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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 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Better Together: The Canada Japan Co-op Program Consortium Approach

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Many post-secondary work integrated learning programs are keen to offer international experiences to their students, but can struggle with the resources and expertise required to develop relationships with employers, prepare students for international work, and ensure a quality experience. The Canada Japan Co-op Program (CJCP), a consortium of universities and colleges across Canada, has sent nearly 1,200 Canadian co-op students to a range of employers in Japan during its 28 year history, making it one of the oldest and most successful international co-op programs in the world. This session will explore how the CJCP works, and what factors have contributed to its success.

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Amy Lee

International Co-op Program Coordinator, Simon Fraser University
Currently as the International Co-op Coordinator at SFU, Amy has 25 plus years of experience in the areas of Human Resources, Training and Career Development. Prior to joining SFU, Amy has been with the University of Alberta (Edmonton), Community Skills Development Office (Vancouver... Read More →
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Mami Schouten

International Co-op Coordinator, University of Victoria
Mami Schouten is the International Co-op Coordinator at the University of Victoria (UVic) supporting students pursuing co-op abroad as well as international students aiming to gain Canadian work experiences.Throughout her past 16 years of employment at UVic, she has taken various... Read More →
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Julie Walchli

Executive Director, Work Integrated Education and Career Initiatives, Arts, University of British Columbia
Julie has worked in the field of co-operative education since 1997 when she founded the first co-op education program in Arts at UBC in the English Department. Since then she has helped to create an Arts-wide program for students throughout all undergraduate programs, masters programs... Read More →

Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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