International education data is more robust and accessible than ever before. Yet, knowing where to look, what to obtain and how to apply data insights for strategic purposes can seem daunting and complex. In this webinar we will introduce you to shared and open international education data sources and their applications to broaden your awareness of what’s available to support your strategic initiatives. We will offer an overview of the latest international education data that we’re analyzing at CBIE. The session will conclude with a discussion between CBIE, government and webinar attendees about the barriers that persist in accessing and utilizing data in our sector. In a consultative format we will identify areas of priority for future opening and sharing of data to support our work.
Upon completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
- Refer to key resources and the latest data and trends in the international education sector in Canada.
- Explain the concept of open data and refer open data sources
- Identify and access pertinent international education datasets and analysis tools.
- Consider the application of these data to support formulation of strategy in their work.
Lisa Deacon, Content Manager, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Lisa is responsible for content, data and research management with the Canadian Bureau for International Education. An active member of Ottawa’s open data community, during her 5-9 Lisa co-organizes Datafest Ottawa, a social enterprise which connects the diverse skills and experience of community to spark innovation in the social change sector. She is a proud alumna of Bishops University and Ryerson University.
Jaimie Boyd, Open Government, Treasury Board Secretariat, Government of Canada
Jaimie manages the team responsible for coordinating and enabling open government initiatives in support of transparency, accountability and responsiveness in the Government of Canada. Jaimie is one of the coordinators of Policy Ignite, a grassroots forum for debating public policy, and serves as a board member of Action Canada, Canada’s premier leadership development program. She has served as the co-chair of the Youth Network of the Americas and is a graduate of the Government of Canada’s Accelerated Economist Training Program, the Organization of American States’ Fellowship on Open Government in the Americas, and Action Canada. Prior to formally entering the world of open government, Jaimie held a number of positions including at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada, the Privy Council Office, a Peruvian business incubator for poverty relief, and the private sector. Jaimie is a proud west coaster and is passionate about improving governance outcomes, both in Canada and abroad. Find her on Twitter at @jaimieboyd and find the Open Government team at @opengovcan.