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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
 

9:30am

Pre-conference Workshop I: The Journey Starts Here: First Steps Towards Reconciliation as an International Education Practitioner ($99)
Pre-conference workshops are $99 each. Please register here.

It is essential that the international education sector work alongside Indigenous peoples to develop our paths to reconciliation in the everyday work of schools and institutions. This interactive workshop is designed for individuals looking to deepen their understanding of reconciliation as an international education practitioner.

The workshop will span from personal work to community involvement, as well as explore how Indigenization in a Canadian context applies to our internationalization efforts. Participants will come away with strategies to support meaningful engagement in active reconciliation in professional spaces.

Topics will include but are not limited to: the importance of working with elders, and defining decolonization, Indigenization, internationalization, and how they intertwine and manifest in everyday work.

This presentation aims to create a learning space where conversation can not only be started but where participants can find motivation to continue the dialogue. The learning objectives for the presentation are to:
• Identify personal responses to Indigenization
• Compare Decolonization and Indigenization
• Describe the practice of outrospective thinking
• Define Indigenization as an ongoing process
• Outline individual roles and responsibilities in allyship
• Identify strategies for introducing and sustaining decolonizing and Indigenizing work
• Engage in transformative practices

Speakers
avatar for Linda Pardy

Linda Pardy

Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Knowledge Practice and Experiential Learning Innovations in Teaching. Expanding Career Options for Arts Majors. Indigenization: Faculty development for non-Indigenous instructors. Teaching and Learning: Faculty Involvement in Student Development Storytelling: Alternative Notions for... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

9:30am

Pre-conference Workshop II: Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategies: Models and Resources Non-Clinical Support Service Units Can Leverage To Address the Whole Student ($99)
Pre-conference workshops are $99 each. Please register here.

Health and wellbeing directly contribute to student success. Across North America, campuses and students are reporting through the National College Health Assessment the poor mental health of students as a major stress negatively affecting this success. Non-clinical support services experience this stress as well.

Institutions respond to these issues with a focus on clinical services and supports, as poor mental health is often seen as an illness and clinical issue. Connecting the student to these clinical resources is sometimes too late and can feel non-collaborative and like a black-box of confidentiality.

Adding additional clinical supports may very well be necessary; however, this alone is a reactive, tactical response to an issue that requires a proactive, strategic, and whole campus solution. Leveraging resources and initiatives from across the institution can be an effective way to ensure that wellbeing is holistically addressed, with an appropriate international lens.

Our workshop will engage participants in exploring some of the issues facing non-clinical support services and departments; and use contemporary health promotion practices, mental health frameworks, and real-life examples to:
• Understand the difference between illness, resilience and flourishing to identify opportunities through a strengths-based approach
• Identify opportunities for collaboration with others on campus
• Understand what support and collaboration to expect from clinical units
• Navigating confidentiality
• Use a variety of perspectives to create more holistic supports leveraging the whole campus

These topics will be framed interactively using:
• Mental illness and Flourishing models
• The Okanagan Charter: An International Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges
• Post-Secondary Student Mental Health: Guide to a Systemic Approach
• SFU’s Healthy Campus Community Initiative and the Areas of Action
• A holistic and non-clinical Mental Wellbeing Framework – A tool to understand opportunities through the three lenses of “Settings/Environments,” “Services/Supports,” and “Education/Stigma Reduction”

We will also discuss upcoming opportunities to provide feedback to the development of national standards for the psychological health and safety of post-secondary students that the Mental Health Commission of Canada will release in June.


Sunday June 23, 2019 9:30am - 12:30pm
Macdonald F 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Better Together: The Canada Japan Co-op Program Consortium Approach
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.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lee

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 →
avatar for Mami Schouten

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 →
avatar for Julie Walchli

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
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Effective Strategies for Developing Faculty Led Classrooms Abroad
Participants will share best practices for developing Faculty Led Classrooms Abroad from three college perspectives. North Island College will speak to faculty-led programming in Greece and the Philippines; Durham College will share examples of partnership development with USIL, Peru, and TU Dublin, Ireland; and, Humber College will discuss successful field school programming with the University of Gloucestershire, UK, and the Nanjing Forest Police College in China. The workshop aims to answer: 1) what are the best practices to support faculty in becoming champions of learning abroad? and, 2) how can institutions leverage partnerships in development of field school projects?

Speakers
avatar for Nadine Biggs

Nadine Biggs

Global Engagement Liaison, North Island College
Nadine has over 6 years experience in working and studying in international education domestically and abroad. Responsible for international student engagement, development of campus centered orientation programs, co-planning and implementation of in-coming and out-going study abroad... Read More →
avatar for Stephanie Byer

Stephanie Byer

Administrative Assistant to the Senior Dean, Humber College
Stephanie has over 10 years of experience working in International Education in Canada and abroad. As the Administrative Assistant to the Senior Dean at Humber College’s Faculty of Social and Community Services (FSCS), Stephanie is responsible for leading FSCS international initiatives... Read More →
avatar for Mike Lafleur

Mike Lafleur

Education Abroad Advisor, University of Guelph
As the Education Abroad Advisor at the University of Guelph, I focus on student mobility with a particular interest in field schools and exchange programs. With a background in teaching and international development, I worked extensively in developing countries and led high school... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Retaining International Students in BC: Pathways to Permanent Residency
International students graduating from Canadian post-secondary institutions are well-placed for success as immigrants to Canada because they have received quality education, are proficient in official languages, and have lived in local communities. Federal and provincial immigration programs are designed to retain international graduate talent to contribute to the economy. This session will be jointly presented by an experienced officer from Immigration, Refugees & Citizenship Canada (IRCC) and senior BC PNP staff who will answer your questions about study permits, work permits, and provincial and federal immigration programs. Participants will leave this session better equipped to guide international students through the immigration process.

Speakers
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Stephanie Bogaert

Skills Immigration Program Manager, BC Provincial Nominee Program
Stephanie Bogaert is a manager with the BC PNP and works directly with employers, in particular the tech and health care sectors, to support global recruitment and retention strategies. She has extensive experience in employee relations and worked in the areas of human rights and... Read More →
avatar for Heather Michaud

Heather Michaud

Outreach Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Heather Michaud is an outreach officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. Her role is to demystify work permit and permanent residence programs, and explain how Canadian employers can use the immigration system to attract... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Using the IDI in an Educational Context [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
The OECD recently added the measurement of ‘global competency’ to its Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA). How interculturally competent are our students? The Intercultural Development Inventory (IDI) assesses intercultural competence, the capability to shift cultural perspective and appropriately adapt behavior to cultural differences and commonalities. What is the IDI? How can it be used? Is it an effective tool for measuring intercultural competence? Join three qualified administrators of the IDI to hear how it is being applied in different contexts: K-12, post-secondary, and Human Resources. Learn about how it is being implemented and how it can be applied in your own context.

Speakers
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Tanya Cowie

VCC
Tanya Cowie | VCC | tcowie@vcc.ca | @TanyacowieCowie Tanya has been teaching EAL for the past 25 years and has a passion for culture. She is currently teaching in the Pathways program at VCC, and has just finished the Intercultural Certificate Program at UBC. Inspired by her students... Read More →
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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 →
avatar for Dawn Wilson

Dawn Wilson

Director, Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michaels University School
Dawn Wilson currently works in a K-12 independent school as the Director of Education Extension and International Programs. She organizes all of the study abroad for domestic students, as well as customized short-term programs for visiting international students. She is a qualified... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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 →


Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Using Timely Data to Optimize Marketing and Recruitment Strategy
Political and economic events around the globe shift international student mobility trends and require international educators to consistently re-evaluate international marketing and recruitment strategies. Universities must use timely data to understand the impact of these events on future students. On the institutional level, effective data analysis is key to understanding the return on past initiatives to optimize future strategy. This session will uncover the data sources available for institutions, and how to best leverage these sources for international marketing and recruitment planning.

Speakers
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Rob Finlayson

Manager - Partnerships and Pathways, Carleton University


Sunday June 23, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:00pm

3:15pm

Building an Outbound Student Program: Generating Interest and Gaining Buy-In
International education helps students gain global experiences for their future. With this in mind, Canadian institutions should be developing comprehensive outbound programs. In this session, we provide the necessary resources promote internationalization. Discover how to build an outbound program from the ground up by catering to the needs of stakeholders from students to decision makers at your institution. Learn how to build the framework and gain insight from our experienced presenters.

Speakers
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Stephanie Hiltz

Sales and Project Manager, STUDYINSURED
You have insurance questions, I have answers! Being in the insurance industry for the last 7.5 years (6th BCCIE!) I am confident that I can assist you with any questions you may have about insurance or health care access for your international students. We have a few new insurance... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Building Bridges Between Indigenization and Internationalization at the University of Saskatchewan [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
The University of Saskatchewan has become increasingly conscious of the growing diversity, both Indigenous and international, of the students that it serves. This has given rise to a focus on Indigenization and internationalization on campus. The Building Bridges program is an Aboriginal Student Centre and International Student and Study Abroad Centre partnership. It provides programming with a focus on Aboriginal and international relations and cultural understanding that brings together students in a safe space. The program is able to demonstrate effective relationship building that facilitates an inclusive and supportive environment and strives to bridge the gap in relationships, understandings, and appreciation of cultures and histories.

Speakers
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Amaranta Sokol Como

Student Development Coordinator, Aboriginal Students' Centre, University of Saskatchewan
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Chantal Hanson

International Education Officer, University of Saskatchewan

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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 →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Evolving Recruitment and Partnership Approaches for India
A top priority country for Canada, India presents a dizzying array of prospects, and complexity, for those seeking to diversify their education partnerships, recruitment, and range of influence. India is a dynamic, fast-changing, and complex market partly because of its size and diversity. The presenter/s may share strategies to effectively navigate the vast diversity of India across three areas: 1) direct student recruitment 2) academic partnerships, and 3) industry/corporate training partnerships. This may involve touching upon our bilateral relationship, the current regulatory framework, and public and private initiatives for education and training.

Speakers
avatar for Anuj Bhasin

Anuj Bhasin

Trade Commissioner (Education), High Commission of Canada to India
(i) Education, Trade and Investment Promotion at High Commission of Canada to India (ii) In-depth knowledge of and specialization in Education Industry for India and Bhutan.(iii) Education verticals: Higher Education/Universities, Vocational Education and Training; Schools, English... Read More →
avatar for Yusuf Varachia

Yusuf Varachia

Simon Fraser University
Yusuf Varachia has over 15 years of experience working in the Canadian educational sector. Prior to taking on his current position at SFU International, Yusuf was a teacher/chair for the Toronto District School Board, worked in student recruitment, and managed international and Indigenous... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Moving Forward: A Collaborative Approach to Intentional Internationalization
An internationalization strategy is a response to globalization in the field of higher education. Rapid student growth at Langara has brought challenges and opportunities in the classroom, student services, and supports. A collaborative approach is critical for the successful implementation of this strategy. In this session we discuss how the development of an internationalization strategy provides opportunity for students and employees to engage in the process and guide changes on campus.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Brooks

Teresa Brooks

Associate Director, International Student Services, Langara College
Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at Snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ /Langara College, in Vancouver, BC. She has over 15 years of experience in international education and holds an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses... Read More →
avatar for Lynette Hawksley

Lynette Hawksley

Communications Officer, Langara College
Lynette Hawksley is a marketing and communications professional with more than 15 years in higher education and other industries. In her current role, Lynette supports the International Education department and she has been a member of the Internationalization Strategy Development... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Director, Internationalization, Langara College
Daryl Smith brings a range of international experience from living and working in Australia, Japan, and most recently in Belize where he volunteered as a visiting researcher. He served as the Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator at Langara College working closely with the Teaching... Read More →


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Overcoming Barriers: Creating Student Access to International Learning
With finances and concerns about degree progression identified as the top barriers to education abroad, UBC has taken an innovative approach to its programming in creating greater access to unique international learning opportunities. Through an informative and interactive session, we will feature special programs and initiatives designed to address traditional barriers to student mobility. We will also look at underrepresented populations, initiatives to facilitate participation from particular groups including indigenous students, and collaborate on ways of making learning abroad more accessible.

Speakers
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Fay Alikhani

Exchange Advisor, University of British Columbia


Sunday June 23, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

4:15pm

4:30pm

First-timers' social
Whether it is your first time attending Summer Conference or you have joined us in the past, this event provides you an opportunity to connect with colleagues at all levels of experience and expertise in the International Education sector.

Join us for an afternoon of coffee, tea and desserts as we invite colleagues from different areas of the sector to speak about their experience in International Education and at Summer Conference. You’ll leave this event energized and with new connections that will prove valuable throughout the conference and beyond.

Sponsors
avatar for ICEF

ICEF

Gold Sponsor
ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, and industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility. Learn more about ICEF... Read More →


6:30pm

Opening reception
Establish new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from the sector over an evening of food, drinks and live music. Celebrate the kick-off of our 10th Summer Conference in Whistler, BC.

 
Monday, June 24
 

7:30am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for British Council - APTIS & IELTS

British Council - APTIS & IELTS

Platinum Sponsor
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and more than 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day.Learn more about British Council - APTIS &... Read More →


8:00am

9:00am

9:30am

Thought leader dialogue I: Advancing Diversity and Inclusion in International Education: A Perspective
Drawing on her professional and diplomatic experience, and her academic work, the speaker will place practical examples within a larger framework of striving to realize values within policymaking. The speaker will explore different conceptions of advancing diversity and inclusion in international education from expanding the types of students involved to widening the range of professionals in our field. She will note efforts to engage minority serving institutions and tribal colleges. She also will provide information about publications and resources on these topics.

Speakers
avatar for Esther Brimmer

Esther Brimmer

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Esther Brimmer, DPhil, currently serves as the executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Dr. Brimmer’s distinguished career includes three appointments within the U.S. Department of State, serving most recently as the assistant... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Macdonald AB 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

9:30am

Thought leader dialogue II: Diversifying International Partnerships: A New Look at Latin America and the Caribbean
Canadian higher-education institutions (HEIs) have developed strong internationalization strategies and nurtured long-term partnerships with various countries, including the United States and Europe, as well as the Asia Pacific region particularly British Colombian HEIs. The emergence of the Pacific Alliance and the negotiation of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) offer a unique opportunity for Canada to develop new international relations, increase research and academic collaboration and encourage intra-continental partnerships with other countries in the Americas. This session will give participants a better understanding of current trends in higher-education in Latin America and the Caribbean by providing concrete examples of how Canadian HEIs have successfully engaged institutional partners to develop specific projects linked with internationalization, interculturalization and indigenization, thus offering insights to diversify the regional coverage of their own internationalization strategies.

Speakers
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Philip Oxhorn

Dean, International Education, Vancouver Island University
avatar for David Julien

David Julien

Executive Director, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) & Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE)
Leading a continental platform gathering HEI decision makers to enhance internationalization of #HigherEd. Secretary General of OUI-IOHE.


Monday June 24, 2019 9:30am - 10:30am
Macdonald CD 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

10:30am

11:00am

11:10am

BC update
Senior-level International Education representatives from the provincial government will provide updates on strategy and activities in support of International Education. There will be an opportunity for questions and discussion.

12:00pm

12:15pm

Keynote lunch with Roberta Jamieson
Roberta Jamieson is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee; the first woman Ombudsman of Ontario; and the first woman elected Chief of the Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. An accomplished expert in alternative dispute resolution, Roberta also served as Commissioner of the Indian Commission of Ontario.

Under Roberta’s leadership, Indspire has flourished. Raising funds from government, corporate and private sectors, Indspire’s annual disbursements of bursaries and scholarships support Indigenous students in post-secondary education and training. She has earned numerous awards, including, YWCA’s President’s Award and Women’s Executive Network’s “Canada’s Most Powerful Women” Hall of Fame, as well as 25 honorary degrees.

Speakers
avatar for Roberta Jamieson

Roberta Jamieson

Keynote Speaker
O.C., I.P.C., LL.B., LL.D. (Hon)Roberta Jamieson, O.C., is a Mohawk woman who has enjoyed a distinguished career of firsts. She was the first First Nation woman in Canada to earn a law degree; the first non-parliamentarian appointed an ex-officio member of a House of Commons Committee... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University Canada West

University Canada West

Diamond Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Learn more about University Canada West.


1:45pm

Sponsor fair
This year we have over a dozen exhibitors excited to meet and speak with you about who they are and what they do. Make sure to pay them a visit during our sponsor fair!

2:15pm

Collaborating in the World of International Academic Internships, Co-ops, and Experiential Learning
This session will explore the rise in student demand for international experiences in the fields of Academic Internships, Co-Operative Learning, and Experiential Education. Universities, Colleges, 3rd Party Providers, and Governments are recognizing the demand, and responding to it in creative and innovative ways. Our presentation will explore innovative programs such as the New Zealand government’s Prime Minister’s Scholarships for Asia and Latin America; a collaboration between Education New Zealand, University of Auckland, and The Academic Internship Council. Closer to home – we will explore partnerships forged by Simon Fraser University with organizations in the US and the Asia Pacific Region. The session will discuss networking opportunities at the Global Internship Conference. The GIC has a sharp focus on best practices, challenges, and collaboration in the world of international experiential learning. Many successful programs and partnerships have been formed as a result of the cross-section of institutions that attend the GIC.

Speakers
avatar for Amy Lee

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 →
avatar for Kate Moore

Kate Moore

Vice President, Academic Internship Council
Kate Moore is an international educator energized by our changing world of work and how we connect campuses, communities, and companies across the globe. She serves as Vice President of the Academic Internship Council, a nonprofit within the CIEE family that partners with more than... Read More →
avatar for Ainslie Moore

Ainslie Moore

Deputy Director, International Operations, University of Auckland


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:15pm

Internationalized: Planning Beyond Recruitment
Internationalization is a major goal for most higher education institutions. Often, the recruitment of international students is seen as the priority. However, recruiting students is only one aspect of truly embracing internationalization. This interactive panel will discuss the often ignored strategies needed to address the learning environment: student experiences and academic faculty perspectives. The presenters will openly share their research, experiences, and programmatic challenges to outline key principles essential for creating sustainable internationalization. Thr session will use dialogic learning to both present and engage participants to collectively suggest solutions for moving internationalization beyond recruitment.

Speakers
avatar for Rita Atake

Rita Atake

Assistant Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Rita is an Assistant Professor at the University of Fraser Valley. She has a passion for supporting successful integration of international students into Canadian post-secondary institutions. She previously worked as the Coordinator of the Academic Success Center at UFV and her passion... Read More →
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Mai Anh Doan

University of the Fraser Valley
Mai Anh Doan is an assistant professor at the University of the Fraser Valley, Canada. Her research interests include public relations, financial communication, democratization of finance, and equality, and international education.Mai Anh started her career as a journalist and worked... Read More →
avatar for Linda Pardy

Linda Pardy

Associate Professor, University of the Fraser Valley
Knowledge Practice and Experiential Learning Innovations in Teaching. Expanding Career Options for Arts Majors. Indigenization: Faculty development for non-Indigenous instructors. Teaching and Learning: Faculty Involvement in Student Development Storytelling: Alternative Notions for... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:15pm

Opportunities and Challenges of Managing Culturally Diverse Teams within IE [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
The changing demographic of our international student populations have led us to change the way we provide services and support. More so now than ever before is the need for staff to have relevant intercultural skills and competencies. Often this results in hiring staff with different cultural backgrounds and language abilities. What does this mean for international education managers? How does it change the way we lead and manage? This session will engage participants in a discussion about what experiences and expertise are needed, and what resources and opportunities are available, to understand, interact with, and lead our culturally diverse teams.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Brooks

Teresa Brooks

Associate Director, International Student Services, Langara College
Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at Snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ /Langara College, in Vancouver, BC. She has over 15 years of experience in international education and holds an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses... Read More →
avatar for Kate Jennings

Kate Jennings

Director, International Student Services, Vancouver Island University
Kate Jennings has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at 5 different institutions in 3 provinces across Canada over the past 22 years. Most recently, in 2015, Kate joined Vancouver Island University as Director International Student Services in Nanaimo, British... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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 →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:15pm

Public - Private Partnerships: ILAC International College - Your Partner in Diversity
The presentation will discuss how to diversify your international student population at no cost recruitment and increase student success rates in graduation. You will learn how private – public partnership initiatives may support your diversity strategy on campus. ILAC IC students who have been culturally integrated, have English Proficiency and soft skills they need to thrive in the Canadian post - secondary environment. The session will focus on ILAC - International College (ILAC IC) ESL pathway partnerships with public post - secondary institutions in Ontario and BC, and showcase ILAC IC and Douglas College academic partnership. The presentation will summarize the benefits of private – public partnerships in international education.

Speakers
avatar for Fernanda Trincado Neder

Fernanda Trincado Neder

Marketing Director, ILAC
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Lindsay Haselton

Director, International Marketing & Enrolment, Douglas College
Lindsay has worked in the higher education industry for over 10 years and is currently Director of International Marketing & Enrolment at Douglas College. Prior to joining Douglas, Lindsay served as Associate Director of Corporate Outreach at UCLA Anderson School of Management in... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:15pm

Student Advising Outside the Box?
Amid mock kidnappings, marijuana legalization, targeted telephone scams and political crises, how can advisors help students mitigate risk, reassure parents and ride out political skirmishes? Despite the best intensions of institutions to provide comprehensive orientations, workshops and information sessions for incoming students, there is no way to predict how student’s lives will be affected during their studies in Canada. How do these different issues change when advising from secondary to post-secondary situation? Join this interactive workshop to learn how these issues affect your staff and students and see how your institution measures up.

Speakers
avatar for Sheri Love

Sheri Love

International Programs, Business Development Officer, University of Victoria, Gustavson School of Business
I work on new Dual Degree partnerships, International Student Recruitment, Strategic Enrolment Management and Strategic Partnership Management. My main focus now is Asia and Europe.
avatar for Allen Sun

Allen Sun

Global Engagement and Business Development, University of Victoria
avatar for Dawn Wilson

Dawn Wilson

Director, Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michaels University School
Dawn Wilson currently works in a K-12 independent school as the Director of Education Extension and International Programs. She organizes all of the study abroad for domestic students, as well as customized short-term programs for visiting international students. She is a qualified... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:15pm

University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) – What is it all about?
You’ve probably heard about the newest mobility consortium that Canadian post-secondary institutions are eligible for membership in- UMAP! UMAP is a consortium of 17 country members and over 100 active post-secondary institutions from countries in the Asia and Pacific region. A number of Canadian post-secondary institutions are already members and have experienced great interest from their outbound students in accessing unique programs in the region. Join this session to learn more about the consortium, member benefits, programs, scholarships and more! Presenters from the International Secretariat and Canadian post-secondary institutions will share their experiences and insights.

Speakers
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Hyeyoung Kang

International Coordinator, Coast Mountain College
Hyeyoung is currently managing the global engagement portfolio at Coast Mountain College in the areas of international recruitment and partnerships development with educational associations, foreign post-secondary institutions, foreign government/embassy officials, funding agencies... Read More →
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Chelsey Laird

Senior Manager, BC Council for International Education
Chelsey Laird has worked in the Canadian international education sector for 10 years. At BCCIE, she is responsible for coordinating the UMAP Canadian membership, leading market support initiatives and supporting internationalization activities and events in British Columbia and around... Read More →


Monday June 24, 2019 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Macdonald F 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

3:45pm

Are Your Activities Abroad Safe?
With the rise of terrorism around the world, the notion of security has taken a whole new perspective in developed countries. Schools face increasing safety challenges when pursuing activities abroad and many are not equipped to face their duty of care responsibilities, to keep their students and employees safe, to protect their reputation and to mitigate financial risks linked to legal proceedings from parents. Inspired by the best practices used by renowned international organizations such as the Red Cross and Oxfam International, and integrating the standards enunciated by the internationally recognized risk management norm, ISO 31000, this session presents the guiding principles for mitigating risks in international mobility contexts as well as the elements that must be integrated in the emergency response plans of Canadian educational institutions’ that pursue activities abroad.

Speakers
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Marie-Claude Du Cap

CEO, ALÉAS
I am passionate about risk management abroad and enjoy discussions about measures and protocols to implement to keep travelers safe!


Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:45pm

Developing Canadian Higher Education Capacity for International Credential Transfer Assessment
BCCAT recently funded a national research project led by Joanne Duklas, a Canadian higher education expert, which identified and analyzed the typology of assessment practices and perspectives within Canadian colleges and universities for international assessment of academic documents related to transfer and exchange credit. Newly published, this peer-reviewed national study examined the current state at Canadian universities and colleges, the quality assurance frameworks impacting international document assessment, formal conventions such as the Lisbon Recognition Convention, and best practices evident in other jurisdictions. Join this session to learn about the findings and recommendations for next steps.

Speakers

Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:45pm

Education in Ireland - Learn More, Experience More, Be More
Ireland's reputation for international education has grown considerably in recent years. This session will outline Ireland's vision for Higher Education Internationalization, and ambitions to build partnerships with Canadian institutions. Session attendees will also learn how a recent MOU signed with BC Colleges allows BC students to pursue degree programmes at Irish Institutes of Technology, validated through a case study based on 8 years of success in Ontario.

Speakers
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Colin Ewart

President, BC Colleges


Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:45pm

Emerging Narratives: What Do the Definitions and Data Tell Us? [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
Our collective narrative has increasingly included the idea of intercultural learning as a promising way to bridge both international and domestic diversity on our campuses, perhaps a way to continue our work and respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. What does a critique of this narrative and its definitions reveal? When we look at institutional and national data, what other narratives emerge? In this session Kyra will share a variety of quantitative and qualitative findings and invite participants to consider how a data driven approach may be useful in guiding intentional, theoretically grounded approaches to intercultural learning that move us beyond performances and potlucks.

Speakers
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Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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 →


Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:45pm

Innovating Student Mobility for the 21st Century: UMAP & ISEP
While traditional models of student mobility continue to be successful, there are new styles of programs designed to maintain and boost your outbound numbers and provide solutions to the changing environment in international education. This session will present on two innovative mobility programs: the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) consortium and International Student Exchange Programs (ISEP). The session will outline existing programs and strategic benefits to member institutions, as well as ways in which both organizations are adapting to the evolving needs of those institutions and their students.

Speakers
YK

Yuko Kobayakawa

Executive Director, UMAP International Secretariat
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Chelsey Laird

Senior Manager, BC Council for International Education
Chelsey Laird has worked in the Canadian international education sector for 10 years. At BCCIE, she is responsible for coordinating the UMAP Canadian membership, leading market support initiatives and supporting internationalization activities and events in British Columbia and around... Read More →
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Pablo Ulloa-Perez

Director of Member Relations, ISEP (International Student Exchange Programs)


Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:45pm

Mexico International Education Opportunities
The session will focus on Mexico international education opportunities, trends, and developments.
 
Objectives: 
  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.

For more information, please visit this link.

Moderators
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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 →

Speakers
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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 →
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Maria Alicia Medina Vargas

Head, Internationalization, Universidad De La Salle Bajio


Monday June 24, 2019 3:45pm - 4:45pm
Macdonald F 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

4:45pm

International Partnership Development Networking Reception
Moderators
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Robert Buttery

Head of International Relations, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Prof. Robert Andrew ButteryEmail: robert.buttery@fhnw.ch)Twitter; rob@robertbutteryLinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/buttery/ Graduate degree: Spanish Area Studies and Applied Linguistics (University of Portsmouth,UK)Post-graduate degree in European Law, Economics and Politics... Read More →

Monday June 24, 2019 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Empress C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada
 
Tuesday, June 25
 

7:30am

Breakfast and Federal Update
1. Federal Update:  Jennifer Daubeny, Executive Director, International Education Division, Global Affairs Canada
2. Role of the Trade Commissioner Service:  Mandeep Gill, Trade Commissioner, Regional Office Vancouver
3. Brief introduction to the Trade Commissioners from China, India, Vietnam, Brunei Darussalam and Mexico:  Tim Hopkins, Trade Commissioner, Global Affairs Canada
 
The key speakers will be joined by Trade Commissioners (Kim Ursu – China; Tam Anh Nguyen – Vietnam; Veronica Soto – Mexico, Anuj Bhasin – India; Eva Chin – Brunei Darussalam)

Speakers
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Jennifer Daubeny

Executive Director, International Education Division, Global Affairs Canada
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Tim Hopkins

Trade Commissioner, Clients & Communications, Global Affairs Canada
MG

Mandeep Gill

Trade Commissioner, Pacific Regional Office, Global Affairs Canada

Sponsors
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International Experience Canada / IRCC

Gold Sponsor
International Experience Canada is Government of Canada program that allows Canadian youth - aged 18-35 - to work and travel in any of IEC's over 30 partner countries for up to two years, through the facilitation of work permits/visas. Foreign youth from these countries may also come... Read More →


8:30am

8:45am

Featured speaker: Chief Robert Joseph
Chief Robert Joseph is currently the Ambassador for Reconciliation Canada and a member of the National Assembly of First Nations Elders Council. He was formerly the Executive Director of the Indian Residential School Survivors Society and is an honourary witness to Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). As Chairman of the Native American Leadership Alliance for Peace and Reconciliation and Ambassador for Peace and Reconciliation with the Interreligious and International Federation for World Peace (IFWP), Chief Joseph has sat with the leaders of South Africa, Israel, Japan, South Korea, Mongolia and Washington, DC to learn from and share his understanding of faith, hope, healing and reconciliation.


9:45am

10:15am

Global issues panel
Join our panel of global leaders – from America and from the Americas, from the Asia Pacific and Australasia – to discuss, present, and debate our differing global experiences and practices on the key themes of internationalization, interculturalization, and indigenization. Each region comes with its own histories, issues, diversities, dynamics, complexities, and policy responses. The conference itself, the keynote address, and the audience will raise issues that exist for us in K-12 and post-secondary, in public and private, in urban and rural settings.

Moderators
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Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Dr Randall Martin has more than 26 years experience in post-secondary, development and international education. He is the Executive Director at the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia charged with advancing the provincial... Read More →

Speakers
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Esther Brimmer

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
Esther Brimmer, DPhil, currently serves as the executive director and chief executive officer of NAFSA: Association of International Educators. Dr. Brimmer’s distinguished career includes three appointments within the U.S. Department of State, serving most recently as the assistant... Read More →
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David Julien

Executive Director, Inter-American Organization for Higher Education (IOHE) & Conference of the Americas on International Education (CAIE)
Leading a continental platform gathering HEI decision makers to enhance internationalization of #HigherEd. Secretary General of OUI-IOHE.
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Sarah Todd

President, Asia-Pacific Association for International Education
Professor Sarah Todd is the Vice President (Global) at Griffith University, Australia. As well as leading Griffith's internationalisation activities, Professor Todd is currently President of APAIE, an appointed member of the Queensland Government's International Education and Training... Read More →
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Melissa Torres

President and CEO, Forum for Education Abroad
The Forum on Education Abroad develops and disseminates comprehensive standards of good practice, resources and training, advocates for education abroad and its value, and engages the field in critical dialogue to benefit students. The Forum is recognized by the U.S. Department of... Read More →

Sponsors
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Education in Ireland

Platinum Sponsor
Education in Ireland is the government brand responsible for promoting Ireland as a world-class destination to get a high quality education. Over 30 higher education institutions offer anextensive range of programmes leading to internationally recognized and quality assured qualifications... Read More →


11:30am

11:45am

12:00pm

China Matters in the Year of the Pig
An update on the hot topics impacting international education and research collaboration with China today: the political context, economic drivers, and regulatory and education policies you need to be aware of as a Canadian education institution active in or looking at China. This session will be co-led by Kim Ursu, Trade Commissioner responsible for education based in the Embassy of Canada in Beijing, and Anita Pan, Trade Commissioner responsible for ‎Innovation and Investment for the Embassy of Canada in Beijing but temporarily based in Vancouver. The session will feature an in-depth look at risks and strategies for intellectual property and export controls.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Ursu

Kim Ursu

Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada in Beijing
The TCS can help you succeed in your China strategy. Want to increase the quality of students you're recruiting? Establish new partnerships? Identify commercial opportunities? Access the 15 points of service throughout China? Let's talk!


Tuesday June 25, 2019 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

12:00pm

Partnering with Mexican Universities in Jalisco
This lunch session is a Mexico round table to present the Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education, partner of BCCIE since 2017.

As a partner of BCCIE since 2017, the Jalisco top universities, members of the Consortium, are interested in identifying areas of collaboration for Jalisco and BCCIE members, such as research collaboration including mobility from researchers and visits to Jalisco and to BC; faculty members and student mobility and in house internationalization.

The Jalisco Consortium members are: Tec de Monterrey, UNIVA; Universidad de Guadalajara, Universidad Panamericana, Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara and ITESO.

Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara
Veronica Soto, Education Trade Commissioner
veronica.soto@international.gc.ca

Jalisco Ministry for Innovation Science and Technology 
Maria Jose Castelazo, General Coordinator for International Affairs
maria.castelazo@jalisco.gob.mx

Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of higher education 
Sandra Hernandez Salazar, Chief for Internationalization (UNIVA)
sandra.hernandez@univa.mx

1:30pm

Sponsor fair
This year we have over a dozen exhibitors excited to meet and speak with you about who they are and what they do. Make sure to pay them a visit during our sponsor fair!

2:00pm

Collaborative Internationalization Through International Internships
A consortium made up of Bow Valley College, College of the Rockies, and Selkirk College was one of only two post-secondary applicants selected by Global Affairs Canada to implement their 2018-2020 International Youth Internship Program. By working together, these three institutions are achieving much more than they could alone in developing internship opportunities with education and training partners abroad. In particular, these colleges have been innovative in creating opportunities for young Canadians to both acquire valuable skills for employment in international development and contribute to the advancement of other internationalization goals of the consortium members and their international partners.

Speakers
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Emily Kandborg

International student recruiter and IYIP lead, Selkirk College
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Danny Beatty

Director, International Education and Development, Selkirk College
Danny Beatty has been involved in the field of International Education in both instructional and administrative roles for the past 15 years. He originally came to Selkirk College as an instructor in the English Language and TESOL programs, and in 2012 moved into the role of Director... Read More →
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Kerry Brinkert

Manager, International Projects and Partnerships, College of the Rockies


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Creating Networks for Faculty in International Education
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.

Speakers
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Margaret Hearnden

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 →
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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
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Role of Cultural Intelligence in Indigenous International Programming [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
“There is a common experience across the world for Indigenous people and it is becoming so clear throughout this exchange. We are far more connected than we may think.” This reflection of a UVic Co-op student partaking in UVic’s Indigenous International WIL Exchange Program speaks to the necessity to identify common goals with indigenous nations globally. The program, based in Hunt et al’s principles of Indigenous Student Success, helps identify educational practices for decolonization and reconciliation initiatives at an international level. Join us as we share our learnings, and how cultural intelligence offers a framework from which to conceptualize such a program.

Speakers
avatar for Lalita Kines

Lalita Kines

Manager, Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement
I am First Nations from the Ko'moks Nation on Vancouver Island. I work at the Office of Indigenous Academic and Community Engagement which focusses on Indigenous student support and programming. I have knowledge in Indigenous community outreach, Indigenous Co-operative Education... Read More →
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Karima Ramji

Manager, International Programs, Co-op & Career Services, University of Victoria
Karima Ramji is Manager of International Programs at University of Victoria's Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, and an Advanced Cultural Intelligence Professional. She has completed extensive work on cultural intelligence as part of the CANEU-COOP program (which... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Student Engagement in Asia: Facilitating Effective Learning
This session will focus on outbound mobility programs to Asia, specifically how to capture student learning outcomes and how to keep students engaged and active in building their sense of global citizenship after they return to Canada. The three presenters will share examples and observations from their recent involvement in both short and long-term programs in China, India, and elsewhere in Asia. They will also talk about their insights into what is needed to build effective learning programs, especially in emerging economy contexts, and how to instill in students a sense of intentionality in how they approach the experience.

Speakers
avatar for Jessica Loh

Jessica Loh

Associate Director of Asia Outreach, Schwarzman Scholars


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

2:00pm

Transparent, Accountable, Responsible Recruitment: Knowing Who You Work With
As international student numbers grow in Canada, focus grows on student experience: the recruitment cycle, leading to arrival on campus, and into academic performance and retention. This successful student experience is key for educational institutions, both international teams and their internal stakeholders. It is also key for the visible external recruitment agencies with whom these institutions work as both groups act as advocates for student outcomes. On issues of transparency, accountability, and overall responsibility, the presenters will share industry best-practices on direct relationships between school and recruiter, including on documentation, relationship ownership and assessment, and serving students and their families with effective problem resolution.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Henniger

Mike Henniger

Mike Henniger is an international education professional with extensive experience working in the university, vocational, and language training sectors. As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ICEF, Mike was responsible for leading numerous teams and initiatives within ICEF... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:00pm

3:15pm

Executive Panel: Leading Unprecedented Growth
Unprecedented growth in international students at both public and private universities and colleges has posed new challenges that require creative solutions. Executives from across the sector will provide insight into how leadership teams are addressing building and scaling teams to provide basic and specialized student services, managing unexpected changes to policy and legislation, strategic partnership development, recruitment of both a diverse student body and faculty, process improvement and automation to enhance service delivery, program development and enhancement, creation of institutional governance structures, and strategic planning.

Moderators
avatar for Hyeyoung Kang

Hyeyoung Kang

International Coordinator, Coast Mountain College
Hyeyoung is currently managing the global engagement portfolio at Coast Mountain College in the areas of international recruitment and partnerships development with educational associations, foreign post-secondary institutions, foreign government/embassy officials, funding agencies... Read More →

Speakers
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Baihua Chadwick

Baihua Chadwick is the Associate Vice-President International, and CEO Global Operations, TRU World. She is responsible for all aspects of international education, training and development at TRU, including internationalization initiatives, international student recruitment and support... Read More →
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Tina Bundgaard

Senior International Adviser, VIA University College
Senior International Adviser, VIA University College, Denmark. (Master of Arts from University of Alberta in Canadian Literature and Master of Arts in English from University of Aarhus, Denmark)Tina has been with VIA University College since 2010 and is responsible for VIA's institutional... Read More →
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Catherine Koch

VP Learner Services & CFO, Bow Valley College
Catherine Koch has a background in both the academic and professional worlds, with more than 20 years of leadership experience in post-secondary institutions. As Vice-President Learner Services and CFO at Bow Valley College, Catherine is responsible for the support of all learners... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald A 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

IELTS and Admissions Logistics: The New Computer-Delivered Test – What’s Changed and What Hasn’t, Paper vs. Electronic Results Delivery, Coming Platform Improvements, and the Test-Taker Journey
At a time of peak international demand for Canadian studies, schools are working hard to fine-tune admissions logistics. As the most widely-accepted and submitted proof of English-language proficiency, IELTS-score processing is an important element of this work. This presentation, presented by IDP:IELTS and the Coquitlam School board will focus on: 1) What factors (security and the candidate journey) have contributed to the rise in global IELTS usage 2) How the new computer-delivered IELTS test differs from the traditional paper version, how this offers additional choice for candidates while not affecting institutional admissions policies 3)How to support students and staff with required information on the test 4) Why an institution would want to consider moving to electronic (vs. paper) results 5) As an institution, what it’s like to host IELTS testing, and how that affects current and future student journeys

Speakers
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Shawn Silverstone

Marketing Manager, Coquitlam School District
Shawn Silverstone is the Marketing Manager of International Education at the Coquitlam School District. He has 12 years of experience in the public education sector working for both a post-secondary institution and two school districts. Shawn has a wealth of experience in the development... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald E 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Meeting Students Where They Are: Breaking Down Barriers
This session will begin with a review of the psycho-social struggles international students face and the role of technology in supporting student mental health. Representatives from Simon Fraser University and Fraser International College will share their experiences with international student mental health, its impact on their institution, and why they decided to implement a digital mental health program. Using specific examples, the college will describe how the program integrates with and is promoted as an integrated part of campus culture, an extension of on-campus resources such as Campus Counselling, and the positive outcomes each institution has seen.

Speakers
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Nadina Dodd

Case Manager, Fraser International College
Nadina Dodd is a Registered Clinical Counsellor (RCC) and Art Therapist who has worked in multi-cultural settings with various populations including women in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside, Vancouver’s urban Aboriginal community, newcomers, refugees, and international students... Read More →


Tuesday June 25, 2019 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Macdonald B 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

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

Speakers
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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

Deputy Head, VP Education and Programming, Pearson College UWC
Heather is the Deputy Head and Vice President Education and Programming at Pearson College UWC in Victoria, BC. For over a decade she has worked with students from over 100 countries and every province and territory to address our mission, of making education a force to unite people... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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
Macdonald C 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

3:15pm

Using an Intercultural Lens to Uncover Bias in Our Diverse Classrooms [Intercultural/Indigenous Stream]
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.

Speakers
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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 →
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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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

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
Macdonald D 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

4:15pm

Education marketing manager and trade commissioner meetings
Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an education marketing manager or a trade commissioner? Sign up for a meeting below or here.

EMM, Shanghai Jessie Gao calendly.com/shanghaiemm/1on1/
EMM, Guangzhou Jake Zhang calendly.com/guangzhouemm/1on1
EMM, Japan Michiko Aoshima calendly.com/japanemm/1on1
EMM, India Rohit Bansal calendly.com/indiaemm/1on1
EMM, The Philippines Angela Bernardo calendly.com/philippinesemm/1on1
EMM, South Korea Yujin Nam calendly.com/koreaemm/1on1
EMM, North China Joyce Jiao calendly.com/chinaemm/1on1/
Senior Manager, Indonesia, Thailand Mita Widya calendly.com/indonesiathailand/1on1
Global Affairs Canada – TC, China : Kim Ursu calendly.com/chinatc/1on1
Global Affairs Canada, TC (Innovation), China: Anita Pan calendly.com/sc-meeting-room/b2b
Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Vancouver) Mandeep Gill calendly.com/tradevancouver1/1on1

Global Affairs Canada – TC, Vietnam (Hanoi): Tam Anh Nguyen calendly.com/vietnamtc/1on1
  • Opportunities for Vietnamese education market are reflected in two aspects:
    • A. Recruitment:
      • Key markets: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
      • Word-of-mouth and agent-driven market
      • Preference for BIG CITIES near relatives but increasing openness to less traveled areas
      • K-12 plus PSE education trend
      • Growth in all sectors, especially college programs
      • Growing interest in Canada relative to competition
      • “Marketing scholarships” approach strongly engaged by competitors
  • B. Partnerships:
    •  Increasing opportunities for partnerships:
    •  Transnational program delivery
    •  Articulation agreements/pathway programs
    • Student exchange (one – two semesters, summer schools, field schools)
    • Faculty exchange
    • Curriculum licensing/delivery: K-12, tourism and hospitality
    • Short-term/contract/corporate training: ESL
    • Technical assistance, capacity building
    • Internship/practicum in Vietnam
    • Research collaboration
    • Vietnam higher education institutions are actively looking for Canadian partners.


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Ottawa) Tim Hopkins calendly.com/tradeottawa1/1on1
Global Affairs Canada is working with clients of the Trade Commissioner Service to help diversify markets. One of the avenues of diversification in the Education sector is the export of Education services such as corporate/ skills training, capacity building, curriculum development, etc.. Tim has been tasked with identifying Canadian capabilities, particularly with regards to niche offers. The objective of his meetings at BCCIE is to meet with Canadian institutions interested in these types of opportunities. The information gathered will be used by our Trade Commissioners (in Education and other sectors), across our network of over 160 missions abroad, to promote Canada’s capabilities and respond to commercial requests from local government, education or private sector contacts.


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Mexico Veronica Soto calendly.com/mexicotc/1on1/
Mexico key Opportunities on International Education
Follow to new federal government in place in Mexico last December 2018, and changes in some state level governments. The Mexico education team is focusing its efforts to build strategic relations with key decision makers in both Federal and local governments, to promote Canadian capabilities and identifying opportunities for Canadian education institutions.
· Language training, especially English, continue to be of high importance for Mexican competitiveness. Mexican students in Canada for language training have grown on 40% in the past year.
· Technical education is an increasingly popular option rising over 40% in the past years.
· University graduate and PhD programs, have good opportunities. Potential students can access scholarships, bank loans or personal savings.
· Meet the Mexican delegation at BCCIE (Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad de La Salle Bajio, Universidad de Celaya, UNIVA, and Jalisco Ministry for Science Innovation and Technology)


Global Affairs Canada – TC, India Anuj Bhasin calendly.com/tradeindia012/1on1
· Promotion of export of educational services,
· developing education/industry business contacts for curriculum
· commercialization of corporate/skills training
· International Financial Institutions (IFIs) segment
· facilitating academic and research partnerships


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Brunei Darussalam Eva Ng calendly.com/tradebrunei1/1on1
Partnership opportunities for Brunei.
- In service Teacher Training
- Curriculum improvement for Master of Teacher Programme
- Facilitators from the industries to deliver seminars to pioneers, growing and mature SME entrepreneurs.
- Culinary programs
- Food service programs
- Research in cybersecurity, medicinal plants, microbiology, biodiversity.
- executive programs
On recruitment
Bruneians are now more interested in pursuing their higher education in Canada. Programs that students are looking at are:
- Arts and Designs
- Business
- Engineering
- Architecture
- Actuarial Science
- Economics
-;Aeronautical
- Biochemical
- Food Science
- Graphic Designs
- Nursing
- Medical
- Hospitality


Tuesday June 25, 2019 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Macdonald F 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada

6:30pm

BCCIE International Education Awards
Celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in International Education in BC, as we announce the winners of the annual BCCIE International Education Awards.

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Wednesday, June 26
 

8:00am

9:00am

Education marketing manager, trade commissioner, and international partnership development B2B meetings
Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an education marketing manager, trade commissioner or international delegate? Sign up for a meeting below or here.

Jalisco Ministry for Innovation Science and Technology Maria Jose Castelazo calendly.com/jaliscoministryist/b2b
Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education Sandra Hernandez Salazar calendly.com/jaliscointlzn/b2b
Universidad de Guanajuato Elias Ledesma calendly.com/udeguanajuato/b2b
Universidad de Celaya (Guanajuato) Juan Carlos Duran calendly.com/udecelaya/b2b
EMM, Shanghai Jessie Gao calendly.com/shanghaiemm/1on1/
EMM, Guangzhou Jake Zhang calendly.com/guangzhouemm/1on1
EMM, Japan Michiko Aoshima calendly.com/japanemm/1on1
EMM, India Rohit Bansal calendly.com/indiaemm/1on1
EMM, The Philippines Angela Bernardo calendly.com/philippinesemm/1on1
EMM, South Korea Yujin Nam calendly.com/koreaemm/1on1
EMM, North China Joyce Jiao calendly.com/chinaemm/1on1/
Senior Manager, Indonesia, Thailand Mita Widya calendly.com/indonesiathailand/1on1
Global Affairs Canada – TC, China : Kim Ursu calendly.com/chinatc/1on1
Global Affairs Canada, TC (Innovation), China: Anita Pan calendly.com/sc-meeting-room/b2b
Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Vancouver) Mandeep Gill calendly.com/tradevancouver1/1on1

Global Affairs Canada – TC, Vietnam (Hanoi): Tam Anh Nguyen calendly.com/vietnamtc/1on1
  • Opportunities for Vietnamese education market are reflected in two aspects:
    • A. Recruitment:
      • Key markets: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi
      • Word-of-mouth and agent-driven market
      • Preference for BIG CITIES near relatives but increasing openness to less traveled areas
      • K-12 plus PSE education trend
      • Growth in all sectors, especially college programs
      • Growing interest in Canada relative to competition
      • “Marketing scholarships” approach strongly engaged by competitors
  • B. Partnerships:
    •  Increasing opportunities for partnerships:
    •  Transnational program delivery
    •  Articulation agreements/pathway programs
    • Student exchange (one – two semesters, summer schools, field schools)
    • Faculty exchange
    • Curriculum licensing/delivery: K-12, tourism and hospitality
    • Short-term/contract/corporate training: ESL
    • Technical assistance, capacity building
    • Internship/practicum in Vietnam
    • Research collaboration
    • Vietnam higher education institutions are actively looking for Canadian partners.

Global Affairs Canada – TC, Canada (Ottawa) Tim Hopkins calendly.com/tradeottawa1/1on1
Global Affairs Canada is working with clients of the Trade Commissioner Service to help diversify markets. One of the avenues of diversification in the Education sector is the export of Education services such as corporate/ skills training, capacity building, curriculum development, etc.. Tim has been tasked with identifying Canadian capabilities, particularly with regards to niche offers. The objective of his meetings at BCCIE is to meet with Canadian institutions interested in these types of opportunities. The information gathered will be used by our Trade Commissioners (in Education and other sectors), across our network of over 160 missions abroad, to promote Canada’s capabilities and respond to commercial requests from local government, education or private sector contacts.


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Mexico Veronica Soto calendly.com/mexicotc/1on1/
Mexico key Opportunities on International Education
Follow to new federal government in place in Mexico last December 2018, and changes in some state level governments. The Mexico education team is focusing its efforts to build strategic relations with key decision makers in both Federal and local governments, to promote Canadian capabilities and identifying opportunities for Canadian education institutions.
· Language training, especially English, continue to be of high importance for Mexican competitiveness. Mexican students in Canada for language training have grown on 40% in the past year.
· Technical education is an increasingly popular option rising over 40% in the past years.
· University graduate and PhD programs, have good opportunities. Potential students can access scholarships, bank loans or personal savings.
· Meet the Mexican delegation at BCCIE (Universidad de Guanajuato, Universidad de La Salle Bajio, Universidad de Celaya, UNIVA, and Jalisco Ministry for Science Innovation and Technology)


Global Affairs Canada – TC, India Anuj Bhasin calendly.com/tradeindia012/1on1
· Promotion of export of educational services,
· developing education/industry business contacts for curriculum
· commercialization of corporate/skills training
· International Financial Institutions (IFIs) segment
· facilitating academic and research partnerships


Global Affairs Canada – TC, Brunei Darussalam Eva Ng calendly.com/tradebrunei1/1on1
Partnership opportunities for Brunei.
- In service Teacher Training
- Curriculum improvement for Master of Teacher Programme
- Facilitators from the industries to deliver seminars to pioneers, growing and mature SME entrepreneurs.
- Culinary programs
- Food service programs
- Research in cybersecurity, medicinal plants, microbiology, bio

Wednesday June 26, 2019 9:00am - 12:00pm
Macdonald CD 4599 Chateau Blvd, Whistler, BC V0N 1B4, Canada