FINDLAY Sdn Bhd is set to host Katherine Melnyk, International Recruitment and Relations Coordinator (Asia) from the University of Alberta, who will be in Brunei Darussalam to hold an information seminar at Findlay’s premises in Gadong tomorrow from 1.30pm to 3pm.
The seminar, which will be open to the public as well as career teachers and sixth form students, is aimed at briefing prospective students and their parents on the Canadian university, the array of programmes on offer and life as a student in Alberta.
Established in 1908, the University of Alberta is one of the top five universities in Canada and 90th in the QS World University Rankings.
According to the 2018 QS Graduate Employability Ranking, its employment rate is 52 in Canada, which according to its career education manager Blessie Matthew, can be attributed to the time and resources invested into various programmes that provide students with hands-on learning, such as internship, career mentoring and job shadowing.
The University of Alberta is also one of Canada’s leading teaching and research institutions with an external researching funding of C$513.5 million.
Some of the world’s great minds have their roots in the university including Nobel Prize winner Richard Taylor and co-discoverer of insulin Dr James Collip.
There are currently over 7,000 international students from 133 countries attending the university located in the metropolitan city of Edmonton.
Times Higher Education ranked it 31st most international university, ahead of University of Toronto (32), Harvard (33), Stanford (36) and Princeton (37).
Findlay Sdn Bhd, accredited by the Brunei Darussalam National Accreditation Council under the Ministry of Education, provides free consultation to students interested in overseas higher education.