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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
Moving from Uneasy to Engaged: An Exploration of Building Welcoming and Powerful Learning Communities [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]

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Pearson College is an independent school that puts diversity and community building at the core of its education to enhance and maximize learning. This workshop will focus how to build community from a creative perspective. The workshop will outline how to create a “welcoming environment” that plays an important role in building community. Participants will learn about a number of key theoretical and practical ideas that can be implemented in any school setting to create engaged and powerful learning communities. First half of the workshop will explore theories such as: Art of Hosting, Youth Engagement and Integrated Dialogue. Participants will understand how to utilize these theories to create welcoming environments. In the second half, participants will learn how to implement these theories into their school settings in a creative and practical way to build engaged communities.

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Fatma Dogus

Admissions Officer & Host Family Program Coordinator Program, Pearson College UWC
Fatma has many years of experience as a coordinator and educator who has worked in the field of education including schools, universities, and non-profit organizations in Canada. She completed a Master’s degree in Leadership Studies from the University of Victoria, BC, Canada. Currently... Read More →
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Heather Gross (she/her)

Deputy Head, VP Education, Pearson College
Heather Gross convenes inclusive engagement. She is Deputy Head at Pearson College UWC and has been in various roles there for 14 years. She leads teams and workshops that promote belonging, cohesion and productive collaboration. She is a geographer and her experience in admissions... 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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