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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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Sunday, June 18
 

09:00

Pre-conference Workshop I: Creating your Digital Marketing Strategy
Developing and implementing a digital marketing strategy for your institution can be a confusing and overwhelming endeavor. We all know simply having a website and being active on social media isn’t enough. Even if you currently have a strategy in place, are you confident it’s effective?

ICEF is here to eliminate the guesswork and ensure you leave the conference with a customized digital marketing plan you can begin implementing as soon as you arrive back to your school. How do you know where you are going if you don’t know where you are? We will walk you through a self-assessment worksheet to clearly define where you should devote your energies and resources. You will then be able to customize a plan based on your specific resources and pain points.

Speakers
avatar for Laurie Robinson

Laurie Robinson

Director of Marketing & Communications, ICEF, Germany
Laurie is a marketing and communications professional with 18 years of experience working in the education sector in British Columbia. Her specialties include everything digital from conducting digital marketing assessments, creating digital marketing strategies and leading teams of designers, writers, social media gurus, administrators and developers in the implementation of these strategies. Laurie has also taught best practices in web design, user experience, accessibility and intercultural... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University Canada West

University Canada West

Platinum Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Learn more about University Canada West.


Sunday June 18, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Monashee

09:00

Pre-conference Workshop II: Education Abroad 101
Join colleagues from the Education Abroad community in Canada as we provide an introduction to education abroad advising and programming. This half-day workshop is designed for those who are new to the field of education abroad. Participants will normally include those working in the areas of advising and/or programming for students at Canadian institutions who are going abroad to study, work and/or volunteer. Topics covered during this interactive workshop will include:

  • Introduction to education abroad as a professional area of practice
  • EA opportunities – an overview of models and programs
  • Basic advising skills and resources
  • Inclusive EA – Creating EA opportunities and advising for diverse student populations
  • Marketing and recruiting for EA
  • Pre-departure and re-entry programming
  • Risk management Basics

Throughout the workshop, participants will engage in small and large group discussions, case studies, role-playing, and other interactive learning tools. By the end of the workshop, participants should expect to:

  • have an expanded understanding and awareness of EA as a professional area of practice, including further opportunities for professional development;
  • be able to review and recommend models for EA opportunities;
  • have enhanced their advising skills and awareness of related resources;
  • have an expanded understanding of, and confidence with, the complexities of working with diverse student populations;
  • have additional knowledge and tools for EA marketing and recruitment;
  • be able to review, recommend and/or introduce enhanced pre-departure and re-entry programming; and,
  • have an expanded understanding and awareness of basic risk management best practices.

Speakers
avatar for Kate Jennings

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 Canada over the past 20 years. Most recently, in 2015, Kate joined Vancouver Island University as Director International Student Services in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ca... Read More →
avatar for Laura Marchese-Smith

Laura Marchese-Smith

Study Abroad Advisor, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology
Laura Marchese-Smith brings with her 5 years of experience in International Education and over 10 years of experience studying, volunteering and working in the international community and abroad. She has worked as an Education Abroad Advisor at Queen’s University and is currently a Study Abroad Advisor at NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology). At NAIT, Laura is taking on the challenging task of developing a new study abroad program, through which she has gained a deeper understanding of working with various stakeholders on- and off-campus, developing a risk management strategy, and preparing students for a variety of abroad opportunities. Laura is also the current Chair for... Read More →
avatar for Colleen Packer

Colleen Packer

Manager, International Learning Programs, University of Calgary International
Colleen Packer, MEd has worked in the field of International Education since 2001. She is currently the Manager, International Learning Programs at University of Calgary International. In addition to serving on various internal committees, Colleen is on the Council of the National Student Exchange consortium. While studying French, Spanish, German and Japanese during her BA at the University of Calgary, Colleen studied abroad at the... Read More →
avatar for Mami Schouten

Mami Schouten

International Co-op Coordinator, University of Victoria
Mami Schouten is the International Co-op Coordinator at the University of Victoria (UVic) supporting students pursuing co-op abroad as well as international students aiming to gain Canadian work experiences.Throughout her past 16 years of employment at UVic, she has taken various... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for University Canada West

University Canada West

Platinum Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Learn more about University Canada West.


Sunday June 18, 2017 09:00 - 12:00
Selkirk

12:00

Break
Sunday June 18, 2017 12:00 - 14:00
Grand Foyer

14:00

Education Governance Models
Join this session for an overview of governance structures in our education sector and province and how we can best utilize these structures. Whether you are new to Education, new to the International Education sector, or are a seasoned veteran, understanding and navigating governance structures across the diversity of our sector can be a complicated endeavour. Increasingly we need to deal with our federal, provincial and municipal governments at different levels. We need to engage with the administration of public school districts and elected trustees. Our post-secondary system has evolved from universities with medieval structures that carry weight and tradition today to leaner and modern community colleges.

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

Moderators
avatar for Randall Martin

Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Dr Randall Martin has more than 26 years experience in post-secondary, development and international education. He is the Executive Director at the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia charged with advancing the p... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system... Read More →
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Kelly McConnan

Executive Director, International Education, BC Ministry of Advanced Education
avatar for Nicole Rogers

Nicole Rogers

Government Relations Officer, Simon Fraser University


Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Skaha

14:00

Interculturalization of British Columbia's Outdoors
This session will provide an in-depth look at the innovative and collaborative program created by Thompson Rivers University (TRU) World and TRU Adventure Studies. This program has organized an inclusive and intercultural outdoor activity program that is guided by TRU Adventure Studies students. This presentation will explore the practical applications of the program along with results gained from research carried out by participating and organizing students.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers
avatar for Craig Campbell

Craig Campbell

Faculty, TRU
Craig is a faculty member with TRU Adventure Studies in Kamloops BC. He is the co founder of the AdventureU Outdoor club who's mandate is to get students outside, be social and have fun.
avatar for Craig Engleson

Craig Engleson

Manager, Student Services - Events, Activities, Housing, TRU World
avatar for Natalie Speranza

Natalie Speranza

President, TRU Adventure U Club
Hello! | I am an adventure studies student at Thompson Rivers University, excited to share research pertaining to the potentials outdoor education has as a platform for developing cross cultural competencies. This past year I was a participant in research done by a student col... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Shuswap

14:00

Nurturing Student Relationships: Boosting International Recruitment with a CRM System
Many post-secondary institutions in BC have a CRM system to manage and track students. While they offer similar benefits and features, there are ways to optimize their application in an international framework to maximize conversion and strengthen student relationships.

Participants will learn how Vancouver Island University is using a leading CRM system online and offline to nurture student relationships, streamline the recruitment funnel, and abide by data privacy legislation.

The presentation will showcase lead management, tracking, and data collection for better conversion and strategic marketing decisions. Tips on best practices will be shared to guide a CRM journey regardless of implementation stage.

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

Speakers
avatar for Yalda Ahmadi

Yalda Ahmadi

Marketing Manager, UNBC - University of Northern British Columbia
avatar for Aamera Jiwaji

Aamera Jiwaji

International Recruitment Coordinator - English Language Centre & The High School at VIU, Vancouver Island University
Aamera has over ten years of experience in international marketing, communications and media in Africa. She originates from Kenya but has spent time in South Africa as well as working for companies based out of the UK and the Middle East. Aamera is a graduate of VIU’s MBA/ MScI... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Cassiar/Cascade

14:00

The Future of Now: Canada at the Crossroads
Canada remains a highly sought after destination of choice for many international students looking for post-secondary education and language training opportunities in a safe and politically stable environment. However, experts are predicting that this is set to change. Has Canada peaked as a destination of choice for international students? In the competitive English language training sector what steps need to be taken to stem recent declines and grow the sector? Join representatives from the British Council and British Columbia's higher education sector to look at how Canada is viewed externally and to hear about new innovative approaches being taken with Canadian partners to enhance the language training experience and success of students while positioning Canadian institutions at the forefront of innovative program delivery.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE and Language.

Speakers
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Patrick Donahoe

Dean, Faculty of Academic & Career Advancement, Kwantlen Polytechnic University
Patrick Donahoe is an experienced Academic and Student Affairs educator and administrator; originally from Halifax he now lives in Vancouver.  He currently serves at Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) as Dean, Faculty of Academic and Career Advancement, and as Principal of the Surrey Campus. Patrick is keenly interested in student learning environments and how we engage and encourage learners to assume responsibility for their learning lives. He has a particular passion for access to higher education and recently gave the inaugural Breaking Barriers Brunch keynote for educators and services providers in... Read More →
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Jesus Gomez

E&E Business Development Manager, British Council
Jesus Gomez is the Business Development Manager, Canada for British Council. He holds an Associate Degree in Business Administration and a Bachelor’s Degree in Law and has 8 years of experience working in the English Education Services field. He joined the British Council Venezuela office in 2013 as Project Officer and then as... Read More →
avatar for John Shalagan

John Shalagan

Principal/CEO, JTS International Higher Education Consultancy
For nearly 30 years John Shalagan worked in the area of higher education for provincial governments in Manitoba and Ontario. In Ontario, he played an active role in the development and promotion of Ontario’s international postsecondary education strategy. He represented Ontario o... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Pennask/Skeena

14:00

Things we should be talking about in International Education
The discourse around student mobility has altered over the last decade or so. Less emphasis is placed on the idea of trans-national education as a collective good and more focus is given to personal, utilitarian benefits. However, an ill-advised preoccupation with “culture” remains at the heart of the rhetoric. This has condemned international education to the margins of academic relevance and generated an anodyne agenda based on the failure to recognize that the world has changed and, above all, that nations are not aligned with cultures. We are, in short not having serious conversations. In this session, the speakers will review the state of international education and suggest that there is a need for a radical rethink of some core assumptions.

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

Speakers

Sunday June 18, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Vaseaux/Kootenay

15:00

Networking Break
Sunday June 18, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Grand Foyer

15:15

Drivers of the Changing Competitive Landscape in International Education
In the context of changing communication patterns mediated by evolving technologies, this session focuses on Canada's relative global position as a destination for international students. Topics include: a statistical overview of the International Education landscape; key source-country changes through financial, demographic, and political shifts; comparative destination-country recruitment, marketing efforts and government policies; student expectations and perceptions pre- and post-departure; and student responses to images and messaging in online campaigns.

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

Speakers
avatar for Uri Carnat

Uri Carnat

Director, Client Relations and Business Development, IDP Education Canada
Uri Carnat is responsible for overseeing IDP activity and growth in Canada, including secondary and post-secondary student-recruitment partnerships and the IDP co-owned IELTS exam. Before moving to IDP, Uri ran 12 private language centres in Canada and the US. Born in Halifax, No... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Pennask/Skeena

15:15

Leveraging BC Government International Education Memorandums of Understanding

Join representatives from the British Columbia Ministries of Education and Advanced Education and the British Columbia Council for International Education for a presentation on British Columbia’s active, education-related Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs). The session will open with a 15-minute presentation providing a high level overview of the MOUs. This will be followed by a 20-minute, interactive discussion with session participants on ways for institutions and schools to leverage the MOUs to advance in-market relationships. The session will close with 20 minutes for participants to meet with Ministry and BCCIE representatives to signal interest in specific MOUs.  Combined, the two Ministries maintain active, education-related MOUs with governments in China, Japan, France, Spain, Italy, and Colombia.


Speakers
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Laurie Brucker

A/Director, International Education and Intergovernmental Relations, Ministry of Advanced Education
avatar for Colin Doerr

Colin Doerr

Director, External Relations, BC Council for International Education
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Grant Sheppard

Director, International Education Branch, BC Ministry of Education


Sunday June 18, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Shuswap

15:15

Marketing to Millennials - Best Practice for Online Student Recruitment
There are more ways to reach students online than ever before, and it is easier than ever to get it wrong. This seminar will discuss how to market to digital natives that have become immune, or even have adverse reactions, to commercial messages; what their expectations are, and how to get it right.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE and Language. 

Speakers
avatar for Sarah Mines

Sarah Mines

Director, Business Development, ICEF
Sarah Mines is a leading authority on international education trends in Canada, with over 15 years’ experience in marketing and partnership building. In 2015, Sarah was promoted to Director of Sales for ICEF Canada, where she has been working since 2011. As part of her mandate, Sarah works closely with key industry partners and educational institutions to help them achieve their internationalization goals and put Canada on the map. Prior to her role at ICEF, Sarah was the Marketing Manager for BCCIE, where she was involved in advancing British... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Vaseaux/Kootenay

15:15

Media and International Education

Professional media and institutional professionals in Public Relations cover or respond to international education issues with great regularity, and not always to a readership of the converted. 

This session will address two key issues that present themselves for us in International Education:

  1. How to get a story across. How to be proactive in getting your story up to your Communications team or from them to the media.  What constitutes news or a good news story? How to be proactive.
  2. Issue / Crisis management: How to respond to issues with media that have potentially huge reputational consequences for your district institution. How to get in front of the story.

Both speakers are interested in the pro-active side, the positive story that can shine a good light on the good our sector does or and the positive role for and result on the institution.  Both are also concerned with and aware of the importance of issue management. This session will also address how the sector might be more proactive in anticipating issues and getting in front of the story, and how we as a sector might become more sophisticated in dealing with the media.


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

Moderators
avatar for Randall Martin

Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Dr Randall Martin has more than 26 years experience in post-secondary, development and international education. He is the Executive Director at the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia charged with advancing the p... Read More →

Speakers
SC

Sara Custer

Editor, The PIE News
avatar for Susan Danard

Susan Danard

Managing Director, Public Affairs, The University of British Columbia
Susan Danard is Managing Director of Public Affairs at the University of British Columbia, a global centre for research and learning, ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. A former print and TV journalist, she is responsible for media relations and issues mana... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Skaha

15:15

Meeting the needs of international students through unique service offerings
This session explores the discrete needs of international students as they move through their post-secondary life cycle and how UBC has designed unique and intentional supports for every step of their journey. We will discuss the targeted marketing and recruitment initiatives used to engage prospective international students during their post-secondary decision making process. Then we will look research driven and asset based approaches to programming developed to meet students’ transition, progression, and development needs, and how the university community is engaged in this regard. Moreover, we will share our approaches to supporting international students next steps beyond university.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers
SA

Susan Allan

Associate Director, University of British Columbia
Susan Allan is the Associate Director of the International Student Initiative at UBC. In the last 15 years, Susan has worked with three BC public post-secondary institutions in recruitment, international admissions, document evaluation, student services and agent management. In a... Read More →
avatar for Kari Marken

Kari Marken

Educational Designer, University of British Columbia
Arts-based pedagogy | Experiential Education | Community dialogue in Higher Education | Space/Place Based Learning | University Service-Learning
avatar for Philipp Reichert

Philipp Reichert

Coordinator of Immigration Advising Services and Jumpstart Project Manager, UBC Okanagan
Philipp Reichert is an RCIC, Coordinator of Immigration Advising Services and Jumpstart Project Manager at UBC’s Okanagan campus. Philipp has over 10 years’ experience studying and working internationally, most recently at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM), and the Hague Centre for Strategic Studies (HCSS) in the Netherlands. Growing up as an international student and attending educational institutions in Canada, USA, Germany, and the Netherlands has led to his interest in the internationalization of higher education. He is a NUFFIC Huygens scholar, received his... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Cassiar/Cascade

16:15

Networking Break
Sunday June 18, 2017 16:15 - 16:30
Grand Foyer

16:30

First-timers' Social
Whether it is your first time attending Summer Conference or you have joined us in the past, this event provides you an opportunity to connect with colleagues at all levels of experience and expertise in the International Education sector.

Join us for an afternoon of coffee, tea and desserts as we invite colleagues from different areas of the sector to speak about their experience in International Education and at Summer Conference. You’ll leave this event energized and with new connections that will prove valuable throughout the conference and beyond.

Sponsors
avatar for ICEF

ICEF

Gold Sponsor
ICEF connects educators, education agents, work and travel professionals, and industry service providers to key markets and networks worldwide, supporting the growth and development of international education and global student mobility. | | Learn more about ICEF... Read More →


Sunday June 18, 2017 16:30 - 18:00
Mount Boucherie

18:30

Opening Reception
Establish new relationships and reconnect with colleagues from the sector over an evening of food, drinks and live music. Celebrate the kick-off of our 8th Annual Summer Conference in Kelowna, BC.

Sponsors
avatar for University Canada West

University Canada West

Platinum Sponsor
Established in 2004, University Canada West is a contemporary independent university located in the heart of vibrant Vancouver. Learn more about University Canada West.


Sunday June 18, 2017 18:30 - 20:30
Grand Terrace
 
Monday, June 19
 

08:30

Breakfast
Sponsors
avatar for Paragon Testing Enterprises – CAEL

Paragon Testing Enterprises – CAEL

Gold Sponsor
The Canadian Academic English Language (CAEL) Assessment is a test designed to measure the English language proficiency of students planning to study in Canadian academic institutions. Currently, over 180 academic institutions across Canada accept the CAEL Assessment for admission to their academic programs. | | Learn more at... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 08:30 - 09:30
Okanagan Ballroom

09:00

09:30

International Education Priorities in BC: A Virtually Interactive Panel

This session is a virtually interactive session to request and learn more about the sector's market, service and professional development priorities. We will pose questions to the audience and see answers in real time.  A senior panel of IE administrators from diverse sectors will provide lively commentary and interpretation to the responses.

Please come ready to participate and bring your mobile phone, computer or tablet to the session.


Moderators
avatar for Randall Martin

Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Dr Randall Martin has more than 26 years experience in post-secondary, development and international education. He is the Executive Director at the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia charged with advancing the p... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system... Read More →
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Christa Ovenell

Director and Principal, Fraser International College
avatar for Ajay Patel

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 →
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Mike Walkey

Managing Director, ELS Language Centers


Monday June 19, 2017 09:30 - 10:30
Okanagan Ballroom

10:30

Coffee Break
Monday June 19, 2017 10:30 - 11:00
Grand Foyer

11:00

Thought Leader Dialogue I: How technology is shaping International Education
It was not that long ago that communication in International Education departments was accomplished by fax, Rolodexes, and licking of stamps. How things have changed! To be competitive today it seems we need to walk a tightrope between embracing new technologies and maintaining traditional ways of communicating, marketing, and delivering education. This session will examine the digital catalysts in international education as well as look at current research on what most interests and engages students.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Henniger

Mike Henniger

VP – Sales & Marketing, ICEF
Mike Henniger joined ICEF in early 2015. Mike previously held senior positions in the language, vocational and post secondary sectors. Mike has been actively involved in the marketing and recruitment sphere in international education for more than 15 years and is a regular presen... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Pennask/Skeena

11:00

Thought Leader Dialogue II: Technology and Education - Trends, Influences and Disruption
For better and for worse, technology has copied the keys, taken over the spare room and disrupted all aspects of our lives, and education has not emerged unscathed: From classroom to boardroom, airline lounges to late-nights cramming in a coffee shop, student fairs to convocation, from how we engage, for how long, through what medium, with what content, with what motivation and with whom. Research, application, teaching, learning, training, marketing, recruitment, admissions, data, tracking, retention, accreditation, credit, recognition, service, administration, transparency, communication. This presentation will be based on a review of global research from the education technology field, and explore this influence and disruption and invite discussion on ways forward.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

Research Director, Education Intelligence, British Council
Elizabeth joined the British Council in 2006 as part of the UK Education Market Intelligence team. Prior to joining the East Asia team she worked for the British Council in Washington DC, USA where she managed the UK - US Higher Education Policy Dialogues and dissemination of mul... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for British Council

British Council

Gold Sponsor
The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities. We are on the ground in six continents and more than 100 countries, bringing international opportunity to life, every day. Learn more about British Council... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 11:00 - 12:00
Vaseaux/Kootenay

12:00

Keynote Lunch with Sue Gardner
We are very excited to welcome Sue Gardner as the 2017 BCCIE Summer Conference keynote speaker.

Speakers
avatar for Sue Gardner

Sue Gardner

Founder and CEO, Tiny Ventures
Sue Gardner’s work is motivated by the desire to ensure that everybody in the world has access to the information they want and need, so they’re equipped to make the best-possible decisions about their lives. Sue spent the first decade of her career as a journalist, working i... Read More →

Sponsors
avatar for ESS Global Pvt. Ltd.

ESS Global Pvt. Ltd.

Platinum Sponsor
ESS Global Pvt. Ltd. is an education consulting firm, which is committed toward making international studies a reality for a large group of students. We provide students with a comprehensive base of institutions to choose from, to enable them to pursue international degrees. Learn more about... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Okanagan Ballroom

13:30

Sponsor Fair
This year we have over a dozen exhibitors excited to meet and speak with you about who they are and what they do. Make sure to pay them a visit during our Sponsor Fair!

Monday June 19, 2017 13:30 - 14:00
Grand Foyer

14:00

BREXIT and International Education
What will be the effect of BREXIT on UK education and how much is likely to change? Britain's decision to exit the European Union immediately sent key economic and social programs into disarray. For younger generations of British youth who have never known life outside the EU, and for both those studying abroad and for EU students in the UK.

There is valid concern that BREXIT could cause a significant reduction in the numbers of students from across Europe and from around the world who choose to study in the UK, as international tuition fees may rise and all may encounter a more complex visa regime. Hear from three British experts on the issue of BREXIT and International Education.

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

Moderators
Speakers
avatar for Robert Buttery

Robert Buttery

Head of International Relations, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Prof. Robert Andrew Buttery | Email: robert.buttery@fhnw.ch) | Twitter; rob@robertbuttery | LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/buttery/ | | Graduate degree: Spanish Area Studies and Applied Linguistics (University of Portsmouth,UK) | Post-graduate degree in Europ... Read More →
avatar for Laura Howard

Laura Howard

Immediate Past President, EAIE (European Association of International Education)
Laura Howard is the Immediate Past President (2014-2016) of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). She currently holds a lecturing post in the University of Cadiz – UCA, Spain. Laura has over 15 years’ experience in international relations management, holding several posts within the UCA: Director of European Projects, Director of International Relations and General Director of External Promotion. On a national level, she chaired the Commission for International Promotion which was created within the International Relations Commission of the Spanish... Read More →
avatar for Elizabeth Shepherd

Elizabeth Shepherd

Research Director, Education Intelligence, British Council
Elizabeth joined the British Council in 2006 as part of the UK Education Market Intelligence team. Prior to joining the East Asia team she worked for the British Council in Washington DC, USA where she managed the UK - US Higher Education Policy Dialogues and dissemination of mul... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Vaseaux/Kootenay

14:00

Creating a sustainable initiative for institutional interculturalization
This workshop will investigate approaches to institutional interculturalization that services and supports successful internationalization in Higher Education. Participants will define what "intercultural" means to their institution’s internationalization vision, how intercultural strategies can be implemented and how intercultural work can be sustained within the institution. The facilitators will address gaps in institutional intercultural knowledge and present an approach for creating a shift toward intercultural sensitivity within the institution at the staff, faculty and management level.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers
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Todd Odgers

Todd Odgers is the Principal of the NorQuest College Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton Alberta. The CIE is a research and training center that works with business, industry, higher education, and the community to develop intercultural perspective, skill and too... Read More →
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Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe holds a BGS (Simon Fraser University), Teaching Certificate (BC College of Teachers), and MA (Intercultural Relations) (Antioch/Intercultural Communication Institute). She has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to presently teaching courses on... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Pennask/Skeena

14:00

Language Policy, Technology and Learning
Technology may be able to make delivery of education and even learning faster, higher, and stronger, but our nature and social structures still necessitate a human element.  The changes being experienced by the education sector have to somehow be implemented through policy, and “sold” not only to other educators and to students, but also to governments and other stakeholders.  The impact of technology on pedagogy, distribution channels, and government policy will be explored in this session by Languages Canada Executive Director Gonzalo Peralta and BCCIE Lifetime Achievement Award winner and CEO SMRT English, Jim Clark

Speakers

Monday June 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Cassiar/Cascade

14:00

Pro-D in China: Exchanging Notes
In March 2016 and March 2017, a group of BC teachers visited schools in Henan Province to experience Chinese education firsthand, and share knowledge and practice with colleagues at the middle and senior school levels. Teachers will describe what they learned during this one-week sojourn into the fascinating landscape of Chinese education, from which so many of our international students come. Participants included Art, Technology, English, and Modern Language teachers, as well as an academic counselor who met with students and administrators to advise them about post-secondary options and application processes in Canada and the US.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12.

Speakers
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Dawn Wilson

Director, Education Extension & International Programs, St. Michaels University School


Monday June 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Shuswap

14:00

Study Choice Platforms and You. Why Universities Use Them.
Study choice platforms are online portals that function as a two-sided marketplace, used by both prospective international students to search for higher education programs and by institutions to reach interested audiences that their limited resources prevent them from engaging. In this presentation, we will present a case study profiling a few different Canadian institutions who have partnered with StudyPortals and other study choice platforms, explaining why they moved to online recruitment, what were the benefits and the limitations they found, and what outcomes they have experienced. This would be a good session for any school considering diversifying their recruitment portfolio.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE,

Speakers

Monday June 19, 2017 14:00 - 15:00
Skaha

15:00

Coffee Break
Monday June 19, 2017 15:00 - 15:15
Grand Foyer

15:15

British Columbia: Ahead or behind the global competition curve?
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
avatar for Daniel Guhr

Daniel Guhr

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

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

15:15

Creating a proactive strategy to positively impact the conversation about international students
Why is it that the vast majority of stories in the press about international education are negative? Reporters, parents and sometimes even our colleagues perpetuate negative stereotypes about international students in our schools and communities. These misconceptions then dominate the dialogue. This session will provide messaging tips for schools communication strategy, and explore how we as practitioners and leaders in international educators can proactively ensure that the true value of internationalization is understood and communicated.

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

Speakers
avatar for Patricia Gartland

Patricia Gartland

CEO/Superintendent, School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Dedicated to providing opportunities for students to gain the cultural and linguistic knowledge, skills, and experiences for success in a globalized world. Committed to promoting study abroad initiatives as part of the international education strategy. Focused on promoting system... Read More →
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Mike Henniger

VP – Sales & Marketing, ICEF
Mike Henniger joined ICEF in early 2015. Mike previously held senior positions in the language, vocational and post secondary sectors. Mike has been actively involved in the marketing and recruitment sphere in international education for more than 15 years and is a regular presen... Read More →


Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Pennask/Skeena

15:15

Express Entry and BC PNP: What you need to know
This dynamic session will provide attendees an in-depth opportunity to learn more about the changes that have taken place with Express Entry and the BC PNP, and how these impact immigration pathways for international students.

Express Entry is the gateway to IRCC’s main economic immigration programs for skilled workers, including Canadian Experience Class, the Federal Skilled Workers Program, and the Federal Skilled Trades Program. Recent reforms to Express Entry have made these pathways more accessible to international students. The BC PNP is an economic immigration program designed to help BC meet its labour market and economic development needs.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers
avatar for Aireen Luney

Aireen Luney

A/Director, Skills Immigration, BC Provincial Nominee Program, Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training
Aireen Luney is currently the Acting Director of Skills Immigration, with the BC Provincial Nominee Program (BC PNP) in the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism & Skills Training. She is responsible for leading the operations and setting the strategic direction and operational priorities of... Read More →
avatar for Sian Upton

Sian Upton

Employer Liaison Officer, Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada
Originally from BC, Sian Upton has been a Foreign Service Officer since 2005. Her previous postings include Pakistan, Kenya, Syria, Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. She has overseas experience in immigration operations, field reporting, policy input, and liaising with external organiz... Read More →


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

15:15

Institutional Transformation Through International Development Projects – Roundtable
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.

Speakers
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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 is presently Director International at Northwest Community College (NWCC) working to develop and implement a new internationalization strategy and strategic enrolment management plan. Derek brings a strong background in innovation, stakeholder engagement and strateg... Read More →
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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 (EMA... Read More →


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

15:15

Utilizing Co-op programs - Sending your best advocates abroad
Fraser International College in collaboration with SFU Co-op created the International Marketing Officer program which placed 6 Co-op students in various regional offices in Asia for the Summer of 2016. These students were fully integrated as staff members by the individual regional offices and helped in promoting FIC and SFU. With the increased competitiveness in the marketplace, having these officers in the markets allowed FIC to leverage the strength of our regional offices network. This session will discuss how having successful alumni currently studying in SFU in market promoting our programs is a key marketing and conversion tool.

The content of this session is applicable to PSE.

Speakers

Monday June 19, 2017 15:15 - 16:15
Cassiar/Cascade
 
Tuesday, June 20
 

08:00

Breakfast
Sponsors
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guard.me International Insurance

Gold Sponsor
Did you know? guard.me is the only insurance provider that gives students emergency access to a doctor over the phone, anytime, anywhere. | | Learn more about guard.me... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Okanagan Ballroom

09:00

Federal Update
Tuesday June 20, 2017 09:00 - 10:30
Okanagan Ballroom

10:30

Coffee Break
Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:30 - 10:45
Grand Foyer

10:45

Global Issues Panel: Is there a calm port for our Ship of Values in this perfect storm?
It was all going so well, until it wasn't. Greece. Crimea. Aleppo. Migrants by Land and Sea and the Little Boy who washed up on to our front pages. Paris. Immigrants. Ukraine. The Wall. Wikileaks. Assange and Hillary's server. Putin. Refugees. Nice. Erdogan. Bruxelles. Brexit. Orlando. Mosul. Trump. Bannon. Yemen. Breitbart. Wilders. Le Pen.
Is it the new normal, a new world order, a fundamental refashioning?  Or is it rather a blip, a bump in the road, one of a series of crises that afflicts the globe periodically and cyclically?
In the nascent climate of populism, protectionism, alternative facts and uncivil discourse, of Us and Them, perceptions of International Education (IE) and its humanitarian kindred of immigration and support for the needy have never been so low. Not in living memory have our sacred cows been so prone to uncomfortable, misinformed, uncivil and malicious scrutiny. Our ability to pursue what we have believed to be the noble aims of our sector is in jeopardy, including the real and perceived safety of the students and faculty we welcome and those we encourage out into the world. The underpinnings of our IE value system are under question and threatened by despots and deplorables from every side.  Or are they?  Maybe we’re just talking to ourselves.
Our panel of global IE leaders will address and engage together with discussion on the role and responsibility of Higher Education (HE) institutions and international leader to engage on these issues and perhaps more importantly, on how to support and engage with the general public to assist them in managing their responses to globalization? 
  • Has HE fallen short in its ability to use the language that the broader public and community relate to?
  • Are we truly engaged with a change agenda?
  • What are we changing and to what end?
  • Does it matter to our local communities?
  • What are appropriate roles for HE in supporting the public and influencing public opinion?  
  • What would success look like?
  • We have clearly incorporated internationalization into the teaching agenda of HE, and quite successfully into the research agenda of HE, but what about the third pillar, that of community engagement?
  • In terms of consultation with local communities, are we relevant to them?   If so, how?
  • As internationalization evolves by culture, time and context, must we broaden our reach to greater community engagement?

Research now has to demonstrate impact and innovation, and so in IE we also should consider what is our impact. We should develop research questions that matter to our local communities and begin to demonstrate concrete, meaningful outcomes.  We should clearly develop an understanding what are our "ends” and how will the public benefit.
  1.  What are the roles and responsibilities of higher education and its institutions in helping the public address the impacts of globalization?  In this regard are there higher education roles in public diplomacy and public education that need greater attention given the apparent more conflicted environment around higher education internationalization as well as the rise of populist reactions to globalization?
  2. If there are roles and responsibilities needing greater attention, what are the options for fulfilling these needs?

Moderators
avatar for Randall Martin

Randall Martin

Executive Director, BC Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Dr Randall Martin has more than 26 years experience in post-secondary, development and international education. He is the Executive Director at the BC Council for International Education (BCCIE), a Crown Corporation of the Province of British Columbia charged with advancing the p... Read More →

Speakers
DA

Denise Amyot

President and CEO, Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan)
avatar for Robert Buttery

Robert Buttery

Head of International Relations, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland
Prof. Robert Andrew Buttery | Email: robert.buttery@fhnw.ch) | Twitter; rob@robertbuttery | LinkedIn; https://www.linkedin.com/in/buttery/ | | Graduate degree: Spanish Area Studies and Applied Linguistics (University of Portsmouth,UK) | Post-graduate degree in Europ... Read More →
avatar for Laura Howard

Laura Howard

Immediate Past President, EAIE (European Association of International Education)
Laura Howard is the Immediate Past President (2014-2016) of the European Association for International Education (EAIE). She currently holds a lecturing post in the University of Cadiz – UCA, Spain. Laura has over 15 years’ experience in international relations management, holding several posts within the UCA: Director of European Projects, Director of International Relations and General Director of External Promotion. On a national level, she chaired the Commission for International Promotion which was created within the International Relations Commission of the Spanish... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 10:45 - 12:00
Okanagan Ballroom

12:00

Thematic Boxed Lunch
The Thematic Boxed Lunch is an opportunity for you to connect with colleagues that work in similar areas as you. Pick up your lunch and join a themed table to discuss a topic of interest with other delegates.

  • Internationalization of teaching and learning
  • Study Abroad
  • Pathways
  • Student Services
  • Marketing and Recruitment
  • International Education Policy
  • Homestay

Whether you choose to ‘talk shop’ or to get to know your colleagues, feel free to move from one table to the next or even go for a walk outside!

Tuesday June 20, 2017 12:00 - 13:30
Okanagan Ballroom

13:30

BCCIE Update

Come to this session to learn more about the BC Council for International Education and its history, what we have been doing over the past year, and some ongoing initiatives that we are working on.


Speakers
avatar for Colin Doerr

Colin Doerr

Director, External Relations, BC Council for International Education


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

13:30

Asia-focused Teaching Materials for BC's New Curriculum
Session participants will be introduced to the new Asia Pacific Curriculum project, which includes Asia-focused teaching materials for BC social studies classes. Materials are most appropriate for students in grades 6-12, and cover a range of fields, including contemporary history, geography, politics, economics, society, the environment, and culture.

The content of this session is applicable to K-12.

Speakers

Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Cassiar/Cascade

13:30

Disrupting Language Learning Through a New Mode of Program Delivery
CultureWorks will discuss their innovative approach to the development and delivery of a fully online blended program, focusing on the shift in their teaching and assessment practices. This program provides the immersive experience of the classroom while allowing students to connect from their home countries. Presenters will discuss some of the challenges of adopting a culture of innovation and supporting teachers and students in the changing landscape of language learning.  Perspectives on time and dollar investments and licensing opportunities will be offered, with a focus on how online programs can provide a gateway to post-secondary education in Canada

Speakers
avatar for Danielle Dilkes

Danielle Dilkes

Information and Educational Technology Specialist, CultureWorks ESL
avatar for Liz Johnson

Liz Johnson

VP, Academic and Student Affairs, CultureWorks ESL
Liz Johnson is VP Academic and Student Affairs at CultureWorks. Working with university and college partners to ensure student success, Liz has most recently helped launch an online blended pathway program called Gateway. She has also lead program development with the Prelimina... Read More →


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

13:30

International Student Orientations: technology, partnerships and Canadian student participation
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.

Speakers
avatar for Enrique Chacon

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
avatar for Kate Jennings

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 Canada over the past 20 years. Most recently, in 2015, Kate joined Vancouver Island University as Director International Student Services in Nanaimo, British Columbia, Ca... Read More →
avatar for Laura Prada

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 enteri... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Vaseaux/Kootenay

13:30

Sector-based approaches to recruitment in a globally competitive landscape
The globally competitive landscape of International Education shapes the strategic approaches of institutions and different sectors in their recruitment initiatives. Trends in student mobility, exchange rates and economic factors influence study abroad decision making; challenging us to develop new tactics to achieving our respective enrolment goals. This session explores the strategies being formulated in the K-12 and post-secondary sectors to meet desired international student enrolment goals. It is an opportunity to learn about how the global landscape is impacting our respective sectors; to gain insight into how UBC, Coquitlam School District and Langara College are working in this environment and their approaches to recruitment.

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

Speakers
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Susan Allan

Associate Director, University of British Columbia
Susan Allan is the Associate Director of the International Student Initiative at UBC. In the last 15 years, Susan has worked with three BC public post-secondary institutions in recruitment, international admissions, document evaluation, student services and agent management. In a... Read More →
avatar for Ajay Patel

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 →
avatar for Shawn Silverstone

Shawn Silverstone

Marketing Manager, Coquitlam School District
Shawn Silverstone is the Marketing Manager of International Education at the Coquitlam School District. | He has 12 years of experience in the public education sector working for both a post-secondary institution and two school districts. | Shawn has a wealth of experience... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 13:30 - 14:30
Pennask/Skeena

14:30

Sponsor Fair
This year we have over a dozen exhibitors excited to meet and speak with you about who they are and what they do. Make sure to pay them a visit during our Sponsor Fair!

Tuesday June 20, 2017 14:30 - 15:00
Grand Foyer

15:00

How everyone in BC is being ranked: The meaning and impact of K-12 to research rankings explained
The world of International Education operates with few commonly agreed on performance measurement models or definitive hierarchies.Two major exceptions exist, however: For one, the PISA and TIMMS test batteries operated by the OECD launched as far back as the year 1995. PISA and TIMMS have become a key element of national comparison of K-12 school systems, and impacted domestic policy-makers and parents of prospective international students alike.

The second exception consist of the 19 international PSE institution rankings which cover a wide range of topics. Some of these rankings have become critical arbiters of student and resource movement trends, and often directly or indirectly shape debates about International Education issues. This session shares highlights of BC performances across all sectors, and discuss the impact of these tests / rankings on BC’s provincial and institutional brand.

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

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Guhr

Daniel Guhr

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


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Vaseaux/Kootenay

15:00

Introducing CAEL CE (Computer Edition) for Study in Canada
Having reliable information on the English language proficiency of an international student applying to a Canadian academic institution is an important part of the selection process. But first, you need the right English language test. Paragon Testing Enterprises has released the new CAEL CE (Computer Edition) that assesses English language proficiency in a CANADIAN academic context. This test builds on the existing CAEL Assessment originally created at Carleton University, and recently acquired by Paragon. In this presentation, you will learn about the advantages of CAEL CE, and many of the exciting innovations that have been added into the new test.

The content of this session is applicable to Language.

Speakers
avatar for Donald Wehrung

Donald Wehrung

Paragon Testing Enterprises, Paragon Testing Enterprises
Donald Wehrung is CEO, President, and co-founder of Paragon Testing Enterprises. Prior to founding Paragon, Dr. Wehrung held the position of Executive Director, Applied Research and Evaluation Services (ARES) at UBC. He is Professor Emeritus of Strategic Management from UBC’s S... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Cassiar/Cascade

15:00

Social media and its impact on student communications and outreach
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.

Speakers
JA

Jane Antoniak

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

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
Shuswap

15:00

Taking the Pulse on Intercultural Learning: What are the opportunities?
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.

Speakers
avatar for Kyra Garson

Kyra Garson

Intercultural Coordinator, Thompson Rivers University
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 →
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Joenita Paulrajan

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, corp... Read More →
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Heather Tobe

Faculty, Douglas College
Heather Tobe holds a BGS (Simon Fraser University), Teaching Certificate (BC College of Teachers), and MA (Intercultural Relations) (Antioch/Intercultural Communication Institute). She has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to presently teaching courses on... Read More →


Tuesday June 20, 2017 15:00 - 16:00
Pennask/Skeena

15:00

When Ecosystems Align: Education, Technology & Acceleration
Accelerate Okanagan is a not-for-profit that supports the growth and development of tech companies by being program thought leaders and by facilitating a strong sense of community that people want to be a part of. Come learn how we as an organization have been working with staff and faculty as well as domestic and international students from local educational institutions with the goal of connecting them to the technology industry through initiatives like our Startup Basics program and sponsored scholarship opportunities. Let’s talk about the value of these relationships and how they are formed, process and program implementation, and how your students can get involved in the tech industry.

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

Speakers
avatar for Alex Reid

Alex Reid

Community Manager, Accelerate Okanagan
I am currently the Community Manager at Accelerate Okanagan, the local technology accelerator that helps tech and tech-enabled companies find mentorship, connections and community here in the Okanagan. | | I graduated from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver with... Read More →


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

16:30

Education Marketing Manager and Trade Commissioner Meetings
Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an Education Marketing Manager or a Trade Commissioner? Sign up for a meeting when you check-in in person at our registration table.

Tuesday June 20, 2017 16:30 - 17:30
Mount Boucherie

18:30

International Education Awards Banquet
Celebrate some of the outstanding achievements in International Education in BC, as we announce the winners of the annual BCCIE International Education Awards.

Tuesday June 20, 2017 18:30 - 21:00
Okanagan Ballroom
 
Wednesday, June 21
 

08:00

Breakfast
Wednesday June 21, 2017 08:00 - 09:00
Okanagan Ballroom

09:00

Education Marketing Manager and Trade Commissioner Meetings
Interested in having a 1-on-1 meeting with an Education Marketing Manager or a Trade Commissioner? Sign up for a meeting when you check-in in person at our registration table.

Wednesday June 21, 2017 09:00 - 11:30
Okanagan Ballroom
 

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