Information resources in response to COVID-19

Apr 1, 2020    Source: BCCIE


At BCCIE we would like to provide our partners with a list of virtual resources on how the international education community is adapting, preparing, and responding to the COVID-19 outbreak. This list will be continually updated.    


Weathering the Financial Storm

Free webinar
Date: April 1
Time: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. PDT

Colleges and universities face unprecedented financial challenges as they respond to the COVID-19 crisis. Today at 1:00 p.m. (EDT), join Rick Staisloff, principal of rpk GROUP; J. Michael Gower, executive vice president for finance and administration and university treasurer at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey; and ACE's Chief Learning and Innovation Officer Louis Soares for a discussion of these challenges.

Create a free account on ACE Engage to take part in this webinar.

Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE)

Education by design: The impact of artificial intelligence on e-learning

Free webinar
Date: April 2
Time: 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. EDT

Faced with the uncertainty caused by COVID-19, thousands of schools, universities and businesses are asking their employees, students, pupils and teachers to work or study from home. They will then rush to provide “content” and alternative tech tools without much synergy.

 They will soon realize that this is less about technology (or even content), but more about design. “Education by design” should be at the centre of any online program. Digging deeper into the emotional aspect of the learner (whether he/she is a kid or an adult) is at the core of a good learning experience.

A.I (Artificial Intelligence) will also play a critical role in education. Many experts are comparing it to the invention of electricity in the 1800s. How is this new discipline already disrupting everything – including our approach to education? Its impact is bound to reverberate in interesting and unexpected ways.

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COVID-19: Channeling Kindness during a Pandemic – Supporting International Students.

Free webinar
Date: April 3, 2020
Time: 6:00 a.m. PST/ 9:00 a.m. EST / 2:00 p.m. GMT / 6:30 p.m. IST

As part of our ongoing series of webinars related to the developments of COVID-19, Sannam S4 welcomes you to join us for this week's edition which will focus on Channeling Kindness during a Pandemic – Supporting International Students. In this webinar, our speakers will cover the following topics:

  1. Studying remotely
  2. Loneliness and mental health/a sense of grief for loss of expected rite of passage experiences
  3. Accommodation/cooking
  4. Tutor support/ peer support/ assessment options
  5. Health and Hospital
  6. Finances, stress and practical solutions
  7. Visas and immigration advice

To register, visit:

University of Toronto

Mind Control: Managing Your Mental Health During COVID-19

Free course

Never in the history of humanity have so many people been feeling intense anxiety related to COVID-19 and the world it will leave in its wake. The intent of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of the anxiety reaction as it relates to various aspects of our current life, ranging from our consumption of news to the way we talk to our children about this. The instructor will also give you clear strategies for managing and, in fact, turning off the anxiety response at least for short periods. The instructor's sincere hope is that you will leave this course with a better understanding of how your brain reacts to crises, along with some powerful tools for managing it before it manages you.

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Online video – learn how to access resource International Insurance offers a Webinar, available online, with information about their service “MobileDOCTOR” to access a doctor instantly from a smartphone or mobile device.

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Universities Canada ‘COVID-19 Update for Canadian Universities

Universities Canada is publishing updates on the latest measures taken by Canadian universities. Read the latest news.