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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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Sunday, June 17 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
The Role of Failure in Achieving Success

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International students are under enormous pressure to succeed, from their family, government, peer group and themselves. It could be argued that our institutions approach to “celebrate success” exacerbate this pressure, and makes it harder when they fail to recover and eventually succeed. Since failure is part of life, an essential way to figure out what does not work, why do we stigmatize it and teach students to avoid it. Instead we propose to change the narrative and plan for failure, recognize its role in the learning process. At VIU and UBC we are starting dialogue towards that goal, we’ll present what is being done and the theory behind it.

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Enrique Chacon

Senior International Student Advisor, Vancouver Island University
I have been an international student advisor for more than 15 years in UofA, UWindsor, and now VIU.I am interested in intercultural communication and student retention

Michelle Suderman

Director for International Student Development, The University of British Columbia
Michelle Suderman is Associate Director for International Student Development at the University of British Columbia. She holds a BA in Germanic Studies (University of Victoria), an MEd in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies (University of Alberta) and is a doctoral candidate... Read More →

Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
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