Loading…
This event has ended. Create your own event on Sched.

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.

For the full sponsor list, please visit our website.

Please use the following keywords in the search function to locate your sessions of interest: K-12, Post-secondary and Language.

*Times and descriptions are subject to change.

Sign up or log in to bookmark your favorites and sync them to your phone or calendar.

Sunday, June 17
 

9:30am

Pre-conference Workshop I: Intercultural Competence in Education: Approaches, Assessment, and Application ($99)
Intercultural competence is emerging as a core outcome of international education efforts. There are numerous challenges, though, including how best to advance these competencies through curriculum development and program design in secondary and post-secondary education environments. This interactive workshop will explore approaches, assessment, and applications of intercultural competence in academic and non-academic courses, programs and activities. Participants will:
• gain awareness of various approaches to fostering intercultural competence into their courses, programs, or activities;
• consider a changing paradigm for assessing intercultural competence;
• and learn from case studies on developing and assessing intercultural competence through academic and non-academic examples.

Speakers
DD

Darla Deardorff

Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, Duke University
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an international professional organization headquartered at Duke University, where she is also a research scholar in education. She also has faculty affiliations with Nelson... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Oak 1+2

9:30am

Pre-conference Workshop II: Immigration Pathways for International Students ($99)
BCCIE is pleased to invite our International Education sector to join Heather Michaud of IRCC and Aireen Luney of the BC PNP, for a presentation and Q&A on Express Entry and the BC PNP, with a focus on how these two programs can serve as immigration pathways for international students graduating from educational institutions in BC or Canada.

Attendees will come away from this session with:
• details of the federal and provincial immigration pathways, and how the two programs align;
• increased knowledge of Express Entry: how the system works; what the eligibility criteria are for the Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Worker and Federal Skilled Trades programs; and how international students can plan a path towards permanent residence once they graduate;
• enhanced understanding of where students can find relevant, up-to date information on the IRCC website;
• an up-to-date and detailed overview of the BC PNP and its program categories;
• a practical understanding of the BC PNP Skills Immigration Registration System (SIRS), including how points are awarded, and invitations to apply;
• details about the new BC PNP Tech Pilot and how it may be relevant to international students;
• and resources that can be accessed on a regular basis to obtain the latest updates on federal and provincial immigration programs.

Speakers
avatar for Aireen Luney

Aireen Luney

Acting Director of Skills Immigration, BC PNP, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training
Aireen Luney is currently the Acting Director of Skills Immigration, with the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training. She is responsible for leading the operations and setting the strategic direction and operational priorities of... Read More →
avatar for Heather Michaud

Heather Michaud

Employer Liaision Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Heather Michaud is a Foreign Service officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC). She holds a BA and MA from the University of Calgary. Since 2000, she has served in Canada’s international migration offices in Lebanon, Singapore, India, the USA, and Kenya. Her... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cypress 1

9:30am

Pre-conference Workshop III: Education Abroad: Partnering for Growth with Industry, Faculty, Government, Alumni and External Providers ($99)
National agendas, including the CBIE Learning Beyond Borders, seek to exponentially grow participation in Education Abroad and this objective is firmly embedded within institutional international strategies. This workshop explores the capacity of institutions to respond to this call for growth and how new opportunities for students can be created to enable wider and broader participation – with a focus on engaging external providers. Global trends show an increasing demand for short-term programs in contrast to the traditional semester exchange. This shift in student interest impacts on institutional capacity to deliver education abroad, the education abroad office skill set in program generation and networks required to deliver a variety of short-term options.

Developing strategies to grow education abroad participants will explore growth opportunities through:
• relationships with external service providers (e.g. commercial programs)
• support for faculty and teaching staff in development of programs
• the role of credit and non-credit experiences (volunteering, internships, co-op programs)
• institutional partners (e.g. Alumni and Industry Engagement offices)
• advocacy and alignment with key stakeholders (e.g. Chambers of Commerce and Industry)

While challenging the status quo this presents exciting opportunities to expand the role for education abroad across institutions. This workshop will take post-secondary and K-12 education abroad practitioners through steps to increase program options drawing on international best practice, insights
and learning from other global (national) strategies including the UK, US, EU, Latin America and Australia.

Speakers
avatar for Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard

Principal & Executive Director, Goddard & Associates
Delighted to share insights into the Australian Sector. Through experiences with the Australian Government New Colombo Plan and as a Board member of the International Education Association of Australia I look forward to meeting you and learning from international colleagues.


Sunday June 17, 2018 9:30am - 12:30pm
Cypress 2

2:00pm

Building Institutional Linkages across the Pacific: Innovation in Student Mobility between Canada and the Philippines

This session presents the internationalization strategies/programs of three Philippine universities (Tarlac Agricultural University, a public educational institution, Ateneo de Manila University, a private sectarian, and Holy Angel University, a private Catholic university) their best practices,  insights in pursuing partnerships with foreign, including Canadian higher education institutions and the direction of their membership in  the University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP).


Speakers
avatar for Jose M. Cruz

Jose M. Cruz

Vice President for University and Global Relations, Ateneo de Manila University
avatar for Christine Ferrer

Christine Ferrer

Director, External Linkages and International Affairs, Tarlac Agricultural University
Building Institutional Linkages Across the Pacific: Innovation in Student Mobility Between Canada and the Philippines (The Tarlac Agricultural University Experience)
avatar for Leopoldo Valdes

Leopoldo Valdes

Senior Internationalization Officer, Holy Angel University
Strategic partnerships in co-development, co-delivery of programs, pathways to/from Holy Angel University, joint research, student and faculty exchange - short-term visits to start. Interested in partnerships in Design Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, Tourism / Hospitality Management... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oak 1+2

2:00pm

Collaboration, Content and Culture: The Future of Field Schools
This session will discuss how International Offices can support and guide field school development with academic units to maximize both learning outcomes and internationalization efforts. Explore how teaching and culture can be explicitly incorporated into an international field school curriculum, no matter what the discipline, in a way that allows students to clearly experience and articulate what it means to their learning. Using co-teaching, faculty engagement and strong partnership coordination, short term learning abroad activities can surpass traditional models to become more closely integrated into program offerings, ensuring sustainability, and strong student and faculty buy- in.

Speakers
CH

Carolyn Hanna

Director, International Services for Students, Simon Fraser University
avatar for Sandra Schinnerl

Sandra Schinnerl

PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia
BS

Brian Storey

Coordinator, Graduate Dip. in Physical and Health Education, Douglas College


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 1

2:00pm

Effective Intercultural Communication: an example of addressing inclusion and reconciliation [Intercultural Stream]
Simon Fraser University is a hyper-diverse community where students from multicultural and multilingual backgrounds are brought together on Coast Salish territories. Students are able to experience internationalization at home, but many lack the intercultural skills to make the community inclusive. This presentation will share the needs assessment, theoretical frameworks and collaborative relationships that helped develop a new online, co-curricular course that addresses reconciliation within theories and practices of intercultural development. The course is designed to keep students engaged through use of visually based material such as videos and infographics. Evidence-based impact assessments will also be shared.

Speakers
avatar for Heather Williams

Heather Williams

Special Projects: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, Office of the Vice Provost, Students and International, Simon Fraser University
Heather Williams is currently on secondment with the Office of the Vice Provost Students and International to help develop a strategic plan on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion for students at Simon Fraser University. Previously Heather has worked as the Language and Culture Curriculum... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon A

2:00pm

Implementing admission integrity and recruitment measures as a responsible DLI
Many Canadian DLI’s have a bit of luxury right now, reaching and surpassing recruitment targets, allowing the opportunity to cut down on applications, yet still have enough students, which provides a good opportunity to look at best practices that might not have been as active during difficult times, but now can be, and should be implemented. Everyone wants to add integrity and improve reputations.
Yet at the same time many Canadian DLI’s are experiencing capacity issues and overload of applications. We don’t want this to get out of control. It becomes necessary to implement strategic enrolment measures - streamlining the funnel to eliminate non-genuine students, rejecting applications, and priorities are shifting regularly and almost invisibly – how to manage international admissions during these times?
And how it is possible to work with agents as partners in quality control - working collaboratively with agents who have to deal with the invisible criteria that is different than the public criteria. How the crush of applications from certain markets affects education agencies.
In this session, the speakers will discuss and share issues, experiences, and strategies surrounding admission integrity and strategic enrolment management and will elicit others to share and discuss as well.

Speakers
avatar for Lucas Maikapar

Lucas Maikapar

Associate Director, International Admissions, Thompson Rivers University - Kamloops
MP

Michael Poblete

IDP Education Canada


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress 2

2:00pm

Internationalization in Action at Community Colleges in the North
The session will provide an in-depth look at the creative and innovative approaches of achieving internationalization in the post-secondary institutions of rural and remote communities in Northern British Columbia. Dawson Creek and Terrace, where Northern Lights College and Northwest Community College are located, have similar demographics, climates and challenges of implementing intercultural strategies. The presenters will address the gaps in intercultural knowledge in both of the institutions and their communities. They will share their experience and present the approaches they have adopted for a shift that leads to intercultural awareness and intercultural competence. Meanwhile, this session will, through discussion, explore possibilities of increasing internationalization within the communities and institutions.

Speakers
JJ

Josie Jiang

Coordinator, International Education, Northern Lights College
avatar for Hyeyoung Kang

Hyeyoung Kang

International Coordinator, Northwest Community College
avatar for Donna Merry

Donna Merry

Acting Director of International Education, Northern Lights College
I'm interested in diversification, internationalization and policy development, and partnership development.


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 3

2:00pm

Let’s Talk About How BC is Becoming a Hub for Intercultural Education [Intercultural Stream]
We know that BC has done an excellent job recruiting large numbers of international students to our province. What is perhaps less talked about is how educators in BC have impacted the broader field of international education through innovations in teaching and learning. BC’s unique approach to Interculturalizing has far reach through publishing and collaboration and is being noticed across Canada, in the US, South America, and Europe. In this session, we will highlight what is catching the attention of colleagues well beyond BC and to discuss how we can support a better understanding of these contributions to the field.

Speakers
KG

Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →
avatar for Todd Odgers

Todd Odgers

Todd Odgers is the Associate Dean International at BCIT and the former Principal of NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton Canada. Todd has spent his career working in many intercultural intersections through his work in Canada and abroad as a consultant... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon C

2:00pm

Teaching Resources on Asia: Introducing the Asia Pacific Curriculum Project
This session will present the newest set of (free) teaching and learning resources that are part of the Asia Pacific Curriculum project, a joint initiative between the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada and the BC Ministry of Education. The resources support the new BC curriculum and are appropriate for grade levels 6-12.

Speakers
EB

Esther Brimmer

Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer, NAFSA: Association of International Educators


Sunday June 17, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress 1

3:00pm

Networking Break
Sunday June 17, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Bayshore Foyer

3:15pm

Creating a proactive strategy to positively impact the conversation about international students
Why is it that the vast majority of stories in the press about international education are negative? Reporters, parents and sometimes even out colleagues perpetuate negative stereotypes about international students in our schools and communities. These misconceptions then dominate the dialogue. This session will provide messaging tips for schools communication strategy, and explore how we as practitioners and leaders in international education can proactively ensure that the true value of internationalization is understood and communicated. The content of this session is applicable to K-12, PSE and Language.

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system-wide... Read More →
MH

Mike Henniger

ICEF Professional Development, ICEF
Mike Henniger is an international education professional with extensive experience working in the university, vocational, and language training sectors. As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ICEF, Mike was responsible for leading numerous teams and initiatives within ICEF... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon 1

3:15pm

International K-12 Student Mobility into BC in a Competitive Context
This session is based on a report commissioned by the British Columbia Ministry of Education on international K-12 mobility. The report investigated global trends in K-12 mobility, both from a sending country and receiving country perspective. British Columbia was analyzed in the context of Canada and other destination countries such as Australia and the U.S. Analyzed sending countries included, among others, Brazil China, Japan, and Vietnam. The report highlights competitive trends and offers advice on growing international K-12 intake while maintaining student quality.


Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress 1

3:15pm

International Student Data – Can we Really Count on it?
Different sources of international student data can appear to give conflicting reports of the same activity. For example, Australia reported hosting 497,176 incoming students in 2015, while UNESCO reported we hosted only 294,438 students. In fact, these seemingly contradictory reports are both correct, it just takes some investigation to appreciate what they are really reporting. This presentation describes the purpose of different data sources and how they capture quite different modes of student mobility. Use of different data sources illustrates the diversity of the global education market and enables more effective evaluation of the outcomes of different international education programs.

Speakers

Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

3:15pm

International Student Virtual Kidnappings - Is Your Student at Risk?  
Police agencies across the country increasingly come up against criminal schemes that largely target International Students. One such phenomena emerged in the summer of 2017 that were initially reported as kidnapping events. Members of a student’s family residing offshore contacted Canadian police advising they received ransom demands for the return of their captured child. In most cases, their child was an international student studying in the Greater Vancouver Area. Upon their recovery, police learned the victims were deceived by a sophisticated telecommunication fraud to participate in their own kidnapping to extort their families. This session will explore this type of incident as a case-study to illuminate some of the elaborate frauds that may entangle institutions and their international students while beginning to identify strategies to help ensure students are aware, informed and safe.

Speakers
avatar for Will Howard

Will Howard

Serious Crimes Unit, Royal Canadian Mounted Police
Cpl. Will HOWARD has been a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police since 2006. His first posting was to the Richmond RCMP Detachment, where he remains today. The majority of his career has been spent in Economic, Serious and Major Crime investigational units. Cpl. HOWARD is currently... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Oak 1+2

3:15pm

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

Speakers
avatar for Derek Lemieux

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 →
avatar for Takahashi Sekiyama

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
Salon 3

3:15pm

Seeking answers: Understanding the academic performance of international students through an intercultural lens [Intercultural Stream]
Why are some international students more academically successful than others? This team of cross- institution researchers is exploring just that in a pilot study. Our experience suggests that the factors that lead to international student success are far more complex than currently reflected. We will present our initial research about what, if any, intercultural effectiveness factors as well as key intercultural competencies are possible indicators for academic success using the Intercultural Effectiveness Scale (IES).

Speakers
avatar for Mackenzie Sillem

Mackenzie Sillem

VIU
Mackenzie Sillem has been working in International Education for 18 years. The past 12 have found her working in the Faculty of International Education at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, BC on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw First Nation. In her current role as... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator, Langara College
Daryl Smith brings a range of international experience from living and working in Australia, Japan, and most recently in Belize where he volunteered as a visiting researcher. He currently serves as the Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator at Langara College working closely with the... Read More →
HT

Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching at Douglas College, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction domestically and overseas. She has travelled and worked in a variety of international settings. She is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

The Role of Failure in Achieving Success
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.

Speakers
avatar for Enrique Chacon

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
MS

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
Cypress 2

4:15pm

Networking Break
Sunday June 17, 2018 4:15pm - 4:30pm
Bayshore Foyer

4:30pm

First-timers' Social
Whether it is your first time attending Summer Conference or you have joined us in the past, this event provides you an opportunity to connect with colleagues at all levels of experience and expertise in the International Education sector.

Join us for an afternoon of coffee, tea and desserts as we invite colleagues from different areas of the sector to speak about their experience in International Education and at Summer Conference. You’ll leave this event energized and with new connections that will prove valuable throughout the conference and beyond.

Sponsors
avatar for ICEF

ICEF

Gold Sponsor
ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, and industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility. | | Learn more about ICEF... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Salon 2

6:30pm

Opening Reception
Establish new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from the sector over an evening of food, drinks and live music. Celebrate the kick-off of our 9th Annual Summer Conference in Vancouver, BC.

Please note only light hors d'oeuvres and small desserts will be served. Attendees will receive two complimentary drink tickets and are welcome to purchase additional drinks at one of the cash bars onsite.

Sponsors
avatar for International Experience Canada / IRCC

International Experience Canada / IRCC

Platinum Sponsor
International Experience Canada is Government of Canada program that allows Canadian youth - aged 18-35 - to work and travel in any of IEC's over 30 partner countries for up to two years, through the facilitation of work permits/visas.  Foreign youth from these countries may also... Read More →


Sunday June 17, 2018 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Salon D
 
Monday, June 18
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for CAEL - Paragon Testing Enterprises

CAEL - Paragon Testing Enterprises

Gold Sponsor
CAEL is Canada's English test for study in Canada. It is developed and delivered by Paragon Testing Enterprises, a subsidiary of The University of British Columbia.Learn more at CAEL – Paragon Testing Enterprises... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Bayshore Ballroom

8:30am

9:45am

Thought Leader Dialogue I: International Education Past and Present: Interpreting Trends
Canada and British Columbia continue to enjoy an enviable position as some of the world’s most popular destinations for international students. Some of this can certainly be attributed to the work, policies and reputation of Canada and BC, but some of this is also due to changing trends and tastes, some due to local diaspora populations and changing global demographics, economies and geopolitics, and some due to the generous missteps of competitor jurisdictions. What lessons can be drawn from the past and from current global trends in international education? This presentation compares Canada’s situation today to similar previous trends in other jurisdictions, identifying threats and opportunities for the future.

Speakers
avatar for Markus Badde

Markus Badde

CEO, ICEF GmbH
Markus Badde is the CEO of ICEF GmbH, connecting international educators and student recruitment agents to key markets and networks worldwide, helping them to achieve the results and efficiencies they require in growing quality international student enrolments. He has a background... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Navitas

Navitas

Platinum Sponsor
Navitas accelerates the internationalization of university campuses, providing greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences and bringing global perspectives to the university community. Learn more about Navitas... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Stanley Park Ballroom

9:45am

Thought Leader Dialogue II: Weaving the Braid of Indigenous Knowledge and International Education
This session will lead participants through the importance of weaving together Indigenous Knowledge and International Education, from a local, national and global perspective. Research tells us that school success is inextricably linked to relationships, and none more profoundly than that of the relationships students have with their family and school community. Education, can then be viewed as both a cause and cure for harm and injustice. Within this session participants will weave through the intersection of Why it’s imperative to incorporate Indigenous Knowledge in education globally. As, Researchers cannot delude themselves that they are looking at the same model of education globally, just because us as educators use a common vocabulary (Anderson-Levitt, 2003). Together in this session, let’s examine the Why it’s important to weave together Indigenous Knowledge and International Education. And, How together we can become facilitators of this transformation by learning how to create space within our teaching and leadership practice.

Speakers
Sponsors
avatar for Navitas

Navitas

Platinum Sponsor
Navitas accelerates the internationalization of university campuses, providing greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences and bringing global perspectives to the university community. Learn more about Navitas... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 9:45am - 10:45am
Bayshore Ballroom

10:45am

Coffee Break
Monday June 18, 2018 10:45am - 11:00am
Bayshore Foyer

11:00am

Thought Leader Dialogue III: Preparing for the Impact of Megatrends on International Education
A decade ago, higher education was unaware of and unprepared for the dramatic impact of the impending global financial recession. Now, we are on the cusp of another major transformation triggered by the confluence of megatrends, which will compel higher education institutions, especially in high-income countries, to further enhance relevance, affordability, and flexibility of their academic offerings. What are the implications of these megatrends on international education? Are we ready to talk, listen, and act on the next decade of transformative impact on international education?

Speakers
avatar for Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Global Engagement & Research, Studyportals
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a global higher education strategist with expertise in future-oriented, data-informed internationalization in the context of shifting student mobility trends and evolving transnational education models. Currently, he is Executive Vice President of Global Engagement... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Navitas

Navitas

Platinum Sponsor
Navitas accelerates the internationalization of university campuses, providing greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences and bringing global perspectives to the university community. Learn more about Navitas... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 11:00am - 12:00pm
Stanley Park Ballroom

11:00am

Thought Leader Dialogue IV: Addressing Global Challenges through International Education
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.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Vanessa Andreotti

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 →

Sponsors
avatar for Navitas

Navitas

Platinum Sponsor
Navitas accelerates the internationalization of university campuses, providing greater opportunity and access to high-quality learning experiences and bringing global perspectives to the university community. Learn more about Navitas... Read More →


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

12:00pm

Keynote Lunch with Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell
International Education: What kind of Canada do we want? 
Join us to engage with the Honourable Kim Campbell on the importance of International Education in defining and pursuing the Canada we want. Her presentation will be informed by her various experiences as a School Board Trustee, international student, Member of Parliament, Prime Minister of Canada, Canadian Diplomat abroad, Member of the Club of Madrid, academic and social leader. This presentation will address in a head-on fashion many of the important things we should be taking about in International Education.


Speakers
avatar for Kim Campbell

Kim Campbell

Keynote Speaker
We are very excited to welcome Rt. Hon. Kim Campbell as the BCCIE Summer Conference 2018 keynote speaker. The Right Honorable Kim Campbell rose to international fame as Canada’s first female Prime Minister of Canada (1993). Before that, she held various Federal cabinet portfolios... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bayshore Ballroom

1:30pm

Sponsor Fair
Monday June 18, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bayshore Foyer

2:00pm

Education Among Indian International Students and International Student Open Textbook Adoption
Through thirty-two qualitative interviews, our study critically examines how Indian international students attending Langara College view education. Our research attempts to both humanise the experiences of being 'abroad' in Canada while situationally considering their motivates behind academic decision making. The second part of our research explores the adoption of open textbooks by international students. The preliminary findings indicate that providing open textbook access to international students increases their academic success rate. Drawing upon data collected from follow-up interviews this study explores the use of open textbooks from the students’ perspective. Through the understanding of the motives and rationale of international students we endeavour to provide important contributions to the enhancement of post-secondary student learning.

Speakers
avatar for Julian Prior

Julian Prior

Educational Technology Advisor, Langara College
Educational Technology Advisor at Langara College


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 1

2:00pm

Intercultural Training & Capacity Building in BC’s Public K-12 System
BC’s K-12 sector has been successful recruiting diverse populations of international students and supporting them through innovative services. Until recently little attention has been paid to enhancing the intercultural capacity of BC’s teaching and front-line staff and students. Outbound mobility programs offer transformational experiences for students but are seldom planned around intercultural learning outcomes. In this session a theoretical framework will be established and two school districts will share initiatives taken to build intercultural capacity and provide intercultural learning opportunities for both students and staff, including the implementation of a Global & Intercultural Skills Program developed with the BC’s Ministry of Education.

Speakers
avatar for Angela Ferraro

Angela Ferraro

Managing Director, International Education, Burnaby School District
Angela has been a professional in the field of International Education for 20 years in both BC’s post-secondary and K-12 systems. For the past 14 years Angela has been the Managing Director of International Education for the Burnaby School District, one of the largest international... Read More →
KG

Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →
avatar for Sandy Prentice

Sandy Prentice

International Program Administrator, SD#8 Kootenay Lake
SD#8 International Program Administrator


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress 1

2:00pm

Leading with a Global Mindset
This session will lead participants through What does it mean Lead with a Global Mindset within Education? Participants will examine current Leadership research, and collectively link this research to their current leadership practice within education. This session will be informative, interactive, reflexive and structured to give participants some tools to further develop their Global Mindset and Leadership Experience.

Speakers
JP

Jennifer Parisian

Aboriginal Education, School District No.57


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon C

2:00pm

The University and the empowerment of indigenous women in Guerrero, México
Between wooded mountains, arid plains and coasts with landscapes worthy of a postcard, inhabit 600 thousand people of 7 indigenous communities who speak more than 20 native languages. They represent 20% of the population in the state of Guerrero, México. However, they also represent a vulnerable sector that lives in conditions of poverty and marginalization.  The Autonomous University of Guerrero, under its mission to be an institution with quality and social inclusion has deployed a program - with the financial aid of the National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) and a partner University abroad - that strengthens the academic skills of indigenous women in order to prepare them to access a postgraduate program and in the future, become local leaders in their communities of origin.

Speakers
JB

José Betancourt

Coordinator for Cooperation & Internationalization, CUMex / UAGro


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon A

2:00pm

What students learn in study abroad: an intercultural perspective [Intercultural Stream]
As quoted on the BC government website “International education is the two-way flow of students, educators and ideas between countries.” Study abroad is now a component of almost every institution’s internationalization portfolio. In many cases, faculty are encouraged to design and set up study abroad programs, and international offices market and administer these programs. So, what do students learn? Specifically, how is intercultural competence addressed or structured in these programs and is it or how is it measured? As faculty, we will share our experiences of study abroad from an intercultural framework.

Speakers
avatar for Zhenyi Li

Zhenyi Li

Professor, Royal Roads University
HT

Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching at Douglas College, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction domestically and overseas. She has travelled and worked in a variety of international settings. She is also... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oak 1+2

2:00pm

Where Will Students Come From Next? Emerging Growth Markets for Global Student Mobility
As the global education market intensifies, success depends on navigating competitive recruitment pathways. Key to managing this complexity is understanding market dynamics: sources of students, the shape of successful internationalization strategies for the right markets, and how to build effective partnerships within them. This session draws on the latest findings in market research, including the perspectives of expert recruiters in the field, to offer insights on the future landscape of international student recruitment.

Speakers
UC

Uri Carnat

Director, ICEF Canada, ICEF
Lead Canadian Specialist: Sarah Mines has over 12 years of experience in international education leadership, specializing in developing and maintaining international partnerships for Canadian institutions. With an extensive background in all aspects of internationalization, Sarah... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 3

2:00pm

Why should Canada get serious on outbound?
How do recruiting countries balance export and import education?  The drivers behind are different and respective staff often siloed.  English-speaking destinations have traditionally been slow to embrace non-award mobility for their domestic students, estimated at 11% participation in Canada currently.  In this session we will examine the cross-over mutual benefits of mounting a serious outbound effort, from the enrichment of student learning to a more balanced partnership position in key markets.  We will review the national outbound strategies for the UK, US, Australia, and New Zealand and discuss how a robust outbound agenda can enhance progress towards export targets.

Speakers
avatar for Brett Berquist

Brett Berquist

Director International, The University of Auckland
avatar for Trevor Goddard

Trevor Goddard

Principal & Executive Director, Goddard & Associates
Delighted to share insights into the Australian Sector. Through experiences with the Australian Government New Colombo Plan and as a Board member of the International Education Association of Australia I look forward to meeting you and learning from international colleagues.


Monday June 18, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress 2

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Monday June 18, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Bayshore Foyer

3:15pm

Advancing internationalization in complex political circumstances – some observations from Poland, Hungary and Czech Republic
Markus Laitinen, the President of the European Association for International Education (EAIE) will describe the Association’s experiences in engaging with three Central and Eastern European Countries, each with high priority assigned to HE internationalisation, but with non-progressive governments.

Speakers
avatar for Markus Laitinen

Markus Laitinen

President, European Association for International Education


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Oak 1+2

3:15pm

Canada-Mexico language education cooperation in language education delivery and capacity-building
In this session, Languages Canada and partners from the State governments of Mexico and Guanajuato will present outcomes of recent and ongoing cooperation for language education capacity-building. Language education, particularly English, is a high priority for Mexico's federal and state governments, spurred by country-wide education reform that includes internationalization of secondary and higher education systems and the workforce. Mexico is increasingly looking to international partners to support its language education objectives through in-country and distance course delivery, and capacity-building for teachers and administrators. The future success of the Canadian language education sector lies in our ability to look beyond simply student recruitment, to developing strategic international partnerships, with both governments and academic institutions.

Speakers
avatar for Rachel Lindsey

Rachel Lindsey

Director, International Affairs and Operations, Languages Canada
As Director of International Affairs and Operations, Rachel oversees Languages Canada's international relations and marketing efforts. Languages Canada is the national, non-government, not-for-profit association that represents over 210 accredited English and French public and private... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon 1

3:15pm

Developing cultural intelligence for adaptability, resilience and innovation [Intercultural Stream]
We will introduce a new training program for developing cultural intelligence. The program was designed and pilot tested with two groups: International MBA students from a University in California and HR professionals from a company in Saskatchewan. We will begin by addressing the program’s rationale and uniqueness regarding content and pedagogical approach. We will then discuss the four cultural intelligence capabilities and how they can be developed with a combination of knowledge and experiential activities. We will conclude by presenting survey results that showed higher scores in cultural intelligence, resilience and innovative behavior among individuals that participated in the study.

Speakers
avatar for Ana Azevedo

Ana Azevedo

Associate Professor, Athabasca University
Ana Azevedo is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Business at Athabasca University, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Prior to her relocation to Canada, Dr. Azevedo taught at Florida International University (during her doctoral studies), the University of Texas in El Paso, Florida... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

3:15pm

Ethically-Based North-South Undergraduate Student Mobility Programs in British Columbia
North-South study mobility programs (i.e., education abroad, serving learning, field schools, internships as part of academic studies, and cooperative education) offer immense opportunities for fostering cross-cultural understanding, mutual learning, and capacity building for students, as well as for partners. The asymmetrical nature of the relationship between universities and the host communities often raises concerns around non-reciprocity and shallow student reflection, to name a few. This panel will share findings from emerging research on ethically-based North-South student mobility programs, and expertise from practitioners about designing pre-departure, on-site and post-return programming and training for deeper models of social justice and solidarity.

Speakers
avatar for Farzana Karim-Haji

Farzana Karim-Haji

Director, University Partnerships Office, Aga Khan University
Ms Farzana Karim-Haji joined the Aga Khan University (AKU) in 2001 to work on strategic planning and development of AKU’s emerging international projects in Afghanistan, Syria, Egypt, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda. In 2006, she took on a new and expanded role of establishing and developing... Read More →
avatar for Karima Ramji

Karima Ramji

Manager, International Programs, Co-op & Career Services, University of Victoria
Karima Ramji is Manager of International Programs at University of Victoria's Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, and an Advanced Cultural Intelligence Professional. She has completed extensive work on cultural intelligence as part of the CANEU-COOP program (which... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Roy

Pamela Roy

PhD, Founder & Lead Consultant, Consultancy for Global Higher Education
Pamela Roy is the founder of the Consultancy for Global Higher Education. She offers project management and strategic leadership in the areas of youth education, diversity and equity, faculty development, and higher education capacity building in the Global South. Some of her clients... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress 1

3:15pm

Internationalization and Campus Diversity: Applying Lessons Learned [Intercultural Stream]
This interactive workshop highlights various lessons learned within diverse Canadian post-secondary organizations. Our storytellers are part of the UBC Extended Learning online course, ‘Internationalizing Post-Secondary Organizations’ and they are here to share their stories of lessons learning in internationalization efforts, as well as intercultural learning and how it is practiced and applied in different internationalizing endeavors in their respective organizations. Come hear some of their ‘a-ha’ moments, lessons learned, and burning questions that shape their journeys as their learning continues to intersect with increasing diversity in their organizations within rapidly changing realities.

Speakers
DD

Darla Deardorff

Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, Duke University
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an international professional organization headquartered at Duke University, where she is also a research scholar in education. She also has faculty affiliations with Nelson... Read More →
JP

Joenita Paulrajan

Joenita Paulrajan Ph.D. manages intercultural studies, diversity and inclusion programs at the UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication. She is involved in program planning and implementation, curriculum design, content development and delivery, student, corporate... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress 2

3:15pm

Regional Approaches to Education Marketing
In today's connected world students are looking for a well-rounded education experience that is rooted in high-quality education but also offering a robust and varied student experience outside of the classroom. In the fast paced and competitive global environment of international education, institutions are looking to harness their collective power through destination inspired marketing. More institutions are approaching their regional counterparts for collaborative, not competitive, joint marketing opportunities. Institutions marketing independently, then, must consider their community assets/identity off campus and fold destination marketing into their approach if they want to compete in the global market place.

Speakers
UC

Uri Carnat

Director, ICEF Canada, ICEF
Lead Canadian Specialist: Sarah Mines has over 12 years of experience in international education leadership, specializing in developing and maintaining international partnerships for Canadian institutions. With an extensive background in all aspects of internationalization, Sarah... Read More →
avatar for Derek Lemieux

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 →


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Tools in Strategic Enrolment Management
In recent years, Canada has become a top destination of choice for international students, and Canadian post-secondary institutions are facing both opportunities and challenges as a result. While from a marketing perspective an increase in enrolments can be a welcome problem to have, institutions are facing challenges including ensuring that the rate of growth does not outpace program and physical capacity, and that domestic/international diversity is maintained. Based on the experiences of Douglas College International, this session identifies some strategic enrolment management tools that can be used to manage growth effectively.

Speakers
LH

Lindsay Haselton

Director, International Marketing & Enrolment, Douglas College
Lindsay has worked in the higher education industry for over 10 years and is currently Director of International Marketing & Enrolment at Douglas College. Prior to joining Douglas, Lindsay served as Associate Director of Corporate Outreach at UCLA Anderson School of Management in... Read More →
avatar for Gareth Jones

Gareth Jones

Manager, International Marketing & Recruitment, Douglas College


Monday June 18, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon 3

4:15pm

International Partnerships Networking Reception
Join BCCIE in welcoming current and potential partners from China, Mexico, the Philippines and Vietnam and learn more about the partnership opportunities that exist in these markets. A number of representatives from higher education institutions, education associations, government agencies, etc. from these regions will be in attendance.

You will also not want to miss the follow-up event, International Partnerships B2B Speed Networking, which will take place the following day from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

Light snacks and soft drinks will be provided; a cash bar will be available.

RSVP for the events here. 

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Monday June 18, 2018 4:15pm - 5:30pm
Stanley Park Foyer
 
Tuesday, June 19
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for British Council - APTIS & IELTS

British Council - APTIS & IELTS

Gold Sponsor
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and more than 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. | | Learn more about British Council - AP... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Bayshore Ballroom

8:45am

9:00am

Listening to the communities we serve: An institutional narrative supporting reconciliation and indigenous education in Canada and internationally
Indigenous education is a challenging responsibility for educators around the globe. Vancouver Island University invests in developing relations of recognition and respect with indigenous communities and institutions. It is through these trust relationships that reciprocal learning opportunities are realized. Equal respect for different ways of knowing forms the basis for the multitude of initiatives engaged in across the University supporting the understanding that education is a key determinant of social change and sustainable prosperity.




Tuesday June 19, 2018 9:00am - 9:45am
Bayshore Ballroom

9:45am

Federal Update
Join Federal Trade Commissioners for brief presentations and updates on Canada’s International Education Strategy and on how the Trade Commissioner Service supports schools and institutions in fulfilling their international mandates. You will also hear highlights from the field on emerging trends and opportunities in China, Japan, Mexico, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

Tuesday June 19, 2018 9:45am - 10:30am
Bayshore Ballroom

10:30am

Coffee Break
Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:30am - 10:45am
Bayshore Foyer

10:45am

Global Issues Panel
Join our panel of Global Leaders to hear what THEY think we should be talking about in International Education, and what THEY think about what YOU think we should be talking about.
 Each region from Europe, Asia and the Americas comes with its own complexities and issues. Different issues exist for us in study abroad, in recruitment, in classroom management and intercultural engagement, in policy and in administration. Similarly, separate issues reside in K-12 and post-secondary, in public and private, in urban and rural settings.
In order to address the salient issues that exist and overlap through the respective divisions of our sector, conference delegates will be able to submit questions or issues that they face in their roles and will be given multiple opportunities to contribute in shaping this conversation. We encourage you to reflect on what YOU believe we should be talking about in international education and bring your curiosity with you to this interactive discussion.

Moderators
RM

Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education

Speakers
avatar for Markus Badde

Markus Badde

CEO, ICEF GmbH
Markus Badde is the CEO of ICEF GmbH, connecting international educators and student recruitment agents to key markets and networks worldwide, helping them to achieve the results and efficiencies they require in growing quality international student enrolments. He has a background... Read More →
DD

Darla Deardorff

Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, Duke University
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an international professional organization headquartered at Duke University, where she is also a research scholar in education. She also has faculty affiliations with Nelson... Read More →
avatar for Markus Laitinen

Markus Laitinen

President, European Association for International Education
avatar for Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Rahul Choudaha, Ph.D.

Executive Vice President of Global Engagement & Research, Studyportals
Dr. Rahul Choudaha is a global higher education strategist with expertise in future-oriented, data-informed internationalization in the context of shifting student mobility trends and evolving transnational education models. Currently, he is Executive Vice President of Global Engagement... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Zept

Zept

Gold Sponsor
Zept's mission is to help international students get into the best schools possible. We have indexed all of the Canadian university and college programs. All you have to do is enter your high school grades and what you want to study and we will recommend the schools that are a good... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 10:45am - 12:00pm
Bayshore Ballroom

12:00pm

Networking Lunch
Tuesday June 19, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Bayshore Foyer

1:30pm

Sponsor Fair
Tuesday June 19, 2018 1:30pm - 2:00pm
Bayshore Foyer

2:00pm

British Columbia Global and Intercultural Skills Pilot (GISP)
The Ministry of Education is currently running a Global and Intercultural Skills Pilot (GISP), which promotes and recognizes the development of intercultural skills and competence by British Columbia students. Intercultural skills are becoming increasingly valuable for students’ personal and professional success in an increasingly globalized world.
Join Ministry, K-12 and post-secondary representatives to learn more about GISP, why school districts, independent schools and post-secondary institutions are joining the pilot and how they have gone about implementing GISP in their particular settings.
The Ministry anticipates expansion in Pilot Year 3 (2018-19) with additional K-12 and post-secondary participants. Please join us for this presentation if you are interested in potentially joining the pilot, or if you would just like to learn more about the ways pilot participants and the Ministry of Education are promoting interculturalization.

Speakers
CB

Catherine Brazier

Principal, The High School at Vancouver Island University
DC

Dwayne Cover

Provincial Lead – K-12 International Education, B.C. Ministry of Education
MJ

Mark Johnston

Acting District Principal, Sooke Schools International Student Program
RL

Reid Litster

Manager International Program, Victoria International High School Program, Greater Victoria School District


Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cypress 1

2:00pm

Future-proofing the change already happening in student mobility. Are you ready?
This session will outline the history, structure and design of cutting edge, unique student-led projects. It will focus on maximizing stake¬holder engagement and offer oppor-tunities to discuss how to convert your internationalisation strategies into real results across the board at your institu-tion. Emphasis will be placed on practical resource plan-ning and time framing, as well as getting maximum stu-dent and faculty buy in.

Through best practice examples, we will articulate how your institution can benefit from stronger relationships with social and business partners. Our FHNW international student projects deliver international, interdisciplinary, ex-periential learning opportunities for students and staff from across our university. Since 2001, the projects have brought together a broad mix of stakeholders including students and staff at the FHNW and our partner universi-ties, corporate sponsors, governmental and civil society organisations. Corporate sponsors value the contact they have with students and the univer¬sity and increasingly use the projects as a recruiting platform. Students benefit from the degree of independence and empowerment they fos-ter as well as the internationalisation they support.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Buttery

Robert Buttery

Head of International Relations, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Prof. Robert Andrew Buttery | Email: robert.buttery@fhnw.ch) | Twitter; rob@robertbuttery | LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/buttery/ | | Graduate degree: Spanish Area Studies and Applied Linguistics (University of Portsmouth,UK) | Post-graduate degree in European... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Oak 1+2

2:00pm

Internationalizing Higher Education through Indigenization: Aboriginal & Māori Perspectives [Intercultural Stream]
Universities advance reconciliation by revitalizing Indigenous languages, ensuring Indigenous representation, and bringing Indigenous knowledge to campus. Postsecondary institutions in Canada were called to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching practices into the academy. Similar calls to action in the Pacific, such as the University of Auckland’s Strategic Plan to develop mutual partnerships with mana whenua, iwi Māori, and Māori organizations ensure student success. This session features perspectives and models for exploring the intersections and divergences between Māori and Aboriginal students across three themes: a) language revitalization, b) immersion schooling, and c) issues affecting young people and their communities.

Speakers
avatar for Bianca Ranson

Bianca Ranson

Programme Director, International Programmes and Partnerships, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Bianca Ranson is of Ngapuhi decent and is indigenous to Aotearoa, New Zealand. She has over 12 years of experience hosting international students and international educators to Māori communities, deeply engaging and immersing them in indigenous education and perspectives. She is... Read More →
avatar for Daisy Rosenblum

Daisy Rosenblum

Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program, The University of British Columbia
Dr. Daisy Rosenblum is an Assistant Professor in the First Nations and Endangered Languages Program at the University of British Columbia. She focuses on the multi-modal documentation and description of indigenous languages of North America, with an emphasis on methods, partnerships... Read More →
avatar for Pamela Roy

Pamela Roy

PhD, Founder & Lead Consultant, Consultancy for Global Higher Education
Pamela Roy is the founder of the Consultancy for Global Higher Education. She offers project management and strategic leadership in the areas of youth education, diversity and equity, faculty development, and higher education capacity building in the Global South. Some of her clients... Read More →
avatar for Devin Russell

Devin Russell

Community Activist, Gitxsan Nation & Community Liaison, The University of Northern British Columbia
Devin Russell is a hereditary chief of the Gitxsan nation, located in the northern coast of British Columbia. His fluency in the Sm’algyax language and upbringing in an indigenous community deeply influences his values, perspectives, and knowledge, as well as how he approaches his... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


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

2:00pm

Navigating Rapid India Student Growth (Opportunities and Challenges)
There is a plethora of new international students flocking to Canada from India. The rapid growth is unprecedented and our systems, faculty, staff, other students and in some cases whole communities have encountered a number of challenges and opportunities resulting from this rapid growth. During this session, the panelists will discuss challenges such as managing growth, agents, classroom dynamics, plagiarism, language readiness as well as opportunities such as program development, student engagement and community impact and engagement. The panelist will share some of tips from the trenches and participants will be given an opportunity to ask questions and share their experiences.

Speakers
avatar for Danny Beatty

Danny Beatty

Director, International Education and Development, Selkirk College
Danny Beatty has been involved in the field of International Education in both instructional and administrative roles for the past 15 years. He originally came to Selkirk College as an instructor in the English Language and TESOL programs, and in 2012 moved into the role of Director... Read More →
avatar for Jennifer Gossen

Jennifer Gossen

Director, International Education, Vancouver Community College
Jennifer Gossen is the Director of International Education at Vancouver Community College where she leads the department’s operations for international student recruitment, admissions and services. She guides strategic initiatives and works closely with both her internal and external... Read More →
avatar for Donna Hooker

Donna Hooker

President, M Square Media
M Square Media(MSM) is a leading world wide platform supporting the international educator. MSM works with partners to establish in country offices, support global recruitment & provides business solutions. MSM's summit series includes professional development, B2B networking and... Read More →
avatar for Derek Lemieux

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 →


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

2:00pm

Path to student success: from need to concept to course
In considering this year’s theme, student success is at the heart of what we’re talking about. Langara has seen significant changes in its international student demographic. This has compelled us to do things differently. One of these things is a new student success course, which also revealed the importance of relationship and working together toward one common goal. At this session, we will share the narrative of how it all began, how we came together to create something new and how it impacted our students. We will also discuss the importance of involvement at the staff, faculty and administration levels.

Speakers
avatar for Teresa Brooks

Teresa Brooks

Associate Director, International Student Services, Langara College
Teresa Brooks is the Associate Director of International Student Services at Snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ /Langara College, in Vancouver, BC. She has over 15 years of experience in international education and holds an MEd in Counselling Psychology from the University of BC. Her work focuses... Read More →
avatar for Ajay Patel

Ajay Patel

Vice President, External Development, Langara College
Ajay Patel is the Vice President, External Development at Langara College, responsible for the development, implementation, review and renewal of the College’s strategic plan, including oversight of activities, operations and initiatives of the College that support the College in... Read More →
avatar for Daryl Smith

Daryl Smith

Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator, Langara College
Daryl Smith brings a range of international experience from living and working in Australia, Japan, and most recently in Belize where he volunteered as a visiting researcher. He currently serves as the Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator at Langara College working closely with the... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon 1

2:00pm

Words matter. Rethinking the term “international student” in student services
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.

Speakers
avatar for Sandra Schinnerl

Sandra Schinnerl

PhD Candidate and Doctoral Fellow, University of British Columbia


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

2:00pm

International Partnerships B2B Speed Networking
In follow-up to Monday's International Partnership Networking Reception, delegates will have an opportunity to register for a 15-minute speed B2B meeting with the institution(s) of their choice. A complete list of participating potential partners will be published in early June.

RSVP for the events here.  

Tuesday June 19, 2018 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Salon 2

3:00pm

Coffee Break
Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Bayshore Foyer

3:15pm

Building Bridges: Connecting Faculty with the Internationalization Agenda [Intercultural Stream]
What is Faculty’s role in Internationalization? This session explores the approach used by a group of KPU Faculty to strengthen the connection between students, educators, employers and support services to improve the educational experience for all learners. Learn how Faculty influenced recruitment, orientation and onboarding of International students and discuss enhancing the classroom experience, the development of intercultural competencies and student exchange participation. KPU’s grassroots initiative has evolved into a model that impacts Internationalization for all students and has been adopted by other Faculties. ​

Speakers
avatar for Zainab Al-Koubaisi

Zainab Al-Koubaisi

Manager, Global Engagement, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
avatar for Anton Kietaibl

Anton Kietaibl

Faculty, School of Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
avatar for Lesley McCannell

Lesley McCannell

Professor, School of Business, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
avatar for Christina Page

Christina Page

Learning Strategist, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress 1

3:15pm

Clearing the Haze
The proposed Cannabis Act is expected set to be in effect by July 2018. Regardless of how we expect this to affect our local communities, an extra layer of consideration is needed when operating within the international education industry. In this interactive discussion, we will cover such topics as:
• The effects of cannabis on the developing brain and other health and safety concerns
• Risk management and how to adapt your institution’s substance use policy
• How marijuana use is viewed cross-culturally its impact on student recruitment/retention Please join the conversation and learn the strategies for adjusting to this controversial change in legislation.

Speakers
SH

Stephanie Hiltz

Sales and Project Manager, STUDYINSURED
You have insurance questions, I have answers! Being in the insurance industry for the last 7.5 years (6th BCCIE!) I am confident that I can assist you with any questions you may have about insurance or health care access for your international students. We have a few new insurance... Read More →
MS

Michael Szabo

StudyInsured by Ingle International
Dr. Michael Szabo is the medical director at StudyInsured by Ingle International. He is an emergency physician at University Health Network in Toronto and a lecturer in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto. Dr. Szabo has over 20 years’ experience... Read More →


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

3:15pm

How Well Do You Do Wellness? An Exploration of International Student Mental Health.
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.

Speakers
avatar for Nadina Dodd

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 →
avatar for Karin Kosarzova

Karin Kosarzova

Manager, International Student Advising and Programs, Simon Fraser University


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon 1

3:15pm

Learning Pathways: Internationalization of Vocational and Professional Education and Training
This proposal enables global educators to be acquainted with the latest development of vocational education in Hong Kong and the current international vocational education. Vocational education has been playing a pivotal role in Hong Kong society, and it provides a lifelong learning for learners who leave from schools or who are working in their trades. Quality, flexible and diversified learning pathways with multiple entry and exit steps have been developed for diverse learners. An overview of the development of vocational education in Hong Kong at different Qualifications Framework (QF) in relation to the international vocational education systems will be presented.

Speakers
FC

Fanny Ching Wai, LEUNG (Dr.)

Education Development Officer, Lecturer, Vocational Training Council, University of Hull
Study areas: | Higher Education, International Education, Learning and Motivation, Teacher professionalism, Teacher Development, Counselling skills, Interactive learning,


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon C

3:15pm

Moving Beyond the Rhetoric of Intercultural Understanding [Intercultural Stream]
At our 2017 gathering, intercultural capacity emerged as a major theme and need in the sector. This year's theme invites us to talk about things we should be talking about. In this session, we ask intercultural learning to what end? Is intercultural competence the end goal? Or can it be understood as a foundation towards more pressing goals that we should consider when inviting the world to our campuses in the midst of changes in Canadian demographics and mindsets. We can no longer talk about intercultural and international education without considering intersecting national agendas: responding to the TRC, refugee populations, and first-generation Canadians. Nor can we ignore the global and local shifts towards polarized, us and them narratives that impact not only international students but all students in the wake of exclusionary, exceptionalist, and racist rhetoric that permeates social media and our classrooms. We invite you to join us in a dialogue about how we might consider developing intercultural competence and internationalization not as a goal but as an opportunity to champion inclusion, equity, and social justice in higher education.

Speakers
DD

Darla Deardorff

Executive Director, Association of International Education Administrators, Duke University
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators, an international professional organization headquartered at Duke University, where she is also a research scholar in education. She also has faculty affiliations with Nelson... Read More →
KG

Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for Langara College

Langara College

Platinum Sponsor
Located in beautiful Vancouver, B.C., Canada, Langara College provides university, career, and continuing studies education to more than 21,000 students annually. With more than 1,700 courses and 130 programs, Langara’s expansive academic breadth and depth allows students of all... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Oak 1+2

3:15pm

Multi-channel branding strategies for international education
Successful internationalisation means having recruitment and branding solutions that work - from digital, advertising, and partnerships to exhibitions, alumni, and the agent channel. These elements all help your institution build an international brand, attract international students, and create global opportunities for your domestic students. The challenge is to use these channels to deliver a solution that meets your specific internationalisation goals. This session takes up that challenge, using market data and experience to provide effective branding and recruitment solutions.

Speakers
MH

Mike Henniger

ICEF Professional Development, ICEF
Mike Henniger is an international education professional with extensive experience working in the university, vocational, and language training sectors. As the Vice President of Sales and Marketing at ICEF, Mike was responsible for leading numerous teams and initiatives within ICEF... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Cypress 2

3:15pm

Risk Happens: Shared experiences in safety abroad mitigation
Risk mitigation, security and safety abroad are things we should be talking about in International Education. Is your institution preparing its travellers to mitigate and face the inherent risks to international travel? No matter the destination, the experience of our travellers or institutional size, mitigating risk and emergency preparedness should be a priority for all stakeholders involved in international programs, from students and faculty leaders to administrators. There is not a one-way approach to ensuring travel safety. This presentation will share the proactive steps taken by 3 institutions to advance institutional policies and guidelines to prepare their international travellers.

Speakers
DM

David McGuire

David has spent the last five years as the Executive Director of UFV International – a comprehensive international office responsible for virtually all areas of internationalization at the University of the Fraser Valley. In 2016, David spearheaded the development of the institution’s... Read More →
avatar for Karie Russell

Karie Russell

International Mobility Officer, Study Abroad, TRU World
Karie Russell has worked at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) since 2004 and taken on a variety of roles including ISAP Coordinator, Contract Training Coordinator, Marketing Events Coordinator and a wide range of projects including supporting roles with the Opening Celebrations of... Read More →


Tuesday June 19, 2018 3:15pm - 4:15pm
Salon A

4:15pm

Education Marketing Manager and Trade Commissioner Meetings
Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an Education Marketing Manager or a Trade Commissioner? Sign-up for a meeting here.

Tuesday June 19, 2018 4:15pm - 5:45pm
Salon 2

6:30pm

International Education Awards Banquet
Celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in International Education in BC, as we announce the winners of the annual BCCIE International Education Awards.

Sponsors
avatar for University Canada West

University Canada West

Diamond Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver.Learn more about University Canada West.


Tuesday June 19, 2018 6:30pm - 9:00pm
Bayshore Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 20
 

8:00am

Breakfast
Wednesday June 20, 2018 8:00am - 9:00am
Bayshore Ballroom

9:00am

Education Marketing Manager and Trade Commissioner Meetings

Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an Education Marketing Manager or a Trade Commissioner? Sign-up for a meeting here.


Wednesday June 20, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Bayshore Ballroom
 

Twitter Feed