With the support of the Norwegian Agency for International Cooperation and Quality Enhancement in Higher Education (DIKU)’s NOTED program, the Faculty of Education and Arts at Nord University, Norway and the Faculty of Education at Queen’s University, Canada, in cooperation with local schools in the Nordland, Trøndelag, and Ontario regions, have joined to establish the CANOPY Project (Canada-Norway Pedagogy Partnership for Innovation and Inclusion in Education). This partnership aims to address, from a holistic and international perspective, the most pressing issues currently facing the education sector to better prepare the next generation of teachers. Connecting educational research, classroom experience, student mobility, and institutional management, CANOPY will develop global competencies in pedagogy, research, and training through international collaboration.

Innovation and Inclusion are the guiding principles of CANOPY, and the initiatives of each year of the project will focus on a different priority area comprehended by these principles:

2020/21: Educational Leadership

2022: Digital Innovation and Educational Technology

2023: Indigenous Studies, Diversity, and Inclusion

2024: Exceptional Learners


News and Events

CANOPY and DIKU present at the 2020 CBIE Conference

Representatives from CANOPY and DIKU were invited to lead a panel about their work at the 2020 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) Conference. Though this popular and established event was… Read More »

Unexpected Destinations: Practicum Exchange Students Rerouted from Distant Classrooms to Zoom​

After many months of preparation, Nord University was excited to welcome the first cohort of Teacher Education students from Queen’s University who were selected to complete their International Alternative Practicum… Read More »

Project Updates in Response to COVID-19

Due to ongoing health and safety concerns, CANOPY has made the determination to postpone regular project activities by 12 months, resuming in May 2021 with the second Partnership Seminar in Bodø, Norway… Read More »

Bringing Students to the Table: the First CANOPY Seminar engages Educational Leadership

“From policy to sustainability, deep learning to intercultural engagement, progress in our field begins and ends with educational leadership,” reflects Project Manager, Morten Edvardsen…. Read More »

A distinguished inauguration: CANOPY launches with a visit from the Norwegian Embassy in Canada

To commence the first project seminar, the CANOPY Partner Group was honoured with the attendance of a fifteenth participant. Line B. Lønnum (Head of Consular Affairs, Business Promotion, and Higher Education for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in Ottawa… Read More »

“Remarkable” and “Inspirational”: CANOPY attends the Queen’s Conference on Education

Attending the popular Queen’s Conference on Education (QCE) on 11-12 January 2020, the CANOPY group joined with hundreds of post-secondary student delegates for an exciting and lively forum on teaching and learning… Read More »