By streamlining a student’s experience in China, CLIC ultimately supports Canada’s ability to build productive relationships with China, expand reciprocal trade, and increase collaboration in business, research, and cultural exchanges. The CLIC alumni association furthers our goals by providing an excellent source of motivated young people with expertise on China.
The CLIC university consortium was established in February 2016 and is currently made up of six select Canadian U15 universities: Laval Université, Queen’s University, Université de Montréal, University of Alberta, University of Calgary, and University of Ottawa. Currently leading the initiative is the University of Alberta.
The consortium is part of a broader partnership with the Chinese Ministry of Education (MOE), the China Scholarship Council, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in Canada, and a number of top Chinese universities. Working together we have developed world-class programming, all of which leads to Canadian academic credit.
Along with providing top quality programs, CLIC is also dedicated to supporting students financially. The Chinese MOE has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the University of Alberta, in which they have agreed to provide funding for Canadian students participating in CLIC programs in China. Participating Canadian universities have also committed to provide travel grants to their students.