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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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Tuesday, June 20 • 13:30 - 14:30
International Student Orientations: technology, partnerships and Canadian student participation

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This session looks at transforming orientation through massive open online courses (MOOCs). What are we trying to accomplish with international student orientations? Student feedback informed the decision at Vancouver Island University to move away from static orientation presentations where students needed to absorb as much information as possible from presenters. Instead, relevant information in the form of a MOOC or online course is made available to students before their arrival on the D2L platform. Orientation day is then able to transform into a time to meet new people and to learn where to go for help. We’ll also learn about how UBC Okanagan manages to bring Canadian students on-board.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

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Enrique Chacon

Senior International Student Advisor, Vancouver Island University
I have been an international student advisor for more than 15 years in UofA, UWindsor, and now VIU.I am interested in intercultural communication and student retention
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Kate Jennings

Director, International Student Services, Vancouver Island University
Kate Jennings has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at 5 different institutions in 3 provinces across Canada over the past 22 years. Most recently, in 2015, Kate joined Vancouver Island University as Director International Student Services in Nanaimo, British... Read More →
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Laura Prada

Manager, Curriculum and Academic Programs, UBC Okanagan
Laura has over eight years of experience leading student development programming within post-secondary education. As the previous First Year Services Coordinator at UBC Okanagan, she coordinated orientation for out-of-province students, and a peer mentoring program for the entering... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:30 - 14:30 PDT