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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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Tuesday, June 25 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Creating Networks for Faculty in International Education

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As increasing numbers of international students seek educational experiences at BC colleges and universities, faculty are realizing the value of connecting across institutions to share experiences/best practices relating to: teaching and supporting international students, and fostering an environment that positively supports diversity and inclusion across all dimensions. In this session we will discuss existing initiatives within our respective colleges/university, and the steps we are taking to create networks across institutions. Common challenges will be discussed along with faculty-led initiatives being implemented to turn challenges into opportunities for initiating intentional practices that engage everyone in true and meaningful dialogue.

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Margaret Hearnden

Global Learning Facilitator, North Island College
Margaret Hearnden is the Global Learning Facilitator at North Island College (NIC), developing and coordinating the educational elements of the internationalization process at NIC.
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Debora O

Faculty, Emily Carr University of Art and Design
I have been teaching first-year writing and literature classes for over 15 years at various post-secondary institutions across the lower mainland. More recently I have focussed my teaching with students experiencing literacy and language fluency challenges. For the past two years... Read More →

Sara Yuen

Instructor, EAL and Hospitality Management, Vancouver Community College
Sara Yuen (MEd, TESL) has worked with literacy, EAL and TESOL students for more than 20 years. She is currently an instructor at Vancouver Community College and a language and communication coach with Spark Language Coaching.

Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
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