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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 • 3:15pm - 4:15pm
How Well Do You Do Wellness? An Exploration of International Student Mental Health.

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International students in post-secondary institutions are not merely “students” trying to get good grades. They are whole persons with emotional, physical, mental, and spiritual aspects and tend to be vulnerable and at-risk for mental health issues due to the fact that they in transition. Differences in climate, language, cultural values and practices, and loss of support networks can be a source of stress/distress but also growth and learning. We will discuss the common presenting concerns of international students, cultural competency, ways in which institutions can support students with their mental health, and how to support staff and instructors with mental health awareness and skills training.

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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 →
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Karin Kosarzova

Manager, International Student Advising and Programs, Simon Fraser University

Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm PDT
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