Advancing Jalisco/BC Opportunities for Collaboration Plenary

Date: Sep 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Format: Livestreaming via registration link below
Hosted By: Consulate of Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education, and BCCIE


Target audience: Heads of international departments and accompanying administrators and interested faculty from BC’s post-secondary education sector

We invite you to watch a one-hour plenary with invited guests from the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, Minister of Innovation Science and Technology for Jalisco, and other BC and Mexico representatives to discuss international relations for higher education in new virtual contexts and educational partnership opportunities between BC and Jalisco. Example projects that have already been implemented with international partners will also be highlighted.

This event is part one of a two-part series. Attendees are encouraged to register to the September 10 plenary open to the public. Following this event, a B2B virtual meetings taking place on September 22 for pre-registered Jalisco/BC attendees only.

Plenary Agenda

9:00 – 9:02       Plenary opening, Moderator, Veronica Soto, Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara
9:02 – 9:05       Welcome, Nadia Mireles, Director of Open Platform for Innovation (PLAI)
9:05 – 9:15       Message from the Minister of Innovation, Science and Technology, Alfonso Pompa Padilla
9:15 – 9:25       Message from Jamie Edwardson, Executive Director of Corporate Planning, International, and Quality Assurance, Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training of BC
9:25 – 9:30        Message, Randall Martin, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), Executive Director
9:30 – 9:35       Opportunities in Jalisco, Francisco Ramírez Yáñez, President of UNIVA, Coordinator of the Jalisco Consortium
9:35 – 9:45        Case study: ITESO and ROYAL ROADS, Alison Clinton, Director of the Internationalization Office ITESO
9:45 – 9:55        Case study:  KPU and UNIVA. Natasha Fernandez Global Development Manager, KPU
9:55 – 9:57        Conclusion, Lewis Coughlin, Consul at Canadian Consulate in Guadalajara
9:57 – 10:00       Closing/Next Steps, Colin Doerr, Director, External Relations, BCCIE