Cape Breton University is pleased to welcome visiting delegates from Egypt this week. From the Canadian International College (CIC) Cairo come Dr. Magdy El Kady, President and Mrs. Hala Hamed, Student Affairs and International Relations Director. Joining them on this visit to Cape Breton is His Excellency Motaz Zahran, Egypt’s Ambassador to Canada.
Accompanying the delegation to gain an even greater appreciation of all that Canada has to offer and in order to tell the Canadian narrative first-hand are members of the Egyptian media. Mr. Emadeldin Hassan Ahmed, Editor-in-chief of Alshorouk Newspaper, Mr. Alaa Sabet, Editor-in-chief of Al-Ahran Newspaper, Mr, Mahmoud Mohamed Mosallam, Editor-in-chief of Elwatan Newspaper and Ms. Rania Badawi, TV host of Orbit Channel and journalist with Elmasary Elyom Newspaper will travel with the group and will be hosted to both a first hand look at post-secondary education in Canada as well as an authentic Canadian cultural experience.
“Cape Breton University has been developing a strong relationship with CIC Cairo for fifteen years,” says Dr. David Wheeler, President of Cape Breton University. “We are thrilled to be able to welcome and host these very special guests from Egypt. We will be especially pleased to be able to treat them to a real Cape Breton Island experience as we further strengthen and grow our relationship.”
Founded in 2004 as the first Canadian campus in Egypt, CIC students graduate with a fully accredited Canadian degree that is recognized internationally. Currently there are 2400 students at the CIC campus studying business, engineering, business information systems and mass communications. Students also have the option of choosing to pursue their education on campus at CBU.
While visiting Cape Breton the delegation will also spend time touring the CBRM with Mayor Cecil Clarke and representatives from council.