[SOLD OUT] Symposium on Intercultural Learning

Date: Feb 15, 2019
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.
Format: Concurrent sessions
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Centre for Business and Access (CBA) building at the Camosun Interurban Campus
City: Victoria, BC
Cost: $89. Please note no refunds will be provided for this event.


The Symposium on Intercultural Learning is sold out. However, if you are interested in being placed on a waiting list, please email us at: events@bccie.bc.ca.

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Taking the time to reflect on our own use of intercultural practices is vital to being successful practitioners in the field of international education. This symposium will provide an opportunity for faculty, instructors, teachers, administrators, and staff from all sectors (K-12, Languages and Post-secondary) to learn from intercultural experts, share best practices, and discuss the challenges related to intercultural learning.

Agenda and Map

Please click for a detailed agenda and a map of Camosun College.

9:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.

Registration Check-in

Coffee, tea and light snacks will be provided.

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Session A1: Enhancing Intercultural Capacities | Kyra Garson Session A2: From Implicit Bias to Conscious Inclusion | Judith Perron and Margaret Hearnden
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.


A box lunch will be provided.

1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. Session B1: Intercultural Learning and the New BC Curriculum | Kyra Garson Session B2: What's your CQ (Cultural Intelligence)? | Karima Ramji

*Further details about each session to be published in coming weeks.


Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University, and is currently Coordinator, Interculturalization. She has coordinated TRU’s Interculturalizing the Curriculum faculty professional development program since 2008. The program encourages faculty to consider how intercultural approaches support inclusive pedagogies.

Dr. Margaret Hearnden is new to the role of Global Learning Facilitator at North Island College. She holds a non-teaching faculty position focusing on the educational aspects of internationalization. This includes developing links between international/intercultural learning/fluency, faculty workshops and support for faculty with the related general and specific challenges in the classroom and working with students in building intercultural relationships. Dr. Hearnden has worked at North Island College on Vancouver Island, just off the west coast of Canada, since January 2015.

Judith Perron is the Interculturalization Strategist at Camosun College. She has worked in post-secondary international education for 20 years as a faculty member and as an administrator. More recently, she has worked with colleges across Canada on various aspects of their internationalization strategies, conceived and launched an innovative competency-based / integrated-skills English for Academic Purposes program and continues to develop an in-depth understanding and practice of Intercultural learning and education, and culturally responsive teaching and learning.

Karima Ramji is the current Manager, International Programs at University of Victoria's Co-operative Education Program and Career Services. She has completed extensive work on cultural intelligence as part of the CANEU-COOP program (which won the University of Victoria the 2016 BCCIE Outstanding Program in International Education award). This work has resulted in an intercultural competency development curriculum for UVic programs, including four intercultural competencies that can help you become a strong global citizen.

For more information, please contact events@bccie.bc.ca.