Virtual plenary | New Modalities in International Partnership Development: BC and Guanajuato

Date: Feb 1, 2021
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. PT
Format: Livestreaming via link below
Hosted By: Consulate of Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education, and BCCIE
Cost: Free


Please note this is a two-part initiative towards building new modalities for international partnership and collaboration. 

Target audience: Heads of international departments and accompanying administrators and interested faculty from BC’s degree-granting post-secondary education sector. Our colleagues are encouraged to share invitations to interested faculty for their participation in the virtual plenary and following B2B meetings.

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

Plenary agenda

9:00 – 9:03 am: Plenary opening, moderators from Talentos Educafin, Grecia Rodríguez and Benjamin Starling

9:03 – 9:13 am: Opening message from Dr. Yoloxóchitl Bustamante Díez, Guanajuato Minister

9:13 – 9:23 am: Message from the Honourable Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, and by Mr. Jamie Edwardson, Executive Director, Corporate Planning, International, and Quality Assurance

9:23 – 9:28 am: Message from Mr. Randall Martin, Executive Director, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)

9:28 – 9:33 am: Message from Mr. Jorge Hernández, Executive Director, Educafin/JuventudEsGto

9:33 – 9:43 am: Case study: Universidad de Guanajuato, Dr. Elías Rigoberto Ledesma Orozco, Director of International Relations and Academic Collaboration

9:43 – 9:53 am: Case study: Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Zainab Al-Koubaisi, Director, Global Engagement

9:53 – 9:57 am: Conclusion from Consul of Canada in Western Mexico, Mr. Lewis Coughlin

9:57 – 9:59 am: Next Steps from Colin Doerr, Director, External Relations, British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE)