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 Bissonette, Conseiller aux étudiants étrangers, Bureau de la vie étudiante, Direction des services aux étudiants, Université Laval
  • Teresa Brooks, Associate Director, International Student Services, Langara College
  • Anna Choudhury, Manager, International Student Integration, Algonquin College
  • Natasha Clark, International Student Advisor, Memorial University
  • Alexandra McAllister, Program Officer, The Learning Centre, CBIE
  • Diana Ning, Associate Director, International Student & Scholar Services, York University
  • Leah Nord, Director, Corporate Affairs and Chair of the Immigration Advisory Committee, CBIE
  • Leyda-Melissa Paulmier, Immigration Advisor/ Conseillère en Immigration, McGill University
  • Larissa Strong, Manager, International Student Support, Durham College
  • Michelle Suderman, Director, International Student Development, University of British Columbia
  • Patrick Sullivan, Manager, International Programs and Services, NAIT Polytechnic

Annual Conference Advisory Committee

From the selection of the conference theme to the successful delivery of Canada’s conference on international education, the advisory committee provides guidance and advice to CBIE staff. The Committee ensures that the program reflects the national focus, interests and priorities of CBIE. Committee members oversee the Call for Papers process, review submissions and suggest resource persons for sessions and plenary speakers. Members of the 2017 Committee are:

  • Ernest Mulvey, Director, International Education Centre, Algonquin College
  • Christiaan Bernard, Director, Camosun International, Camosun College
  • John Nelson, International Outreach Manager, Carleton International, Carleton University
  • Nathalie Dubois, Coordonnatrice – Recrutement international Direction des affaires internationales, Fédération des cégeps
  • Darcy Rollins, College Director and Principal, International College of Manitoba
  • Katie Orr, Director, NSCC International, Nova Scotia Community College
  • Jos Nolle, Dean, Seneca International, Seneca College
  • Cheryl Dumaresq, Interim Managing Director, Office of the Vice-Provost, International, The University of British Columbia
  • Gary Slater, Associated Vice-President, Student Affairs, University of Ottawa
  • Helen Balderma, Associate Director, International Partnerships and Programs, York University
  • Jacquelyn Hoult, Director, Knowledge Mobilization, Canadian Bureau for International Education
  • Erica Stewart, Manager, Events and Development, Canadian Bureau for International Education
  • Janice Hunt, Events and Marketing Coordinator, Canadian Bureau for International Education
  • Alissar Hajjar, Conference and Membership Coordinator, Canadian Bureau for International Education