The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is pleased to launch a new set of internationalization principles for Canadian education.
The Internationalization Statement of Principles for Canadian Educational Institutions was crafted by senior leaders in CBIE’s Internationalization Leaders Network (ILN), who believed that Canadian education leaders, strategists and policy-makers were looking for a clear statement consistent with their values to navigate the fast-paced world of internationalization, which is gaining in scope and importance every year.
“The Statement crystallizes the essential principles which frame and guide our work,” said Karen McBride, CBIE President and CEO. “They were implicit in CBIE’s Code of Ethical Practice, but this presentation makes them both explicit and powerful. We urge our member institutions and school districts – all levels of education – to use the Statement of Principles to support their own internationalization efforts.”
Dr. Peter J. Ricketts, chair of the ILN and Provost and Vice-President (Academic) at Carleton University, played a central role in drafting the Statement. “Internationalization is a high priority for Canadian institutions and we need to undertake it in ways that are connected to our core values,” said Dr. Ricketts. “The Statement gives us a constant, succinct reference point to guide our actions.”
CBIE’s Board of Directors considers the Principles to be an important addition to CBIE’s documents in ensuring the integrity of our work and reaffirming our core values: Equity, Quality, Inclusiveness and Partnership.
The CBIE Internationalization Statement of Principles for Canadian Educational Institutions is on CBIE’s website.
The Statement is featured in an article in University Affairs, a publication of the Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada:
The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) is Canada’s national organization dedicated to making Canada a global leader in international education. CBIE’s pan-Canadian membership comprises 150 colleges, institutes, universities, school boards and language schools which enroll over 1.2 million students from coast to coast.
Jennifer Humphries, Vice-President, Membership, Public Policy and Communications
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