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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

For the full sponsor list, please visit our website.

Please use the following keywords in the search function to locate your sessions of interest: K-12, Post-secondary and Language.

*Times and descriptions are subject to change.

Featured Speakers

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Roberta Jamieson

Keynote Speaker



Sara Yuen

Vancouver Community College
Instructor, EAL and Hospitality Management
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Heather Gross (she/her)

Pearson College
Deputy Head, VP Education

Fay Alikhani

University of British Columbia
Exchange Advisor
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Rita Atake

University of the Fraser Valley
Assistant Professor
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Danny Beatty

Selkirk College
Director, International Education and Development
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Anuj Bhasin

High Commission of Canada to India
Trade Commissioner (Education)
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Nadine Biggs

North Island College
Global Engagement Liaison

Stephanie Bogaert

BC Provincial Nominee Program
Skills Immigration Program Manager
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Esther Brimmer

NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer
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Kerry Brinkert

College of the Rockies
Manager, International Projects and Partnerships
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Teresa Brooks

Langara College
Associate Director, International Student Services
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Tina Bundgaard

VIA University College
Senior International Adviser
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Robert Buttery

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Head of International Relations
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Stephanie Byer

Humber College
Administrative Assistant to the Senior Dean
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Maria Jose Castelazo

Innovation Ministry
International Affairs

Amaranta Sokol Como

University of Saskatchewan
Student Development Coordinator, Aboriginal Students' Centre

Tanya Cowie


Jennifer Daubeny

Global Affairs Canada
Executive Director, International Education Division

Mai Anh Doan

University of the Fraser Valley
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Nadina Dodd

Fraser International College
Case Manager
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Fatma Dogus

Pearson College UWC
Admissions Officer & Host Family Program Coordinator Program
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Colin Ewart

BC Colleges

Rob Finlayson

Carleton University
Manager - Partnerships and Pathways
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Dr. Kyra Garson

Thompson Rivers University
Intercultural Coordinator
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Patricia Gartland

School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)

Mandeep Gill

Global Affairs Canada
Trade Commissioner, Pacific Regional Office

Chantal Hanson

University of Saskatchewan
International Education Officer

Lindsay Haselton

Douglas College
Director, International Marketing & Enrolment
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Lynette Hawksley

Langara College
Communications Officer
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Margaret Hearnden

North Island College
Global Learning Facilitator

Stephanie Hiltz

Sales and Project Manager

Tim Hopkins

Global Affairs Canada
Trade Commissioner, Clients & Communications
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Kate Jennings

Vancouver Island University
Director, International Student Services
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David Julien

Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) & Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE)
Executive Director

Emily Kandborg

Selkirk College
International student recruiter and IYIP lead
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Hyeyoung Kang

Coast Mountain College
International Coordinator
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Lalita Kines

Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement

Yuko Kobayakawa

UMAP International Secretariat
Executive Director

Catherine Koch

Bow Valley College
VP Learner Services & CFO
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Mike Lafleur

University of Guelph
Education Abroad Advisor
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Chelsey Laird

BC Council for International Education
Senior Manager
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Elias Ledesma

Universidad de Guanajuato
Director International Office
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Amy Lee

Simon Fraser University
International Co-op Program Coordinator
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Jessica Loh

Schwarzman Scholars
Associate Director of Asia Outreach
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Sheri Love

University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business
International Programs, Business Development Officer
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Pedro Márquez

Royal Roads University
Vice-President, Global Advancement, Marketing and Business Development

Dr. Randall Martin

BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Executive Director
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Heather Michaud

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Outreach Officer
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Ainslie Moore

University of Auckland
Deputy Director, International Operations
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Kate Moore

Academic Internship Council
Vice President
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Fernanda Trincado Neder

Marketing Director
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Debora O

Emily Carr University of Art and Design

Philip Oxhorn

Vancouver Island University
Dean, International Education
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Dr. Linda Pardy

University of the Fraser Valley
Associate Dean of Students, College of the Arts

Joenita Paulrajan

The University of British Columbia
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Karima Ramji

University of Victoria
Manager, International Programs, Co-op & Career Services
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Sandra Hernandez Salazar

Jalisco Consortium for the Cooperation and Internationalization of Higher Education
Head of the International Office at UNIVA
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Mami Schouten

University of Victoria
International Co-op Coordinator
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Shawn Silverstone

Coquitlam School District
Marketing Manager
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Daryl Smith

Langara College
Director, Internationalization
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Veronica Soto

Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara
Education Trade Commissioner
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Allen Sun

University of Victoria
Global Engagement and Business Development

Heather Tobe

Douglas College
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Sarah Todd

Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
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Melissa Torres

Forum for Education Abroad
President and CEO
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Pablo Ulloa-Perez

ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs)
Director of Member Relations
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Kim Ursu

Embassy of Canada in Beijing
Trade Commissioner
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Yusuf Varachia

Simon Fraser University
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Maria Alicia Medina Vargas

Universidad De La Salle Bajio
Head, Internationalization
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Julie Walchli

University of British Columbia
Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives,...
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Dawn Wilson

St. Michaels University School
Director, Education Extension & International Programs