As of  Feb 9, 2022 | *Schedule is subject to change

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Our Schedule-at-a-Glance is a quick overview of what you can expect during BC International Education Week.

For full workshop descriptions, scroll down and take a look at what each day of BCIEW offers.

Meals and Breaks

Breakfast: 7:45 - 8:30am    Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:15am    Networking Break: 11:45 - 12:15pm    Lunch: 12:15 - 1:15pm 

Afternoon Coffee: 2:45 - 3:00pm

Sunday, June 26, 2022
8:30 AM - 4:30 PMStudent Recruitment: A Deep Dive

This workshop will explore how to use data to enhance student recruitment from many perspectives. The discussion will begin with a bird's-eye view, looking at the strategic priorities of major destination countries and how these impact student demand for Canada. It will then focus on the findings of IDPs latest research report on prospective international students, Emerging Futures. Following this, the presenters will look at how to market programs that address labour market gaps to new audiences and tell the story of opportunities in Canada.

The afternoon sessions will examine step-by-step tactics on how to write a persuasive brand story for your institution that will resonate with prospective student. Finally, we will finish the day with a hands on workshop that will teach you how to implement an effective digital marketing strategy that supports your institution.

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8:30 AM - 4:30 PMInternational University Rankings – Scope, Methodology, Engagement, and Intelligence

This workshop provides a sweeping discussion of international rankings: History, data, methodologies, reliability, politics, and utility. Information will be provided with a focus on the quality and relatability of data and analysis – and how even at times low quality data and analysis can be instructive. Case studies illustrate how universities have progressed or regressed in specific rankings or on specific metrics, and how said occurred. Teams of participants will be asked to design their own institutional rankings strategy, and present it to all participants. 

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Time Zone: (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Meals and Breaks

Breakfast: 7:15 - 8:00am    Networking Break: 8:00 - 8:30am    Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:15am    Networking Break: 11:45 - 12:15pm

IRCC Lunch Update: 12:15 - 1:15pm  Designated Exhibit Hall Time: and Exhibit Hall: 1:15 - 1:45pm   Afternoon Coffee: 3:15 - 3:30pm

Monday, June 27, 2022
8:30 AM - 8:45 AMIndigenous Welcome and Opening

Cultural Ambassadors will open our first ever BC International Education Week with a Welcome and Territory Acknowledgement to the traditional territories of the Squamish and Lil’wat Nations. This will be followed by opening remarks from our Executive Director, Randall Martin and BCCIE updates.

Thank you to our Indigenous Welcome and Opening Sponsor, IDP Connect!

 

8:45 AM - 11:45 AMBC Government International Framework

The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training, in partnership with the Ministry of Education, will preview BC’s new IE Framework, a roadmap for government and the sector to retain BC’s share of international students to support economic recovery and benefit to all of BC’s communities, support positive outcomes through diversity, regional growth and global experiences and implement policy shifts that support system integrity towards quality, transparency and student success. 

A formal presentation will be followed by discussions on diversification, regionalization and student success.

 

12:15 PM - 1:15 PMIRCC Update (Lunchtime)

Grab your lunch and join us for an update where IRCC will share pertinent information on recent developments in support of Canada’s international education sector and key stakeholders.

 

1:15 PM - 1:45 PMExhibit Hall

Say hello to our wonderful sponsors and exhibitors!

 

1:45 PM - 4:00 PMImmigration Workshop: working during and post-graduation and Pathways to Permanent Residence

This workshop will cover the eligibility requirements for working while studying and post-graduation. It will also explore the requirements for pathways to permanent residence and provide participants an opportunity to ask questions and get answers from an IRCC and PNP expert. 

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1:45 PM - 5:00 PMStory, Circles and Ceremony: Tools for Humanizing the Academy

When we feel connected, we contribute and when we are done, we celebrate. In this workshop we will explore/examine notions of story, circles and ceremony and how we can use these as tools in the work we do to advance intercultural understanding and inclusion on our campuses

1:45 PM - 5:00 PMLabour Market Development: International Student Transitions into the Labour Market

International students, post-secondary institutions, BC’s diverse regions as well as key sectors of BC’s economy can all benefit from a more coherent articulation, streamlining and alignment of pathways and transitions for international students into BC’s Labour Market, setting them up for careers instead of jobs and for shared success post-graduation.

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1:45 PM - 5:00 PMInternationalizing Online: Utilizing UMAP for Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Mobility

This session will provide a brief overview of various opportunities for higher education institutions to internationalize online. This session will define, discuss, and provide templates for two common online internationalization opportunities: Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) and Virtual Mobility. The session will conclude with how University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP) and other mobility consortia can be utilized to support institutions to build programs for online internationalization.

 

1:45 PM - 5:00 PMLeadership and International Education

Change Management: Persuading colleagues to adopt new approaches and actions that enhance your international endeavors and create work environments where people and ideas thrive. As a profession we have a strong record of collaboration and sharing our best practices to enhance our services. After conferences we return “home” ready to introduce some of our newly learned approaches. From members of faculty to the Registrars Office, from Student Services to Finance, how do you convince colleagues to shift their current thinking and practice? In this workshop we will examine how utilizing Change Management principles can decrease resistance and use a Four Frames approach to better tailor our strategies to fit the values and expectations of various stakeholders.

We will use case studies and group exercises to apply and better understand these approaches and participate with a panel of IE professionals who seek to generate “a great place to work” mentality in their departments.

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Time Zone: (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Meals and Breaks

Breakfast: 7:15 - 8:00am    Networking Break: 8:00 - 8:30am    Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:15am    Networking Break: 11:45 - 12:15pm    

Lunch and Exhibit Hall: 12:15 - 1:45pm    Afternoon Coffee: 3:15 - 3:30pm    International Education Awards Banquet: 6:00 - 8:30pm

Tuesday, June 28, 2022
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM(Day 1) Mexico/Canada Forum and Networking Event

BCCIE has been building partnerships and facilitating academic collaborations with colleagues, institutions, and associations in a number of Mexican regions. Much of the focus has been with partners from the Bajío region (west-central), including Jalisco, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and more recently with Northeastern states. In collaboration with Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service and Languages Canada, we are delighted to welcome a delegation from key Mexican state government departments. We will explore and advance Mexico/Canada academic partnerships, mobility and exchange, and opportunities for Canadian engagement in capacity-building and professional development initiatives in Mexico, particularly in the area of language education. The forum will conclude with a networking event.

 

8:30 AM - 5:00 PMIreland-British Columbia Partnership Day

Join the large post-secondary education delegation from Ireland for a full day of partnership and exchange discussions and both presentations and networking. The higher education system in Ireland has recently undergone a shift wherein polytechnics and institutes of technology have combined to form regional Technological Universities, which has great significance for trades and vocational training as well as engagement with industry and the economy. The Technological Universities are meant to address the social and economic needs of their regions and to engage in industry-focused research, with an emphasis on science and technology programs that are vocationally and professionally oriented. Ireland in many ways is a key model for BC to evolve its WIL, apprenticeship and vocational and trades training practices, and the Irish institutions remain very willing partners for expanded or new relationships and joint programming with British Columbia.  This event will be of interest to all types of post-secondary institutions in BC. Education Ireland will sponsor this delegation on its return visit to BC, to the BC International Education Week, as well as to a series of institutional visits.

Thank you to our Ireland-British Columbia Partnership Day Sponsor, guard.me!

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8:30 AM - 5:00 PMReimagining our roles: Exploring how International and Intercultural Education Contribute to Broader Institutional Goals

Here in BC, we have been working towards building intercultural capacity for some time. Many have questions about the training and work they have undertaken and how it relates to Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization (DRI) and Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (JEDI). In this workshop we will explore how intercultural and global learning are both complementary and foundational to advancing equity and justice.  Participants will consider perspectives and strategies that promote intercultural expertise and understanding within JEDI and DRI initiatives.

 

8:30 AM - 5:00 PMWES International Accreditation Workshop: A Focus on India

This interactive workshop will teach you how to use WES's proven evaluation methods and techniques and show you the latest tools and resources to evaluate international credentials from India in a systematic and productive manner. Working with authentic credentials, you will hone your evaluation skills and gain insights that will help you streamline your admissions processes and make the most efficient and reliable admissions decisions for your institution. The workshop will be led by seasoned WES experts who will share information and respond to questions based on the most pertinent topics related to credential evaluation. The morning will focus on undergraduate admissions and the afternoon on graduate admissions.

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8:30 AM - 5:00 PM(Day 1) 2-Day EAIE Workshop: "The Fundamentals of Building a Strategic Internationalization Plan"

Join some of the top international education trainers to enhance the performance of your department and broaden your experience and training in international education.

In the fundamentals of building a strategic internationalization plan course, you’ll be guided through the entire process of creating and implementing a successful strategic internationalization plan at your institution. You’ll learn the steps to take for each phase of strategic planning, pitfalls to avoid, key stakeholders to involve, diagnosis to include, how communication is a key factor, and how to monitor and evaluate your institution’s progress. You will learn from relevant case studies and from a range of hands-on exercises. It is strategic planning made practicable, and by the end you’ll be ready to take action upon returning to your institution.

Two-day participation is a requirement. Additional costs are associated with this registration.

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8:30 AM - 11:45 PMLeveraging your UMAP membership to meet internationalization goals

This workshop invites UMAP member institutions to both identify their internationalization goals and create, an action plan using UMAP resources to realize the said goals. Participants will be led through a brief exploration of literature on internationalization of higher education and internationalization of the curriculum. Following this foundational information, participants will engage in a strategic planning process identifying specific institutional or departmental internationalization goals. Finally, participants will outline an action plan for how to specifically engage with UMAP resources and networks to achieve their internationalization goals during the 2022-23 academic year.

Non-UMAP member institutions are welcomed to join this workshop as it provides an opportunity to exercise on strategic planning.

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12:45 PM - 1:15 PMCollaborative Lesson Planning: Research Presentation

Please join this special noon event where Dr. Sally Gutierez will present her award-winning research on Collaborative Lesson Planning undertaken in 2020 in the Philippines. The study explores how Collaborative Lesson Planning created a positive ‘dissonance’ from traditional lesson planning usually done in isolation. Her research is grounded in social constructivist theory of learning that can be applied in developing teacher professional development resources. This lunch session will be of interest to educators advancing teacher diversity within the profession and better understanding the growing immigrant teacher professionals coming to Canada for both studies and employment.

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1:45 PM - 5:00 PMForum on Education Abroad Workshop: "Valuing and Applying the UN SDGs in Education Abroad"

This workshop provides an overview on how to incorporate the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals into the development and delivery of education abroad programs, and introduces participants to The Forum on Education Abroad’s guidelines for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad. Guided by exercises and informed by active discussion, participants will explore strategies for addressing the global challenges of realizing a more sustainable future for all.

Additional costs are associated with this registration.

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6:00 PM - 8:30 PMInternational Education Awards Banquet

Join us to celebrate the work of International Education practitioners.

Thank you to our International Education Awards Banquet Sponsor,
University Canada West

Time Zone: (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]

Meals and Breaks

Breakfast: 7:15 - 8:00am    Networking Break: 8:00 - 8:30am    Morning Coffee: 10:00 - 10:15am    Networking Break: 11:45 - 12:15pm    

Lunch and Exhibit Hall: 12:15 - 1:45pm    Afternoon Coffee: 3:15 - 3:30pm

Wednesday, June 29, 2022
8:30 AM - 11:45 AMForum on Education Abroad Workshop: "Education Abroad for a Healthy Planet - Focus on Climate Action"

Urgent action is needed to combat climate change and its impacts. What does that mean for education abroad? With a focus on the Administrative Framework section of The Forum on Education Abroad’s Guidelines for Advancing the UN SDGs through Education Abroad and Goal 13, Climate Action, this workshop will address how to integrate climate change measures into all aspects of education abroad programming, educate stakeholders on climate change mitigation, and set goals across institutions and organizations.

Additional costs are associated with this registration.

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8:30 AM - 11:45 AM(Day 2) Mexico/Canada Forum and Networking Event

BCCIE has been building partnerships and facilitating academic collaborations with colleagues, institutions, and associations in a number of Mexican regions. Much of the focus has been with partners from the Bajío region (west-central), including Jalisco, Guanajuato, Aguascalientes and more recently with Northeastern states. In collaboration with Canada’s Trade Commissioner Service and Languages Canada, we are delighted to welcome a delegation from key Mexican state government departments, where we will explore and advance Mexico/Canada academic partnerships, mobility and exchange, and opportunities for Canadian engagement in capacity-building and professional development initiatives in Mexico, particularly in the area of language education. The forum will conclude with a networking event.

 

8:30 AM - 11:45 AMGlobal flows of international students over the next ten years - what to expect

Where will students come from in the next ten years? This question is critical for student recruitment, source country strategy and diversification considerations across the higher education sector in Australia and globally. However, there is relatively limited information on the long-term drivers of global demand for international higher education. The session will present research undertaken by Navitas on the long-term outlooks for international student mobility up to 2030, presenting insights based on key underlying economic, demographic and participation drivers. They will present what this means for overall global student flows, key source countries (such as China and India) and major international education destinations.

8:30 AM - 5:00 PM(Day 2) 2-Day EAIE Workshop: "The Fundamentals of Building a Strategic Internationalization Plan"

Join some of the top international education trainers to enhance the performance of your department and broaden your experience and training in international education.

In the fundamentals of building a strategic internationalization plan course, you’ll be guided through the entire process of creating and implementing a successful strategic internationalization plan at your institution. You’ll learn the steps to take for each phase of strategic planning, pitfalls to avoid, key stakeholders to involve, diagnosis to include, how communication is a key factor, and how to monitor and evaluate your institution’s progress. You will learn from relevant case studies and from a range of hands-on exercises. It is strategic planning made practicable, and by the end you’ll be ready to take action upon returning to your institution.

Two-day participation is a requirement. Additional costs are associated with this registration.

Click here for more detailed information about this session

 

Time Zone: (UTC-07:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada) [Change Time Zone]