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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
Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) and Canada: Opportunities for Strategic Internationalization

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Canada is one of the newest member countries of the consortium “University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific" (UMAP). This organization brings together 35 countries with over 570 higher education institution members.  Canadian higher education institutions are invited to join and utilize this consortium as a means of comprehensive internationalization activities. This session will outline the UMAP consortium, benefits to member institutions,how to register, mobility programs and scholarships available. Additionally, one higher education institution will share their strategic approachto use UMAP membership to leverage partnerships, dual degrees and more in Asia and the Pacific region.

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Derek Lemieux

Director International, Northwest Community College
Derek Lemieux award-winning International Education Director and Mentor with over 10 years’ experience leading teams to deliver broad-scale long term strategies within K-12, college, university and government. Derek uses data driven decision making to advance strategic plans that... Read More →
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Takahashi Sekiyama

Executive Director, UMAP International Secretariat
Dr. Sekiyama, Professor of Global Education at Toyo University in Tokyo, is currently involved in promotion of student mobility in the Asia Pacific region as Executive Director of UMAP International Secretariat. Before joining academia, Dr. Sekiyama has had diverse policy-making experiences... Read More →

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