Another Philippines-Canada colleges launch ‘transnational’ partnership

2023 July 7

TRANSNATIONAL PARTNERSHIP. Commission on Higher Education (CHED) chairperson J. Prospero de Vera III (right) witnesses the signing of a memorandum of agreement launched by Miriam College Vice President for Academic Affairs Trixie Marie Sison (second from left) and Camosun College Director Christian Bernard (second from right) in Victoria, British Columbia on June 27, 2023. De Vera said the agreement serves as a model for transnational partnership between higher education institutions in the Philippines and other countries


MANILA — The Commission on Higher Education (CHED) on Friday lauded another transnational education partnership between two colleges in the Philippines and Canada. 

The CHED refers to the newly signed memorandum of agreement (MOA) in Canada between Miriam College and Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia, last June 27. 

In a statement, CHED chairperson J. Prospero de Vera III said the MOA shall provide Filipino college students with more international learning opportunities. 

“Through the Camosun College-Miriam College partnership, students from both colleges can pursue undergraduate programs, internships, and cultural studies overseas in Early Childhood Education, Business, and Allied Health Service,” he said. 

Under the pact, students may avail of “exchange programs, articulation, dual degree, validation, and joint degree programs,” related to these course areas. 

De Vera said such a partnership offers a model image for future agreements between higher education institutions (HEIs) and other countries. 

“This signing ceremony represents only the beginning of a transformative partnership rooted in a common goal to enhance colleges in both the Philippines and Canada,” he said. 

Miriam College Vice President for Academic Affairs Trixie Marie Sison said the MOA would bring out great possibilities for students. 

“Together, we will strive to provide our students with opportunities to transcend boundaries and merge diverse perspectives to empower them to become global citizens. It is our hope that through forging new educational pathways, we will be able to help shape and enrich lives,” she said. 

In 2016, Miriam College partnered with Goldsmiths University of London for transnational education.

De Vera has vowed to pursue global linkages for HEIs in the country to further boost the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) program. 

Stephanie Sevillano (PNA)