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:

  • Patrick Bissonnette, Conseiller aux étudiants étrangers, Université Laval
  • 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
  • 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, Director, International Centre, Southern Alberta Institute of Technology
  • Anne Christensen, Director, Development and Partnerships, CBIE