Committees

To ensure those aspects of international education that are top-of-mind to our members are being properly addressed, CBIE brings together advisory committees and maintains standing committees of the Board of Directors.

Immigration Advisory Committee

Established in 1994, the Immigration Advisory Committee identifies critical issues from the institutional perspective, in particular systemic issues affecting international students, and works with CBIE and with Citizenship and Immigration Canada to attempt to resolve them. The committee serves as the communication liaison with CBIE members on immigration issues, and facilitates the development of more effective policies, procedures and systems meeting the needs of international students and institutions. Members of this committee are:

  • Vanessa Casanovas i Michel, Responsable, secteur des étudiants internationaux et programme d’échanges, Polytechnique Montréal
  • Lisa Griffin Ndour, Responsable, Services aux étudiantes et étudiants internationaux et de la mobilité étudiante, Université de Moncton
  • Celine Huang, Manager, International Student Services, Vancouver Community College
  • Brianna (Bree) Huene, International Student Specialist, Immigration, University of Calgary
  • Shawna Luey, Manager, International Student Services, Niagara College
  • Diana Ning, Manager, International Education, Conestoga College
  • Leyda-Melissa Paulmier, Immigration Advisor/ Conseillère en Immigration, McGill University
  • Philipp Reichert, Manager, International Programs and Services, UBC Okanagan
  • Larissa Strong, Director, International Education, St. Francis Xavier University
  • Patrick Sullivan, Manager, International Programs and Services, NAIT Polytechnic
  • Ashley Sullivan, Manager, International Student Integration & Support, George Brown College
  • Melissa Payne, Director, Member Relations and Chair of the Immigration Advisory Committee, CBIE