2022 Global Student Success Forum

Cultivating growth from high school to higher education 

Wednesday, October 19 & Thursday, October 20, 2022


Rosedale Global High School Students


Active Attendees on the Event Platform


Active Attendees on Global Streaming Platforms


1-on-1 Meetings Between Universities and Rosedale Global High School Students


University-led Group Open Sessions


University-led Student Workshops


University Booths


Admissions and Recruitment Representatives


In-session Interactions: Comments and questions with University Representatives

Welcome to the 2022 Global Student Success Forum

The Global Student Success Forum is a two-day virtual event focused on cultivating student growth from high school to higher education. The Global Student Success Forum is a diverse program with expert-led dialogue from leading global universities that will explore student-centred and evidence-based practices through workshops, panels and presentations, to discuss how the education sector can collaborate to develop future-ready global citizens.

Organized by Rosedale International Education, the Global Student Success Forum: Practitioner Forum and Knowledge Exchange on October 19 offers timely conversations with education sector changemakers across themes of learning innovation, student entrepreneurship and career design, pathways and experiential programs, and dominant trends. It’s time to reshape the future of global education—and we invite you to join our global education community to engage in the latest concepts and approaches that strengthen education practices and empower our future leaders. 

The Global Student Success Forum: Elite University Student Recruitment Fair on October 20 provides an exclusive, invitation-only university recruitment event for Rosedale Global High School students on October 20—connecting more than 4,000 students from 17 countries with international student recruitment officers and experiential program staff from more than 35 Global Top 100 Universities. 

Visit our School Profile to learn more about Rosedale Global High School—an independent, Ontario-based Canadian private high school inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education in Canada under Board School Identification (BSID) number 668726 and authorized to grant the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) to global graduates of Rosedale Global High School.

Global Student Success Forum | Goals

  • Promote collaboration between global universities and K-12 schools in a student success focused community. 
  • Foster new ideas, knowledge sharing and explore student-centred practices through workshops, panel discussions, and presentations.  
  • Develop innovative programming and experiential learning opportunities that reshape how we support a new generation of learners. 
  • Strengthen educational practices in K-12 schools to support student success in universities and careers. 

35 of the world's Global Top 100 Universities and more!

We look forward to bringing you insights, experiences, and practical advice from thought leaders at elite universities and education organizations around the globe. Our speakers include:

Keynote and Featured Presenter

Executive Director of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

Chantale LeClerc

Chantale LeClerc is the Executive Director of the Council of Ministers of Education in Canada, where she contributes to ensuring access to quality education for Canadians of all ages. CMEC provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education. With a background in both education and health care, Chantale recognizes the important interplay between education and health, and is lending her strategic management, partnership development, and continuous improvement skills to support provinces and territories in these efforts.  

Passionate about developing the next generation of leaders, Chantale holds a part-time professor role at University of Ottawa’s Telfer School of Management. She is also a quality improvement coach for the EXTRA executive training program at Healthcare Excellence Canada—a program designed to help leaders create more resilient organizations, so they are better able to address complex problems—and she is a mentor to students and Canadian newcomers seeking to advance their careers.  

Chantale has published in peer-reviewed journals and books, and received several awards, including an honorary degree from Algonquin College and an Award of Excellence from the Ontario Hospital Association. 

About the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada

The Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC) is an intergovernmental body founded in 1967 by ministers of education to serve as: A forum to discuss policy issues; a mechanism through which to undertake activities, projects, and initiatives in areas of mutual interest; a means by which to consult and cooperate with national education organizations and the federal government; and an instrument to represent the education interests of the provinces and territories internationally. 

CMEC provides leadership in education at the pan-Canadian and international levels and contributes to the exercise of the exclusive jurisdiction of provinces and territories over education. 

Ministers of education work through CMEC on a wide variety of activities, projects, and initiatives. For example, CMEC: Represents provinces and territories on education-related international bodies and participates in their activities; contributes to the fulfilment of Canada’s international treaty obligations; provides a national clearing house and referral service to support the recognition and portability of educational and occupational qualifications; assesses the skills and competencies of Canadian students; develops and reports on education indicators; sponsors research in education-related statistics; administers Canada’s national official-languages programs; and consults and acts on a variety of issues in early childhood learning and developmentelementary-secondary educationpostsecondary education; and adult learning and skills development. Some of CMEC’s current priorities include Indigenous educationglobal competencies, and postsecondary education sustainability. 

Mandy Savitz-Romer
Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University

Mandy Savitz-Romer

Mandy Savitz-Romer is the Nancy Pforzheimer Aronson Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University. She is also the faculty lead of the school counselling strand of the Human Development and Education program. Her research and field-facing work examines how schools structure counselling support systems and specifically, what conditions are critical to effective practice. She writes and speaks extensively on college and career readiness and school-based counselling. She is the author of Fulfilling the Promise: Reimagining School Counselling to Advance Student Success, and the co-author of Ready, Willing, and Able: A Developmental Approach to College Access and Success, and Technology and Engagement: Making Technology Work for First-Generation College Students. 

Mandy’s previous positions in school counselling, college access, and higher education heavily influenced her teaching, writing, and advocacy work. She sits on multiple advisory boards, provides consultation to school districts, foundations, and universities, and engages in research projects that widen access to educational and student support programming. Mandy also supported former First Lady Michelle Obama and the Office of the White House on the Reach Higher Initiative, supporting college readiness opportunities for all; and has educational research funded by the World Bank, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Lilly Endowment. 

About the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University 

The Harvard Graduate School of Education is an impact-focused professional school that is working to improve opportunities and outcomes for all learners by engaging the field to put powerful ideas into practice. Founded in 1920, the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) is an exceptional and collaborative community of faculty, students, and alumni dedicated to improving lives and expanding opportunities through the comprehensive study and effective practice of education. Through master’s degree, doctoral degree, and professional education programs, HGSE cultivates innovative leaders and entrepreneurs, explores the most important questions in education, and shares exciting ideas and best practices with the world. 

Panel A1: The recruitment and admissions process in elite global universities

Associate Director of Admissions, Caltech

Jann Lacoss

Jann Lacoss is the Associate Director of Admissions at Caltech, and an educator at heart who has worked in admissions at Caltech for 15 years. She began her professional career teaching Russian language, literature, and folklore at university level before leaping into the area of university admissions. She is the first in her family to earn a college degree, and she is passionate about college access for first-generation and underrepresented students.

About Caltech

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world’s brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions and pressing societal challenges. The Institute manages JPL for NASA, sending probes to explore the planets of our solar system and quantify changes on our home planet. Caltech also owns and operates large-scale research facilities such as the Seismological Laboratory and a global network of astronomical observatories, including the Palomar and W. M. Keck Observatories; and cofounded and comanages LIGO. Caltech is an independent, privately supported institution with a 124-acre campus located in Pasadena, California.

Deputy Director of Studies in Chemistry, University of Oxford

Dr. Martin Galpin

Martin Galpin is the Deputy Director of Studies in Chemistry at University of Oxford, and holds a longstanding interest in teaching math to scientists. In his role at this university, he teaches first- and second-year Mathematics for Chemistry courses, and math and statistics courses to first-year biochemists. With a particular interest in developing modern teaching methods to complement more traditional approaches in lectures and tutorials, often through the use of computer software and visualizations, he supports students to explore subjects in new ways.

Martin is Chair of the Graduate Studies Committee and has responsibility for the Chemistry Department’s central program of graduate training; he also organizes and teaches the core math component of the CDT in Theory and Modelling in the Chemical Sciences, and one of the coordinators of its Transferable Skills and Outreach program.

About University of Oxford

University of Oxford is a world-leading centre of learning, teaching and research and the oldest university in the English-speaking world.

Dean of Admissions, National University of Singapore

Professor Goh Say Song

Goh Say Song is the Dean of Admissions at the National University of Singapore and a mathematician by training. Since joining the Department of Mathematics at National University of Singapore (NUS) in 1994, he has received numerous teaching awards, including the University Outstanding Educator Award. His research interests are on the theory and applications of wavelets, approximation theory and harmonic analysis; and he also participates in interdisciplinary research involving the practical use of mathematics.

About National University of Singapore

National University of Singapore is a leading global university centred in Asia. As a research-intensive comprehensive university, we are committed to providing a holistic educational experience for our students. With more than 60 Bachelor’s degree programmes and interdisciplinary learning opportunities, NUS has the pillars of rigorous education, research and entrepreneurship set in place to develop your potential. Your NUS experience will be further enhanced by our vibrant student life and campus living.

Regional Admissions Representative, US Northeast, University of British Columbia

Chris Weber

Chris Weber is the Regional Admissions Representative of US Northeast at the University of British Columbia. Originally from Brazil, he attended undergraduate studies at the University of British Columbia (UBC), and has worked in admissions for the past seven years at UBC while based in New York City covering the US Northeast region.

About University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. UBC embraces innovation and transforms ideas into action. Since 1915, UBC has been opening doors of opportunity for people with the curiosity, drive and vision to shape a better world.

Panel A2: The role of academic integrity in international student success: Supporting student transition from high school to higher education

Director, Quality Assurance (Academic Programs), University of Waterloo

Amanda McKenzie

Amanda McKenzie is the Director, Quality Assurance (Academic Programs) at University of Waterloo and oversees quality assurance and academic integrity at the University of Waterloo. She is involved in academic integrity initiatives on a provincial, national, and international level. Amanda is an active subject matter expert in this area and has spoken around the world. She has also published a number of articles and book chapters in this field. In addition, she has created several learning modules on academic integrity for undergraduates and graduate students. Her current research interest is the intersection of academic integrity and quality assurance. Amanda has served as part of the International Center for Academic Integrity since 2014 and has been an Officer on the Board of Directors since 2018. She is also an active member of the Academic Integrity Council of Ontario (AICO) and currently serves as the Secretary/outreach Coordinator.  

About University of Waterloo

Today, with more than 42,000+ students attending annually, Waterloo is #1 in Canada for experiential learning and employer-student connections. With a global network spanning more than 220,000 alumni in 151 countries, Waterloo attracts world-class scholars including a Nobel Laureate, leads in providing work-integrated learning opportunities with 7,100+ active co-op employers and fosters an entrepreneurial spirit that’s created 5,000+ jobs through Velocity alone, Canada’s most productive startup incubator by private investment. The University of Waterloo continues to spur innovation to solve problems on a global scale.

Senior Lecturer, University of Sydney

Dr. Samantha Clarke

Samantha Clarke is a Senior Lecturer in the Educational Innovation team at University of Sydney, and a marine geologist turned academic developer who works with educators to improve the learning experience for all students. She has a strong background in first-year transition and teaching, diversity equity and inclusion, educator development and leadership, and the use of educational technologies to enable and support both students and teachers. Samantha has earned national and faculty teaching awards, and is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy UK.

About University of Sydney

Education for all, leadership for good. Progressive thinking, breaking with convention, challenging the status quo and improving the world around us are in our DNA.

Head of Learning Development, King’s College London

Dr. Eleanor Parker

Eleanor Parker is the Head of Learning Development at King’s College London and has 15 years’ experience in supporting secondary and post-secondary students and educators with enhancing the student experience, teaching and learning, student recruitment, student and staff skills development and mental health and wellbeing. Her roles as an academic faculty member and in professional support services span three highly competitive UK universities: University of Oxford, University of Bath and King’s College London. In her current role at King’s College London, she leads services that empower undergraduate and master’s degree students to develop independent learning skills and academic literacies that enable student success, including understanding academic integrity. Eleanor has lived and worked in the UK, Italy, France and North America and collaborates regularly with the Council of International Schools.

About King’s College London

King’s College London is an internationally renowned university delivering exceptional education and world-leading research. We are dedicated to driving positive and sustainable change in society and realizing our vision of making the world a better place.

Director of Academics, Rosedale International Education

Nathalie Rudner

Nathalie Rudner is the Director of Academics at Rosedale International Education, leading the Rosedale Global High School Program in curriculum development, teacher training and co-curricular projects. Nathalie manages the development of specialty high school programs—including STEM Entrepreneurship, Creative Industry Media Arts and the English Enhancement Learning Program. Nathalie was President of the Board of Directors at Science Teachers’ Association Ontario, driving strategic planning and governance to meet evolving needs of STEM educators, addressing Ontario Ministry of Education priorities, engaging school boards, and supporting teachers. She is on the Educator Advisory Panel for Let’s Talk Science; at York Region District School Board, she built capacity for educators and system leaders with her expertise in K-12 curriculum, assessment, differentiated instruction, design thinking and growth mindset. She developed/led workshops on differentiated education as an Instructor for the China Education Program at York University for educators from the Beijing Ministry of Education, Chaoyang Branch in China—and was named a Foreign Expert with Beijing Ministry of Education.   

About Rosedale International Education

Rosedale International Education Inc. delivers school learning solutions in K-12 transformative global education. Embracing innovation in academics and technology, Rosedale provides international schools a holistic education solution, supported by an integrated digital learning platform with transformative curriculum and comprehensive quality assurance services, to create life-changing learning outcomes to students around the world. Rosedale International Education operates Rosedale Global High School. 

Panel B1: Career planning and experiential programs

Assistant Director of Pre-College Recruitment, Columbia University

Anita Weiss

Anita Weiss is the Assistant Director of Recruitment for Pre-College Programs at Columbia University. In her capacity as assistant director, she meets with students, parents, teachers, and guidance counsellors nationally and globally to introduce students to Columbia’s Immersion and College Edge programs and the benefits of pre-college programs. For the past 15 years, she has also run a private college consultation service specializing in teaching students how to write college application essays. Before pivoting to work in education, she was an attorney specializing in appellate and criminal law.

About Columbia University

Columbia University is one of the world’s most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.

Assistant Director, International Programs, University of Toronto

Nicola Carozza

Nicola Carozza is the Assistant Director, International Programs, at University of Toronto’s New College and has been with the International Programs team since 2012, where he taught a variety of courses both in the International Foundation Program and the International Summer Academy. In addition to teaching at the University of Toronto, Nicola brings his vast experiences from working in offshore programs to organizing professional development events for English language teaching. As the Assistant Director, he leads the recruitment strategies and initiatives, collaborates with various parties to develop new programming, and manages operations for the International Summer Academy and Online Learning programs for more than 1,000 students each year.

About University of Toronto

Founded in 1827, the University of Toronto is very much like the Toronto region itself: a large, multicultural community with a huge number of opportunities and resources. University of Toronto (U of T) is organized around neighbourhoods, where smaller gatherings of people come together to learn and think and work and ultimately make those major contributions that address the great global challenges of our time. As a research intensive institution we need to have a global mindset in the work we do, and share that with our students. We actively collaborate with other leading universities, research institutes, and industry partners around the world, and provide exciting international opportunities to students.

Global Summer School Manager, Imperial College London

Claire Arnup

Claire Arnup is the Global Summer School Manager at Imperial College London and has delivered global summer schools across UK universities for more than 10 years. She is focused on program development and delivery across all areas, and is interested in expanding the opportunities available for students and cultivating new partnerships with international stakeholders to increase the numbers of students able to experience summer study at Imperial College. Claire has also volunteered and worked across the world, including Southeast Asia, Australia and Africa, and has a passion for increasing international study and travel opportunities for young people.

About Imperial College London

Imperial College London is a global top ten university with a world-class reputation in science, engineering, business and medicine.

Associate Director for International Growth and Digital Enablement, University of Auckland

Vasso Koutsos

Vasso Koutsos is the Associate Director for International Growth and Digital Enablement at the University of Auckland and holds more than 20 years of leadership experience in higher education. Vasso is passionate about international education and the enduring weaving of cultures and creating connections that enrich our society. She is experienced delivering transformative change within institutions, and supporting digital adoption to improve the student experience.

About University of Auckland

Founded in 1883, Auckland is the country’s largest university with over 40,000 students, nearly 10,000 of whom graduate annually.

Additional speakers and featured presenters will be added soon!

Global Student Success Forum | Event Agenda

October 19 | Practitioner Forum and Knowledge Exchange

Wednesday, October 19, 2022  from 8-11 a.m. EST

The Global Student Success Forum: Practitioner Forum and Knowledge Exchange unites international education practitioners at leading global universities and K-12 schools—from admissions, recruitment and counselling functions, faculty members and administrators—join us for a three-hour forum exploring student-centred and evidence-based practices through themes of learning innovation, student entrepreneurship and career design, pathways and experiential programs, and dominant trends. 

Event attendees include: University admissions and recruitment officers; university faculty and staff from outreach and experiential programs; K-12 school administrators, principals and guidance counsellors; industry practitioners from leading higher education organizations and consortiums, education service providers, and international student service providers.

Keynote Session, Dynamic Presentations & Concurrent Panels

Our speakers include education sector leaders who’ve forged new paths in international education–including Global Top 100 university faculty members and administrators, CEOs, and education sector champions. Through a keynote address, concurrent panel discussions, dynamic presentations, and intimate networking opportunities, you’ll explore how to advance your teaching, learning and student support practices to advance the next generation of learners.





8:00 – 8:05 a.m.
Opening Remarks
8:05 – 8:20 a.m.
Keynote Speech
Keynote address discussing student transition and success, Canada's international strategies in global education, and education collaboration that supports global citizenship development and a next generation workforce.
Chantale LeClerc, Executive Director of the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada
8:20 – 8:40 a.m.
Featured Presentation 1
Research-based discussion on college and career readiness and school-based counselling.
Mandy Savitz-Romer, Senior Lecturer in Human Development and Education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education at Harvard University
8:40 – 9:25 a.m.
Concurrent Session A1: The recruitment and admissions process in elite global universities
Each year bright and talented high school students from around the world apply for admission and scholarships to many of the world’s elite universities. With a surplus of highly competitive applications in relation to available admissions placement opportunities, how do elite global universities determine the most suitable candidates for admission? What should students and parents be thinking about before, and during, the university application process?
Speakers from: University of Oxford, Caltech, National University of Singapore, University of British Columbia
Concurrent Session A2: The role of academic integrity in international student success: Supporting student transition from high school to higher education
Academic integrity is critical for both the holistic growth of learners and their competency development, and in the international student transition. The pandemic has shown us the education sector is consistently evaluating processes in academic integrity, and much is at stake for institutions across high school and higher education in combat issues of academic dishonesty. We must also consider how we find balance in assessment and evaluation that champions individual student thinking and growth.
Speakers from: University of Waterloo, University of Sydney, King's College London, Rosedale International Education
9:25 — 9:35 a.m.
9:35 – 10:10 a.m.
Featured Presentation 2
Cultivating growth from high school to higher education: A discussion of student growth, success, and opportunities that create global student mobility
Speakers from: Rosedale International Education
10:10 – 10:55 a.m.
Concurrent Session B1: Career planning and experiential programs for high achieving students
We live in a constantly evolving world where emerging technologies and disruptive ideas are creating new careers and industries. Despite incredible access to information and resources to research career opportunities and university programs, career exploration and planning can be challenging for international students. As the world re-emerges to global connectivity, universities are opening their campuses to international students for study abroad and experiential programming.
Speakers from: Columbia University, Imperial College London, University of Toronto, University of Auckland
Concurrent Session B2: From high school to higher education: The student perspective
In the 2021-2022 academic year, Rosedale Global High School’s graduating class comprised nearly 1,000 students from 17 countries—with 65% of our Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) graduates receiving admission to Global Top 100 Universities and 43% receiving admission to elite Global Top 50 Universities. We welcome four Rosedale Global High School alumni, currently studying at elite global universities in North America, Europe, and Australasia, to share their unique perspectives on transitioning from an international high school community to a global university environment.
Speakers from: Rosedale Global High School alumni currently studying at Global Top 50 Universities
10:55 – 11:00 a.m.
Closing Remarks

Guidance Counsellor Workshops

Throughout the 3-hour event, concurrent, 30-45 minute Counsellor Workshops will take place with 8 global leading universities from Canada, the US, Australia and the UK. These invitation-only workshops offer networking and knowledge-sharing opportunities for counsellors and admissions officers from leading global universities. Counsellor Workshops are live, invitation-only sessions.

October 20 | Elite University Student Recruitment Fair

Thursday, October 20, 2022 from 8-11 a.m. EST

The Global Student Success Forum: Elite University Student Recruitment Fair is an exclusive, invitation-only university recruitment event for Rosedale Global High School students—connecting more than 4,000 students from 17 countries with international student recruitment officers and experiential program staff from more than 35 Global Top 100 Universities. With diverse engagement opportunities, we provide students and their families with the ability to have direct conversations with university administrators to deepen student understanding of university programs, acquire insights on university and career planning, and build successful transitions from high school to higher education.

Event attendees include: International student recruitment officers and experiential program staff from Global Top 100 and Canada U15 universities; international students and parents of Rosedale Global High School and students from other international programs offered by Rosedale partners schools; Rosedale Global High School partner school administrators and guidance counsellors; program sponsors providing international student services.

Elite University 1-on-1 Recruitment Meetings and Group Sessions

Elite University 1-on-1 Recruitment Meetings is an opportunity for Rosedale Global High School students to meet 1-on-1 with top 100 global university admission and recruitment staff. We are honored to announce that 24 universities are offering 1-on-1 Recruiter Meetings to Rosedale Global High School students exclusively.

The 24 universities will also offer Group Open Sessions, open to all Day 2 recruitment fair attendees, including Rosedale Global High School students, school staff, parents, and our guest students etc.  The Group Open Sessions provide  Q&A opportunities  to help get a clearer understanding of the admissions process to highly selective universities and programs.




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Welcome to University Led Student Workshops

Seven thematic student workshops will be hosted by universities and hold concurrently to 1 on 1 Elite University Recruitment Meetings and Group Open Sessions. The one-hour long workshops include a presentation, followed by Q&A for students, families and school staff.

Workshop – Introducing UCL: a world-leading institution
Workshop – Master Class from NUS College
Workshop – Secrets to Writing the College Application Essay Revealed!
Workshop – Admissions Insights & Academic Preparation for University of Hong Kong
Workshop – Admissions Insights & Academic Preparation for the University of Auckland
Workshop – Admissions Insights & Academic Preparation for McMaster University
Workshop – Tips and resources for applying for universities in Canada

35+ university booth resource centers

More than 35 participating universities have Virtual Recruitment Booths, presented with detailed application, admission, and program information that students can browse and download, as well as a live chat function with the university admission and recruitment staff. Students may choose to ask their own questions to the admissions officer and see other students’ questions. Booths are open for the entirety of the event.