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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

9:30am PDT

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.

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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 →

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

9:30am PDT

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.

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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 →
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Heather Michaud

Outreach Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)
Heather Michaud is an outreach officer with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) for British Columbia and the Yukon. Her role is to demystify work permit and permanent residence programs, and explain how Canadian employers can use the immigration system to attract... Read More →

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

9:30am PDT

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.

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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 PDT
Cypress 2

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