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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.

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Sunday, June 23 • 9:30am - 12:30pm
Pre-conference Workshop I: The Journey Starts Here: First Steps Towards Reconciliation as an International Education Practitioner ($99)

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Pre-conference workshops are $99 each. Please register here.

It is essential that the international education sector work alongside Indigenous peoples to develop our paths to reconciliation in the everyday work of schools and institutions. This interactive workshop is designed for individuals looking to deepen their understanding of reconciliation as an international education practitioner.

The workshop will span from personal work to community involvement, as well as explore how Indigenization in a Canadian context applies to our internationalization efforts. Participants will come away with strategies to support meaningful engagement in active reconciliation in professional spaces.

Topics will include but are not limited to: the importance of working with elders, and defining decolonization, Indigenization, internationalization, and how they intertwine and manifest in everyday work.

This presentation aims to create a learning space where conversation can not only be started but where participants can find motivation to continue the dialogue. The learning objectives for the presentation are to:
• Identify personal responses to Indigenization
• Compare Decolonization and Indigenization
• Describe the practice of outrospective thinking
• Define Indigenization as an ongoing process
• Outline individual roles and responsibilities in allyship
• Identify strategies for introducing and sustaining decolonizing and Indigenizing work
• Engage in transformative practices

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Dr. Linda Pardy

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

Sunday June 23, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm PDT
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