THANK YOU TO OUR MEMBERS!
CBIE’s Education Abroad Student Survey
A big thank you to the 35 post-secondary institutions across all 10 provinces who participated in Canada’s Global Engagement Challenge: The CBIE Education Abroad Student Survey. Yielding over 8,000 student responses, the survey engaged more participants than any other CBIE survey to date!Respondents were entered in a random draw for one of five cash prizes, which were awarded to students attending the following institutions:
We appreciate the commitment and support of participating institutions in making this national endeavor a real success. Stay tuned for the survey results in CBIE’s annual flagship publication, A World of Learning, to be released November 2016.
Celebrating 85 Years at CBIE
From left to right: Nagla Laprise, Jennifer Humphries, Lynne Manion, Anna Mastelloto, Maurice Lelièvre, Shelley Druce, Debbie Grantham, Bashir Hassanali
With a collective 85 years at CBIE, Jennifer Humphries, Shelley Druce and Bashir Hassanali will be retiring this month.
“Our colleagues Jennifer, Shelley and Bashir have made an invaluable contribution to the successes of CBIE over many years. While their wise counsel and team spirit will be greatly missed by all of us, we wish them happiness and health in their well-deserved retirements.” Karen McBride, President and CEO
Webinars for Members
CBIE is inviting member representatives to participate in the following interactive webinars regarding key issues for Canada’s international assistance policy and programming. We will use member feedback to inform our formal recommendations to Global Affairs Canada under the current International Assistance Policy Review. For more information, contact Vera Kiriloff, Manager of International Partnerships at 613-237-4820 x 247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, June 20:
- 12h30 to 13h45 (ET): Health and rights of women and children – Register
- 13h45 to 15h00 (ET): Santé et droits des femmes et des enfants – Register
Tuesday, June 21:
- 12h30 to 13h45 (ET): Clean economic growth and climate change – Register
- 13h45 to 15h00 (ET): Croissance économique propre et changements climatiques – Register
Wednesday, June 22:
- 12h30 to 13h45 (ET): Governance, pluralism, diversity and human rights – Register
- 13h45 to 15h00 (ET): Gouvernance, pluralisme, diversité et droits de la personne – Register
Thursday, June 23:
- 12h30 to 13h45 (ET): Peace and security, and responding to humanitarian crises and the needs of displaced populations – Register
- 13h45 to 15h00 (ET): Paix et sécurité, et répondre aux situations de crise humanitaire et aux besoins des populations déplacées – Register
Regional Meetings at a Glance
Janine Knight-Grofe, CBIE and Larissa Strong, Durham College
Thank you to those of you who participated in the OAIE/Ontario Regional Meeting at Durham College and UOIT, Shared Campus in Oshawa, Ontario on May 16-17. To celebrate the institutions sharing a campus, this year’s OAIE theme was “Intersections” and focused on how colleges and universities intersect in international education.
Pauline L’Écuyer, McGill University, receiving a gift from Jennifer Humphries, CBIE (with Sylvain St-Amand, CBIE Board member, UQAM) at the Québec Regional Meeting at Collège Montmorency.
Pauline was recognized for her service, expertise, diplomacy and extraordinary work over several years on CBIE’s Immigration Advisory Committee, serving two terms as Committee Chair.The Atlantic Regional Meeting took place on May 25 at The University of New Brunswick (UNB) and St. Thomas University (STU) in Fredericton, New Brunswick, in conjunction with IETP’s “Building Intercultural Skills and Approaches for International Education Training Program”. The meeting examined the benefits and limitations to current internationalization models. With over 50 participants from all over Atlantic Canada, the regional meeting provided a meeting place for an exchange of ideas on campus internationalization. A big thank you to the UNB and STU for organizing such an informative and engaging event!
Western Regional Meeting
Haven’t registered yet for CBIE’s Western Regional meeting? Make sure to register and save the date: June 23-24, 2016 at University of Regina, Regina, SK.
ANNUAL CONFERENCE UPDATES
CBIE’S 50TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!
November 13-16, 2016 – Ottawa, Ontario
INTERNATIONALIZATION FOR ALL
CBIE’s Annual Conference is “the” meeting place for international education professionals from across Canada and around the world. Take advantage of our early bird rate – available until August 31. For more information about this year’s conference and to register, visit our website.
Have you submitted your nomination for this year’s Excellence Awards? You still have time but act quickly, the deadline is June 15.
Call for Expressions of Interest
National Capital Region Familiarization Tour for International Participants of CBIE’s 50th Annual International Education Conference
Date: November 16-19, 2016
Location: National Capital Region, Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec
Cost: In-kind support
As a key feature of CBIE’s 50th Annual Conference in Ottawa, a Familiarization tour of Canadian educational institutions across the Eastern Ontario/ Western Quebec region will be organized for international participants. The Familiarization Tour aims to highlight Canadian institutional excellence, to promote member institutions within the National Capital Region and to facilitate international partnerships. Institutions on the agenda will host tours and arrange for meetings with relevant officials, in order to promote discussions on international partnerships, mobility agreements and joint projects. Read more.
WES Research Special Report:
CBIE’S partner WES has issued a report covering worldwide practice in the assessment of credentials and qualifications of refugees and other displaced individuals.
CBIE AROUND THE WORLD
The Impact of Executive Education on the Financial Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa
Researchers from Ghana, Uganda and Cameroon led by Dr. Jeff McNally (4th from the left) at the Laweh Open University in Accra.
CBIE’s David Comerford was in Accra, Ghana from May 22 to 28 along with Lead Researcher, Dr. Jeff McNally from the University of New Brunswick. David delivered a two-day orientation session to African researchers who will be working with CBIE on a project funded by Financial Sector Deepening Africa (FSDA) entitled “The Impact of Executive Education on the Financial Sector in Sub-Saharan Africa.”
Quality and Accessible Legal Aid in Ukraine (QALA)
Larissa Bezo, CBIE, Liliya Hrynevych, Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine, Pavlo Petrenko, Minister of Justice of Ukraine, Gia Getsadze, Deputy Minister of Justice of Ukraine
Larissa Bezo travelled to Ukraine May 22 to June 2 to participate in a steering committee of the Quality and Accessible Legal Aid (QALA) Project and to lead a learning needs assessment mission of the Canadian Bar Association. The goal was to begin development of a future training program for Ukrainian lawyers to build legal aid service delivery capacity.
CBIE Meeting Ministers of Education in Indonesia and the Philippines
George Khoury, CBIE, with representatives of Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization, Regional Open Learning Centre (SEAMOLEC) in Indonesia.
George Khoury is visiting Indonesia and the Philippines from May 27 to June 11 to meet with government ministries and agencies, post-secondary and K-12 institutions, the Asian Development Bank and other education stakeholders.
CBIE’s 6th Annual Photo Contest
- Did you have a study abroad experience as a student?
- Are you a visiting faculty member from a foreign university?
- Have you represented a Canadian institution abroad?
Tell us your story through a photograph. Share how an international learning opportunity made for a lasting memory.
Registration Open: International Students and Immigration Education Program (ISIEP)
Registration takes place in two steps:
2. Receive instructions in July from the ISIEP Team on finalizing registration, including paying the program fee.
Youth Global Participation & Humanitarian Seminar in Taipei, Taiwan
The Education Division of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Canada (TECO) has requested CBIE assistance with the selection process for Canadian participants for an International Seminar on Youth Public Participation and Humanitarianism in The Age Of Globalization, taking place in Taiwan in October 2016. Read more.
SEE WHO’S BLOGGING!
Without Borders Blog: Designing the International Student User Experience
What can the international education sector learn from the design community? New blog by CBIE’s Lisa Deacon.
Featured Student Blog: Articulating the Academic in the Study Abroad Experience
In this month’s featured student blog, Amy, a York University alumna, shares the highlights of her master’s research which focused on the academic experiences of students who participated in the Ontario-Baden-Württemberg Student Exchange.
The CBIE student blog features content for prospective international students to Canada and Canadians considering study abroad. For more information on how to be featured contact email@example.com.