Pre-Conference Workshop: Interrogating “Ethics of Care” for International Students in Canada

Date: Jun 21, 2021
Time: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. PT
Format: Online workshop
Hosted By: BCCIE
Cost: $49+GST


Target audience: Post-secondary.

Canadian universities as international student destination institutions are beholden to document and share the ethics of recruitment, support, and student success. This workshop shares insights and challenges into what it might mean to have a “campus of care” and the kinds of work that need to be done to ensure academic success outcomes for very large numbers of international students at Canadian post-secondary institutions. This presentation seeks answers to how we prepare students before they arrive to Canada and what are the ethical responsibilities of universities and colleges in Canada.

Participants will be supported in discussion and brainstorms as a community to come away with:

  • Developing a plan to ensure academic success for IE students
  • Building institutional support from the bottom up
  • Understanding institutional barriers for success
  • Discussion about ethical imperatives for internationalization at post-sec institutions
  • Developing culturally appropriate and relevant professional development for faculty and staff
  • Developing strategies to mitigate interruptions to IE student pipelines
  • Creating meaningful connections with IE students


Dr. Satwinder Kaur Bains is the Director of the South Asian Studies Institute at the University of the Fraser Valley and an Associate Professor in Social Cultural Media Studies, College of Arts. Dr. Bains’ critical analysis of India’s multilingual policy and planning, has fueled her interest to study the impact of language, culture and identity on South Asian Canadian migration, settlement, and integration. Her research includes and intersects cross-cultural education with a focus on anti-racist curriculum implementation; internationalization, race, racism, and ethnicity; identity politics; migration, South Asian Canadian Diaspora and Punjabi Canadian cultural historiography.