Webinar | Intercultural Dialogue: a Closing and an Opening

Date: Jun 15, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. PT
Format: Webinar
Cost: Free


Audience:  Post-secondary, Languages

Join BCCIE for the concluding session of the 9-part Intercultural Dialogue webinar series.

For our final session of the series, we will welcome back Kyra Garson, who will join our intercultural series moderator, Todd Odgers, in an interactive reflection of past presentations. Participants will have a chance to share how they plan to apply their learnings in their practices and leave with additional resources to continue their intercultural journey.


Kyra Garson, Intercultural Coordinator, Faculty of Student Development, Thompson Rivers University

Kyra is an educator and faculty developer who is interested in intercultural learning as well as equitable and inclusive pedagogies.  Her research interests include critical pedagogies, faculty development, multicultural group, work and intercultural learning. Kyra’s doctoral study, entitled Are we graduating Global Citizens?, received the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education’s dissertation of the year award in 2014. In 2011, she received  the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s Internationalization Award for her work with faculty to intercuturalize the curriculum. In 2017, she was awarded the Distinguished Leadership Award by the British Columbia Council for International Education.


Todd Odgers, Associate Dean International at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

Todd Odgers is Associate Dean International at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) and the and the former Principal of NorQuest Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton. Todd has spent his career working in many intercultural intersections in Canada and abroad as a consultant, teacher, faculty trainer, and applied researcher. The eight-member CIE team he directed for nine years completed almost five million dollars in funded research and educational projects for vulnerable communities, immigrants, educational institutions, businesses, and industry. He facilitates and speaks widely to groups, nationally and internationally, on how they can effectively create inclusive campuses and workplaces. His experience as a corporate trainer overseas informs his approach to engaging across cultural similarities and differences. Back in Canada, his early research and work in higher education contributed to the emerging practice of interculturalization. In his role at BCIT, Todd brings the experience and resources learned and earned from his work with students, faculty, leaders and service staff to move the Institute’s interculturalization initiative forward.

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Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m., June 15, 2021.

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