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Brett Berquist
Brett Berquist
The University of Auckland
Director International
Thought Leader Dialogue with Ireland and New Zealand

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Kara Bertram
University of the Fraser Valley
Manager, Global Engagement
Indigenous Study Abroad Collaborative Framework: Stage 1 Report

Tricia Best
Tricia Best
University of Victoria
Director, International Student Services
Innovating Student Success and Learning Support in the Virtual Age

Anuj Bhasin
Anuj Bhasin
High Commission of Canada (India, Nepal and Bhutan)
Trade Commissioner, Education
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings

Elizabeth (EJ) Brin
Elizabeth (EJ) Brin
British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Associate Director, Stakeholder Engagement
Updates from BC Ministry of Education and Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Training

Kerry Brinkert
Kerry Brinkert
College of the Rockies
Manager, International Projects and Partnerships
Confronting Privilege and Building Partnerships Through Virtual Exchange

Teresa Brooks
Teresa Brooks
Langara College
Associate Director, International Student Services
Building CommYOUnity: Beyond Connection Toward Belonging and Inclusion

Luke Bruce
Luke Bruce
British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)
Coordinator, Market Support and International Initiatives
Expanding Horizons in Higher Education Mobility -- University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP)

Della Burke
Della Burke
ITESO, The Jesuit University of Guadalajara
Coordinator of Campus Internationalization
Levelling the Economic Playing Field through COIL Virtual Exchange
Mexico Delegation B2B Meetings

Susan Butler
Susan Butler
Education in Ireland
Senior Education Consultant
Ireland as a Partner for International Educational Collaboration

Marie Angela Cachuela
Marie Angela Cachuela
Embassy of Canada (Philippines)
Trade Commissioner - Education, Agriculture and Agri-Food
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings

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Silvia Caicedo
George Brown College
Learning facilitator and professor
Book Club: A Dialogue About Washington Black By Esi Edugyan

Alexandra Capistrano
Alexandra Capistrano
Langara College
International Student Coordinator - Student Experience
Building CommYOUnity: Beyond Connection Toward Belonging and Inclusion

Emmanuel Carrillo
Emmanuel Carrillo
Universidad Tecnologica del Retoño BIS-Aguscalientes
President of Universidad Tecnologica del Retoño BIS-Aguscalientes
Mexico (Western/Bajio region), Post secondary Collaboration Opportunities Prior To and During the Pandemic

Maria Jose Castelazo
Maria Jose Castelazo
Ministry of Innovation, Science and Technology of the State of Jalisco
Coordinator of Innovation, Science and Technology, State of Jalisco, Mexico
Mexico (Western/Bajio region), Post secondary Collaboration Opportunities Prior To and During the Pandemic

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Christine Chan
University Canada West
Terrilyn Chao
Terrilyn Chao
BCCIE
Manager, Events and Special Initiatives
Jonathan Chew
Jonathan Chew
Navitas
Head, Strategic Insights and Analytics
The Road to Recovery – Understanding Student Behaviours

Ginny Chien
Ginny Chien
Columbia College
Dean of English Language Centre/Applied Skills Program Coordinator
Forced Migration: Equity and Inclusion for Youth with Refugee Backgrounds

Ambassador Graeme C. Clark
Ambassador Graeme C. Clark
Embassy of Canada to Mexico
Ambassador designate of Canada to the United Mexican States
Mexico (Western/Bajio region), Post secondary Collaboration Opportunities Prior To and During the Pandemic

Lewis Coughlin
Lewis Coughlin
Consulate of Canada in Guadalajara, Mexico
Consul and Senior Trade Commissioner of Canada in Guadalajara, Mexico
Natalia Covarrubias Olivares
Natalia Covarrubias Olivares
Universidad Tecnologica del Retono
International Affairs Coordinator
Mexico Delegation B2B Meetings

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Eric Dionne
Embassy of Canada to Kazakhstan
Trade Commissioner
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings

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Izabela Duarte
Consulate General of Canada - Recife
Trade Commissioner
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings

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Genoveva Amador Fierros
Universidad de Colima
General Director of International Relations and Academic Cooperation
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Frank Flood
 Consulate General of Ireland Vancouver
 Consul General
Ireland as a Partner for International Educational Collaboration

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Luis Armando Flores Sánchez
EDUCAFIN
International Affairs Director
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Richard Foo
University of Northern British Columbia
Manager, International Recruitment
A Regional Approach to International Student Recruitment

Christina Furtado
Christina Furtado
Wellness and Learning Initiatives by guard.me
Mental Health and Wellness Specialist
Pre-Conference Workshop: Mental Health and Privilege: Unveiling the Hidden Relationship

Ana Cecilia Garcia Valencia
Ana Cecilia Garcia Valencia
Universidad de Colima
International Relations Coordinator
Mexico Delegation B2B Meetings

Patricia Gartland
Patricia Gartland
Coquitlam School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
CEO/Superintendent
Pivoting in a Dynamic International Student Marketplace

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Chelsey Gooden
Diversity and Inclusion Practioner
Diversity and Inclusion Practioner
Pre-Conference Workshop: Who We Are in the Small is Who We Are in the All

Andrew Gordon
Andrew Gordon
Diversity Abroad
CEO and founder
Opening Ceremony & Keynote Speaker

Tim Hopkins
Tim Hopkins
International Education Division, Global Affairs Canada
Trade Commissioner - Clients & Communications
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings
Trade Commissioner B2B Meetings

Seyed-Reza Hosseinifar
Seyed-Reza Hosseinifar
University Canada West
Director of Centre for Teaching Excellence • Academic Affairs
Innovating Student Success and Learning Support in the Virtual Age

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Zhaoying Hu
Simon Fraser University
Manager, International Research Mobility
Lowering Participation Barriers in International Research Mobility

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Keiko Ikeda
Kansai University
Professor, Vice-Director for IIGE (Institute for Innovative Global Education)
Integrating COIL Programs in Internationally Networked University Consortia

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Krzysztof J. Chmielewski
Kozminski University, Warsaw, Poland
Associate Dean, Undergraduate Studies in Marketing
Pivoting During the Pandemic: Rapid Innovation in Collaborative Virtual Learning

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Shad Kabango
former CBC host, artist, and Canada Reads Participant
Book Club: A Dialogue About Washington Black By Esi Edugyan

THANK YOU TO OUR SPEAKERS

Our gratitude goes to our speakers who are so generously sharing their knowledge and enriching each session with their outstanding insight and professionalism.

On behalf of the Summer Conference 2021 speakers, BCCIE is making donations to the Indian Residential School Survivors Society, an organization that assists First Nations Peoples in British Columbia with research, education, awareness, partnership, advocacy, and culturally-based healing services for survivors of the Residential School system. Each year we make donations to important causes on behalf of Summer Conference speakers to recognize their invaluable contributions to International Education in British Columbia, and this year we make this financial contribution as a humble but ongoing commitment to reconciliation. If you are interested in making your own donation you may do so here.