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VCC assumes International Secretariat role of Asia-Pacific Student Exchange Network

JANUARY 21, 2021     Source: Vancouver Community College

VANCOUVER, BC — Vancouver Community College (VCC) has become the International Secretariat of University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific (UMAP), overseeing student and faculty mobility to and from those regions. VCC takes over from Japan’s Toyo University to manage UMAP’s network of more than 600 colleges and universities in 36 countries and territories for a five-year term. With this role, VCC, and the province, have the opportunity to ...

Provincial and federal updates in response to COVID-19

JANUARY 8, 2021     Source: BCCIE

Provincial updates The Province of British Columbia is aware of the significant pressures that many students are facing as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.  We are actively working to determine how best to support students in this unprecedented time. These resources may be of help to international students in BC. We will update the list as information becomes available. Information about all COVID-19 provincial support is ...

2021 Japanese Studies Scholarship for Canadian students

JANUARY 7, 2021     Source: BCCIE

The Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) of the Government of Japan is currently accepting applications for its 2021 Japanese Studies Scholarship for Canadian students who wish to study at a Japanese university. The scholarship covers: 1. Full tuition 2. Monthly allowance 3. Round-trip flight between Japan and Canada The Japanese Studies Scholarship is aimed at undergraduate university students majoring in ...

Study in Canada Scholarships

DECEMBER 17, 2020     Source: BCCIE

Study in Canada Scholarships provide students from post-secondary institutions located in the new eligible countries/territories with short-term exchange opportunities for study or research in Canadian post-secondary institutions at the college, undergraduate, and graduate levels. This student exchange program replaces the full-degree-based Study in Canada Scholarships piloted in 2020. At least 50 scholarships will be awarded in the ...

Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development

DECEMBER 15, 2020     Source: BCCIE

Scholarship opportunities for students from Southeast Asia Global Affairs Canada is offering short-term scholarships to students from member states of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) for study or research opportunities with Canadian post-secondary academic institutions. The Canada-ASEAN Scholarships and Educational Exchanges for Development (SEED), announced by the Government of Canada in August 2017, will provide ...

UNESCO Webinar: The Impact of COVID-19 in Sub-Saharan Africa

DECEMBER 7, 2020     Source: BCCIE

On December 11, from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT, UNESCO is organizing a free webinar on The Impact of COVID-19 in Select Sub-Saharan African Cities to highlight the key findings of the joint research project of the Metropolis Canada’s COVID-19 Social Impacts Network and UNESCO.  Based on over 3,000 collected responses, the results explore the most salient societal issues, such as public trust in institutions, access to services, ...

Global Affairs Canada Survey: Canada-India Joint Working Group on Higher Education

OCTOBER 27, 2020     Source: Global Affairs Canada

As part of their efforts to support Canada’s international education engagement with India, Global Affairs Canada’s International Education Division is looking at organizing a meeting of the Canada-India Joint Working Group (JWG) on Higher Education in the coming months. The JWG is a bilateral forum bringing together representatives from government, industry, academia, and non-governmental organizations. They are seeking your views on ...

APAIE Vancouver 2022

SEPTEMBER 25, 2020     Source: APAIE

Dear colleagues, We are pleased to provide further information regarding the postponement of APAIE-Vancouver to 2022. As the previous announcement mentioned, due to the ongoing global pandemic, there will be no physical APAIE Conference & Exhibition until 2022. There will be a smaller, virtual event in March 2021, for which details will be shared from the APAIE Secretariat in due course. We can now confirm the 2022 APAIE Conference ...

Presentations and Webinars

AUGUST 31, 2020     Source: BCCIE

Presentations, courses, and webinar recordings providing COVID-19 industry support information. BC Campus BCcampus supports the post-secondary institutions of BC by facilitating, hosting, supporting, and sharing innovative, exciting, and productive opportunities for educators and institutions to connect and collaborate. Through a variety of webinars, workshops, summits, conferences, and learning sessions, we bring ideas and action together ...

Go-Forward Guidelines

AUGUST 5, 2020     Source: The Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training

In preparation for the 2020/2021 academic year, public post-secondary institutions collaborated with key stakeholders, the BC Centre for Disease Control, WorkSafeBC, the Deputy Provincial Health Officer, and key education partners and stakeholders to develop comprehensive health and safety guidelines for campus operations during the pandemic. Read the Go-Forward Guidelines in full. The below protocols provide guidance ...

IRCC announces changes to facilitate online learning for international students

JULY 14, 2020     Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC)

The Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced additional measures to support international students beginning a new program online this fall with Canadian learning institutions.

StatsCan releases report on post-secondary international student numbers prior to COVID-19

JUNE 22, 2020     Source: Chelsea Dibble

A newly released study by Statistics Canada found that international students at Canadian post-secondary institutions made up a large share of new enrolments in recent years particularly in the areas of mathematics, computer, and information sciences. The study was based on the 2017/2018 Postsecondary Student Information System (PSIS), which contains enrolment data from almost all publically-funded postsecondary institutions in ...