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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
Social media and its impact on student communications and outreach

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This session will focus on social media platforms and the extent to which they affect student outreach and communications.The role that social media, specifically Facebook, plays in an international student’s educational journey will be examined; and results from a recent survey on student social media usage at King’s University College at Western University will be shared. This presentation will conclude with some findings regarding the value that students place on university social media channels, and the presenters will make some suggestions as to how to more effectively reach students via social media.

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


Jane Antoniak

Communications & Media Relations, King's University College
@kingsatwestern @keego1
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Rita Chen

Master's Candidate, McMaster University
IDP Education (Canada)'s Partner Relations Manager by day and Master's of Communication Management Candidate at McMaster University by night. Always happy to make new friends, and have discussions on communication and international recruitment strategies.

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