Faculty of Arts Dean Dr. Margaret MacDonald (right) with students from Beijing Normal University – Zhuhai, on a tour of the Halifax Public Library central branch.

The Buzz about BNUZ

By Renée Hartleib | spring 2015

Saint Mary’s has a long relationship with China’s Beijing Normal University – Zhuhai (BNUZ). Since 2002, hundreds of students from BNUZ have attended Saint Mary’s, with SMU students also able to access a study-abroad program at BNUZ. In February, a new partnership was announced with SMU’s Faculty of Arts. This latest development between the two universities is a credit-transfer agreement. BNUZ students now have the opportunity to spend the last two years of their Bachelor of Arts degrees in Halifax. “I’m delighted to see that our collaboration with BNUZ will now include the Faculty of Arts,” says Saint Mary’s Dean of Arts, Dr. Margaret MacDonald. “For BNUZ, a partnership with an Arts faculty represents a new opportunity, and a broadening of international interest in what Canadian universities can offer. For Saint Mary’s, the global perspective of our campus will be deeply enriched.” 

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