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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 500 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 18 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Thought Leader Dialogue IV: Addressing Global Challenges through International Education

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Learners today face more complexity, diversity, uncertainty, and inequality than many parents and teachers have faced in their lifetimes. In this presentation, we ask what approaches to international education can prepare students to address these unprecedented challenges and to become socially accountable members of an interdependent global community. We will consider different frames of global learning, in particular those that can equip students to: identify and interrupt enduring patterns of harmful global relations; expand their frames of reference and sensibilities across borders; and develop the necessary courage to work through the difficulties and the joys of addressing and enacting global change. We will invite conference participants to reflect on: the role of education in adapting to and/or shaping societal change; different ideals of global citizenship; and problematic practices of international community engagement that reproduce ethnocentric and paternalistic colonial relations.

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Dr. Vanessa Andreotti

Canada Research Chair in Race, Inequalities and Global ChangeProfessor, University of British ColumbiaMy research examines historical and systemic patterns of reproduction of inequalities and how these limit or enable possibilities for collective existence and global change.  My... Read More →

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Monday June 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm PDT
Bayshore Ballroom