alberta, Canada.  Both graduates and undergraduates studying at Alberta’s research intensive universities have research opportunities.
  3. Alberta universities hold 17 percent of the Canada Excellence Research Chairs, 12 percent of the prestigious Vanier Scholarships which is open to international graduate students and it has the second highest per faculty research funding in Canada.  The University of Alberta is one such university.  Again this is another reason for the international student, especially the graduate student to consider studying in Canada at a university or college in Alberta.

There are many other reasons why an international student should consider studying in Alberta, Canada.  Some of these are opportunities for co-op work experience while going to university, internships, a low unemployment rate which means plenty of opportunities to find a job and also a lower cost of living then many other provinces in Canada. If you are interested in studying in Canada, and are considering Alberta, or another province, you will want to contact Alberta Rose Education Centre and avail the services of their consultants who have over 27 years working in the Canadian education system. Some information was retrieved from:  http://www.macleans.ca/education/uniandcollege/why-albertas-education-system-is-better/.

University of Alberta, Canada Visits Abbottabad

Study in CanadaFor the very first time, a representative from the University of Alberta will be in Abbottabad, KPK to give an information session and answer any questions about studying at the University of Alberta, Canada and living in Canada.

Seating is limited so book your time to meet the university’s representative on November 8th, 2014 at the Alaf Laila Guesthouse, Kaghan Colony, Mansehra Road, Abbottabad.  The timings are from 5 to 7 PM.

To insure you get to meet the University of Alberta’s representative, email hrkhan@ualberta.net.

The University of Alberta Goes to Rural Punjab

Study 2If you ask Helen Khan about the latest school she visited in her presentation of the University of Alberta, Canada to Pakistani high school students, she will share with you that she was pleasantly surprised at what greeted her behind the hodgepodge of industries and shops along Barki’s thoroughfare through town.  For those unfamiliar with the town, it is located in rural Pakistan, District Lahore.

Ikhwan Science College sits back from the main bazaar providing an atmosphere of scholarly tranquility, a place where students can study.  But it is the calibre and dedication of the qualified, experienced teachers and the attentiveness of the students that caught Helen Khan’s attention.  This school is a tribute of what education can do in the rural areas of Pakistan; providing a solid higher secondary education to bright and now eager students who might otherwise have been left behind in illiteracy and ignorance.

It simply proves what dedicated staff and students who desire to study can produce.  Ms. Khan believes that among the 150 students who gave her a standing ovation when she presented the University of Alberta to them, that there are some high achievers who will make the grades to be eligible to study in Canada at an institution of the calibre of the University of Alberta, Canada.