The Student’s Voice: National results from the 2018 CBIE International Student Survey

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As international student numbers in Canada reached record highs in 2017, CBIE, alongside 46 member institutions, mobilized the most robust national effort to solicit input from over 14,000 international students who choose Canada for their post-secondary studies. This comprehensive survey provides valuable first-hand perspective and insight on the international student experience, from pre-arrival planning through study and post-graduation.

In this webinar CBIE will present an overview of international students in Canada alongside the results of the 2018 CBIE International Student Survey including key themes:

  • Student decision-making
  • Academic and social experience on campus
  • Immigration
  • Employment
  • The prevalence and experience of those student accompanied by dependents (spouses and children)
  • Housing
  • Indigenous identity and ways of knowing

At the end of this webinar participants will be provided:

  • A newly-released report detailing the national results of the CBIE International Student Survey
  • Information on an upcoming series of webinars which delve deeper into salient themes
  • More insight about CBIE’s ability to mobilize data to drive evidence-based decision-making in the international education sector

About the Presenters

Lisa Deacon
Manager, knowledge mobilization
Canadian Bureau for International Education

Lisa is responsible for CBIE’s research and data activities. She has led the design, administration and analysis of the CBIE International Student Survey since 2014. In her spare time Lisa is a hockey player, violinist, mother and social entrepreneur, facilitating diverse community groups to spur technology and data-enabled social innovation. Lisa is a proud alumna of Ryerson University and Bishop’s University.

Melissa Payne
Manager, Professional Development
Canadian Bureau for International Education

Melissa manages CBIE’s professional development portfolio which includes conceptualizing and delivering training programs for the international education sector. She is passionate about connecting people and developing learning networks to equip and empower individuals with tools and resources to grow in their profession.

Prior to joining CBIE in 2014, Melissa worked with a number of education focused non-profit organizations and higher education institutions in Asia and Africa facilitating partnerships across cultures to build organizational capacity as well as delivering learning programs in organizational development, communications, teacher training and ESL studies.