“At CNA-Q we pride ourselves on being able to provide more than quality education, but a complete lifestyle experience to better our students overall,” said CNA-Q President, Dr. Ken MacLeod. “This year in partnership with PHCC, we are able to make a big impact with the greater community and share our passion for wellness and an active lifestyle.”
This is the sixth year that CNA-Q has celebrated National Sports Day.
PHCC and CNA-Q have been long-time partners, stemming from the relationship built with the College’s School of Health Sciences. CNA-Q has nine programs which graduate students to be well-equipped allied healthcare professionals, of which many are mentored and trained at PHCC.
Dr. Mariam Abdul Al Malek, Managing Director of PHCC, expressed her delight at the partnership between PHCC and CNA-Q, suggesting that educational establishments are considered the foundation platform for establishing a sports culture and a means to raise the community’s awareness of the importance of physical activities, which is a core objective of PHCC. Primary Healthcare is committed to raising awareness of the benefits of regular sports and physical activities, by promoting a healthy culture and urging citizens to take up the habit of exercising regularly, taking into account that regular sport nurtures healthy living.
“Through strong partnerships, CNA-Q will continue to deliver a quality education to the future leaders of Qatar. I am pleased to see CNA-Q further its reputation as the premier technical college in Qatar,” said the Honourable Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education, Skills and Labour, Government of Newfoundland and Labrador. “The signing represents the continuation of the largest international post-secondary agreement ever awarded to a Canadian post-secondary institution.”
The first Comprehensive Agreement between the State of Qatar and CNA was signed on September 30, ¬¬2001. The College opened in 2002, with 300 students and 11 programs. Now in the 15th academic year CNA-Q has more than 2100 full-time students enrolled in over 30 programs, and boasts nearly 5000 alumni. In addition, there are 2500 students enrolled part-time in an array of corporate training and development offerings. The campus offers Canadian curriculum taught by Canadian industry experts in four areas of applied learning: Business Studies, Engineering Technology, Health Sciences and Information Technology.
Photo caption: Members of CNA-Q’s Joint Oversight Board in May 2016.