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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 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Using an Intercultural Lens to Uncover Bias in Our Diverse Classrooms [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]

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Unconscious bias is a part of the intercultural and diversity and inclusion narrative. In this session, we explore unconscious bias and how it shows up in our diverse classrooms. We invite participants to take a closer look at our default settings and resultant actions. We will identify areas of growth to move forward along with strategies to notice bias, acknowledge our filters and increase capacity to effect changes when working with diverse populations in more meaningful ways.


Joenita Paulrajan

The University of British Columbia
Joenita Paulrajan Ph.D. manages intercultural studies, diversity and inclusion programs at the UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication. She is involved in program planning and implementation, curriculum design, content development and delivery, student, corporate... Read More →

Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching at Douglas College, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction domestically and overseas. She has travelled and worked in a variety of international settings. She is also... Read More →

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Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →

Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
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