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The Trump effect: Foreign applications to Canadian schools rise after U.S. election

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Concordia University president Alan Shepard says the so-called Trump effect is real when it comes to enrolment in Canada.

Shepard said after a speech to the Montreal Council on Foreign Relations today that applications from international students for this coming fall’s semester have surged.

Other post-secondary schools in Canada such as University of Toronto have also reported significant increases in applications from international students since Donald Trump’s election as U.S. president.

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Shepard says the political turmoil in the United States has also made prominent American academics more interested in migrating to Canada.

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He says prospective students and professors are reacting negatively to what he called a regressive nationalism that has taken hold in parts of the western world.

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Concordia’s president says the provincial and federal governments need to make moving to Canada easier in order to take full advantage of the increased international interest.

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