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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.

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Monday, June 19 • 15:15 - 16:15
Institutional Transformation Through International Development Projects – Roundtable

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Recent successes in International Development Projects have been instrumental in developing Northwest Community College’s (NWCC) international identity, both within the institution, and within the International Education field. NWCC’s projects in South America and Africa have helped the college grow its international expertise, and staffs thirst for adventure on the international scene. NWCC’s experience in rural and remote northern communities translates well to the needs of developing countries, and the experience the college has gained working internationally has initiated conversations and interest in NWCC within a global context. This session will present NWCC’s experiences, and through discussion, explore how international development projects can serve to augment and enhance BC’s public post-secondary presence internationally, and foster global awareness of our domestic students at home.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.


Holly Hovland

Director of Student Development and Student Services, Northwest Community College
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Derek Lemieux

Director International, Northwest Community College
Derek Lemieux award-winning International Education Director and Mentor with over 10 years’ experience leading teams to deliver broad-scale long term strategies within K-12, college, university and government. Derek uses data driven decision making to advance strategic plans that... Read More →

Regina Saimoto

Regional Director, Eastern Region, Northwest Community College
Regina Saimoto is the Regional Director for Northwest Community College, Eastern Region. She has played an instrumental role in NWCC’s award-winning School of Exploration & Mining, and collaborated on curriculum development of the Environmental Monitoring Assistant Program (EMAP... Read More →

Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15 PDT