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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 • 15:00 - 16:00
Taking the Pulse on Intercultural Learning: What are the opportunities?

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Are you interested in learning how to develop your intercultural skills? In this presentation we will explore the benefits of intercultural learning, the avenues for intercultural formal training and education, and consider how to successfully adapt intercultural strategies in your workplace environment.

As intercultural educators, we are interested in sharing our approaches to mentoring and supporting intercultural learning for students, staff, and faculty on our campuses as well as discovering and sharing other approaches and opportunities.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12, PSE and Language.


Kyra Garson

Coordinator, Interculturalization, Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, TRU
Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University in the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching. She is also an intercultural trainer and researcher who has developed and delivered PD programmes to educational institutions across the Canada and internationally... Read More →

Joenita Paulrajan

The University of British Columbia
Joenita Paulrajan Ph.D. manages intercultural studies, diversity and inclusion programs at the UBC Continuing Studies Centre for Intercultural Communication. She is involved in program planning and implementation, curriculum design, content development and delivery, student, corporate... Read More →

Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching at Douglas College, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction domestically and overseas. She has travelled and worked in a variety of international settings. She is also... Read More →

Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:00 PDT