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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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Tuesday, June 19 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Words matter. Rethinking the term “international student” in student services

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The term “international student” has been created by education institutions to identify students who have a different legal status and differential tuition fees, but this distinction may have an effect on how these students are able to integrate and make connections with other students. Is the term “international student” still relevant beyond an admissions category or are there other ways and other words that are more relevant? When thinking of student support, does “international student” adequately capture all students who would benefit from the support services offered? Drawing from immigration theory, discuss and explore with peers how the words we use shape the imaginaries of others.

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Sandra Schinnerl

PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia

Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm PDT
Salon 3