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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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Farzana Karim-Haji

Aga Khan University
Director, University Partnerships Office
Kenya, Pakistan, Tanzania, United Kingdom
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 AKU’s University Partnerships Office, responsible for the management, development and strengthening of academic partnerships and collaborations with national and international Universities at AKU and also within the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN). Her portfolio includes harnessing resources, implementing AKU’s partnership strategy, and establishing programmes and activities as part of various partnerships, a key one being AKU’s flagship International Internship Programme that brings interns from various partner institutions to AKU and AKDN campuses and sites.
Before joining AKU, Farzana worked at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), based in New York, as a policy specialist on international development issues, focused on poverty alleviation and gender development supporting UNDP offices in 166 countries. In addition, she has consulted for the United Nations Development Fund for Women (UNIFEM) in the area of human rights and gender development.
She received her BA (Honors) in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of California at Berkeley, and her MSc in International Development from the London School of Economics and Political Science. She also completed a Post Graduate degree in Islamic Studies and the Humanities from the Institute of Ismaili Studies.

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