CBIE REGIONAL MEETINGS

Atlantic Regional Meeting

May 24 – 25, 2018 | Dalhousie University | Halifax, NS
Diversity & Inclusion in International Education: An Invitation to Dance.

Dalhousie University will be hosting the 2018 CBIE Atlantic Regional Meeting in Halifax, May 24-25, 2018. Participants are encouraged to attend the Thursday evening reception as we set the tone for the conference.

This year’s conference theme was inspired by Vernā Myers; well-known quote, “Diversity is being invited to the party; inclusion is being asked to dance“.  As international educators, we are committed to advancing diversity and inclusive excellence within international education on an individual, institutional, and organizational level. This conference explores how international educational leaders are navigating the complex challenges associated with creating environments that promote social inclusion, diversity and intercultural learning.

During the conference, participants will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss best inclusive practices in their areas. The goal is for participants to gain practical tools and resources that will improve quality of service and ultimately foster a diverse and inclusive community on their campuses.

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Registration

$100
Includes:

  • Pre-Conference Blanket Exercise on the 24th (please sign-up during registration)
  • Evening reception on the 24th
  • Full day of conference sessions on the 25th
  • Lunch and coffee breaks on the 25th

Online registration is now closed. On-site registration will be available.

Program

Dalhousie University, Kenneth Rowe Building – 6100 University Ave, Halifax, NS
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Thursday May 24, 2018
  • 2:00pm-7:00pm: Early Registration & Arrival
    Location: International Centre, Dalhousie University
    Address: 1246 LeMarchant St., Halifax
  • 2:00pm: Pre-Conference Blanket Exercise
    Location: International Centre, Dalhousie University
    Address: 1246 LeMarchant St., Halifax

Delegates are invited to join Dalhousie’s Elder in Residence for Blanket Exercise, a hands-on opportunity to learn about the history of the Indigenous-settler relationship in Canada.

  • 6:00-8:00pm: Networking Reception
    Location: Dalhousie University Club, 6259 Alumni Crescent
Friday May 25, 2018
  • 8:00 am: Registration and Light Breakfast
    Location: Atrium, Kenneth Rowe Building
  • 9:00 am: Welcome
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Katie Orr, Director NSCC International and CBIE Board Member
  • 9:05 am: Opening Remarks
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Dr. Katherine Harman, Acting Vice-Provost, Student Affairs, Dalhousie University
  • 9:15 am: Panel Discussion – Inclusion Reimagined: Challenging the Notion of Inclusivity in Higher Education
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    This panel presentation, moderated by Tom Brophy (Senior Director of Student Services at Saint Mary’s University), will discuss issues of inclusion and inclusivity on higher education campuses and will challenge audience members to critically reflect on their institutional practices of inclusion. Do these practices, programmes and activities welcome everyone to the table? If so, how and with what effect? How can institutions improve upon current practices in order to ensure students feel included throughout their entire educational journey as well as within wider society once they graduate? The panel will be comprised of four members of the International Education Community to give a wide variety of experience and feedback to the issue of Inclusion.
    Moderator: Tom Brophy, Senior Director, Student Services, Saint Mary’s University
    Panelists: Kaiyi Lu, International Student, Saint Mary’s University; Isheanesu Maponga, Dalhousie Graduate, EduNova Study And Stay Recipient; Shakira Weatherdon, Equity and Inclusion Consultant, NSCC; Dr. Jonathan Langdon, Professor, St. Francis Xavier University; Lorraine Reddick, Student Support Worker, Strait Regional School Board
  • 10:45 am: Coffee Break, Location: Atrium 
  • 11:00-11:45 am: CBIE Session – Canada’s International Student Numbers: So what and now what?
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    We have all witnessed the exponential growth of international students to Canada over the past decade, with the Government of Canada’s target of doubling the number of inbound students by 2022 met five years early.  This session will present the latest data, and explore what these numbers mean for the country, for campuses, for (international and domestic) student populations, and for you and your colleagues. Discussions at CBIE’s regional meetings will feed CBIE’s position with stakeholders vis-à-vis next steps, and help inform CBIE’s services and activities to serve its membership.
    Moderator: Katie Orr, Director NSCC International and CBIE Board Member
    Presenters: Dr. Basel Alashi, Vice-President, International Partnership, CBIE; Leah Nord, Director of Board, Member and Stakeholder Relations, CBIE
  • 12:00-1:15 pm: Lunch/Networking
    Location: Shirreff Hall, 6385 South St.
  • 1:30 pm: Concurrent Sessions
    Session 1 – Memorial University in Europe: Harnessing the Canada-EU Trade Agreement for Strategic Internationalization
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Presenters: Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office, Memorial University; George Osmond, George Osmond Consulting
    Session 2 – How an International Experience Sets Student Apart: Supporting students’ Employability after Studying, Completing a Degree or Living Abroad
    Location: Room 1028, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Presenters: Alida Campbell, Project Manager, Global Learning and Intercultural Support Office, Saint Mary’s University; Lysa Appleton, Career and Employment Coach, Career Services, Saint Mary’s University 
  • 2:30 pm: Coffee Break, Location: Atrium 
  • 2:45 pm: Concurrent Sessions
    Session 1 – Safe Space in Education Abroad: An Invitation to Dance
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Presenter: Kendall Kadatz, Experiential Education Coordinator, Renaissance College, University of New Brunswick
    Session 2 – Shifting from Invitation to Dance  –  From Admissions to Integration
    Location: Room 1028, Kenneth Rowe Building
    Presenter: Donna Hooker, MBA, President, M Square Media
  • 4:00 pm: Closing and Adjournment
    Location: Room 1020, Kenneth Rowe Building
ACCOMMODATIONS
Dalhousie Residence

Dalhousie Residence Rooms are starting at $44.50 a night plus free parking. To book call 902 494-8840 or visit http://stay.dal.ca/book/

Atlantica Hotel

The Atlantica Hotel Rooms are starting at $139 a night plus free parking. To book call 902 423-1161, let them know you are attending a conference at Dalhousie and you would like the Dalhousie preferred rate.

Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites
Lord Nelson

The Lord Nelson rooms are starting at $155 a night. To book call 902 423-6331, let them know you are attending a conference at Dalhousie and you would like the Dalhousie preferred rate.