Seminar Program

Not all sessions include all presenters. Please check back for updated session information and presenter biographies.

Note that the schedule is subject to change

Summer Seminar 2014: Session Descriptions

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKSHOPS

SUNDAY, JUNE 22, 2014

Pre-Conference I

Hands-On Google Analytics

Ava Naves, Principal, The Online Strategy House

Time: 9:00am – 12:00pm
Audience: This workshop is open to all educators interested in the topic and/or use analytics in their current role
Cost: $149 plus tax; Pre-Conference I and II Package - $300 plus tax
REGISTER NOW

 

Pre-Conference II

Intermediate Interactive Social Marketing Clinic with Digital Marketing Expert Tod Maffin

Tod Maffin, Chief Strategist, Engage-Q Digital

Time: 1:00pm – 4:00pm
Audience: 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 tax
REGISTER NOW

 

THOUGHT LEADER DIALOGUES

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Thought Leader Dialogue I

BC Ministry of Education International Student Pathways Research Project

Daniel J. Guhr, Managing Director, Illuminate Consulting Group

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

 

Thought Leader Dialogue II

Categorizing and Better Supporting Various Models of International Experiential Education

Nancy Johnston, Executive Director, Student Affairs, Simon Fraser University

Time: 9:00am – 10:00am

 

PLENARY SESSIONS

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

Developing Asia Competencies for the Pacific Century

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 UBC
Barj S. Dhahan,  Co-Founder and Director, Canada-India Education Society
David Mulroney, Senior Fellow, Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, Former Canadian Ambassador to China
Yang Xinyu, Minister Counsellor Education Office Chinese Embassy, Ottawa

Time: 10:20am - 11:35am

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Global Conversations: The Role and Future of International Education Organizations

Panelists:
Fanta Aw, President, NAFSA: Association of International Educators, American University, Washington, USA
Markus Badde, CEO, ICEF, Germany
Gordon Cheung, Former President of APAIE, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hans-Georg van Liempd, President EAIE, Tilburg University, The Netherlands
Jennifer 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

 

BREAKFAST

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

BC MINISTER OF ADVANCED EDUCATION

Speaker:
Honourable Amrik Virk

Time: 8:30am - 8:45am
Location: Park Ballroom

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

BC MINISTER OF EDUCATION

Speaker:
Honourable Peter Fassbender

Time: 8:15am - 8:30am
Location: Park Ballroom

 

GOVERNMENT UPDATES

TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2014

Provincial Update

Time: 2:05pm - 2:50pm


 

DFATD Update

Presenters:
Paul Bailey, Deputy Director, International Education, Ottawa
Rochelle Bacigalupo, Trade Commissioner, Vancouver
Jaqueline Aguilar, Regional Education Officer for the Americas, International Education, Department Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development, Brazil
David Yarwood, Consul and Trade Commissioner, Shanghai, China
Ivy Lerner-Frank, First Secretary and Trade Commissioner, New Delhi, India 

Time: 3:10pm - 3:55pm

 

CIC Update: International Student Program

Presenters:
Vicky Hou, Senior Program Advisor, Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada
Angie Larocque, Senior Policy Advisor,
Citizenship and Immigration Canada, Citoyenneté et Immigration Canada

Time: 3:55pm - 4:35pm

 

CONCURRENT SESSIONS

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Language, Post-Secondary

K-12

K-12, Post-Secondary

Post-Secondary

 

Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014

 

MONDAY, JUNE 23, 2014

CONCURRENT SESSION A
1:25pm - 2:25pm

Supporting International Students with Mental Health Issues

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Adrian Conradi, Associate Director, TRU World, Thompson Rivers University
Duane Seibel, Director, Student and Judicial Affairs, TRU World, Thompson Rivers University

 

Dialogues in Flight: BC’s International Education Gateway and Vancouver Airport Authority (YVR)

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Mike Brown, Senior Planner, Strategic Planning, YVR

 

Guiding Your Landing: A Challenge to the Conventional Approach to Student Fairs

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Dave Sage, Director, New Neighbours Consulting

 

The Internationalized Campus: Reality or Myth?

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Silke Klenk, Director, International Office, University of Victoria
Anne Cirillo, Program Coordinator, International Office, University of Victoria

 

EAP for Undergraduate Credit: A Paradigm Shift

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Elizabeth West, Faculty, Camosun College
Wendy Royal, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Maggie Reagh, Coordinator and Instructor, Capilano University

 

CONCURRENT SESSION B
2:40pm - 3:40pm

Challenging Perceptions of Intercultural Group Work

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University

 

British Columbia's Immigration Pathways for International Students

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
David Chow, Program Advisor, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training

 

The Creation of UBC Vantage College's Fully Integrated First-Year International Program

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Susanne Schmiesing, Director, Business Development & Operations, University of British Columbia Vantage College
James Ridge, Principal, University of British Columbia Vantage College

 

Making the India Connection

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Ivy Lerner-Frank, Trade Commissioner and First Secretary, Education, High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, India
Vinay Chaudhry, Chair, Indo-Canadian Business Chamber's Education Committee
Ajay Patel, Dean, International Education, Langara College
Yusuf Varachia, Manager, Strategic Student Populations, Simon Fraser University

 

Minimizing the Risk and Impact of Fraud in Your School

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Dean Chamberland, Senior Account Manager, RBC
Vanessa Noga, Senior Account Manager, RBC
Kelly Millar, Treasury Solutions Specialist, RBC

 

CONCURRENT SESSION C
4:00pm - 5:00pm

International Student Insurance: Ethics, Responsibility, and Protection

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Robin Ingle, Chairman, Ingle International
Enna Kaplun, Director, Sponsored Markets, Sun Life Financial

 

BCIT's Strategic Approach in International Programing

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Lawrence Gu, Dean, British Columbia Institute of Technology International

 

Social Enterprises as Educational Tools: Innovative Student and Faculty Involvement in International, Humanitarian and Cross-Cultural Endeavors

Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Toby Williams, Director, Entrepreneurship and International Development, Olds College (AB)
Amit Lahiri, Professor, International Business, Centennial College of Applied Arts & Technology

 

ICEF Agent Barometer: Results from 2013 and Projections for 2014

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Sarah Mines, Manager, ICEF Canada

 

Challenging Perceptions, Exploring Assumptions: Academic Misconduct in the International Student Community

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Christa Ovenell, Principal and College Director, Fraser International College
Jo Hinchcliffe, Associate Registrar, Senate and Academic Services, Simon Fraser University

 

TUESDAY, JUNE 24

CONCURRENT SESSION D
10:00am - 11:00am

Reaching out to the World at Home: Language to University Pathway program

Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Jeanette Lee, Associate Director, Marketing and Recruitment, Fairleigh Dickinson University - Vancouver
Christopher Wong, Senior Pathway Manager, King George International College

 

Internationalization as Imperative? Framing Our Work in Justice and Public Safety Education

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Laureen Styles, Vice President Academic, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Mike Trump, Dean, School of Criminal Justice and Security and Office of International Affairs, Justice Institute of British Columbia
Kevin Sanford, Program Director, Office of International Affairs, Justice Institute of British Columbia

 

Chindia: One of These Things Is Not like the Other

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Ivy Lerner-Frank, Trade Commissioner and First Secretary, Education, High Commission of Canada, New Delhi, India
Kim Morrison, CEO, Grok China

 

Using the BC Transfer System to Attract an International Audience

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Michael Winsemann, Assistant Director, Transfer & Technology, BC Council on Admissions and Transfer

 

Changing Places: Three Models for International Exchange

K-12

Presenter:
Dawn Wilson, Director of Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michael's University School

 

CONCURRENT SESSION E
11:20am - 12:20pm

Chronology of a Contract: What Lies behind Higher Education Institutional Exchange Agreements

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Robert Buttery, Head of International Relations, School of Business, FHNW

 

Recognize Me: Enhancing the Profile of International Education Professionals

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
Katherine Beaumont, Director, Go Global, University of British Columbia

 

Building BC's Asia Competence

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Erin Williams, Program Manager, Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada

 

International Student Admissions: The Next Competitive Battleground

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Daniel Guhr, Directing Manager, Illuminate Consulting Group
Andrew Arida, Associate Registrar, University of British Columbia
Ajay Patel, Dean International, Langara College

 

Using TOEFL Scores in the Admissions Process

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Teresa Axe, Associate Director, Global Client Relations, Educational Testing Service
Sam Saini, Associate Director, International Undergraduate Admissions, University of British Columbia

 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 25

CONCURRENT SESSION F
9:15am - 10:15am

Innovation in International Student Services

Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Sultan Almajil, International Student Advisor, Thompson Rivers University

 

The Philosopher's Teahouse: Building Bridges Between International and Local Students

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Wendy Royal, Faculty, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Best Practices for Working with Agents in Compliance with Canadian Legislation Regarding Advice and Representation

K-12, Language, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Patricia Gartland, Assistant Superintendent - International and Continuing Education [Coquitlam School District]
Sarah Mines, Manager, ICEF Canada

 

Annual Release Of Languages Canada Survey Results:  BC Should Be Concerned

Presenter:
Gonzalo Peralta, Executive Director, Languages Canada
Sharon Curl, Managing Director, Eurocentres Canada and President of Languages Canada
Donna Hooker, Director, Capilano University - Centre for International Experience

 

Envision, Plan, Measure - Creating Canada's Education Abroad Policies for Tomorrow

K-12, Post-Secondary

Presenter:
Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Silke Klenk, Director, International Office, University of Victoria

 

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

First-Timer Social

Sponsor: ICEF
Sunday, June 22, 4:30pm – 6:00pm

 

Summer Seminar Opening Reception

Sunday, June 22, 6:30pm – 8:30pm

 

Annual Mentorship Year End Event

Sponsor: guard.me
Monday, June 23, 2014, 5:15pm – 6:30pm
Note: Light refreshments will be provided

 

India Networking Event

Monday, June 23, 2014, 5:15pm – 6:30pm

 

Summer Seminar Networking Lunch

Sponsor: DMPC
Tuesday, 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

 

CBIE Projects and Plans

Tuesday, June 24, 4:45pm – 5:45pm

Presenter:
Veronica Sanchez, Manager, Member Services, Canadian Bureau for International Education
Sandra Schinnerl, Director, International Programs & Exchanges, Kwantlen Polytechnic University

 

Closing Plenary

Wednesday, June 25, 10:35am – 11:35am

Presenter: Dr. Fanta Aw, Vice President, American U. and President and Chair,
NAFSA: Association of International Educators

 

 

Awards

Final Banquet and International Education Awards

Tuesday, June 25, 6:00pm – 6:30pm (Pre-Banquet Cocktails), 6:30 – 9:00pm (Banquet)

 

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