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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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Plenary sessions [clear filter]
Monday, June 18

8:30am PDT

Tuesday, June 19

8:45am PDT

9:00am PDT

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 PDT
Bayshore Ballroom

9:45am PDT

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 PDT
Bayshore Ballroom

10:45am PDT

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.


Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education

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Markus Badde

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 →
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Darla Deardorff

Executive Director, AIEA / Duke University
Dr. Darla K. Deardorff is the Executive Director of the Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) and a research fellow at Duke University in the United States. Author/editor of 8 books and over 50 articles, she has published, presented and consulted widely on international... Read More →
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Markus Laitinen

President, European Association for International Education
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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 →

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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 PDT
Bayshore Ballroom

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