Webinar | Placing Intercultural at the Core: A Case Study

Date: Jan 26, 2021
Time: 10:00 – 11:30 a.m. PT
Format: Webinar
Cost: Free


Audience: Post-secondary institutions.

Join BCCIE for the fifth webinar of our intercultural series: Intercultural Intersections in International Education: Reflective Practices through Dialogue.

To kick off the new year, we will have an opportunity to hear from an institution that has been building intercultural into the core of their international programming and into the foundation of the institution itself.  Practitioners from Langara College will share best practices and lessons learned, how this initiative has evolved during the pandemic, and plans for future growth.


  • Daryl Smith, Director, Centre for Intercultural Engagement and Director, Indigenous Education and Services (Interim), Langara College
  • Yusuf Varachia, Vice-President, External Development, Langara College
  • Caroline Wing, Intercultural Engagement Advisor, Office of Internationalization and Instructor, Early Childhood Education Department, Langara College


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 informed 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.

To register for this event, please click here.

Registration deadline: 9:00 a.m., January 26, 2021.

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