Opportunities for International Higher Education 2021

Ontario Regional Meeting – Virtual

June 7th to 11th, 2021

McMaster University
Hamilton, Ontario

Opportunities for International Higher Education: Keeping the Future Human
Register: $50
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About This Event

The 2021 CBIE Ontario Regional meeting, ‘Opportunities for International Higher Education: Keeping the Future Human’, will kick-off with a keynote on the future of internationalization and global engagement in light of COVID-19, followed by panel discussions, presentations and networking opportunities throughout the conference. Panel sessions will focus on a variety of key topics including equity and inclusion in internationalization, the role of UN SDGs in global engagement, and will also include presentations from IRCC and CBIE PLCs. A focus on the exploration of current challenges and future opportunities for internationalization in Ontario and across Canada is woven throughout the conference.

Why Attend This Event?
  • Network and build relationships with international education professionals.
  • Learn about how the industry and its institutions are recovering from the COVID-19 crisis.
  • Participate in open discussions with industry professionals from Ontario.
Who Will Be There?
  • Student advisors, researchers and faculty, language instructors, recruitment and marketing professionals, and other international education practitioners.
  • Senior leadership of international offices from schools, colleges, institutes and universities.
  • Federal and provincial government officials.

Program at a Glance

11:30 – 01:00 EDT: Keynote Presentation and Panel Discussion: Future Directions for Internationalization

Welcome and opening remarks: Larissa Bezo, President and Chief Executive Officer, CBIE and David H. Farrar, President and Vice-Chancellor, McMaster University

What are the short and long-term impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on internationalization for higher education institutions (HEIs)? What current and emergent challenges and opportunities will shape the evolution of global engagement in HEIs? Join keynote speaker, Francisco Marmolejo, President of Higher Education, Qatar Foundation and our distinguished panel of experts for insightful, thought-provoking presentations, moderated dialogue and Q&A on the current and future state of internationalization.

Keynote:

Francisco Marmolejo
President Higher Education
Qatar Foundation
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Moderator:

Peter Mascher
Vice-Provost International Affairs
McMaster University
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Panellists:

Ishwar K. Puri
Dean of the Faculty of Engineering
McMaster University
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Andrew Ness
Dean, International
Humber College
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Elizabeth Buckner
Assistant Professor, OISE
University of Toronto
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Thank you to Sannam S4 for sponsoring the live captioning of this panel.

01:00 – 01:15 EDT: Screen Break/Hallway Chat

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Advancing higher education institutions’ international relations: opportunities and challenges

This session focuses upon higher education institutions’ international relations – that is, the ways in ‘central offices’ aggregate interests from across the university, represent those interests, and receive and process external queries. In wake of short-term and more permanent changes induced by the global pandemic, such central offices are having to rethink their strategies, and the ways in which they operationalize the same. This session will feature introductory comments from the University of Waterloo colleagues, followed by interactive activities where all can share experiences and perspectives. It is meant to be thought-provoking – and informative – for those who have institution-wide responsibilities for international relations.

Ian Rowlands
AVP International
University of Waterloo

Christopher Peace
Associate Director, International Operations
University of Waterloo

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Grounded Project: An innovative approach to experiential, contextualized and international education

The Grounded Project is an innovative approach to providing international experiential education to students at York and partnering institutions in Costa Rica, combining mixed-methods pedagogy including globally networked learning and ethnographic research to create a ‘docuseries’ exploring issues of socio-ecological well-being in communities associated with York’s Las Nubes Eco-campus in Costa Rica. Educators and international practitioners interested in developing interactive strategies, connections and mechanisms of international and experiential education can learn from this model. Student short films showcase learning outcomes and exemplify resource materials used in courses and research. Participants receive an invitation to the full documentary screening in June.

Julie Hard
Manager, International Relations
York University

Ana Maria Martinez
Associate Director
Las Nubes Project

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - The Future of Virtual Mobility: Lessons Learned from MSc. Global Health Program

International mobility has been a key pillar of the MSc. Global Health Program at McMaster University since its inception in 2010. Each year, together with our partners at Maastricht University (The Netherlands), the University of Southeastern Norway, and Universidad del Rosario (Colombia), we offer students the opportunity to participate in international mobility.
With travel restrictions in effect through the 2020-21 academic year, the Global Health program and partner institutions pivoted to offer virtual mobility options at two partner institutions. This presentation will provide an overview of the key insights and lessons learned from the evaluation of these virtual mobility opportunities.

Christy Gombay
Academic Coordinator
McMaster University

Adam Zvric
Research Analyst
McMaster University

Sonya de Laat
Academic Advisor
McMaster University

Evelyne Onari
McMaster Global Health student

Alison Tidmarsh
McMaster Global Health student

02:20 – 02:50 EDT: Focus on Wellness: Mindfulness in Uncertain Times

In this brief session, you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • The basics of mindfulness and its technique
  • Resilience as a learnable skill
  • How to apply mindfulness techniques to daily situations
  • Continue learning to consolidate mindfulness skills.

Parmjit Singh, PhD
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Family Medicine

11:30 - 12:00 EDT: Coffee Chat/Social

The Student Success Centre at McMaster can help you network and connect with other colleagues this week.

Join us for virtual coffee chats to meet new peers and connect with current colleagues in an informal social setting. Bring your beverage of choice. Join breakout rooms for small group conversations. Then, participate in a raffle to win a $20 Starbucks gift card!

In this brief session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Join small breakout rooms in Zoom, introduce yourself and meet new colleagues.
  • Chat about your reasons for attending the CBIE Ontario regional meeting and your expectations for the week.
  • Share personal anecdotes from this busy year. Suggested topics include: What do you enjoy most about the work you do right now? What is something unexpected but positive that’s come out of the changes in this past year? What are you excited about for this summer and fall?
  • Come back to the larger group, check for your name in the raffle winners and get ready for your next session!

 Francesca Hernandez
Global Experience Coordinator
Student Success Centre
McMaster University

12:00 – 01:00 EDT: Immigration Update with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

Representatives from Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) will take this opportunity to present information and updates pertinent to IRCC’s International Student Program and International Mobility Program as it has been impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. IRCC representatives will answer questions curated by CBIE’s community and live from participants. The session will be moderated by CBIE’s Immigration Advisory Committee (IAC).

Panellists:

Angie Larocque, Senior Policy Analyst, Immigration
Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada / Government of Canada

Ashley Sullivan
Manager, International Admissions & Enrolment, RISIA
George Brown College

01:00 – 01:15 EDT: Screen Break/Hallway Chat

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - COVID Safe Intake using iCent technology; use cases & lessons from two large Ontario PSE intuitions

Participants in this session will learn how Seneca College and Mohawk College, two higher education institutions with multiple campuses, have implemented the iCent technology platform with the goal to improve virtual engagement and arrival supports during the COVID-19 Pandemic. These virtual innovations have been important and necessary to overcome the barriers of remote education and travel for an international student audience, improving the student experience of those arriving from abroad, and needing remote, timely, human response and supports in parallel. Presenters will highlight the philosophy and approach, results and impacts to date, and practical lessons learned during implementation.

Natalie Hughes
Academic Manager – International
Mohawk College

Angela Burnie
Senior Manager, International & Operations
Seneca College

Ganesh Neelanjanmath
Founder & CTO
iCent

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Graduating during a pandemic: multicultural student perspectives

This discussion will explore topics of accessibility, wellness, employability, government policies on immigration, and innovation in virtual and hybrid studies, from a student perspective. The focus will be on sharing pre-pandemic experience, pandemic experience, and future possibilities for international students in Ontario. The discussion will provide the perspectives of international students who come from three very diverse cultural and educational backgrounds and who were studying at McMaster pre-Covid, had to pivot to fully remote/online to graduate from their Engineering, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation Masters program.

Christa Morrison
Digital Pedagogy Specialist
McMaster University

Joanna Wang
Student
McMaster University

Mark Kamukama
Student
McMaster University

Mohamed Aslam
Student
McMaster University

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - It Takes a Village: A Change Management Journey to Developing Robust Supports for International Students

Mohawk College undertook a “journey” to uncover gaps and pain points in the international student experience. The result was the implementation of a “village of supports” for international students, anchored by a specific change management methodology. Join us as we explore a common question within the Internationalization journey: how can we best engage the institution to support our international students from pre-arrival to alumni? We will review our change management strategy, touching on key aspects of our cross-College support framework while opening up a discussion with the audience on barriers and opportunities to supporting international students at our institutions.

Allison Stewart
Change Management Lead, International Admissions
Mohawk College

Jenn Horwath
Academic Coordinator, International & Partnerships
Mohawk College

02:20 – 03:20 EDT: Focus on Wellness: Time Freedom: Reclaim Your Life

This session will introduce some effective strategies for creating a more productive and fulfilling life in order for attendees to spend more time doing activities they enjoy with the people they love.  Paul Weston will introduce the concept of Energy Zones and discuss the importance of setting Professional, Personal and Social boundaries that allow us to focus our time and energy effectively and not become diluted by distractions.

He will present his Physical Drain for Mental Gain theory that explains how effective effort and productive work stimulates the mind leading to an improved quality of life. This wellness session is not about Time Management – it is about TIME FREEDOM!

Paul will also conduct a Question and Answer session on any related topic.

Paul Weston
President and Head of Solutions
Andrew Jane Consultants

11:30 – 01:00 EDT: Panel Discussion: Internationalization and the SDGs

Welcome and opening remarks:  Susan Tighe, Provost, McMaster University

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), also known as the Global Goals, were adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015 as a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. Today, the global goals are an increasingly popular framework and set of principles used by higher education institutions (HEIs) to inform their missions and transform aspirational goals into measurable and sustainable impacts. What is the role of HEIs, and in particular, international offices and programs, in advancing the UN 2030 agenda? What are the emerging practices to embed the UN SDGs into internationalization in higher education, and how are universities and colleges adopting and mobilizing the SDGs as part of their strategies? Join our distinguished panel of experts who will exchange ideas and experiences on this important topic, followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A.

Moderator:

Meghna Ramaswamy
Director of International Office
University of Saskatchewan
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Panellists:

Monika Froehler
Chief Executive Officer, Ban Ki-Moon Centre for Global Citizens
Vienna, Austria
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Andrea Baumann
Associate Vice-President, Global Health, Faculty of Health Sciences
McMaster University
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Charles Hopkins
UNESCO Chair
York University
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Omar Hernández
Public Information Officer
United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI)
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01:00 – 01:15 EDT: Screen Break/Hallway Chat

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - A Day in the Life of an In-country Representative

In-country representation is a strategy used by universities for a number of objectives including strengthening and focusing recruitment efforts, extending partnership efforts and furthering alumni engagement.  Are you curious about what these representatives do on a daily basis, how they work and what challenges they face?  Join Sannam S4 – a long-time provider of in-country representation services – to hear from colleagues directly on the role, and perceptions from their side of the desk. Also hear from Ontario based university colleague and Sannam S4’s partner success team on building presence in India.

Ishrat Jahan
Senior Manager of Education, North America
SannamS4

Shannon Bracken
Director, Admissions and Recruitment at
Ontario Tech University

Riddhi Khurana
Recruitment Advisor in India (supporting OUT)
Sannam S4

Ritika Singh
Head of Partner Success
SannamS4

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Innovative International Higher Education: A Global Health Program’s Experience Integrating Virtual and Hybrid Approaches to Internationalization

The MSc. Global Health program at McMaster University has over a decade of experience in addressing gaps in internationalization through the introduction of various international learning opportunities. This has been made possible by developing a Global Health Consortium that includes partner higher education institutions from seven different countries and embracing advances in information and communication technologies to effectively pair traditional mobility opportunities with elements of ‘Internationalization at Home’.
This panel presentation will provide an overview of the various ways internationalization has been incorporated into the MSc. Global Health program at McMaster University.

Andrea Baumann
AVP Global Health
McMaster University

Christy Gombay
Academic Coordinator
McMaster University

Sue Barclay
Instructor
McMaster University

Adam Zvric
Research Analyst
McMaster University

Sonya de Laat
Academic Advisor
McMaster University

Dr. Deborah DiLiberto
Assistant Professor
McMaster University

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - International student engagement: experience and lessons learned

Andrew Wickham, Project Manager, Eco Sensitive Initiatives, Seneca College will share his experiences and lessons learned in creating engaging learning experiences for international students. Kate Whalen, PhD, Senior Manager, Academic Sustainability Programs, McMaster University, will facilitate the discussion and Q&A.

Andrew Wickham
Project Manager, Eco Sensitive Initiatives
Seneca College

Kate Whalen, PhD
Senior Manager, Academic Sustainability Programs
McMaster University

02:20 – 02:50 EDT: Focus on Wellness: Let’s Get Energized! Stretch and Move with Heidi O’Brien

Take a break and join Heidi O’Brien, Fitness Instructor, for some “feel good” stretching exercises you can do at your desk, followed by a short, low impact movement session to get invigorated. No dance skills required!

Heidi O’Brien
Certified Fitness Instructor

11:30 – 01:00 EDT: Panel Discussion: Equity and Inclusion in Internationalization

Welcome and opening remarks: Arig al Shaibah, Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion, McMaster University

What is ‘Inclusive Internationalization’ and why is it important? How can new and emerging leaders in international education enhance equity, diversity, and inclusion goals while meeting internationalization objectives? How do we bring greater acknowledgement to the experience of racialized international students, and ensure a welcoming and supportive environment amidst the challenges amplified by COVID-19, including the increase of anti-Asian racism? How do we ensure more inclusive exchange experiences for student groups who have been less represented in international mobility programs such as indigenous, racialized students, students with disability, students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and mature students? Can Internationalization at Home (IaH) address gaps left by the traditional study abroad? This panel discussion will explore the intersection of internationalization with diversity, equity, and inclusion (EDI). Join our esteemed panellists in exploring this critical topic, followed by a moderated dialogue and Q&A.

Moderator:

Arig al Shaibah
Associate Vice-President, Equity and Inclusion
McMaster University
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Panellists:

Yasmin Razack
Director of Global Citizenship Education & Inclusion
Centennial College
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Elizabeth Buckner
Assistant Professor, OISE
University of Toronto
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Alyssa Lai
Communications Consultant, Former Civic Action Diverse City Fellow
International Student Alumni
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Bonny Ibhawoh
Senator William Chair in Global Human Rights and Director
Centre for Human Rights and Restorative Justice
McMaster University
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Anver Saloojee
Professor and former Assistant Vice President, International
Ryerson University
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01:00 – 01:15 EDT: Screen Break/Hallway Chat

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Responding to…lots of jobs but not enough skills

The presentation will demonstrate a decision support tool for academic leaders that was developed to address ‘what-if academic program skills questions’, enable data visualization of skill inventories, assess the risk of disruption, and support senior decision-making regarding programs (e.g., recombining skills to support new job demands and supporting international student resiliency through career counselling and related support services).

Keith Monrose
Executive Director
Seneca International

Maurice Chang
Principal Advisor
Innovant Advisors

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Source Market Trends & International Student Enrollments - What’s Next?

Using a combination of IRCC and ApplyBoard data, we will examine international student mobility trends to Ontario Institutions. Our session will use data we have paired with insights from our in-country sales teams to open the conversation surrounding trends in demand we are seeing with international students. By reviewing these trends, and how the pandemic impacted key source markets, we will be able to assist schools in developing post COVID recruitment strategies by adapting existing programs and/or develop new ones to bring more engaging and valuable offerings to their target markets and improve conversion rates.

Hannah Dang
Director – Strategic Partnerships
ApplyBoard

Sanchit Mittal
Manager
ApplyBoard

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - WES Gateway Program: International Credential Evaluations for Displaced Peoples

The acceptance of Gateway Program evaluation reports by academic institutions is most crucial for integration of displaced individuals to Canadian education system. Wilfrid Laurier University joined as a referral partner and, in this session, we will jointly share our experiences with the program and the benefits for respective students and admissions professionals.

Key take-aways:
• Understanding of Gateway Program
• Benefits of becoming a referral partner
• Benefits to students

Aliyyah Nazeem
Senior Manager, Academic Services
World Education Services

Jennifer Williams
International Admissions Coordinator
Wilfred Laurier University

02:20 – 02:50 ADT: INTL – Networking “Happy Hour” & Live Music by Mû Mbana

In this session, you will have the opportunity to meet new people, learn more about INTL, win prizes, and most importantly, have fun!

In this networking session we’ll have live music from Mû Mbana in the main room while breakout rooms (virtual hallways) will be open for participants to connect with each other. You’re welcome to just soak in the music in the main room, or step in and out into he breakout rooms.

Mû was born on the island of Bolama, Guinea-Bissau, he grew up influenced by the music of his immediate surroundings, especially the female voices and religious music of the Brame (Mancanha) and Bidjugu peoples.
Multi-instrumentalist, songwriter and poet. The maturity of his music and the instruments that accompany it are as a material reflection of his soul of musician and artist. His vast and eclectic curriculum includes 10 albums already published and many stages of Europe, Africa and America.
He has collaborated with many musicians and projects like Selva de Mar, La Locomotora Negra, the great Manu Dibango, Simão Felix, Rosa Zaragoza, Lula Pena, Jurandir Santana and Fabiana Cozza. Currently, he goes between Bissáu and Barcelona.

INTL Facilitators:

Chen Chen
University of Guelph

Leah Polonenko
University of Toronto Scarborough

Julia Kulik
University of Toronto

Tharsy Selvanantham
Ontario Tech University

11:30 - 12:00 EDT: Coffee Chat/Social

The Student Success Centre at McMaster can help you network and connect with other colleagues this week.

Join us for virtual coffee chats to meet new peers and connect with current colleagues in an informal social setting. Bring your beverage of choice. Join breakout rooms for small group conversations. Then, participate in a raffle to win a $20 Starbucks gift card!

In this brief session, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Join small breakout rooms in Zoom, introduce yourself and meet new colleagues.
  • Share thoughts and key takeaways from this week.
  • Take action on follow-up plans. Would you like to learn more about a specific topic? Are you interested in following up with one particular colleague or group?
  • Come back to the larger group, check for your name in the raffle winners and get ready for your next session!

Francesca Hernandez
Global Experience Coordinator
Student Success Centre
McMaster University

12:00 – 12:55 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Keeping it Human with an International Student-Centered Approach

This interactive session is about engaging international department staff, front line staff from various departments and faculty to focus on centering the international student in your internationalization strategy to support their success.

Participant Take-aways:
Connect by sharing real-life experiences of international students and re-examine your relationships and intercultural competency skills to more effectively communicate with them.
Inspire colleagues to consider how to flex and flux your processes to transform supports for your international students, in and outside the classroom, whether face-to-face or online.
Empower your vision to take action to shift the educational landscape at your institution or organization.

Karen Strang
Strang Intercultural Solutions

Melanie McVeety
Strang Intercultural Solutions

12:00 – 12:55 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - The Benefits of Digital Integrated Language Pathway Programs

Integrated language pathway programs (ILPPs), today more than ever, present institutions with opportunities to strategically position themselves within the higher education landscape. Students can continue to build their language proficiency while also developing their disciplinary knowledge. This acknowledges’ the full breadth of learners’ abilities and enables a shift away from deficits-based language learning towards an assets-based approach. This presentation will discuss numerous benefits of LLPPs to both students and schools. Participants will have opportunities to discuss ways LLPPs may be implemented in a variety of digital models and modalities, and take away considerations for their own programming plans.

Meredith McGregor
Academic Director
CultureWorks Inc.

12:00 – 12:55 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Student Wellness During COVID-19 at King’s University College and Beyond

In a time of great uncertainty and global challenges, where remote learning is prevalent, it is more important now than ever to address how we can create a campus climate that will help both international students and marginalized domestic students feel welcome and at home. Student wellness is a broad topic that includes minimizing barriers to participate in campus activities in an effort to provide an equitable experience for all students. In this presentation, Amna Wasty, King’s International & Exchange Student Advisor, and Olivia Yusuf, King’s International Programs Coordinator, will give a presentation on ways King’s is keeping international students engaged with programming, as well as host two discussions on international and domestic student wellness in relation to anti-racism/EDI initiatives and outbound mobility. The goal of this presentation is to encourage attendees to reflect on and share all the ways we, as higher education professionals, can contribute to a positive student experience for all.

Amna Wasty
International & Exchange Student Advisor
King’s University College

Olivia Yusuf
International Program Coordinator
University of Western Ontario

12:00 – 12:55 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - 2021 Activities for International Relations Professional Learning Committee (IR-PLC)

The mandate of the IR-PLC creates a space for International Relations Officers (IROs) and others whose work focuses on supporting and promoting international collaborations. The IR-PLC also enables Canadian IROs to connect with peers in areas of common interest and we aspire to do this in ways that include our global community of practitioners. This session will introduce the PLC to the CBIE members, highlight some of the initiatives planned for the 2021, and will have opportunities for members to provide their feedback, insights, and ideas for future activities and discussion topics that would best serve the community.

Janine Denis Gonzalez
Partnership Development Specialist
University of Ottawa

Yukino Mori
Manager, Global Engagement, SFU International
Simon Fraser University

Felipe Civita Ferreira
International Projects Officer
NorQuest College

01:00 – 01:15 EDT: Screen Break/Hallway Chat

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Inclusive social-emotional learning experiences possible during a pandemic

From hosting graduation parties, provincial conferences, Communities of Practice, large courses (2000+ students), problem-based learning courses, labs, tutorials, clubs, and individual learning spaces: the intentional use of inclusive collaboration and communication platforms, features and strategies enabled International Learners to participate from wherever they were over the last year. All students had equal access to learning spaces, content and conversations. This presentation will focus on possibilities discovered, successes, and lessons learned using and supporting the use of Microsoft365 and Zoom.

Christa Morrison
Digital Pedagogy Specialist
McMaster University

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Coordinating a financial response to widespread critical incidents affecting international learners: Lessons Learned

In March 2020 the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a global pandemic, prompting the Canadian government to introduce a global travel advisory and recommend the immediate repatriation of all travelers. Higher Education Institutions (HEI) across Canada responded to support the safe return of students abroad; offering an array of academic, wellness and logistical supports, including financial assistance. This session will review the findings of a small working group formed as part of the Canadian Higher Education Travel Safety Network (CHETSN) to reflect on the challenges, successes and lessons learned in coordinating a financial response during a widespread critical incident.

Jenna Levi
Education Abroad Coordinator
McMaster University

Elissa Cressman
Manager, Safety Abroad
University of Waterloo

01:20 – 02:15 EDT: CONCURRENT SESSION - Experiences in developing a cross-disciplinary global engagement course: Key lessons of good practice and related challenges

Globalization has made it important for college students to understand what it means to be responsible global citizens. Many institutions have staff who facilitate students’ global experiences. However, for meaningful global experience, students need to engage in pre-departure training in the foundations of global citizenship that the students and their instructors deem relevant. We will present an evidence- informed, participatory and cross- disciplinary process we employed to develop a global preparation course for outbound students. The presentation will highlight the approaches, the key lessons learnt and the related challenges. Through a facilitated discussion, participants will share their experiences and we will harness relevant best practices. This will be relevant to instructors and staff interested in developing similar courses.

Lydia Kapiriri
Associate Professor
McMaster University

Hanna Chidwick
PhD Candidate
Global Health

02:20 – 02:50 EDT: Closing Remarks

A detailed description of each session will be available shortly.

Pre-recorded sessions from the Professional Learning Communities of CBIE will be available to watch on-demand.

Regional Meetings Bursaries

The Canadian Bureau for International Education is pleased to award thirty (30) bursaries to new and emerging leaders in the field of international education to attend the CBIE Regional Meetings (Virtual).

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Zoom Webinars and Meetings

The COVID-19 pandemic has made communications technology more relevant than it has ever been. We have opted to use Zoom Webinars and Zoom Meetings for this event.

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The GRIP Platform

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Thank you to our panellists and presenters.

Francisco Marmolejo

Francisco Marmolejo

Qatar Foundation

Elizabeth Buckner

Elizabeth Buckner

University of Toronto

Andrew Ness

Andrew Ness

Humber College

Ishwar K. Puri

Ishwar K. Puri

McMaster University

Peter Mascher

Peter Mascher

McMaster University

Arig al Shaibah

Arig al Shaibah

McMaster University

Alyssa Lai

Alyssa Lai

International Student Alumni

Yasmin Razack

Yasmin Razack

Centennial College

Bonny Ibhawoh

Bonny Ibhawoh

McMaster University

Meghna Ramaswamy

Meghna Ramaswamy

University of Saskatchewan

Monika Froehler

Monika Froehler

Ban Ki-Moon Centre
for Global Citizens

Andrea Baumann

Andrea Baumann

McMaster University

Charles Hopkins

Charles Hopkins

York University

Omar Hernández

Omar Hernández

United Nations
Academic Impact

Anver Saloojee

Anver Saloojee

Ryerson University