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BC Symposium: Advancing International Student Support
On January 18 and 19, BCCIE, in partnership with the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), is hosting a two-day symposium focused on international student support. The event will take place in-person at Vancouver Community College (VCC).
This event is an opportunity for international education practitioners to exchange knowledge, share resources, and stay informed about our sector. Explore key topics in international student support as we create a collaborative space to engage in conversations about best practices, priorities, and challenges. The agenda will feature plenary sessions, interactive breakout sessions, and networking activities.
Lunch (Friday only) and refreshments are included in the registration price.
Program at a Glance
Thursday, January 18
1 – 2:30 p.m. Welcome and Presentation of 2023 International Student Survey Results
2:30 – 2:45 p.m. Health Break
2:45 – 4 p.m. Immigration Advising
4 – 5 p.m. Social Networking Hour
Friday, January 19
9 – 10:45 a.m. Welcome and Plenary Session – International Student Support: Best Practices and Priority Areas
10:45 – 11 a.m. Health Break
11 – 12 p.m. Current Events Forum
12 – 1 p.m. Grab-and-Go Lunch
1 – 2 p.m. Concurrent Sessions #1
– From Campus to Career: Supporting Students to Professional Success in Canada
– Promoting Students’ Health and Well-being
– Navigating Uncertainty: Advising in Volatile Times
2 – 2:15 p.m. Health Break
2:15 – 3:15 p.m. Concurrent Sessions #2
– Optimizing International Student Communications: Rights, Assistance, and Supports
– Creating a Sense of Belonging for International Students
– Supporting Students from the First Conversation Onward
3:15 – 3:30 p.m. Closing
Registration deadline: January 10, 2024.
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