Program

World Trade and Convention Centre
Halifax, Nova Scotia
November 19-22, 2017

Program at a Glance

Sunday, November 19

07:00-18:00 Registration Open

08:00-13:00 Board of Directors Meeting

08:00-16:30 PD Workshops*

16:30-17:30 Regional Meetings

18:30-20:00 Opening Reception

*Registration and payment of fees required

Monday, November 20

07:00-18:00 Registration Open

07:00-08:15 Breakfast

07:00-08:00 PLC Meetings

08:15-09:45 Plenary Session

09:45-10:45 Networking Break

09:45-10:45 Exhibition Hour

10:45-11:45 Concurrent Sessions

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Concurrent Sessions

14:15-15:15 Networking Break

14:15-15:15 Exhibition Hour

15:15-16:15 Concurrent Sessions

16:30-18:30 Immigration Session

FREE EVENING

Tuesday, November 21

07:00-17:00 Registration Open

07:00-08:15 Breakfast

07:00-08:00 PLC Meetings

08:15-09:45 Plenary Session

09:45-10:45 Networking Break

09:45-10:45 Exhibition Hour

10:45-11:45 Concurrent Sessions

12:00-13:00 Awards Lunch

13:15-14:15 Concurrent Sessions

14:15-15:15 Networking Break

14:15-15:15 Exhibition Hour

15:15-16:15 Concurrent Sessions

16:30-18:00 Annual General Meeting

19:00-23:59 Social Evening: An East Coast Celebration

Wednesday, November 22

07:30-08:45 Breakfast

07:30-08:30 PLC Meetings

08:00-13:00 Registration Open

08:45-09:45 Concurrent Sessions

09:45-10:45 Networking Break

09:45-10:45 Exhibition Hour

10:45-11:45 Concurrent Sessions

12:00-13:00 Lunch

13:15-14:15 Concurrent Sessions

14:15-14:30 Networking Break

14:30-16:00 Closing Plenary Session

Professional Development Workshops

Sunday, November 19

CBIE’s professional development workshops provide rigorous, applied learning opportunities that deepen your international education expertise.

Registration and payment of fees are required.

Full-Day Workshop

Strategic International Partnership Management
8:30AM – 4:00PM
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Half-Day Workshops

Morning

From Recruitment to Re-Entry: An Education Abroad Overview
8:00AM – 12:00PM
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Immigration Policy and Law in Practice (CPD credits) (Bilingual – EN/FR)
8:30AM – 12:00PM
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Networking Lunch

Add a networking lunch to your workshop experience.
12:00 – 1:00PM

► Lunch details

An informal networking lunch will be available for workshop participants. Half-day workshop participants may choose to add this networking lunch to their workshop experience.

Menu: soup, salad, sandwiches, fruit, dessert, tea and coffee.
Price: $40

Please note, that full-day workshops already include the lunch.

Afternoon

Advising in the Immigration Grey Zone (CPD credits)
1:00 – 4:30PM
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Global Affairs Canada Emergency Management Table Top Exercise
1:00 – 4:30PM
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Intersecting Paths: Immigration & Institutional Policies from a Managerial Perspective
1:00 – 4:30PM
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Regional Meetings

16:30-17:30

CBIE focuses its services on helping members achieve common international education objectives, shared across the spectrum of education, from school boards to universities. In order to reach out to all the member institutions, which are located in every province in Canada, CBIE facilitates the organization of regional meetings, customizing the agenda to regional needs and requirements. Members will take this opportunity to focus on particular matters of importance to them.

  • Atlantic
  • Ontario
  • Québec
  • West

Opening Reception

18:30-20:00

Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21

Celebrate the opening of CBIE 2017 at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21. Take the opportunity to explore interactive exhibits that provide insight into Canada’s rich multicultural history and enjoy the view of the Halifax Harbour.

Shuttles will be available to and from the Opening Reception at the Museum of Immigration at Pier 21.

Starting at 6:10 PM, shuttles will depart from the lobbies of the following three hotels: The Prince George Hotel; Hampton Inn by Hilton; Delta Halifax. Shuttles will then run on a continuous loop to and from the three hotels and Pier 21. The last shuttle will depart Pier 21 at 8:15.

There is no sign-up required for the shuttles.

Opening reception sponsored by:

TARGET AUDIENCE COLOUR CODE

Sessions are categorized according to areas of specialization. To find out which sessions apply to your interests, follow this colour-coded legend:

big red Senior Administration

big orange International student services

big yelllow 2 Mobility and exchange

big green Projects, aid and trade

big blue Recruitment, marketing and admissions

big purple Faculty and teachers

big turquoise All audiences

LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

BEGINNER – 0 to 3 years of experience – Participants are new to the field of international education – Session will foster learning and support for new international education professionals

INTERMEDIATE – 4 to 9 years of experience – Participants are experienced and looking to develop further skills and knowledge – Session will build upon participants’ experience and understanding

ADVANCED – 10+ years of experience – Participants are expected to have a strong professional foundation that will aid their participation in the session – Session will advance knowledge and understanding of experienced practitioners

Professional Learning Community Meetings
► 07:00 - 08:00

CBIE’s Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are comprised of individuals with similar interests in international education who meet and share knowledge of the sector by sharing insights, discussing issues, and informing CBIE’s policies and procedures. PLC meetings are open to all conference participants.

► CANADIAN INTERNATIONALLY-MINDED SMALLER UNIVERSITIES, COLLEGES AND INSTITUTES (CIMSUCI)

► INTERNATIONAL NETWORK OF TOMORROW’S LEADERS (INTL)

Plenary Session

08:15 - 09:45

Keynote Speaker: Chantal Hébert, National Affairs Columnist for the Toronto Star

Ms. Hébert is a national affairs writer with the Toronto Star and a guest columnist for L’Actualité. She is a weekly participant on the political panel at Issue on CBC’s The National, as well as on Les Coulisses du Pouvoir and the Montreal show C’est pas trop tôt on Radio-Canada.

Ms. Hébert began her career in Toronto as a reporter for the regional newsroom of Radio-Canada in 1975 before moving on to Parliament Hill for Radio-Canada. She has served as parliamentary bureau chief for Le Devoir and La Presse. Ms. Hébert is a graduate of York University. She is a Senior Fellow of Massey College at the University of Toronto and holds honorary doctorates from Bishop’s, York University, Western University and Concordia University. In 2006, she received the Hy Solomon award for excellence in journalism and public policy, as well as York University’s Pinnacle Achievement Bryden Alumni award. She is an officer of the Order of Canada.

 

 

Concurrent Sessions

► 10:45 - 11:45

HIGHER EDUCATION IN THE PHILIPPINES: PATHWAYS TO INTERNATIONALIZATION

The session will discuss the internationalization roadmap for the Philippine higher education system as it steers reforms to create inclusive and innovative opportunities for the 2,000+ higher education institutions (HEIs) in the Philippines. Know more about our existing best practices for internationalization vis-à-vis the Philippine experience, our ongoing collaboration with CBIE and Canadian HEIs, as well as entry points for further engagement with the country and the Southeast Asian region.

Presenters: Atty. Lily Freida Macabangun-Milla, Director, International Affairs Staff, Commission on Higher Education of the Philippines (CHED); Mr. Karol Mark Yee, Executive Director, CHED; Dr. Luis Maria R. Calingo, President, Holy Angel University; Dr. Minerva I. Morales, President, Catanduanes State University

Target Audience:

 

INTERCULTURAL BROKERING THROUGH VOLUNTEER PEER ENGAGEMENT PROGRAMS

The intercultural and social benefits of a Volunteer Peer Engagement Program build inclusivity and cross-cultural awareness from before international students arrive, and continue to broker smoother transitions and community connections throughout their school life. Explore the strengths and challenges of three established peer programs: U Alberta, U Ottawa, and U Victoria. Join us to experience senior peer intercultural training and discuss the merits of your own peer engagement programming.

Presenters: Gavin Palmer, Student Engagement Program Coordinator, University of Alberta International; Irene Xia Zhou, Orientation, Integration and Academic Success Coordinator, University of Ottawa – International Office; Anne Cirillo, Coordinator, International Student Programs, University of Victoria – International Student Services

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

IRCC’s EMPLOYER LIAISON NETWORK (ELN)

The focus of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada’s (IRCC) Employer Liaison Network (ELN) is to provide employers and other immigration stakeholders with useful and up-to-date information on Express Entry and economic immigration programs in general. Where the ELN initially engaged with PSE institutions as employers, services have expanded to include all economic immigrants. This session will provide information on services available to both institutions and international students, along with a comprehensive overview on the Express Entry Program. Hosted by the ELN representative from Atlantic Canada, information will be relevant to those from across the country.

Moderator: Leah Nord, Director, Board, Membership and Stakeholder Relations, Canadian Bureau for International Education

Speaker: Sean Morency, Employer Liaison Office for the Atlantic Provinces, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN / OCCASION DE RÉSEAUTAGE AVEC DES REPRÉSENTANTS D’AMÉRIQUE LATINE ET DES CARAïBES

Participate in the 2017 Global Affairs Canada Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Collaboration Mission! This networking session will facilitate partnership building with representatives from 17 post-secondary institutions in 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Promote your institution, broaden your network and build institutional partnerships in the Americas.

Participez à la Mission de collaboration du Programme des futurs leaders dans les Amériques d’Affaires mondiales Canada de 2017! Cette séance de réseautage facilitera la création de partenariats avec des représentants de 17 établissements postsecondaires de 13 pays de l’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes. Faites la promotion de votre établissement, élargissez votre réseau et créez des partenariats dans les Amériques.

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : Intermédiaire, avancé

 

STEM IN IRELAND – OPPORTUNITIES IN EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT

Study abroad at all levels offers incredible experiential opportunities for students that translate directly to greatly improved employability, especially in STEM careers. Ireland is an exceptional case study in this regard, with an excellent higher education system and thriving computer science, biotech, and financial industries. This session will examine educational programs, opportunities for internships or employment at home or in Ireland, and pathways for students to take advantage of them.

Presenters: Jim Pierson, North America Representative, University College Dublin; Karole Egan, SVP Education North America, Enterprise Ireland

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

THE CANADIAN TRADE COMMISSIONER SERVICE – HOW TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN SOUTHEAST ASIA /

LE SERVICE DES DÉLÉGUÉS COMMERCIAUX DU CANADA – COMMENT RÉUSSIR EN ASIE DU SUD-EST

Meet some of Global Affairs Canada’s Education Trade Commissioners from Vietnam, Thailand and Philippines to find out about recruitment, partnership, and pathway opportunities in these markets. Learn about services and support available to you when visiting these regions.

Venez rencontrer les délégués commerciaux en éducation des Affaires mondiales Canada du Vietnam, Thaïlande, et les Philippines afin d’en apprendre davantage sur les occasions de recrutement et de partenariat, et les passerelles en éducation internationale dans ces marchés. Vous apprendrez aussi sur les services et sur l’appui qui vous sont offerts par nos ambassades.

Presenters / Présentateurs: Gaëtan Martineau, Trade Commissioner, Atlantic Region, Global Affairs Canada; Tu Nguyen, Trade Commissioner, Consulate General of Canada, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Marie Angela (Angel) Cachuela, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to the Philippines; Nitchawan (Pan) Sriviboone, Trade Commissioner, Embassy of Canada to Thailand

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : Débutant, intermédiaire, avancé

 

THE OKANAGAN CHARTER: DEVELOPING PATHWAYS TO ADDRESS THE WHOLE STUDENT

Collaborative practices are crucial in embedding well-being into all aspects of campus culture and settings, including providing services. The Okanagan Charter: An international Charter for Health Promoting Universities and Colleges is a framework for the many transitions students from international pathways face on campus. The presentation explores how the Charter can be used to create pathways for student success through collaborations of unexpected campus partners.

Presenters: Martin Mroz, Director, Health and Counselling Services, Simon Fraser University; Karin Kosarzova, Manager, International Student Advising and Programs, ISS, Simon Fraser University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

TRANSITIONING TO LIFE IN CANADA BEFORE YOU GET HERE

This session looks at transforming orientation through massive open online courses (MOOCs). What are we trying to accomplish with international student orientations? Student feedback informed the decision at Vancouver Island University to move away from static orientation presentations where students needed to absorb as much information as possible from presenters. Instead, relevant information in the form of a MOOC or online course is made available to students before their arrival on D2L.

Presenters: Enrique Chacon, Senior International Student Advisor, Vancouver Island University; Kate Jennings, Director, International Student Services, Vancouver Island University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner

 

WORKING COLLABORATIVELY BETWEEN K-12 AND POST-SECONDARY FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PATHWAY SUCCESS

In support of students enrolled in K-12 who plan to continue on to post-secondary, we explore what challenges international district offices and post-secondary institutions face in advising students and how, through collaborative efforts, we can create partnerships across sectors to help students navigate their options. In building a mutual understanding, we create opportunities for cooperation, strengthening our support to one another and to the international students we serve.

Presenters: Susan Allan, Associate Director, International Student Initiative, The University of British Columbia; Jeff Davis, Director, International Student Programs, Greater Victoria School District; Mary Shi, Student Support Manager, International Programs, Greater Victoria School District

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

► 13:15 - 14:15

BUILDING HEALTH RESEARCH CAPACITY IN EAST AFRICA

Two presentations in this session focus on projects involving partnerships between Academics Without Borders & East African universities to help them in building research capacity. The first also involves MicroResearch, a Dalhousie University based NGO, in projects aimed at sustainable, community sensitive research. The second builds research capacity among nursing faculty at Aga Khan University. Both involve Canadian volunteer academics & thus illustrate a way for internationalizing Canadian higher education.

Presenters: Greg Moran, Vice Chair, Academics Without Borders; Noni MacDonald, Professor, Department of Paediatrics and Co-Director, MicroResearch International, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Advanced

 

CROSSING THE RIVER BY FEELING THE STONES: INTERCULTURAL CAPACITY BUILDING FOR STUDENTS

The concept of intercultural competence is gaining value amongst undergraduate university students, yet only 11% of domestic students claim an international student as a friend. This workshop will explore lessons learned from a course that partnered the Human Rights Human Diversity BA program, English Language program, Community Service Learning Office, and International Office, and resulted in students with heightened self awareness and respect for their international counterparts.

Presenters: Phyllis Power, Manager, Global Engagement Programming, Wilfrid Laurier University; Stacey Wilson-Forsberg, Associate Professor Human Rights Human Diversity, Wilfrid Laurier University; Valerie Kilgour, Manager, Laurier English and Academic Foundation (LEAF) Program, Wilfrid Laurier University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

ENGAGING WITH CBIE / INTERACTION AVEC LE BCEI

CBIE is Canada’s national voice advancing international education. CBIE President and CEO Karen McBride will provide an overview of the organization, its membership services, its strategic plan and priorities going forward. Members of CBIE’s management team will also discuss how your institution can get involved, why it should and how to connect.

En tant que porte-parole national, le BCEI fait progresser l’éducation internationale. Karen McBride, présidente et chef de la direction du BCEI, présentera brièvement l’organisation, ses services aux membres, son plan stratégique et ses priorités pour l’avenir. Les membres de l’équipe de direction du BCEI parleront aussi des possibilités pour votre établissement de s’impliquer et des raisons pour lesquelles il voudra le faire, ainsi que de comment ouvrir le dialogue.

Presenter / Présentatrice : Karen McBride, President and CEO, Canadian Bureau for International Education / Présidente et chef de la direction, Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale

Target audience / Public cible : big turquoise

Level of Experience: Beginner Intermediate Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : débutant, intermédiaire, avancé

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS: THE INTERSECTION OF IMMIGRATION ADVISING WITH MENTAL HEALTH AND WELL-BEING

International student advisors and staff regularly encounter scenarios where stressful immigration scenarios, and the corresponding advice, impacts a student’s academics and overall well-being. In this session, panelists will discuss how supportive advising, programming, and collaboration with mental health and wellness services are implemented at their various institutions to improve the quality of an international student’s experience throughout their post-secondary journey.

Presenters: Brianna Huene, RCIC and International Student Immigration Specialist, University of Calgary; Kirsty Gruber, Advisor, International Student Support, University of Calgary; Saher Ahmed, International Student Advisor, The University of British Columbia Okanagan; Reuben Onyango, International Student Advisor, Thompson Rivers University; Donna McGrath, Associate Director, International Student Services and Study Abroad, Thompson Rivers University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

INTERNATIONALIZATION AS AN IMPERATIVE: FROM UNINTENTIONAL TO INTENTIONAL

Internationalization is not a new concept. However, what is new is the idea of internationalization as an institutional imperative. Universities are now seeing it as an investment and are creating new positions and allocating budgets to support intentional efforts to create new pathways for enrollment growth and learning outcomes. This session will examine three universities’ paths to internationalization as an imperative–from the unintended to intended—and the lessons learned.

Presenters: Thy Yang, Assistant Vice President, International Education, Norwich University; Patrick Sullivan, Manager, International services and programs, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology); George Sipos, Director and Associate Professor, International Centre, Yamanashi Gakuin University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

PATHWAYS FOR LEARNING AND ENGAGEMENT: BUILDING ETHICAL GLOBAL STUDENT VOLUNTEERING PROGRAMS

Postsecondary institutions prepare students with international and intercultural skills to succeed in a globalized society. International volunteering is a popular means of engaging students in intercultural learning and professional skills development and sharing. The session will share emerging research and practical experience around preparing students for ethical learning and ensuring ethical engagement with host organizations and communities.

Presenters: Tom Tunney, Senior Advisor – University, College and Cégep Partnerships, World University Service of Canada (WUSC); Rebecca Tiessen, Associate Professor – School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa; Pamela Roy, Founder & Lead Consultant, Consultancy for Global Higher Education; Gráinne Ryder, Manager, International Work Experience, University of Waterloo

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

PATHWAYS TO SUPPORTING RECONCILIATION FOR INTERNATIONAL EDUCATORS /

PASSERELLES ET ALLIANCES VERS LA RÉCONCILIATION POUR LES ÉDUCATEURS INTERNATIONAUX

Internationalization and indigenization are dual mandates for many Canadian institutions. While there may appear to be some synergies, there are also profound differences. While many international educators are passionate about intercultural learning, some scholars have suggested that internationalization lacks an end goal or does not explicitly align with equity and social justice agendas. How can we learn to be authentic allies while still being advocates for internationalization?

Les processus d’internationalisation et d’autochtonisation peuvent-ils opérer en synergies dans les institutions, malgré leurs différences fondamentales ? Que pouvons-nous offrir au processus de réconciliation ? Comment apprendre à devenir d’authentiques alliés tout en poursuivant notre engagement envers l’internationalisation ? Les intersections entre l’apprentissage interculturel, l’inclusion, l’équité, et l’engagement mondial, la justice sociale sont explorées.

Presenters / Présentateurs : Julie Vaudrin-Charette, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Ottawa; Robin Reid, Assistant Professor in the Tourism Management Department, Thompson River University; Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office, Memorial University; Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Centre for Student Engagement & Learning Innovation Thompson Rivers University

Target audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : Débutant, intermédiaire, avancé

 

PREPARING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FOR LIFE IN CANADA

In this session we will discuss how international programs can help students prepare for life and studies in Canada. We often underestimate the transition our students undergo – from giving up everything familiar in their home countries to starting from scratch in a new country, in a foreign language. Pre-arrival assistance varies from pre-testing students for their language skills, determining how much ESL support they need, to educating them about homestay/residence, and academic requirements. This session will concentrate on two pathways: preparing students (predominantly at the K-12 level) for life in Canada, and transitioning students from high school to post-secondary studies in Canada.

Presenters: Nicole Patriquin, International Student Program Administrator, Upper Grand District School Board; Thomas Christensen, Director, Vital English Canada

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

STUDENT EXCHANGES AND PARTNERSHIPS WITH GERMAN UNIVERSITIES – OPPORTUNITIES FOR CANADIAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS

Germany has not only been singled out as “best performer” for internationalization in a 2016 study by the British Council, it is also among the top destinations for Canadian students and researchers. This concurrent session presents opportunities for student exchanges and partnerships at selected German universities, and invites participants from Canada to connect with representatives of these institutions. The session includes an overview of funding opportunities to support partnerships and mobility between Germany and Canada.

Moderator: John Paul Kleiner, Senior Manager University Relations, German Academic Exchange Service, Toronto

Presenters: Alexandra Gerstner, Director Information Centre Toronto, German Academic Exchange Service; Katja Simons, Executive Director, German University Alliance; Peter Rosenbaum, Executive Director, University Alliance Ruhr, New York

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

► 15:15 - 16:15

CBIE INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION MISSION SERIES: LESSONS LEARNED FROM MEXICO AND GEARING UP FOR NORWAY!

This session presents findings and lessons learned from CBIE’s recent collaboration mission to Mexico (Guadalajara and Puebla), organized in partnership with CONAHEC, as well as an overview of plans for the April 2018 mission to Norway, planned in cooperation with the Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU). Speakers will offer an introduction to the higher education system in Norway, perspectives on partnership opportunities between Canada and Norway, and an overview of the mission agenda. Participants are encouraged to provide input on destinations and rationale for future collaboration missions. There is still time to sign up for the Norway mission, so please join the session to learn more and signal your interest!

Presenters: Karen Dalkie, Director, International Partnerships, Canadian Bureau for International Education; Linda Rutledal, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

CONVERGING PATHWAYS: COMMUNICATIONS AND DATA-DRIVEN RESEARCH IN INCREASING STUDENT MOBILITY

Student mobility is essential to UBC’s international engagement goals, and we rely on the incorporation of evidence-based communications strategies. Data gathered during a recent international strategic planning process highlighted the need to be more audience-focused and innovative to reach all student groups. This evidence is shaping our current and future programming and communications decisions, with the goal of making international learning programs even more accessible to our students.

Presenters: Cheryl Dumaresq, Director, Go Global: International Learning Programs, The University of British Columbia; Erin Shaw, Content and Engagement Strategist, Student Communications, The University of British Columbia; Natasha Nobell, International Relations Officer, Strategy and New Projects; International Office, The University of British Columbia

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

DEVELOPING FUTURE-READY GLOBAL TALENT: UNIVERSITY INITIATIVES AND COLLABORATIONS

In a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous (VUCA) world, the university now, more than ever, plays an integral role in ensuring its graduates have the necessary skills and attributes to adapt and excel in whatever they plan to do upon graduation. Senior International Officers from National University of Singapore, McGill University and University of Toronto will explore pathways for transitioning students from university to the workforce through global programming and other initiatives.

Presenters: Anne Pakir, Director, International Relations Office, National University of Singapore; Joseph Wong, Vice-Provost & Associate Vice-President, University of Toronto; Philip Oxhorn, Associate Provost (International) and Professor of Political Science, McGill University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

FROM MILD TO SPICY: EXPLORING THE FLAVOURS AND COMPLEXITY OF INDIAN PARTNERSHIPS

Strategic partnerships in India come with their own set of challenges, the foremost being identification of appropriate partners. The college system where public and private colleges are affiliated to state universities can make assessing best-fit partners a time-consuming process. This presentation introduces an assessment framework to evaluate Indian institutions for collaboration. Algonquin College, active in India, will then provide a case study describing its strategic approach.

Presenters: Krista Northup, Director of Education, North America, Sannam S4; Ernest Mulvey, Director, International Education, Algonquin College

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

HARNESSING CANADA’S INNOVATION AGENDA AS A PATHWAY TO INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

Universities share space with industry as sources of innovation, but collaboration between the two has been limited. Harnessing potential collaborations between academia and industry seems to present opportunities, but has sometimes been elusive to faculty, students and university administrators. This session will create an opportunity for participants to learn about and share ways in which universities are opening doors to industry in a globalized context and how this stimulates innovation.

Presenters: Petra Kukack, Director, International Programs, Mitacs; Amy Lee, International Co-op Coordinator, Simon Fraser University; Kaitlyn Shannon, Manager, International Research Awards, Mitacs; Elise Buckley, Program Specialist, Globalink, Mitacs

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

MAKING IT WORK: PATHWAYS TO A STUDENT AFFAIRS AND ACADEMIC AFFAIRS PARTNERSHIP

Student Affairs and Academic Affairs share an overarching goal of international student success; however, their pathways to this goal can be different. This session presents highlights of a collaborative research project that brought these two pathways together. The session will include opportunities for participants to share best practices and examine ways to build productive relationships at their own institutions to support international students.

Presenters: Tricia Best, Associate Director, International Student Services, University of Victoria; Susan Corner, Director, Academic Advising and Interntional Student Services, University of Victoria; Carolyn Russell, Director, Student Recruitment and Global Engagement, University of Victoria

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

PATHWAYS TO INTERCULTURAL LEARNING THROUGH TEACHING: BRITISH COLUMBIA’S GLOBAL INTERCULTURAL PROGRAM PRO-D FOR TEACHERS

This session presents a provincial collaboration to develop and deliver a high school program that provides pathways to develop students’ intercultural capacities and global engagement. Four school districts across the province participated in a pilot professional development program to support teachers to develop and deliver robust global and intercultural learning outcomes. These processes and the results will be discussed.

Presenters: Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University; Angela Ferraro, Managing Director, International Education, Burnaby School District; Andrew McIlvaney, Secondary Teacher, Burnaby School District

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

REMOVING BARRIERS TO MOBILITY FROM A CENTRAL AND FACULTY PERSPECTIVE

Canadian institutions have been challenged to increase their international mobility. In this session, we will highlight a few of the barriers to student mobility; curriculum, financial constraints, institutional and faculty priorities, student awareness and communications and quality control. Participants will be provided with tools and examples to minimize or remove these barriers, through existing best practices, to ensure a more successful pathway to student mobility.

Presenters: Angela James, Director, Centre for International Management, Smith School of Business, Queen’s University; Régine Legault-Bouchard, Interim Director, International Office, University of Ottawa

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

ROOM TO GROW: PERSPECTIVES FROM THE 2017 CANADA PATHWAYS REPORT

Pathways programs accounted for around 30% of all international undergraduate student entries into Canadian universities in 2015 – highlighting their important and growing role. This session introduces the results of the 2017 ICG Canadian Pathways Report which includes benchmarking of more than 85 individual pathways programs, two of which will be showcased as best practice case studies.

Presenters: Daniel Guhr, Managing Director, The Illuminate Consulting Group (ICG); Ajay Patel, Vice-President, External Development, Langara College; Tina Bax, Founder and CEO, CultureWorks; Paul Bailey, Deputy Director, International Education, Global Affairs Canada

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

THE NEW COLOMBO PLAN: EXPERIENCES FROM AUSTRALIA AND IMPLICATIONS FOR CANADA

This session will take a look at the policy rationales, structure, and the results to date of Australia’s New Colombo Plan, from both national and institutional perspectives. Insights from two recent Canadian studies on the state of learning abroad in Canada will then set the stage for discussion of how lessons learned from the Australian approach might inform national aspirations for learning abroad in the Canadian context.

Moderator: Karen McBride, President and CEO, Canadian Bureau for International Education

Presenters: Trevor Goddard, Principal & Executive Director, Goddard & Associates Pty. Ltd. and DFAT New Colombo Plan Reference Group; Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services, University of Victoria; Katie Orr, Director, NSCC International, Nova Scotia Community College; Robert Summerby-Murray, President and Vice-Chancellor, Saint Mary’s University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Immigration Session

► 16:30 - 18:30

Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will take this opportunity to present information and updates pertinent to IRCC’s International Student Program and International Mobility Program, and will also take questions from participants.

Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada (IRCC) saisira l’occasion de faire le point stratégique sur le programme des étudiants étrangers et le programme de mobilité internationale et tiendront ensuite une période de questions et réponses.

Presenter / Présentatrice : Angie Laroque, Senior Policy Analyst – Immigration, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada, Government of Canada / Analyste principale des politiques – Immigration, Immigration, Réfugiés et Citoyenneté Canada, Gouvernement du Canada

This session has been approved by ICCRC for 2 CPD hours / Cette séance a été approuvée par CRCIC pour 2 heures de formation continue.

► TARGET AUDIENCE COLOUR CODE

Sessions are categorized according to areas of specialization. To find out which sessions apply to your interests, follow this colour-coded legend:

big red Senior Administration

big orange International student services

big yelllow 2 Mobility and exchange

big green Projects, aid and trade

big blue Recruitment, marketing and admissions

big purple Faculty and teachers

big turquoise All audiences

► LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

BEGINNER – 0 to 3 years of experience – Participants are new to the field of international education – Session will foster learning and support for new international education professionals

INTERMEDIATE – 4 to 9 years of experience – Participants are experienced and looking to develop further skills and knowledge – Session will build upon participants’ experience and understanding

ADVANCED – 10+ years of experience – Participants are expected to have a strong professional foundation that will aid their participation in the session – Session will advance knowledge and understanding of experienced practitioners.

Professional Learning Community Meetings
► 07:00 - 08:00

CBIE’s Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are comprised of individuals with similar interests in international education who meet and share knowledge of the sector by sharing insights, discussing issues, and informing CBIE’s policies and procedures. PLC meetings are open to all conference participants.

► STUDENT SERVICES (SACE)

Plenary Session

08:15 - 09:45

Learning Beyond Borders and Canada’s Global Engagement Challenge

Canada faces a great challenge: getting more of our students to take advantage of learning experiences in other countries.

Karen McBride, CBIE President and CEO, will lead a vibrant discussion on the challenges of engaging young Canadians to study abroad. Stemming from the launch in February 2017 of CBIE’s signature initiative: Learning Beyond Borders and Canada’s Global Engagement Challenge, this plenary will provide an overview of the campaign with a focus on the results and key learnings over the past year.

Over 90 of CBIE’s member institutions from all levels of education across Canada answered CBIE’s call to action at last year’s annual conference and joined the campaign to address Canada’s global engagement challenge.

Join us in a discussion on what the results of this campaign mean for your institution and the continued discussion on innovative solutions to address the barriers to learning abroad that many young Canadians face.

Concurrent Sessions

► 10:45 - 11:45

ARE YOUR ACTIVITIES ABROAD SAFE? / VOS ACTIVITÉS À L’INTERNATIONALE SONT-ELLES SÉCURITAIRES ?

With the rise of terrorism around the world, the notion of security has taken a whole new perspective in developed countries. Canadian schools face increasing safety challenges when pursuing activities abroad and many are not equipped to face their duty of care responsibilities, to keep their students and employees safe, to protect their reputation and to mitigate financial risks linked to legal proceedings from parents.

Avec la montée du terrorisme, la question sécuritaire ne touche plus seulement les « états fragiles » mais aussi les pays développés. Les écoles canadiennes font face à des défis sécuritaires grandissants dans leurs projets internationaux et bon nombre d’entre elles sont peu outillées pour répondre pleinement à leur devoir de diligence, pour protéger leurs étudiants et employés, pour protéger leur réputation et diminuer les risques financiers liés à une poursuite judiciaires de parents.

Presenters / Présentateurs : Marie-Claude Du Cap, Directrice, ALÉAS

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : intermédiaire, avancé

 

CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES: INTERNATIONAL RESPONSES TO SYRIAN REFUGEE STUDENTS

In follow up to our session last year, this session will continue to explore responses to ongoing Syrian Refugee Crisis, specifically the provision of scholarships, credential recognition and other innovative supports and services to Syrian refugee students. With a focus on Germany, Norway, Canada and the United States, this session will also explore the possible benefits and impacts for other refugee students.

Moderator: Michelle Manks, Senior Manager, Campus Engagement & Student Refugee Program, World University Service of Canada

Presenters: Sixtine Berquist, Global Education in Emergencies Analyst, Institute for International Education (IIE); Alexandra Gerstner, Director Information Centre Toronto, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD); Synne Lysberg, Advisor, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education (SIU); Tim Owen, Director, World Education Services (WES)

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

DISCOVERING CONDITIONS FOR OPTIMAL INTERCULTURAL DEVELOPMENT AT HOME AND ABROAD

We know that students can and do benefit from careful crafting of their international learning experiences but intercultural development still does not always go as facilitators plan. Using two case studies — a training and study abroad program in India, and life and global leadership development in a culturally diverse International House residence — we can pull apart what works, what doesn’t work, and dig into the “why?” of optimizing transformative learning opportunities for your students.

Presenters: Lynne A. Mitchell, Director and International Liaison Officer, Centre for International Programs, University of Guelph; Leslie Weigl, Global Education Coordinator, University of Alberta International

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

HIRING STUDENTS FROM INTERNATIONAL PATHWAYS: BRITISH COLUMBIA CO-OP EMPLOYER PERSPECTIVE

The ACE-BC Research Committee engaged in a collaborative research project to learn more about employers’ perspectives regarding hiring PSE students who have come from international pathways (refugees, new Canadians, visa students, etc.). The study utilized a unique qualitative methodology called Q wherein employers were asked to sort and rank a range of 38 statements that reflected a range of perceptions related to the research question.

Presenters: Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Simon Fraser University; Norah McRae, Executive Director, Co-operative Education Program and Career Services ; Director, Office of Community-University Engagement, University of Victoria

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PATHWAY PROGRAMS: BUILD INTERNALLY OR PURSUE EXTERNAL EXPERTISE?

The development of Pathway programs to increase access for international students is increasing across North America. Understanding and evaluating the many components of a comprehensive solution can be overwhelming. Panelists will discuss key considerations when determining whether an institution should pursue building a program internally vs. seeking an external partnership with an experienced private provider.

Presenters: John Waterhouse, Professor Emeritus and former Vice President, Academic and Provost, Simon Fraser University; Dan Guhr, Managing Director, Illuminate Consulting Group; Britta Baron, Associate Vice President (International) and Vice-Provost, University of Alberta; Timothy Rahilly, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President, Students & International, Simon Fraser University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

SECOND NETWORKING OPPORTUNITY WITH REPRESENTATIVES FROM LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN / DEUXIÈME OCCASION DE RÉSEAUTAGE AVEC DES REPRÉSENTANTS D’AMÉRIQUE LATINE ET DES CARAïBES

Participate in the 2017 Global Affairs Canada Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program Collaboration Mission! This networking session will facilitate partnership building with representatives from 17 post-secondary institutions in 13 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. Promote your institution, broaden your network and build institutional partnerships in the Americas.

Participez à la Mission de collaboration du Programme des futurs leaders dans les Amériques d’Affaires mondiales Canada de 2017! Cette séance de réseautage facilitera la création de partenariats avec des représentants de 17 établissements postsecondaires de 13 pays d’Amérique latine et des Caraïbes. Faites la promotion de votre établissement, élargissez votre réseau et créez des partenariats dans les Amériques.

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : Intermédiaire, avancé

 

SUCCESS PATHWAYS TO POST-SECONDARY FOR INTERNATIONAL AND ONTARIO STUDENTS SEEKING A GLOBALIZED EDUCATION

This interactive presentation will introduce participants to Ontario’s Strategy for K-12 International Education with a specific focus on enhancing pathways for international students and Ontario students seeking a globalized education experience. Participants will learn about programs in three Ontario district school boards supporting successful transition to Ontario post-secondary institutions.

Presenters: Vic Degutis, COO, Research & Development/International Education, Waterloo Catholic District School Board; Lorraine Otoide, International Education Officer, Ontario Ministry of Education

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

WHERE WILL STUDENTS COME FROM NEXT? EMERGING 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 experts in market research, global consulting and provider experience to offer insights on the future landscape of international student recruitment.

Presenters: Pamela Barrett, Director, Barton Carlyle; Craig Riggs, Editor, ICEF Monitor; Andrew Ness, Dean, International, Humber College Institute of Technology & Applied Learning

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

WORKING TOGETHER TO HELP CANADIANS GAIN GLOBAL COMPETENCIES

Working and living abroad often result in better labour market outcomes and allow students to develop cultural sensitivities. Since 2015, International Experience Canada has worked with institutions to encourage students to go abroad. This workshop showcases the collaboration between IEC and the University of New Brunswick and demonstrates how such partnerships help contribute to students’ acquisition of global competencies, sought after by employers.

Presenters: Veronica McGinn, International Development and Experiential Activities, Global Learning and Engagement, University of New Brunswick

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

► 13:15 - 14:15

ACCOMPAGNEMENT AU DÉVELOPPEMENT DE PRATIQUES DE E-LEARNING: UN TRANSFERT RAISONNÉ DE COMPÉTENCES

Depuis 30 ans, le PCBF contribue au renforcement des capacités institutionnelles de 37 pays bénéficiaires de la Francophonie. Lors de cette session, le PCBF et l’Université Laval vous présenteront un programme qui a pour objectif de partager et développer l’expertise en apprentissage en ligne en faveur d’universités des pays bénéficiaires du PCBF. L’exemple de l’Université Virtuelle de la Côte d’Ivoire qui en est actuellement bénéficiaire permettra d’illustrer un exemple d’engagement du corps professoral dans un programme d’aide au développement.

Présentateurs : Tony Toufic, Directeur, Programme canadien de bourses de la Francophonie; Didier Paquelin, Directeur de la Chaire de Leadership en pédagogie de l’enseignement supérieur, Université Laval Québec

Public cible :

Niveau d’expérience : Débutant, intermédiaire

 

AVANTAGE ONTARIO CONSORTIUM – A PARTNERSHIP MODEL FOR FRENCH ONTARIO / LE CONSORTIUM AVANTAGE ONTARIO – UN MODÈLE DE PARTENARIAT POUR L’ONTARIO FRANÇAIS

Le gouvernement de l’Ontario finance le Consortium Avantage Ontario CAO qui regroupe 10 établissements de langue française ou bilingues dont 8 universités et 2 collèges d’arts appliqués et de technologies ; le principal objectif est le recrutement d’étudiants internationaux en participant à des foires internationales, en étant présent dans les médias sociaux et en signant des ententes internationales de collaboration. Le CAO intervient aussi dans la formation et les collaborations locales.

Presentation delivered in French. Available in English through simultaneous interpretation.

Presenters / Présentateurs : Raymond Day, Directeur, Consortium Avantage Ontario; Francine Bouchard, Agente d’éducation, Ministère de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Formation professionnelle

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : intermédiaire, avancé

 

‘CLASS-SPACES’ TO ‘WORKPLACES’: WORKPLACE TRANSITION, RETENTION AND MODELS OF SUPPORT

Nova Scotia is small in size, but robust in partnerships supporting International Students. ‘STAY in NS’ is a program offering comprehensive career support for transitions from ‘student’ to ‘professional’. We present a model and practices to demonstrate how universities, private sector and government are taking steps in sector-wide initiatives to retain international students in the province; how targeted services provide tools and contacts for students to stay, live, and work in NS post-graduation.

Presenters: Jennifer Wesman, Retention Coordinator, EduNova; Chantal Brine, Vice President, Youth Employment, Venor

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

DATA DRIVING DECISIONS: INFORMING INTERNATIONAL MARKETING AND ENROLMENT STRATEGY

Major political events in the US and UK over the past year have led many international students to shift their focus to studying in Canada. Leveraging real-time data can help Canadian colleges and universities understand the impact of these events. The session will draw on the research and inquiry analytics of over 34 million prospective international students, identifying trends and insights to help inform international strategy.

Presenters: Lexie Axel-Berg, Head of Client Relationships, Canada, Hotcourses Group; Sarah Ramisch, Assistant Director, Admissions Services, Carleton University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

INTERNSHIPS IN INTERNATIONAL COMPANIES: THE GOLDEN TICKET TO KICK-STARTING A CAREER?

Universities in both Norway and Canada strive to make their graduates prepared for working in the global marketplace. International internships are available through programs offered by Mitacs and international partners, and can connect students directly to international career opportunities. How can universities make the most of the international work placements available, for furthering education, advancing research and fostering innovation?

Presenters: Linda Rutledal, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education; Synne Lysberg, Advisor, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education; Petra Kukacka, Director for International Programs, Mitacs; Sonja Knutson, Director of the International Centre, Memorial University of Newfoundland; Jeff Norrie, Principal Scientist, Innovation Collaboration and Technology Transfer, Acadian Seaplants, Ltd.

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

PATHWAYS TO INTERCULTURAL LEARNING: DIALOGUE TOWARDS A RE-MODELLED INTERCULTURAL COMPETENCY TOOLKIT

This session will focus on “Intercultural development tools” and how we use them, what we think of them and their usefulness in creating pathways for our students, faculty and staff to increase intercultural learning and global understanding. Using a World Café style format, participants will discuss a variety of intercultural learning tools for effectiveness and appropriateness in the contexts in which they work. Participants will evolve their own Intercultural Competency training toolkit.

Presenters: Chelsey Laird, Senior Manager (Internationalization & Market Support), BC Council for International Education; Teeba Alsafar, International Student Advisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Ashley Pinsent-Tobin, Manager, International Learning Programs (Inbound), Nova Scotia Community College; Yaseen Ali, International Transition Advisor, University of Toronto

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

PATHWAYS TO SUPPORTING THE SUCCESS OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS WHEN “NON-TRADITIONAL IS THE NEW NORMAL”

This session will explore the tension between targeted special populations programming and mainstreaming, particularly as it relates to supporting the success of international students. This concern arises in a context where the sentiment that “non-traditional is the new normal” is becoming more common, while at the same time internationalization is an increasing priority across Canadian campuses. The facilitators will frame the issues and context, and then lead facilitated discussion.

Presenters: Kate Jennings, Director for International Student Services, Vancouver Island University; Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University; Marc Arnold, Coordinator, Transition and Advising, University of Toronto

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

SUPPORTING EXCHANGE STUDENTS’ TRANSITION INTO NEW CULTURES: COMPARATIVE APPROACHES

One of the main reasons why universities promote internationalization is to graduate inter-culturally competent students. In this context ensuring a successful educational experience abroad implies preparing students to transition into new cultural environments. The panelists will discuss the approaches they have adopted to ensure exchange students best integrate into the host society, adapt to the academic culture of the host institution and cultural practices in the workplace.

Presenters: Marilyn Lambert-Drache, Associate Vice-President International, York University; Kris Torno, Manager, International Mobility (International Services for Students), Simon Fraser University; Emilie Viret-Thasiniphone, Director, International relations, Université Savoie Mont Blanc; Sophie Picavet, Director – International Relations, Sup’Biotech; Helen Balderama, Associate Director, International Partnerships and Programs, York University; Nicole Watson, Coordinator, International Programming, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

WRITING: AN ESSENTIAL PATHWAY SKILL FOR INTERNATIONAL AND IMMIGRANT STUDENT SUCCESS

Recent data identifies an increased need for writing skills development as a key component to international and immigrant student success. Through collaboration, analysis, and Essential Skills instruction, Language Assessment Services (LASNS), Immigrant Services Association (ISANS), and the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) have engaged in pathway and program development to meet this growing need. Join us as we explore these trends, collaboration, and map student success.

Presenters: Amanda Marshall, Writing Centre Project Coordinator, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC); Erin McDonald, Director of Programs and Services, Language Assessment Services of Nova Scotia (LASNS); Andrea Stewart, Director, Libraries & Educational Technology, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC); Carol Derby, Manager, Language Services, Immigrant Settlement Assocuation of Nova Scotia (ISANS)

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

► 15:15 - 16:15

INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION CAREER PATHWAYS: SUPPORTING OUR STAFF

International Education (IE) is a growing sector in Canada and one with many diverse areas of career-focus for professionals. This session will present findings from surveys and interviews conducted with new professionals in IE and illustrate their pathways into and out of the field of IE. Participants will gain a better understanding of the support and professional development new professionals need when entering this field of work. Best practices and ideas will be shared in a group discussion.

Presenters: Laura Marchese-Smith, Study Abroad Advisor, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology; Chelsey Laird, Senior Manager (Internationalization & Market Support), BC Council for International Education

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

INTERNATIONAL EXPERIENCE CANADA AND DISCOVER YEAR: SETTING STUDENTS UP FOR SIGNIFICANCE

Canadian employers believe that young Canadians may be left behind unless they begin to think and act globally (Leger Marketing, 2014). In this workshop, learn how International Experience Canada and Discover Year can help institutions leverage international opportunities for secondary and post-secondary students, and share innovative ideas on what can be done collectively to improve mobility rates and support a more fluid transition into the workforce.

Presenters: Jay Gosselin, Founder & President, MentorU & Discover Year; Liz Hong-Farrell, Assistant Director, International Experience Canada, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

INTERNATIONAL INTER-LEVEL PATHWAY : MOBILIZATION AND SUSTAINABILITY ISSUES / PASSERELLE INTERORDRES À L’INTERNATIONAL : ENJEUX DE MOBILISATION ET DE PÉRENNITÉ

Aiming for the co-construction of knowledge, a panel of practitioners in international education will lead this interactive workshop seeking to identify the best practices that foster a sustainable mobilization of international teams involved in an international inter-level partnership (Vietnam/Qc). Based on a case study “Development of an academic bridge between three levels of education”, this workshop will seek to further understand the challenges of a continuum of educational services.

Dans un objectif de co-construction des savoirs, un panel de praticiens en développement international du milieu de l’éducation, animera cet atelier visant à identifier les meilleures pratiques pour assurer une mobilisation durable dans le cadre de partenariat inter-ordre à l’international(Vietnam/Qc). Basé sur une étude de cas « L’élaboration d’une passerelle académique entre 3 paliers d’enseignements » cet atelier permettra de mieux cerner les défis d’un tel continuum de services éducationnel.

Presenters: Fréda Thélusma, Coordonnatrice, Cégep Marie-Victorin; Sylvain St-Amand, Directeur du Service des relations internationales, Université du Québec à Montréal; Marie-Eve Morin, Conseillère pédagogique, Cégep Marie-Victorin

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

INTERNATIONAL STUDENT PATHWAYS TO PERMANENT RESIDENCE IN CANADA: TWO STUDIES

Canada’s focus on attracting highly skilled workers makes international students an important part of its immigration strategy. How many international students are staying? And, what makes international students successful in their transition to permanent residence post-graduation? This session will provide an overview of two research projects which approach these questions.

Presenters: Timothy Owen, Deputy Executive Director, World Education Services (WES); Michael Haan, Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Studies, Western University; Alejandro Ortiz, Senior Research Associate, WES; Victoria Esses, Director of the Western Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations and Principal Investigator of the Pathways to Prosperity Partnership, Western University; Lisa Deacon, Manager Content, Canadian Bureau for International Education; Sonia Nguyen, Student, Western University

Target audience: big red

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS THAT ACCELERATE INNOVATION AND PATHWAYS TO THE GLOBAL CREATIVE ECONOMY

Based on research data that identified the gaps in secondary applied arts and media training for the global creative economy, we present a unique educational partnership between Rosedale Academy and Vancouver Film School. Using innovative technology including livestreaming, hybrid learning options, joint course development and delivery, we demonstrate how our model creates highly interactive global online learning providing pathways and potential partnerships with your post-secondary programs.

Presenters: Jasmine Lenuzzi, Director of Educational Partnerships, Rosedale Academy; Pam Turnbull, Director of Academic Programs, Rosedale Academy; Diwakar Gandhi, Director, International Strategy and Business Development, Vancouver Film School; Ted Gervan, VP of Education, Vancouver Film School

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

MAPLE LEAVES TO SHAMROCKS – CANADIAN COLLEGE DIPLOMAS TO IRISH DEGREES: FIVE YEARS OF LESSONS LEARNED

In November 2016 Colleges Ontario and the Institutes of Technology in Ireland (represented by THEA – Technological Higher Education Association), renewed a five-year agreement allowing Ontario college students to complete honours degree programs in Ireland. Hear from representatives from institutions in Ireland and Ontario and from students about this collaborative program, the lessons learned and best practices that are helping Ontario students earn a degree and gain international experience.

Presenters: John Shalagan, Principal, JTS International Higher Education Consultancy; Joseph Ryan, Chief Executive, Technological Higher Education Association (THEA); Dan Douglas, Dean, Centre for Research and Innovation, Fanshawe College; Don Young, Vice President, International Education, St. Lawrence College

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

PATHWAYS FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENT SUCCESS: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

Two higher education institutions with multiple campuses, have implemented the use of an app to help improve the experience for international students throughout the student life cycle from the moment of acceptance into the program, with the goal to improve engagement and student success. Presenters will highlight the philosophy and approach of the app, results and impact to date, and practical lessons learned in implementing the app at two different institutions.

Presenters: Rama Ishak, International Student Coordinator – Transition and Mobility, Sheridan College; Katie Orr, Director, NSCC International, Nova Scotia Community College

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

SEIZING THE MISSING OPPORTUNITIES FROM REGULAR EXCHANGE AGREEMENTS

Establishing a student exchange agreement involves developing a relationship, conducting site visits, course mapping, etc. With all this investment of time and effort we typically only focus on the regular inbound – outbound balance. This presentation will share the creative approaches taken at three universities and how they have leveraged the exchange agreement to explore other, deeper ways to capitalize their relationships.

Presenters: Michelle Adams, Student Abroad Advisor, Wilfrid Laurier University; Pauliina Rouleau, International Liaison Officer: Europe, Middle-East and Africa, Concordia University; Kara Bertram, Contract Training & Study Tour Coordinator, University of the Fraser Valley

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

CBIE’s Annual General Meeting

16:30 - 18:00

CBIE members’ voting representatives play a central role at the AGM, yet all conference participants are welcome to attend as an opportunity to learn more about CBIE. CBIE Board Chair David Ross and CBIE CEO Karen McBride will present their reports, as will chairs of all committees of the Board. Agenda items include the presentation of CBIE’s Audited Financial Statements for 2016-2017 and the election for the 2018 Board of Directors.

Les représentants de membres du BCEI ayant le droit de vote jouent un rôle central à l’AGA, mais tout le monde est le bienvenu : c’est une belle occasion d’en apprendre plus sur le BCEI. Le président du conseil d’administration du BCEI, David Ross, fera son rapport, avec les présidents de tous les comités du conseil d’administration, ainsi que Karen McBride, présidente et chef de la direction du BCEI. À l’ordre du jour notamment : une présentation des états financiers du BCEI pour 2016-2017 et l’élection du conseil d’administration 2018.

An East Coast Celebration

19:00 - midnight

No visit to Halifax would be complete without celebrating all the traditions of the east coast that include great food, lively music, and lots of opportunity for conversation. Following the tradition of an East Coast kitchen party, there is no need for fancy dress as this year we break with the tradition of the sit down dinner. Don’t worry, there will be tables and chairs when you need them, but we encourage you to move about and catch up with old friends and meet new ones. A variety of food stations will be available throughout the evening, letting you sample local dishes that will offer you the spirit of Nova Scotia. We didn’t forget that you love to dance and in addition to the songs you know best, don’t be surprised if you hear the sounds of fiddles and spoons!

Attire: Business casual

Tickets to the social event were available at the time of registration; however, additional tickets can be purchased at the Registration Desk onsite at the World Trade and Convention Centre until 6:00pm on Monday, November 20.

An East Coast Celebration is sponsored by :

► TARGET AUDIENCE COLOUR CODE

Sessions are categorized according to areas of specialization. To find out which sessions apply to your interests, follow this colour-coded legend:

big red Senior Administration

big orange International student services

big yelllow 2 Mobility and exchange

big green Projects, aid and trade

big blue Recruitment, marketing and admissions

big purple Faculty and teachers

big turquoise All audiences

► LEVEL OF EXPERIENCE DESCRIPTION

BEGINNER – 0 to 3 years of experience – Participants are new to the field of international education – Session will foster learning and support for new international education professionals

INTERMEDIATE – 4 to 9 years of experience – Participants are experienced and looking to develop further skills and knowledge – Session will build upon participants’ experience and understanding

ADVANCED – 10+ years of experience – Participants are expected to have a strong professional foundation that will aid their participation in the session – Session will advance knowledge and understanding of experienced practitioners.

Professional Learning Community Meetings
► 07:30 - 08:30

CBIE’s Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) are comprised of individuals with similar interests in international education who meet and share knowledge of the sector by sharing insights, discussing issues, and informing CBIE’s policies and procedures. PLC meetings are open to all conference participants.

► EDUCATION ABROAD

Concurrent Sessions

► 08:45 - 09:45

BUILDING MOBILITY FROM VOCATIONAL PROGRAMS TO PHD, COLLEGE TO UNIVERSITY INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY

Two public institutions in Ontario – a research intensive university and college – have developed a partnership focused on college to university mobility for international students, with a particular focus on undergraduate mobility and student success. The partnership allows international students to move seamlessly between all disciplines, from diploma programs to graduate level education. As well students at the university can seek remediation at the college to fast track to readmission.

Presenters: Joe Stokes, Associate Registrar and Director of Enrolment Services, University of Ontario Institute of Technology; Mark Herringer, Dean, International Education, Durham College

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

HARNESSING THE POTENTIAL OF EDUCATION TO PROMOTE GENDER EQUALITY AND THE EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN AND GIRLS IN SUPPORT OF CANADA’S INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT EFFORTS

The Government of Canada’s recently adopted a Feminist International Assistance Policy that seeks to reduce extreme poverty and build a more peaceful, inclusive and prosperous world wherein promoting gender equality and empowering women and girls is seen as the most effective approach to achieving Canadian development objectives.  The education sector has much to contribute in delivering on the Feminist International Assistance Policy. Employing CBIE’s current international development programming as a backdrop for reflection, this session seeks to create an exploratory space to consider how the potential of education system actors and institutions, from K-12 to post-secondary, can contribute in harnessing the potential of education in promoting gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls.  The potential for education sector engagement will be considered from the perspective of the Policy’s key action areas of human dignity, growth that works for everyone, environment and climate action, inclusive governance, and, peace and security.

Presenters: Larissa Bezo, Vice President, Corporate Relations and Operations, Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE); Karen Dalkie, Director, International Partnerships, CBIE

Target Audience: big green

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

IMMIGRATION ADVISING: COLLABORATIVE SUPPORT OF INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS FROM ADMISSION TO ARRIVAL

When international students are admitted to a Canadian college or university they celebrate for a little while, then the stress starts building about the journey that they will soon embark upon. The unreachable Canadian Consulate, the confusing IRCC website, the complicated online application system, the long processing time and sometimes the unjustified refusals are just a few of what make the study permit application a miserable experience for students. How can we facilitate this experience?

Presenters: Aziz El Mejdouby, Immigration Advisor, University of Toronto; Marc Arnold, Coordinator of Transition and Advising, University of Toronto

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

LEARNING BEYOND BORDERS: THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT

CBIE has launched a national campaign to increase the number of Canadian students who study abroad. As educators, we want to do everything we can to support our students while abroad. In collaboration between the University of Guelph, Guard.me and iCent, the App has been developed to provide students with online support and a range of tools at their fingertips. University of Guelph has been using an App since the beginning of 2017 to support the students throughout their journey: including leaving Canada, arriving at their study destination, and returning home.

Presenters: Lynne Mitchell, Director and International Liaison Officer, University of Guelph; Clark Hortsing, Vice President, Guard.me International Insurance; Ganesh Neelanjanmath, Director of Sales and Marketing, iCent App

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

MEDICINE AND HUMANITIES INTERNATIONAL PROGRAM (MHIP): AN INNOVATIVE PARTNERSHIP TO ENHANCE THE TRAINING OF HEALTH PROFESSIONALS ACROSS THE GLOBE

To enhance their respective medical education and research programs, the University of Ottawa, Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Medicine, Université de Lyon and Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine have entered into a multilateral partnership for the establishment of an International Program in the field of Medicine and Humanities. During this session, we will explore the developmental approach and the strategies we are using to guide the MHIP creation and implementation process; present the evaluation results of the first, bilingual, Medicine and Humanities International Summer School (Ottawa, 2017); and invite participants to share their perceptions and feedback regarding the MHIP partnership and its diverse components.

Presenters: Jean Roy, Director, Medicine and the Humanities Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa; Maud Mediell, Ph.D candidate in Measurement and Evaluation, Faculty of Education and Research Associate in Human Sciences, Medicine and Humanities Program, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ottawa

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate

 

SETTING THE CORNERSTONE: THE INCEPTION AND FUTURE OF THE CANADIAN LEARNING ABROAD ALUMNI COMMUNITY /

UNE FONDATION SOLIDE : CRÉATION ET FUTUR DE LA COMMUNAUTÉ CANADIENNE D’ANCIENS ÉTUDIANTS À L’ÉTRANGER

Learning Abroad Alumni have much to contribute to their institution upon return; they also gain skills, experience, career development and knowledge when engaged by their institutions after graduation. However, Institutions across Canada are not creating space for dialogue. This session will discuss the Canadian Learning Abroad Alumni Community, how it began and its accomplishments and will include an interactive section dedicated to moving forward and improving Alumni engagement across Canada.

Les établissements d’enseignement doivent faciliter la participation d’anciens étudiants à l’étranger au dialogue sur l’apprentissage à l’étranger et leur permettre de gagner en expérience, en développement professionnel, en compétences et en connaissances. Nous présenterons les réussites de la Communauté canadienne d’anciens étudiants à l’étranger depuis sa création et animerons des échanges interactifs pour réfléchir sur les futures étapes pour améliorer l’engagement des anciens du Canada.

Presenters / Présentatrices : Alida Campbell, Project Manager, Saint Mary’s University; Lisa Deacon, Content Manager, Canadian Bureau for international Education / Responsable éditoriale, Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale; Marla Douglas, Alumni Officer, Saint Mary’s University; Sylvie Albert, Gestionnaire et conseillère principale (international), Université d’Ottawa

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : débutant, intermédiaire, avancé

 

TAKING STUDENTS FROM THE COMFORT OF CANADIAN WORK TERMS TO THE ADVENTURE OF INTERNATIONAL ONES

One of the strategic priorities of the Universities of Alberta & Waterloo is international experience for students to meet growing need in globalized Canadian workplaces. Based on working with our key stakeholder group – students – to better understand what prevents them from ‘taking the leap’, we have designed infrastructure of several supports for success on the pathway of international co-op work experience. This session will explore collaborative practices to grow outbound mobility.

Presenters: Ciara Murrin, International Internship Coordinator (Outbound), University of Alberta; Shabnam (Shay) Ivkovic, Manager, International Mobility, University of Waterloo

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

THE INDIAN PATHWAY: UNIVERSITY OF THE FRASER VALLEY’S MODEL FOR A CAMPUS IN CHANDIGARH

What began as a modest cohort-based BBA program has blossomed into a multi-faceted campus operation. While offshore program delivery certainly demonstrates one type of pathway, this is a model that has its challenges, particularly in a country as complex as India. This presentation describes the development of UFV’s campus in Chandigarh by highlighting both the successes and challenges encountered over the last 12 years.

Presenters: David McGuire, Executive Director, UFV International, University of the Fraser Valley; Gurneet Anand Singh, Director, UFV Chandigarh Campus, UFV India Global Education/University of the Fraser Valley (India); Peter Geller, Vice Provost and Associate Vice President Academic, University of the Fraser Valley

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Advanced

► 10:45 - 11:45

30 YEARS OF ERASMUS+: HOW CAN CANADIAN HIGHER EDUCATION INSTITUTIONS BENEFIT FROM THE ERASMUS+ PROGRAM?

The Erasmus+ European student mobility program turns 30 in 2017. What started off as a mobility scheme for around 3,000 higher education students in 1987 has evolved into a program which, between 2014-2020, will provide a variety of opportunities to four million students and staff in the fields of education, training, youth and sport. This session presents experiences with the Erasmus+ program in Germany and Norway and describes the impact which the program’s components have had on student mobility in these countries. It will also present opportunities for Canadian Higher Education Institutions to participate in the program’s partner country stream.

Presenters: Alexandra Gerstner, Director Information Centre Toronto, German Academic Exchange Service; Alain Boutet, Executive Director, Office of International Relations, Dalhousie University; Linda Rutledal, Senior Advisor, Norwegian Centre for International Cooperation in Education; Leah Nord, Director, Board, Membership and Stakeholder Relations, Canadian Bureau for International Education; Régine Legault-Bouchard, Interim Director, International Office, University of Ottawa

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT: A KEY COMPONENT OF A SUCCESSFUL STUDENT RETENTION STRATEGY

This session will focus on how innovative collaboration between industry, educational institutions and government bodies is creating more pathways for temporary residents studying at PEI’s educational institutions; how the wider newcomer community is assisting students develop a pathway to permanent residency, and how going forward any long-term pathway to permanent residency for students needs to focus on community engagement and not just employment skills in isolation.

Presenters: Richelle Greathouse, International Student Advisor, University of Prince Edward Island; Hope Nestor, International Student Employer Liaison Officer, University of Prince Edward Island; Erica Stanley, International Student Immigration Advisor, University of Prince Edward Island

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner

 

IELTS GLOBAL OPPORTUNITIES, COLLABORATION AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT WITHIN INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION

To gain understanding and insight into the global opportunities for professional development IELTS provides as a service for Teachers, School Boards, Language Schools, Higher Education, Professional Associations and Employers. We offer organizations and professionals the opportunity to connect and build networks through our IELTS professional development Stakeholder Seminars, and IELTS Teacher Training Workshops, Bands Score, TRVS, and Road to IELTS training.

Presenters: Una Bulman, Senior IELTS Client Relations Executive Canada, IELTS British Council; Megan Agnew, IELTS Deputy Global Marketing Manager, British Council

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

FACULTY LED PROGRAMS ABROAD: REVIEW AND REFLECTION ON INNOVATIVE MODELS AND BEST PRACTICES

The evolution of the Faculty Led Programs Abroad demonstrates an endless variety of design configurations and procedural guidelines. This workshop will present numerous models and a review of of best practices for the preparation and delivery of Faculty Led Programs Abroad. Workshop participants will have the opportunity to reflect on what designs would work best within their university strategic framework and how to implement best practices for safe and effective course participation.

Presenters: Phyllis Power, Manager, Global Engagement Programming, Wilfrid Laurier University; Scott Clerk, Program Manager, University of Ontario Institute of Technology

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate

 

OUTBOUND MOBILITY IN MEDICINE AND HEALTH SCIENCES: DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIES AND CHALLENGES / MOBILITÉ SORTANTE EN MÉDECINE ET SCIENCES DE LA SANTÉ : STRATÉGIES DE DÉVELOPPEMENT ET DÉFIS

This session will focus on the strategies developed by the international offices of two faculties of medicine of Québec in order to encourage students in medicine and health sciences to undertake an internship abroad. Panelists will also discuss the tools they have put in place to improve the quality of the international experience and to facilitate the retention of what was learnt abroad.

Cette session mettra l’accent sur les stratégies développées par les directions facultaires responsables de l’international de deux universités québécoises afin d’encourager les étudiants en médecine et sciences de la santé à effectuer un stage à l’étranger. Les panélistes discuteront également des outils qu’ils ont mis en place afin d’améliorer la qualité de l’expérience à l’international et des défis concernant la rétention des acquis suite à ces séjours.

Presenters / Présentatrices : Étienne Pineault, Conseiller en affaires international, Faculté de médecine, Université de Montréal; Geneviève Bouchard, Directrice, Direction des affaires internationales / Director, Office of International Affairs, Université de Montréal; Oana Bota, Conseillère, Bureau des relations internationales, Faculté de médecine et des sciences de la santé, Université de Sherbrooke

Target Audience / public cible:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : intermédiaire, avancé

 

RACISM IS A REALITY! WHAT’S YOUR COMMUNITY DOING ABOUT IT?

Racism affects international education and international students’ destination choice, wellbeing, quality of their Canadian academic and cultural experiences, retention and post-graduation settlement. Explore the challenges and impacts of racism. Learn how a community, through collaborative efforts and the empowerment of the voices of “others”, is rallying to address these impacts. Consider your own backyards. Learn about pathways to building welcoming, inclusive, diverse and vibrant communities.

Presenters: Rose Aquino, Director, International and Exchange Student Centre (Western International), Western University; Christina Lord, International Program Coordinator, Brescia University College

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

THE BEST CONFERENCE: COACHING INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS TO SUCCESSFUL EMPLOYMENT TRANSITIONS

The BEST (Building Employment and Successful Transitions) conference is a collaborative, annual event that offers innovative, progressive, and practical training for international students entering the job market. The conference incorporates skill building workshops, networking, and breakout sessions that support the exchange ideas and unique approaches for students to build and pitch their personal brand. The presenters will provide a roadmap to recreate this event at your institutions.

Presenters: Ashley Pinsent-Tobin, Manager, International Learning Programs (Inbound), Nova Scotia Community College; Jennifer Wesman, Retention Coordinator, EduNova Cooperative Ltd.; Chantal Brine, Vice-President, Youth Employment, Venor; Kay Balite, International Student Advisor, Mount Saint Vincent University; Sasha Sears, Program, Manager, National Connector Program, Halifax Partnership

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

► 13:15 - 14:15

BRIDGING THE GAP: HOW INTEGRATED CAREER SERVICES PROMOTE INTERNATIONAL STUDENT RETENTION AND SUCCESS

This session will explore how, within a university context, integrated services and programming for international students related to work experience and career development supports student success and contributes to retention of students post-graduation.

Presenters: Caroline Lawson, International Student Specialist, University of Alberta; Marilyn Lambert-Drache, Associate Vice-President International, York University; Diana Ning, Associate Director, International Student and Scholar Services, York University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

GLOBAL AFFAIRS CANADA SCHOLARSHIPS IN ASIA / BOURSES D’AFFAIRES MONDIALES CANADA EN ASIE
Learn about the new Canada-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED); Commemorate the 45th anniversary of the Canada-China Scholars’ Exchange Program; and Review the scholarship programs for Canadians in India and Korea.

Renseignez-vous au sujet de la nouvelle initiative Bourses et programmes d’échanges éducationnels pour le développement Canada-Association des nations de l’Asie du Sud-Est (ANASE); Commémorez les 45 ans du Programme d’échanges académiques Canada-Chine; et passez en revue les programmes de bourses pour les Canadiens en Inde et en Corée.

Presenters / Présentateurs: Chantal Bolduc, Program Manager, Canadian Bureau for International Education / Chargée de programmes, Bureau canadien de l’éducation internationale; Dai Zhehua, First Secretary, Education, Embassy of the People’s Republic of China /Premier secrétaire, Éducation, Ambassade de la République populaire de Chine

Target Audience / Public cible :

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Niveau d’expérience : Débutant, intermédiaire, avancé

 

PATHWAYS TO AN IMMERSIVE INTERCULTURAL EXPERIENCE AND BEYOND!

Institutions with the strongest global connections have a cultural disposition to think beyond borders (Times Higher Education, 2017). This session will review three mechanisms, exchange, internship, and a blended model, used by UAlberta for sending students abroad. It will outline and compare the intercultural learning outcomes of the study and work abroad programs. Which experience best provides the intercultural tools needed to navigate pathways and transition to life beyond university?

Presenters: Ashley Laracy, Summer and Group Study Abroad Coordinator, University of Alberta International; Ciara Murrin, International Internship Coordinator (Outbound), University of Alberta International

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

RAISING OUR STANDARDS OF PRACTICE: ETHICS AND RECIPROCITY IN NORTH-SOUTH STUDENT MOBILITY EXPERIENCES

Debate over what constitutes an ethical and effective North-South experience is growing and in response to this, a group of like-minded international educators from a variety of sectors including academic, faith-based and NGO has been working since 2015 to develop common ethical guidelines for sending participants to partners in the global south. This workshop seeks to expand those efforts to a wider audience, share draft standards to date and solicit input and feedback from CBIE participants.

Presenters: Michael Boylan, Coordinator, Global Engagement Programming, Wilfrid Laurier University; Eyal Rosenblum, Executive Director, Operation Groundswell; Matthew Foxall, Mission Trip and Youth in Mission Coordinator, The Presbyterian Church in Canada

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

RISK MITIGATION IN INTERNATIONAL TRAVEL: FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING

This year’s CBIE theme is “Pathways in International Education: Charting the Course.” When it comes to international mobility, risk mitigation and safety are primary concerns when we are “charting the course.” However, many institutions simply don’t know where to start. This presentation demonstrates the steps UFV has taken to move from a “cross your fingers” approach to one that is far more palatable for mobility advisors, risk managers, and senior administrators.

Presenters: Kara Bertram, Contract Training & Study Tour Coordinator, UFV International, University of the Fraser Valley; David McGuire, Executive Director, UFV International, University of the Fraser Valley

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

 

THIS MINUTE HAS 24 INTERNATIONAL INCIDENTS: HOT TOPICS IN STUDY ABROAD

Universities and colleges across Canada are engaging in a national conversation that seeks to promote global engagement and increase the number of students participating in international learning opportunities. But, to what end and at what cost? This session will seek to highlight some of the contemporary issues affecting the conceptualization and implementation of study abroad programs, including: balancing the legal imperatives related to risk with its perceived educational and transformational value; entry points for articulating, integrating and evaluating learning outcomes in study abroad programs; the challenges and opportunities that come with retrofitting best practices onto existing programs; how to contextualize the ideals of global citizenship and solidarity within study abroad models; and, the implications of being too risk averse when choosing safe study abroad destinations in an increasingly uncertain and turbulent world.

Presenters: Janine Knight-Grofe, Manager – Global Experience, International Education Centre, Centennial College; Tony Rogge, Director, International & Managing Director TRU World Global Operations, Thompson Rivers University; Lynette Shultz, Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Alberta; Derek Tannis, Manager, International Student and Study Abroad Centre, University of Saskatchewan; Brad Wuetherick, Executive Director, Centre for Learning and Teaching, Dalhousie University

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Intermediate, Advanced

 

USING MULTILATERAL STUDENT EXCHANGES TO INCREASE OUTBOUND CANADIAN STUDENT MOBILITY

Multilateral consortium is a good solution for resource sharing. This session introduces the benefits of consortia which can increase outbound mobility of Canadian students.  ISEP is one of the largest study abroad membership networks in the world. UMAP is an Asia-Pacific regional consortium which provides 514 member universities in 35 countries with diverse choices in study abroad and various scholarship opportunities. Representatives from CBIE and BCCIE will also participate in the session.

Presenters: Takashi Sekiyama, Executive Director, International Secretariat, University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP); Chelsey Laird, Senior Manager, Internationalization and Market Support, BC Council for International Education

Target Audience:

Level of Experience: Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Closing Plenary Session

14:30 - 16:00

Dr. Samantha Nutt

Dr. Samantha Nutt is a respected authority for many of North America’s leading media outlets. Dr. Nutt’s critically-acclaimed debut book, entitled Damned Nations: Greed, Guns, Armies and Aid, is a bracing and uncompromising account of Dr. Nutt’s work in some of the most devastated regions of the world. Dr. Nutt was named one of Canada’s 25 Transformational Canadians by The Globe and Mail, and has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

In July 2011, Dr. Nutt was appointed to the Order of Canada, Canada’s highest civilian honour, for her contributions to improving the plight of young people in the world’s worst conflict zones. She graduated summa cum laude from McMaster University, earned an M.Sc in Public Health with distinction from the University of London and holds a Fellowship in Community Medicine from the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. Dr. Nutt is a staff physician at Women’s College Hospital in Toronto and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Toronto. She is also the Founder of War Child Canada and U.S.A.