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Summer Seminar 2014: Session Descriptions
SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014
Hands-On Google Analytics
Ava Naves, Principal, The Online Strategy House
Time: 9:00am – 12:00pmAudience: This workshop is open to all educators interested in the topic and/or use analytics in their current roleCost: $149 plus tax; Pre-Conference I and II Package - $300 plus taxREGISTER NOW
Google Analytics is constantly revamping this tool to provide new reports, updated user interfaces, and in some cases removing features, such as keyword data. In this session you'll learn what data to pay attention to and how often, how to use advanced segments to track the success of your marketing campaigns and ways to set up customized reports, dashboards and alerts for various members of your organization.
This 3-hour session is perfect for the marketer who is already familiar with Google Analytics and wants to bring their understanding of the tool to the next level with actionable insights, goal and event tracking, and custom reports, dashboards and alerts. Bring your laptop with access to the admin-level of your Google Analytics account to participate in the walkthrough of the tool features noted below.
Part I: Setup
Part II: Acquisition and Engagement
Part III: Conversion Tracking & Reporting
Intermediate Interactive Social Marketing Clinic with Digital Marketing Expert Tod MaffinTod Maffin, Chief Strategist, Engage-Q Digital
Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pmAudience: This workshop is open to all educators interested in the topic and/or those who use digital communications marketing in their current role.Cost: $199 plus tax; Pre-Conference I and II Package - $300 plus taxREGISTER NOW
So you have mastered the basics of reaching potential international students using your social channels. Now, it is time to up your game. In this intensive, intimate session, digital marketing guru Tod Maffin will walk a select group of attendees through some advanced tactics to reach and engage your market more effectively — even with a limited budget.
Triple Your School's Visibility on Facebook's News Feed
Using Facebook's and Twitter's Targeted Advertising with a Low Budget
How to Handle Negative Feedback in Your Social Channels
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
BC Ministry of Education International Student Pathways Research Project Daniel J. Guhr, Managing Director, Illuminate Consulting Group
Time: 9:00am – 10:00am
Knowledge of international student flows can be a potent driver of student recruitment and retention, immigration and educational program design. In support of British Columbia’s International Education Strategy, the BC Government has recently completed a research project with the aim of better understanding and supporting the pathways that international students take leading to, during, and after their studies in BC. The session will look at international student movements between and among BC language schools, K-12 schools, and post-secondary institutions, and compare results to international pathway leaders like Australia and the United Kingdom. Information to be shared will reflect on in-depth surveys of institutions in all sectors as well as extensive data analysis. A specific focus is placed on forward-looking pathways and collaboration opportunities for BC international education providers.
Categorizing and Better Supporting Various Models of International Experiential Education
Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University
International experiential education provides an important complement to classroom education and learning that cannot be realized in any other way. Sometimes this learning can be transformative, particularly if it is intentionally identified and supported. However, without appropriate attention to the differences between the traditional classroom environment and the situated learning environment, much of the promise of international experiential education can become lost. This session explores how to define and better support the learning that is unique to various forms of international educational experiences offered by many North American PSE institutions. The following questions will guide the session:
Moderator:Ivy-Lerner Frank, Trade Commissioner and First Secretary, Education, High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, India
Panellists:Mackie Chase, Program Director Emeritus, Continuing Studies, UBC; Founder of the Centre for Intercultural Communication at UBCBarj S. Dhahan, Co-Founder and Director, Canada-India Education SocietyDavid Mulroney, Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Former Canadian Ambassador to ChinaYang Xinyu, Minister Counsellor Education Office Chinese Embassy, Ottawa
Time: 10:20am - 11:35am
A majority of Canadians agree that building competencies in the education sector for enhanced engagement with Asia is critical to our mutual prosperity. Over 80% of Canadian business leaders, government officials, academics, students and NGO workers connected to and knowledgeable about Asia support the need for more mobility opportunities – study abroad, internships, co-op placements and field schools – and the need for a broader and more solid foundation of knowledge of Asian societies and economies. Even so, only a fraction of our students pursue or gain these competencies. Employers continue to cite difficulties in finding qualified Canadians to fill Asia-related jobs, suggesting that the next generation of our work force might be bystanders in the Pacific Century. What is the urgency in addressing this disconnect? Join us for this engaging Thought Leader Dialogue as leaders in the field posit arguments that should inform our education system vis-a-vis developing Asia Competencies.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014
Panelists:Fanta Aw, President, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, American University, Washington, USAMarkus Badde, CEO, ICEF, GermanyGordon Cheung, Former President of APAIE, The Chinese University of Hong KongHans-Georg van Liempd, President EAIE, Tilburg University, The NetherlandsJennifer Humphries, Vice-President, Membership, Public Policy and Communications, Canadian Bureau for International (CBIE)John Hudzik, Professor and Former Vice-President of Global Engagement, Michigan State University, Senior Scholar for Internationalization, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, USA, former President NAFSA, former President, AIEA
Time: 8:30am - 9:45am
The International Education sector is in a period of dynamic transformation both pushed and led by traditional, new and changing commentators and actors, by armchair experts, and by emerging practices, programs, policies, revenue and immigration imperatives, regulations, power politics and diverse agendas. From the sector's early roles of facilitating student mobility, global understanding and “hands across the water” through to the phenomena of MOOCs and the new primacy of export education, breeding arbitrary rankings and the inevitable detritus of globalization, like it or not we are no longer mom-and-pop operations. The sector now operates on a global scale and with global impact. Contexts are changing. Our associations can be leading the charge and directing the conversation.
It has been said that our sector is on the 'forward edge of change' but how is this change being managed or directed? What is the big picture? What is the end game? If we don't know the destination, how do we know when we get there? If we can't envisage the result, what processes do we need in place, and how do we both anticipate and mitigate the inevitable friction of deleterious change? Are the values that guide us shared or individual, are they global or cultural or based on nation state or trade bloc priorities? Is it possible to define the respective roles of practitioners, governments, associations? Is there a likelihood or imperative for consensus or is this beyond our reach?
The panelists will offer their unique perceptions on the role of associations in shining a light and perhaps guiding us on this forward edge of change. This session promises to energize delegates as we move the discussion from dialogue towards a reframing of work and values. Perceptions will be both shared and challenged amongst our panelists who represent some of the largest and most influential International Education organizations in the world.
Speaker:Honourable Amrik Virk
Time: 8:30am - 8:45amLocation: Park Ballroom
British Columbia’s Minister of Advanced Education, the Honourable Amrik Virk, will address attendees on the role and importance of International Education in BC.
Speaker:Honourable Peter Fassbender
Time: 8:15am - 8:30amLocation: Park Ballroom
British Columbia’s Minister of Education, the Honourable Peter Fassbender, will share his perspectives on the evolving role of International Education for the K-12 sector and beyond.
Time: 2:05pm - 2:50pm
Senior level International Education representatives from the Ministry of Advanced Education and Ministry of Education will provide updates on BC’s International Education Strategy and activities in support of international education. There will be an opportunity for questions and to engage in discussion.
Presenters:Paul Bailey, Deputy Director, International Education, Ottawa Rochelle Bacigalupo, Trade Commissioner, VancouverJaqueline Aguilar, Regional Education Officer for the Americas, International Education, Department Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, BrazilDavid Yarwood, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Shanghai, ChinaIvy Lerner-Frank, First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, New Delhi, India
Time: 3:10pm - 3:55pm
This session will highlight progress on the recent launch and roll out of Canada’s International Education Strategy, part of which is to attract more international researchers and students to Canada, deepen the research links between Canadian and foreign educational institutions, and establish a pan-Canadian partnership with provinces and territories and all key education stakeholders, including the private sector. The session will welcome representatives from DFATD in Ottawa and Vancouver and include Canadian Trade Commissioners from Brazil, China, and India. The update will provide time for participant feedback and questions.
Presenters:Vicky Hou, Senior Program Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citoyenneté et Immigration CanadaAngie Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada
Time: 3:55pm - 4:35pm
This session will include updates on key reforms to the International Student Program (ISP) and implementation (Designated Learning Institution Portal, Communications, and Moving Forward ). There will be time at the end for questions.
K-12, Language, Post-Secondary
Monday, June 23, 2014Tuesday, June 24, 2014Wednesday, June 25, 2014
MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014
Presenter:Adrian Conradi, Associate Director, TRU World, Thompson Rivers UniversityDuane Seibel, Director, Student and Judicial Affairs, TRU World, Thompson Rivers University
Dealing with mental health crises is no easy task. Just as mental health is an increasingly hot topic in Canadian society in general, so too are we seeing a rise in incidents of mental illness in international students on our campuses. From the role of the International Student Advisor (ISA) to a Case Management Committee, this session looks at real case studies and identifies best practices. Participants will share stories of both success and failure in dealing with international students suffering from mental illness.
Presenter:Mike Brown, Senior Planner, Strategic Planning, YVR
How and to what extent do the interests of International Education intersect with the vision of BC's international and regional airports? What are the shared opportunities between our sector as it looks to diversify and grow with that of the strategic vision planned for the Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)? How can we work towards further support and develop of each other's interests and objectives? YVR had more than 17 million transactions last year: arrivals, transfers and departures. Informed estimates suggest that up to 5% of traffic arriving, transferring through or departing YVR are affiliated with the International Education sector, be it students, family members or practitioners and the road warriors on the front lines. Our sector comprises a major stakeholder community for YVR. This session will build on previous dialogues towards continued and concrete outcomes between YVR and BC’s International Education sector.
Presenter:Dave Sage, Director, New Neighbours Consulting
Are you just starting out with a new market and have signed up to an education fair? Or, perhaps you've been going to the same event for ten years and have watched your conversions drop off? All too often, institutions invest considerably in an event, work extremely hard, and still end up disappointed with the results, even when their peers report they've done quite well. This presentation discusses techniques that blend market research, booth design, etiquette, and post-trip CRM. These additions are easy to implement in-house, and have the aim of promoting brand awareness, safeguarding investments, and of course, finding more appropriate, happier applicants.
Presenter:Silke Klenk, Director, International Office, University of VictoriaAnne Cirillo, Program Coordinator, International Office, University of Victoria
Comprehensive internationalization is about creating a genuine ethos of global understanding and intercultural respect that is woven into the institutional fabric. This involves embracing and celebrating cultural diversity and fostering global-mindedness across every aspect of the campus. Yet the reality is often different, and despite our best efforts, we function at a basic level of internationalization where the focus is on increasing linkages abroad and attracting international students. This interactive session will explore best-practices of achieving comprehensive internationalization through student-focused initiatives at University of Victoria that are designed to engage and empower international students to build cross-cultural relationships with Canadian students, faculty and staff.
Presenter:Elizabeth West, Faculty, Camosun CollegeWendy Royal, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityMaggie Reagh, Coordinator and Instructor, Capilano University
Offering undergraduate credit for English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses recognizes the high level of English language proficiency that international students achieve in the modern global context of language learning. This major development in the EAP field challenges the traditional perception of ESL as developmental and places it within a respected position in post-secondary institutions on par with learning other modern languages. It represents a critical shift from the remedial designation that has traditionally stigmatized the ESL profession. This presentation discusses the rationale for undergraduate credit, reviews the current trends globally, and explores the institutional challenges and successes within BC.
Presenter:Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
In our classrooms we expect students from all around the world to form teams and complete discipline based projects. This often becomes an exercise in frustration for educators and students alike. Research shows that these experiences may actually entrench stereotypes or cause students to avoid working with other cultures due to their perception of risk factors. Kyra and Robin will share recent research from TRU that supports rethinking how we prepare, conduct, and evaluate group work in culturally diverse classrooms in order to meet the intercultural learning outcomes we strive for in international education.
Presenter:David Chow, Program Advisor, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
The BC Provincial Nominee Program (PNP) is an economic immigration program designed to help BC meet its evolving labour market and economic development needs. The PNP offers an expedited pathway to permanent residence for workers, international students and investment-ready entrepreneurs. Two of the fastest growing categories of the program are for International Graduates and Post-Graduates. International education professionals will leave this session understanding the PNP program requirements as well as other immigration pathways for international students. The session will be broken into three parts. Part 1: Strategic Immigrant Attraction and Retention to Meet BC's Economic Needs - This section will explain the province's role in immigrant selection and the strategic direction behind the current design of the program. Part 2: Streams, Categories and Criteria - This section will explain the BC PNP's program streams and categories and the criteria specific to each one. It will also highlight the unique benefits that BC's program offers international students. Part 3: Engaging International Education Clients and Stakeholders - This section will focus on PNP's strategies to engage partners and stakeholders to promote BC as a destination of choice for economic immigrants, specifically with the international education community.
Presenter:Susanne Schmiesing, Director, Business Development & Operations, University of British Columbia Vantage CollegeJames Ridge, Principal, University of British Columbia Vantage College
Unique in Canada, UBC has created a new first year program for international students. With deeply integrated academic English, a full first year in Arts of Science, a research-based capstone project, and tightly integrated student life, it is a new way of thinking about first year for international students.
This session will describe the evolution of our unique program, with a specific emphasis on how academic English support is being embedded within UBC Vantage College's first year curriculum and how flexible learning models are being used to create a learning environment which will enable international students to transition directly into the second year of an Arts or Science Degree at UBC. With a formal mandate to be a laboratory for excellence in pedagogy, student life and administrative practices, you will have a chance to hear about the lessons learned building this new academic unit from scratch.
Presenter:Ivy Lerner-Frank, Trade Commissioner and First Secretary, Education, High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, IndiaVinay Chaudhry, Chair, Indo-Canadian Business Chamber's Education CommitteeAjay Patel, Dean, International Education, Langara CollegeYusuf Varachia, Manager, Strategic Student Populations, Simon Fraser University
Negotiating India for your institution can be challenging. Promotion and recruitment? Partnerships? Working through agents? Is it worth placing a resource in-market? How often should you visit and what should you expect out of those visits? This session will focus on the range of market entry options, how to be strategic and realistic in your approach, and where the best fit might lie for your organization. This session with India-education "wallahs" will provide a range of perspectives and draw on case studies to provide you with tools for engagement in this dynamic market.
Presenter:Dean Chamberland, Senior Account Manager, RBCVanessa Noga, Senior Account Manager, RBCKelly Millar, Treasury Solutions Specialist, RBC
Sixty seven percent of organizations report experiencing some form of financial fraud, and based on our experience in the Education Sector, the incident rate is even higher for schools. Whether a Private or Public School, there are techniques and procedures you can implement to reduce the risk and impact of external and internal fraud. We'll share with you the common forms of fraud and show what actions you can take to prepare against them.
Presenter:Robin Ingle, Chairman, Ingle InternationalEnna Kaplun, Director, Sponsored Markets, Sun Life Financial
When it comes to insurance, how is student information received, stored, and shared? With whom can an insurance company communicate when dealing with sensitive information? How can this information help you protect your school and your students, while managing the risks? In this presentation Ingle International will provide answers to the above questions, as well as provide information that will help you understand how insurance companies should be responding during emergency situations.
Presenter:Lawrence Gu, Dean, British Columbia Institute of Technology International
This session will demonstrate BCIT's international programing overseas. With a dozen of partnership programs delivered in Brazil, Chile, China, South Korea, and Vietnam, this session will outline why BCIT is involved in international education, including what and how we are involved. The session will also discuss the current model, lesson learned and an innovating model for the future (International Education 2.0). Other topics will include BCIT's international strategy including geography, demographics, and economics to respond to the domestic needs of foreign trained professionals and international students in BC and Canada.
Presenter:Toby Williams, Director, Entrepreneurship and International Development, Olds College (AB)Amit Lahiri, Professor, International Business, Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology
Social enterprises in post-secondary institutions are an interesting way to link entrepreneurship and internationalization. Social enterprises use business models to achieve social ends and, when conducted in an international context, can serve as a powerful tool to engage students and encourage them to become ethical global citizens with an entrepreneurial spirit. This session will share the story of one such social enterprise venture built around coffee from the Dominican Republic and discuss various models and approaches to international social enterprise in educational institutions.
Presenter:Sarah Mines, Manager, ICEF Canada
The ICEF Agent Barometer is an annual survey of over 1000 ICEF-screened agents from 100 countries. This seminar will present the latest results from the 2013 Barometer, with a particular focus on those results most relevant to Canadian educators. This includes a year-on-year comparison of the attractiveness of international study destinations per education sector, as perceived by agents recruiting for a range of study programmes. The results provided will assist educators in developing strategies to market themselves and their destinations more effectively to agents worldwide.
Presenter:Christa Ovenell, Principal and College Director, Fraser International CollegeJo Hinchcliffe, Associate Registrar, Senate and Academic Services, Simon Fraser University
There is an unspoken undercurrent in many post-secondary environments that academic misconduct occurs with more frequency among international students than their domestic counterparts. Large amounts of theory and research point to "cultural differences" as a widely accepted explanation for this apparent imbalance. This presentation will examine these assumptions and challenge us to rethink our perceptions around academic misconduct and the international student community.
TUESDAY, JUNE 24
Presenter:Jeanette Lee, Associate Director, Marketing and Recruitment, Fairleigh Dickinson University - VancouverChristopher Wong, Senior Pathway Manager, King George International College
In this session, we aim to explore the opportunities and benefits of Language school partnership through University Pathway program. We will discuss the steps FDU-Vancouver and its partner schools have taken in order to set up the actual agreement and ways to create synergy from the partnership.
Presenter:Laureen Styles, Vice President Academic, Justice Institute of British ColumbiaMike Trump, Dean, School of Criminal Justice and Security and Office of International Affairs, Justice Institute of British ColumbiaKevin Sanford, Program Director, Office of International Affairs, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Holding a view that internationalization is an imperative for post secondary institutions is grounded on a set of assumptions and also reinforced through formative contexts such as policy directions. As a provincial institute with a prescribed focus on justice and public safety opportunities and desires with internationalization move beyond an imperative to examine the purpose, fit, realities and risks in support of our academic and strategic plans. This session will focus on sharing the developing framework for internationalization at Justice Institute of BC through a case study approach. Particular attention will be on key questions, identifying assumptions and expectations, and highlighting values to guide actions that contribute to students' global-mindedness.
Presenter:Ivy Lerner-Frank, Trade Commissioner and First Secretary, Education, High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, IndiaKim Morrison, CEO, Grok China
Chindia: Two markets seen as the motherlode, the brass ring of successful recruitment, often uttered in the same breath and perceived of as one contiguous market. But China and India are not like the other in subtle and pronounced ways. Who are you really talking to when recruiting in these two countries? This session will compare and contrast, with an emphasis on the international and domestic education ecosystems, how families and students perceive foreign study and make their decisions, and provide insights on partnerships, consumption of international education, and how to strategize for institutional success.
Presenter:Michael Winsemann, Assistant Director, Transfer & Technology, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer
BC has the most comprehensive student mobility system in North America. Each year, over 55,000 students move between institutions to complete their programs. For prospective international students, the BC Transfer System represents an ideal opportunity to begin their post-secondary studies. Attendees will be given an overview of the BC Transfer System, how it works, and how it can be leveraged to attract international students to BC. Attendees will also be given a demonstration of the BC Transfer Guide and the Education Planner websites which can be used to assist students seeking to study in BC for the first time.
Presenter:Dawn Wilson, Director of Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michael's University School
Why is the flow of international students so one-sided? How can we encourage more BC students to pursue short-term study abroad? This session will examine three different models for exchanges at the high school level to demonstrate the numerous ways in which they benefit students. The session will also explore how to overcome barriers to participation, how to demonstrate measurable learning outcomes, and how to recognize the value of international exchanges at the personal, institutional, provincial, and global level.
Presenter:Robert Buttery, Head of International Relations, School of Business, FHNW
Semesters abroad for students and faculty exchanges are based on bilateral contracts. With European partners these may be under the umbrella of ERASMUS+, for BC institutions, tailored agreements need to be crafted and put in place carefully with the aim of establishing long-lasting, sustainable partnerships. This session will advise participants how to map out a chronicle of such contracts using practical examples and hands on tips, following the contract cycle phases from contract initiation to implementation. The session targets both newcomers and experienced practitioners who wish to share their expertise.
Presenter:Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International EducationKyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers UniversityKatherine Beaumont, Director, Go Global, University of British Columbia
CBIE's Professional Recognition Advisory Committee has developed a portfolio framework for professional recognition in international education. In this session, facilitators will introduce the framework and engage the audience in providing feedback. Questions that will be posed to participants include: 1) How did you prepare academically and professionally to take on your first role in international education? 2) What are the competencies that your institution looks for in international office positions? 3) Are there professional standards of any type used or expected in your workplace? 4) Do you see the portfolio framework as providing a valuable resource in your career development?
Presenter:Erin Williams, Program Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada
This session will focus on best practices and challenges in building 'Asia competence,' which refers to the types of skills, knowledge and experiences young Canadians will need to be effective working with and in Asia. It will include lessons from Canada and other jurisdictions in starting, sustaining and strengthening Asian language programs; techniques for introducing more Asia content into the curricula; and designing mobility programs that that help young Canadians become more "Asia ready." The session will draw from the Asia Pacific Foundation's Asia Competence Task Force report, as well as additional research on successful programs and initiatives.
Presenter:Daniel Guhr, Directing Manager, Illuminate Consulting GroupAndrew Arida, Associate Registrar, University of British ColumbiaAjay Patel, Dean International, Langara College
Over the last twenty years, international student recruiting often focused on the marketing and recruiting “front end” of the international student applicant landscape. By contrast, admitting and converting such applicants into enrolled students typically received much less attention. This dynamic is changing for two reasons. On the one hand, differentiating an institution through marketing and recruitment alone has become more difficult. On the other hand, it has become apparent that converting applicants quickly, expertly, and within a competition-based framework can yield substantial advantages. The latter is now driven by very short cycle times, with admissions being offered within 24 hours or less for college entry, and one to two weeks for university entry. This session discusses the state of policies and practices in BC, and the measures BC colleges and universities have to consider in order to remain globally competitive.
Presenter:Teresa Axe, Associate Director, Global Client Relations, Educational Testing Service Sam Saini, Associate Director, International Undergraduate Admissions, University of British Columbia
The number of students applying to Canadian universities whose native language is not English has been steadily increasing. English proficiency is an important aspect of university admissions. But how well do you use English proficiency test scores for decision making? In this session an international admissions professional reflects on best practices in using TOEFL scores based on his admissions experience. An ETS staff member will provide information about how to understand and use TOEFL scores wisely for decision-making in the admissions process and information college counselors need to know to assist their students who are applying to university. The session will allow plenty of time for discussion, so bring your questions about using TOEFL scores in the admissions process.
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25
Presenter:Sultan Almajil, International Student Advisor, Thompson Rivers University
The university’s environment is one of continual change, and there is a continuing need to adapt to the changes within it. Times are changing, the world is changing and we are changing. We need to be more innovative to deal with the change. Innovation is the act of creating value with limited resources. Kuh, Kinzie, Schuh and Whitt (2005) explained that one of the main components of student success is how “the institution allocate[s] resources and organizes learning opportunities and services to induce the student to participate in and benefit from such activities” (p. 9). This presentation is based on research focusing on answering the question “In what ways can International Student Services providers optimize innovation to enhance their services to international students?”
Presenter:Wendy Royal, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Most international students find it difficult to integrate with local students, who are often unaware of the rich experiences international students contribute. To address these concerns, I established, The Philosopher's Teahouse, a student focused initiative that provides an interdisciplinary forum for students to dialogue on social issues and learn from each others cultural perspectives, thereby building relationships of inclusion and empowerment. Students not only learn English language skills, but also become more actively engaged in campus life and Canadian society. My presentation explores the research behind The Teahouse, discusses its objectives, past themes and its impact on students and faculty.
Presenter:Patricia Gartland, Assistant Superintendent - International and Continuing Education [Coquitlam School District]Sarah Mines, Manager, ICEF Canada
Amendments to the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act concerning rules governing agents, representation, and the provision of immigration advice have added a new level of complexity to the international education sector and the roles of agents, educators, and student advisors. Best practices for developing agent contracts and positive working relationships with agents will be outlined. Suggested policies and procedures that comply with new immigration legislation will be described and discussed. This session provides solutions for dealing with the new regulatory rules and, at the same time, provides practical answers to Frequently Asked Questions regarding Study Permit applications and renewals, implied status, custodianship, Temporary Resident Visas, and other requirements.
Presenter:Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director, Languages CanadaSharon Curl, Managing Director, Eurocentres Canada and President of Languages CanadaDonna Hooker, Director, Capilano University - Centre for International Experience
Languages Canada is proud to release the results of the 2013 Annual Survey at BCCIE. The survey is the most comprehensive data set and analysis of the language education sector in Canada and BC and essential in setting strategy and creating policy. As one of the most important enablers in international education and a key factor affecting academic performance, the results are of interest to language education program managers. But those receiving international students in general should also be interested, as language is usually “first in and first” out of markets and a strong indicator of trends that will affect other post-secondary segments. This year saw a significant decrease in language student numbers for BC. The question is why, what can we do, and what is the impact on other education segments. Join us as we unveil the survey findings, share the analysis, and discuss trends that may affect all of BC education.
Presenter:Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International EducationSilke Klenk, Director, International Office, University of Victoria
In 2014, CBIE introduced the Education Abroad Advisory Committee (EAAC), a group comprising pf expert members from across Canada who will take the pulse of the education abroad community to help CBIE identify critical issues and resources to advance education abroad for Canadians. The EAAC will also participate in activities designed to influence the discussion around the implementation of Canada's International Education Strategy. This session will serve as an introduction to the EAAC as well as an opportunity to roundtable on priority issues such as risk management, definitions, targets for participation and tracking standards.
Sponsor: ICEFSunday, June 22, 4:30pm – 6:00pm
Are you new to the exciting field of International Education?
Please join us at the First-timers Social: Learn more about the industry, best practices, and specialized areas. Discuss challenges, emerging issues and opportunities in the industry with colleagues while building your network.
Sunday, June 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
Celebrate the beginning of another annual BCCIE conference in beautiful Vancouver, BC. One ticket for this event is included in each delegate’s full conference registration.
Sponsor: guard.meMonday, June 23, 2014, 5:15pm – 6:30pmNote: Light refreshments will be provided
BCCIE is excited to present its first ever Annual Mentorship Year End Event. Join this year’s Mentorship Program participants for a one-hour session and learn about their experiences with the program. Graduating participants will share stories and explore best practices and advice for future mentor/mentee relationships. Following the presentations you will be free to network and socialize with current and potential mentors and mentees.
Applications for the 2014/15 BCCIE International Education Mentorship Program open on June 24, 2014.
Monday, June 23, 2014, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
BCCIE is pleased to host a visiting delegation of Presidents/Vice-Chancellors/Senior Officials from various public and private universities in India. The delegation is being led by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) in partnership with the Indo-Canadian Business Chamber (ICBC). The purpose of the delegation is to develop collaborative partnerships with Canadian Universities and Colleges in the field of research, joint programs, faculty/student exchange and other areas of mutual interests.
Sponsor: DMPCTuesday, June 24, 12:35pm – 1:50pm
Presenter: Dr. John Hudzik, Professor and Former Vice-President of Global Engagement, Michigan State University, Senior Scholar for Internationalization, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, USA, former President NAFSA, former President, AIEA
There is significant change afoot in higher education globally that is also reshaping the internationalization of higher education. Among changes and challenges are impacts on appropriations from shifting views of education as a public good vs. a private gain; rising and more complex accountability expectations of education at all levels; student and other clientele needs under globalization; and rising global competition and collaboration. Movement toward comprehensive internationalization of higher educational institutions has been one response to globalization. Holding internationalization efforts accountable to outcomes and related expectations is another arising from broader higher education reform efforts.
Tuesday, June 24, 4:45pm – 5:45pm
Presenter:Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International EducationSandra Schinnerl, Director, International Programs & Exchanges, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
What is new and what is coming up for CBIE? Learn about our Board of Directors’ strategic plan, our advocacy work, the Canadian Consortium for International Education, and our engagements in current and emerging partner countries. How can our members and colleagues work with us to make sure Canada’s new International Education Strategy is on track and to reinforce its focus on education abroad for Canadians?
Wednesday, June 25, 10:35am – 11:35am
Presenter: Dr. Fanta Aw, Vice President, American U. and President and Chair, NAFSA: Association of International Educators
As campuses move to internationalize, issues of inclusion are being interrogated. The keynote will discuss the challenging perceptions of international education and the importance of social responsibility as we conceptualize internationalization.
Tuesday, June 25, 6:00pm – 6:30pm (Pre-Banquet Cocktails), 6:30 – 9:00pm (Banquet)
Celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in International Education in BC, as we announce the winners of the annual BCCIE International Education Awards. Enjoy locally sourced wines and food in one of Four Season’s main ballrooms.
Attending the Awards Banquet
Attendance at the Final Banquet and International Education Awards on June 24, 2014 is included in your Summer Seminar full conference registration fee. Additional individual tickets may also be purchased for friends and family. Visit our Conference Registration to purchase your tickets.
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