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BCCIE Summer Conference provides an essential platform for the growth of BC’s International Education sector. BCCIE’s annual conference brings together more than 400 participants from our province, across Canada and beyond our borders. The conference attracts senior leaders, researchers, practitioners, student service providers, administrators, government, NGOs, and students to explore these ideas with the aim of strengthening our work and taking steps towards advancing outstanding leadership in the fields of International Education in BC.

Please use the following keywords in the search function to locate your sessions of interest: K-12, PSE and Language.

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Monday, June 19 • 15:15 - 16:15
British Columbia: Ahead or behind the global competition curve?

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At USD 170 billion and 5 plus million students, International Education has become a veritable modern Völkerwanderung. British Columbia has carved out a disproportionate niche in this landscape on the strength of its educational quality offering, its geographic location, and as part of a larger Canada brand and immigration narrative. This success has not taken place in a vacuum – other countries and regions have started or redoubled recruiting efforts which puts competitive pressure on BC institutions. At the same time, BC’s value proposition has changed – especially since Vancouver is now one of the highest cost cities in the world.

This session offers data, analysis, and insights from key sending and receiving countries, and highlights the impact of three trends – volatility, competitiveness, and analytics – on BC.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers
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Daniel Guhr

Managing Director, Illuminate Consulting Group
Dr. Daniel J. Guhr serves as the Managing Director of the Illuminate Consulting Group. He likes numbers.
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Ajay Patel

Vice President, External Development, Langara College
Ajay Patel is the Vice President, External Development at Langara College, responsible for the development, implementation, review and renewal of the College’s strategic plan, including oversight of activities, operations and initiatives of the College that support the College in achieving the strategic priority of financial sustainability in five key areas: International Education, Continuing Studies, Institutional Research, Communications and Marketing and, College Advancement (including the Langara College Foundation). His previous leadership positions at Langara include Associate Vice President, International and External Development, the Dean of International Education, Chair of the Health Sciences Division and Chair of the Kinesiology... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Vaseaux/Kootenay

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