Outbound mobility is a luxury that most students are unable to afford, but through what is known as Collaborative Online Intercultural/International Learning (COIL) Virtual Exchange (VE), institutions can create intercultural educational opportunities that are inclusive, accessible, and sustainable to all. COIL-VE is an approach to fostering global competence through the development of a multicultural learning environment that links classes in different countries. In this session, we examine how a partnership between Langara College in Canada and Lovely Professional University in India enables inclusive and sustainable educational opportunities for all students, as well as professional development for faculty. We will look at how the partnership grew from Langara’s Centre for Intercultural Engagement and Internationalization and led to faculty collaboration when COIL faculty matches were formalized. How faculty members began attending workshops together to learn and formulate their projects, and how class projects were consequently designed to develop equitable intercultural learning outcomes for students as well as professional development for faculty. A key takeaway from this session includes practical steps to developing partnerships that go beyond physical mobility to eliminate economic inequalities between students and educational systems. A Q&A will follow.
PresentersDr. Manu Sharma, Professor and Head, Department of History, Lovely Professional University (LPU) At LPU, Manu is the Academic Operation Coordinator of Distance Education. She has previously worked as a nominee with the Division of Academic Affairs and as an Academic Operational Coordinator for the School of Education, School of Physical Education and School of Social Sciences and Languages. With several professional honours and awards, Manu’s experience spans international and national collaborations in academics, museum set-up, promotion of cultural heritage and organizing different workshops, webinars, and other professional and academic work in her domain. Ms. Supriya Mathew, Associate Director, Division of International Affairs, Lovely Professional University Supriya is an international higher educational leader and strategist. With an education career spanning 14 years, Supriya has partnered with more than 300 universities internationally and set up international offices for two organizations, including the department of International Credit Transfer Pathway in LPU with more than 50 successful pathways for students going to 26 different universities. Dr. Avram Agov, Faculty Member, Asian Studies Department, Langara College Avram completed his PhD at the University of British Columbia. Some of his published articles are include “North Korea: The Far Eastern Frontier of the Socialist World,” Journal of American-East Asian Relations, 24 (2017) and “North Korea’s Alliances and the Unfinished Korean War,” The Journal of Korean Studies Volume 18 no. 2 (Fall 2013). He is currently working on a manuscript entitled, “North Korea in the Socialist World, 1945-1961.” Dr. Natasha Mrkic-Subotic, Intercultural Engagement Consultant and Faculty Member, Langara College Natasha’s diverse background includes 25 years of combined local and international experience in marketing, strategic partnership development, and education. Key components of her work include fostering intercultural engagement among faculty, staff, and students; supporting the work of decolonization, JEDI, and anti-racism; initiating and developing opportunities for global engagement; and bridging differences between cultures and worldviews. Natasha is an academic and scientific committee organizing member at the Athens Institute for Education and Research (Greece) and her research interests include academic innovation, academic capitalism, career development, internationalization, leadership, and the corporatization and globalization of post-secondary education. For more information, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. MORE INFO >
May 12, 2022
Note: Attendance for this event is determined through an Expression of Interest Survey. Full details below. Following the recent MOU renewal between BCCIE and FICHET, the two associations will be hosting a virtual networking event where BC’s higher education sector will have the opportunity to connect directly with Taiwanese institutions interested in forging new partnerships to advance international cooperation, student and instructor mobility, and collaborative programs of learning and teaching. Who should attend? This event will focus on instruction, applied skills development, applied sciences, vocational training, and employment outcomes. BC colleges and universities looking to develop collaborations with similarly-focused institutions in Taiwan are encouraged to attend. Key Takeaways
- Opportunity to hear directly from FICHET and BCCIE leadership on key trends and developments on higher education between BC and Taiwan
- Meet a range of Taiwan contacts through pre-matched, one-on-one meetings and networking sessions
- Forge new connections with Taiwanese institutions with similar objectives for international cooperation
- Diversify your international portfolio with partners and new jurisdictions in Taiwan
May 31, 2022
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2022 Canada Pavilion: British Columbia Booth BCCIE will once again be sponsoring and coordinating the BC booth in the Canada Pavilion at the NAFSA conference, taking place in Denver, Colorado from May 31 to June 3, 2022. It is an opportunity for representatives from BC institutions to connect with other conference delegates in a convenient, designated location. Eligibility Meeting times in the BC booth must be booked in advance. To participate, you must be registered for the full NAFSA conference and your institution, school or district must be eligible to use the EduCanada brand. Important Details
- Meeting time slots in the BC Zone are available on a first-come, first-served basis through an online scheduling service called Calendly. Instructions on how to sign up are included below.
- 30-minute time slots are available during NAFSA Exhibit Hall hours May 31 - June 3, 2022.
- Each institution, school or district can select a maximum of five time slots by Friday, May 20, 2022.
- Before May 20: If you select more than five time slots, BCCIE reserves the right to cancel or reschedule your additional selections.
- After May 20: You may sign up for additional meeting times—if they are available.
- If your institution is sending more than one representative to the conference, please coordinate requests for meeting times with your colleagues to avoid duplication. As a courtesy to your fellow colleagues, please finalize your meeting times/schedules by Friday, May 20, 2022.
- Up to two institutions are permitted to sign up per time slot. If a time slot is not showing in the Calendly system, it means the time slot has reached the full capacity of two institutions.
- Please reschedule or cancel any time slots by making the changes directly in Calendly
- Step 1: Visit the Calendly website.
- Step 2: Click on your preferred date to see available time slots.
- Step 3:Click on your preferred time slot and click “Confirm”.
- Step 4: Enter your name, email, institution, and position. Then click “Schedule Event”.
- Step 5:You’re booked! Add to calendar (if desired).
Save the Date for BC International Education Week!BCCIE is excited to welcome you to BC’s first International Education Week, an in-person event taking place in beautiful Whistler, BC, from June 26 to 29, 2022. BC International Education Week (BCIEW) represents a shift in format from previous conferences. Recognizing the differing needs of the sector and attendees, participants will be able to build their own program by pre-selecting relevant workshops that align with and advance their work in the IE sector. Suggested program packages will be provided, and participants will be able to tailor their experience. The event will also offer a discussion of the new BC Provincial Government International Education Framework. More information will be available soon. Importantly, through BCIEW we will again be able to provide excellent opportunities to network and reconnect with IE leaders and peers in a safe, in-person environment. COVID-19 protocols will be observed. There will be something for everyone at BC International Education Week. Save the date today (June 26-29) and secure your accommodations now. Join our mailing list to stay informed about BC International Education Week, as well as international education opportunities and professional development events in BC. MORE INFO >
If you are planning to attend NAFSA as part of the official Canadian delegation and would like to meet with Trade Commissioners (TCs) or attend EduCanada activities on the margins of the conference, please register to the EduCanada Platform to book your B2B meeting. Please note that the activities and events listed are only open to all Canadian education institutions eligible to use the EduCanada brand.
Global Affairs Canada Program of Activities at NAFSA 2022Canada Day in May (CDiM) – Fourth Edition Date: May 30, 2022 Time: 10:30 am – 6:30 pm (MDT) Venue: Le Meridien Denver, 1475 California Street Register: Via EduCanada Platform Global Affairs Canada is pleased to invite you to the “Canada Day in May”. The day will be your opportunity to:
- Network with Trade Commissioners, government representatives, and colleagues from other Canadian institutions
- Learn about key market intelligence, scholarships and regional funding, as well as new revenue and partnership opportunities beyond recruitment
- Share and learn best practices to make the most of your time at NAFSA
If your institution is a member of UMAP Canada, there are currently three summer Discovery Camps available to students. Discovery camps offer students a unique way to learn about a specific culture or topic, the world around them, and their place as global citizens. Discovery Camp programs are fully paid for by the host institution while students are in the program. This includes accommodation, food and program activities. Students need only pay for transportation to/from the program destination, visas, insurance (travel/health if required) and personal spending money. Please note the application deadlines below. Students can easily apply through the UMAP Student Connection Online Application Portal (USCO2).
UMAP Discovery CampsCanada: Small Changes, Big Impact (blended/virtual and in-person camp)
- July 7-13 and July 20-28, 2022
- Application deadline: May 15, 2022
- Note: Students who are non-Canadian citizens from UMAP member countries outside of Canada accepted to this program may be eligible for a UMAP-Canada scholarship. The UMAP International Secretariat will contact students directly after acceptance to program
- For more information, visit the program page.
- June 12-20, 2022
- Application deadline: May 16, 2022
- Note: Students who are Canadian and at a UMAP Canada member institution accepted to this program may be eligible for a UMAP-Canada scholarship. The UMAP International Secretariat will contact students directly after acceptance to program.
- For more information, visit the program page.
- July 7-13, 2022
- Application deadline: May 30, 2022
- Note: Students who are non-Canadian citizens from UMAP member countries outside of Canada accepted to this program may be eligible for a UMAP-Canada scholarship. The UMAP International Secretariat will contact students directly after acceptance to program.
- For more information, visit the program page.