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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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Monday, June 24 • 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Mexico International Education Opportunities

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The session will focus on Mexico international education opportunities, trends, and developments.
  1. To explain the Mexican context, from perspectives of local government (Jalisco), national and regional associations (CUMEX, AMPEI and the Jalisco Consortium) and academic institutions, on the motivations and goals for internationalization.
  2. To highlight success stories, specific programs and models of collaboration with Canada that are supporting these goals, through language training, research collaboration, capacity-building, mobility programs, etc.
  3. To identify opportunities to expand partnerships with Canadian universities, colleges and associations.

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Veronica Soto

Education Trade Commissioner, Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara
Veronica Soto joined the Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara in 2003 and has been responsible for the education sector for the past 8 years. She has led some successful education trade missions to Canada to promote Canadian education capabilities. She has supported various Canadian... Read More →

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Sandra Hernandez Salazar

Head of the International Office at UNIVA, Jalisco Consortium for the Cooperation and Internationalization of Higher Education
The Jalisco Consortium for the Cooperation and Internationalization of Higher Education seeks to explore collaboration possibilities with universities in BC that foster mobility for students, faculty, and research projects, at universities in Guadalajara, Mexico.
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Elias Ledesma

Director International Office, Universidad de Guanajuato
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Maria Jose Castelazo

International Affairs, Innovation Ministry
is a Mexican national who has been working in international education for 8 years. She obtained a bachelor´s degree in law at the Universidad Panamericana in Guadalajara, Mexico. As an international student in France, she completed her bachelor´s degree in performing arts by the... Read More →
avatar for Maria Alicia Medina Vargas

Maria Alicia Medina Vargas

Head, Internationalization, Universidad De La Salle Bajio

Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm PDT
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