Ontario Regional Meeting/OAIE Conference 2017

Mohawk College, in partnership with McMaster University, is pleased to be hosting the 2017 CBIE Ontario Regional Meeting/OAIE Conference in Hamilton at both campuses on June 19 and 20th, 2017.

The conference theme is Education City: Welcoming Communities and Lifelong Learning. Session themes include: Welcoming Communities (Global Engagement & Community Development); Successful Transitions (Inter-institutional and Campus Programming & Support); and Partnerships, Collaborations & Mobility.


Cost: $175


  • Two days of conference sessions
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner on June 19 and 20
  • One (1) ticket to the Monday evening reception
  • Campus parking (if staying at the campus residence)
  • Transportation between the campuses
Professional Development Workshop: Immigration Advising for International Students and their Spouses and Families

Sunday, June 18, 2017 | 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm

Enhance your knowledge of immigration issues by adding the CBIE professional development workshop to your Regional Meeting. This workshop has been approved for 3 CPD hours for RCICs and RISIAs.

*This workshop will be held on the margins of the Ontario Regional Meeting, however, participants may attend the workshop only. There is an additional fee for this workshop.

Detailed Program

  • Accommodations/Registration Check-in
  • Welcome Reception/Registration Check-in
  • Check-in/On-site registration
  • Welcome and panel
  • Break
  • Concurrent sessions
  • A1 – Global & Community Engagement at the Faculty-Level
  • A2 – The Preferred Partnership Model: Local and Global Engagement through the Ottawa-Shanghai Partnership
  • A3 – Moving Beyond the Cultural Mosaic: Leadership Programs for International Student Mentors
  • A4 – Global Citizenship & Equity Education: Model for International Learning
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent sessions
  • B1 –  Flexible Intercultural Training – Meeting the Intercultural Needs of Different Campus Groups
  • B2 – Interview & Discussion with Leo Johnson, Executive Director, Empowerment Squared
  • B3 – Speaking the Language of Today’s Students – Building a Global Community in the Web 2.0 Era
  • Break
  • Concurrent sessions
  • C1 –  What are you cooking today?
  • C2 – Collaborative Innovations in Faculty-Led Programs Abroad
  • C3 – Speak My Language: Using Digital Media for Transitional Programming
  • CBIE Update
  • Related meetings
  • Evening reception and dinner
  • Welcome and keynote
  • Break
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • D1 – From International Students to Permanent Residents: One City Works to Facilitate Successful Transitions
  • D2 – EAP & MakerSpace Projects: A Unique Collaboration
  • D3 – Beyond the Mirror: Benefits of Working with Diverse Groups
  • D4 – Update from Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development
  • Lunch
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • E1 – Moving from Passive to Active: Changing Students’ Self-perceptions and Involvement in their Classroom, College and Community
  • E2 – Teaching Practicum in Italy: Partnerships for a Decade of Sustainability
  • E3 – International Student Connect: A Pathway to Immigration
  • E4 – How to Authenticate Academic Documents from China? Session offered by WES.
  • Break
  • Concurrent Sessions
  • F1 – The Experiences of Racialized International Students
  • F2 – Full Circle: Creating Opportunities for the Transfer of Peer-to-Peer Knowledge
  • F3 – Obligation of Service: At what point does support start and end?
  • Closing reception and dinner

Accommodations are available at McMaster University residences or at two local hotels.

On campus

McMaster University’s Mary Keyes Residence: $62 pp/night plus HST. 4 independent bedroom suites, with 2 shared bathrooms, a kitchen and living room. (Available until midnight (ET) June 12th.)

Les Prince Hall: $71 pp/ plus HST. Single occupancy room with ensuite washroom and shared lounge and kitchenette on floor. (Available until midnight (ET) June 12th.)

On-campus room bookings include parking.

For more information and to book on-campus accommodations, click here.


Visitors Inn Hotel: $109/night plus HST | Booking code to receive conference rate: “OAIE” (available until June 4th)

To book: Phone: 1-800-387-4620 | Email: reservations@visitorsinn.com |Online: https://webres.visitorsinn.com/

Homewood Suites by Hilton: $129/night plus HST | Booking code to receive conference rate: “OIA” (available until May 31st).

To book online, click here.


McMaster is conveniently located on the GO Bus line from Square One, Aldershot and Toronto Union.

More information: http://www.mcmaster.ca/welcome/findus.cfm