Atlantic Regional Meeting

June 20-21, 2019

Saint-Mary’s University
Halifax, NS

Riding the Wave: Internationalization in Atlantic Canada

Saint Mary’s University will be hosting the 2019 CBIE Atlantic Regional Meeting in Halifax, June 20-21, 2019. Participants are also encouraged to attend the Thursday evening reception, celebrating EduNova’s 15th year anniversary.

This year’s conference theme is inspired by the region we live in—the waves and shores of Atlantic Canada, and the dynamic landscape of internationalization that surrounds us. As international educators, we are committed to working within this landscape as we share ideas exploring the lifecycle of internationalization. From the individual, institutional, and organizational level, this conference explores topics surrounding multiple pillars of international education: recruitment and retention of international students, student services’ success, pathways to immigration and employment, and the mobility of students, faculty, and staff. The program will address and engage all subsections of international education in Atlantic Canada—K-12, language, college and university.

During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to participate in active dialogue on the future of internationalization in our region. The goal is for participants to gain practical tools and resources that will improve student success and satisfaction, and allow attendees to develop a deeper understanding and awareness of the innovative models of support, research findings, and the changing landscape of internationalization within our region.

Program at a Glance

Saint Mary’s University, Sobey Building, 903 Robie Street
Thursday, June 20
  • 12:00-1:00 PM Registration & Arrival
  • 1:00-1:30 PM Smudging Ceremony – Indigenous Elder
  • 1:30-2:00 PM Welcome Remarks and CBIE Plenary
  • 2:00-3:00 PM Employer & International Graduate Panel
  • 3:00-3:25 PM Break
  • 3:30-4:30 PM Keynote Speaker: Nannette Ripmeester, International Mobility Expert
  • 5:30-7:30 PM EduNova’s 15th Anniversary Celebration
Friday, June 21
  • 8:00-9:00 AM Registration and Arrival
  • 9:00-10:00 AM Keynote Speaker: Michael Haan, Canada Research Chair in Migration and Ethnic Relations
  • 10:00-10:25 AM Coffee Break
  • 1030-11:30 AM Concurrent Sessions (3 workshops)
  • 11:30 -12:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (3 workshops)
  • 12:30-1:30 PM Lunch
  • 1:30-2:30 PM Concurrent Sessions (3 workshops)
  • 2:30-2:55 PM Coffee Break
  • 3:00-4:00 PM Concurrent Sessions (3 workshops)
  • 4:00-4:45 PM Closing Plenary
  • 4:45 PM Closing Remarks
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Registration Fee: $100

*Student fee: If you are a student who would like to attend the conference, please contact your institution’s international centre for more information on how to obtain the student rate.



Hampton Inn by Hilton Halifax Downtown
  • Address: 1960 Brunswick St, Halifax, NS B3J 2G7
  • Booking: 1-902-422-1391 or online at
  • Rate: $189 plus applicable tax
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm and check-out time 12:00 pm
  • Parking: $23 per day

Rates includes:

  • Free hot breakfast
  • Clean and fresh Hampton bed®
  • Free WiFi in every room
  • Gym/fitness center use

Hotel facilities includes:

  • Conference Centre with seven meeting spaces, contemporary A/V technology and a free business center
  • Complimentary printing service
  • Coin Laundry
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Accessible rooms available on request
Cambridge Suites Inn
  • Address: 1583 Brunswick St. Halifax, NS B3J 3P5
  • Booking: 1-902-420-0555/1-800-565-1263 and mention you will be attending the CBIE Regional Meeting or email
  • Rate: $175 plus applicable taxes
  • Check-in Time: 3:00 pm and check-out time 1:00 pm
  • Parking: $22 per night (heated and underground parking)

Rates includes:

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free high-speed wireless internet
  • Free local telephone calls, toll-free and calling card access
  • Rooftop fitness studio

Hotel facilities includes:

  • 24/7 Business Centre
  • Rooftop Patio
  • Same-day dry cleaning and laundry service
  • Lobby Market