ELAP Certificate

Anaheim University Dean of the Akio Morita School of Business, Dr. Robert W. Robertson, was selected by the Government of Canada’s Department of Global Affairs, as a scholar in the Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP).

The ELAP scholarship, which is co-organized by the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), is designed to support the development of human capital and the next generation of leaders in the Americas, while strengthening the linkages between post-secondary institutions in Canada, Latin America and the Caribbean. The ELAP promotes democratic governance, peace and security and prosperity in the region. Countries participating include the Bahamas, Jamaica, Belize, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Panama, Uruguay, Peru and Cuba.

In addition, Dr. Robertson participated in CBIE’s 50th Annual Conference in Ottawa, Ontario, November 14-16, 2016. The conference is a landmark event that brought together more than 800 academics, delegates and stakeholders from Canadian and international institutions, provincial and federal governments as well as national educational associations. Many sessions addressed the growing importance of building a global perspective in academic institutions.

Dr. Robertson noted that this conference was very important in understanding how academic intuitions are globalizing and why this type of initiative is important. He has more than 25 years’ experience leading award winning organizations in Canada, the United States and Central Asia.