New pathway to permanent residency for over 90,000 essential temporary workers and international graduates

APRIL 14, 2021     Source: Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada

April 14, 2021—Ottawa—Today, the Honourable Marco E. L. Mendicino, Minister of Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship, announced an innovative pathway to permanent residence for over 90,000 essential workers and international graduates who are actively contributing to Canada’s economy.

New partnership between Royal Roads University and ITESO pairs tourism students on social innovation projects

MARCH 9, 2021     Source: Chelsea Dibble

“I wanted my students to get involved in a project that is not solely in the walls of a classroom,” says Dr. Eugene Thomlinson, Associate Professor and Director of the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management at Royal Roads University (RRU). Over the past few months, Eugene has been leading a collaborative tourism project with colleagues at the Jesuit University of Guadalajara (ITESO) in Jalisco, Mexico. Using COIL methodology ...

Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training statement on safe return to campus this fall

MARCH 9, 2021     Source: Advanced Education and Skills Training

Anne Kang, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training, has issued the following statement regarding post-secondary education in fall 2021.

Provincial and federal updates in response to COVID-19

MARCH 2, 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 ...

AIEA Recognizes Dr. Randall Martin with 2021 Charles Klasek Award for Outstanding Service to the Field of International Higher Education

FEBRUARY 17, 2021     Source: Association of International Education Administrators

Washington, DC (February 17, 2021) —The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is pleased to announce Dr. Randall W. Martin, Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), as the 2021 Charles Klasek Award recipient. The award recognizes his service as a scholar and researcher, educator and mentor, senior administrator and advisor, organizer and advocate within the field of ...

2021 Taiwan Scholarship

FEBRUARY 12, 2021     Source: BCCIE

The Taiwan Scholarship Program was established by the Ministry of Education (MOE) to encourage outstanding international students to undertake degree programs in Taiwan. In addition to providing study opportunities for a wide range of disciplines at Taiwan’s universities and colleges, this program also aims to: Promote knowledge, understanding and friendship between people in Taiwan and in countries around the world. Provide opportunities ...

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 ...

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 ...