On August 10, 2020, the McGill International Institute of Education in cooperation with the Experimental School Affiliated with China’s Nanjing Normal University launched a two-week Virtual Summer Academy for 20 high school students.
Based on McGill’s goLEAD programs©, the Summer Academy offers a project-based approach to learning. Students in this leadership learning program work in groups to find solutions for select UN Sustainable Development Goals. Workshops and mentoring sessions in this iteration are all conducted virtually. Dr. Nathaniel Quitoriano, Associate Professor, Materials Engineering, McGill University is the lead instructor of the course. He is assisted by Yee Wei Foong, Ph.D. candidate in Materials Engineering.