Ottawa- November 27, 2019: The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) unveiled its new Strategic Plan for 2020-2025 at its Annual Conference and Annual General Meeting in Winnipeg, Manitoba last week. The plan will position CBIE to play a more activist and strategic role on behalf of its 150+ member organizations in advancing the internationalization of education in Canada and around the world.
CBIE’s new Strategic Plan focuses on three priorities for action:
- A more inclusive, engaged and sustainable CBIE
- Strengthened capacity for leadership and informed advocacy
- An expanded role in advancing the internationalization of education in Canada and around the world
“Our new five-year strategic plan focuses on priorities our members agreed were essential to strengthen and improve the quality and relevance of international education programming in Canada,” stated CBIE Board Chair, Robert Summerby-Murray. “In every region of the country, our members called for CBIE to play a more assertive role in developing the business case for the internationalization of education, in supporting the sector to speak with one voice on issues of mutual concern and in designing leading-edge programming to expand international faculty and educational exchanges, collaborative research and inbound and outbound student enrollment,”
Over the summer and fall of 2019, CBIE board members and the CBIE executive team engaged with members to build and shape this new strategic direction through a series of meetings and regional roundtables. CBIE members were also given an opportunity to offer written input and feedback.
“Implementing this bold agenda will mean changes for CBIE”, stated CBIE President and CEO, Larissa Bezo. “It will require us to develop new platforms and forums for our engagement with members and key sector stakeholders. More to the point, it will require us to engage with our membership and with Canada’s international education community in a more deliberate and strategic way to generate new evidence and insights to inform policies and build consensus for how to strengthen Canada’s status as a global leader in international education.”
The Canadian Bureau for International Education is the national organization dedicated to the internationalization of education and the expansion of educational partnerships between Canada and countries around the globe. CBIE’s pan-Canadian membership comprises 150+ colleges, institutes, cégeps, universities, school boards and language schools.
Jacquelyn Hoult, Director of Knowledge Mobilization