Presentations and Webinars

May 21, 2020    Source: BCCIE


Presentations, courses, and webinar recordings providing COVID-19 industry support information.

IDP Connect

Kenya Market Insights and Country Briefing

Date: Wednesday, May 28
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. PDT

Meet the team of IDP Connect's newly launched Kenya operations and discover on-the-ground insights on market trends and prospective student demand. 

To register, click here.

Panel Discussion: International Education Experts weigh in on COVID-19 Survey Results

Date: Thursday, May 28
Time: 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT

Hear from an expert panel of international education industry thought leaders as they weigh in on survey results from nearly 7,000 international applicants in light of COVID-19. Panelists will touch on student perceptions of destination country responses to the pandemic, attitudes toward online delivery & start dates, and the future of international student enrollment. 

To register, click here.

Langara College

Digital Inequalities and Intersectionalities in COVID Time

Date: Friday, May 29
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT
Host: Langara College and SIETARBC

COVID – 19 has exposed digital inequity in the post-secondary sector and our broader communities. How can we take lessons learned to inspire and ensure a more inclusive post-COVID classroom and society?

To support students' adjustment to on-line courses due to COVID-19 restrictions, Langara College conducted an Online Learning Access Survey with students. Over 1890 students (international and domestic) responded. From Langara's Centre for Intercultural Engagement, Dr Daryl Smith will share results of this survey and Carolyn Wing will share some Langara student and faculty stories highlighting digital inequities exposed by COVID-19 times.

Dr. Smythe will discuss findings of her recent publication, 'Digital equity and community solidarity during and after COVID 19', with a focus on how BC's privatized and monolingual digital ecosystem is placing racialized and low income communities at greater risk. She looks to how settlement workers and advocates are responding to this situation as inspiration for a more inclusive post-pandemic society.

Although these groups may experience the pandemic differently, we will conclude by considering how Dr Smythe's community research intersects with what we are learning about Langara students in terms of how technology access maps to other forms of exclusion.

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Survive, Revive and Grow – How Canada is handling the Coronavirus Pandemic 

Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 9:00 – 10:15 a.m. PDT
Host: ICEF

In the space of just two months, the international education industry has had to face up to a considerable threat brought about by this global pandemic. This all comes on the heels of a remarkable performance by Canada as the world’s fastest-growing study destination over the last several years. As we all do our part to flatten the curve of coronavirus, education providers and agents everywhere are now tackling immense challenges which a short time ago were simply unthinkable. What do schools and agencies need to know now? And how can they adapt to the new reality? While the response to the crisis continues to evolve across all levels of government, this webinar, presented by ICEF, offers an in-depth look at the immediate impacts of coronavirus on Canada and what institutions, associations and government are doing to support their education agent partners during this time.

While all educators are welcome to participate, this webinar is geared towards education agents interested in Canada as a study destination.

ICEF will facilitate in an online panel discussion with Immigration, Refugees, and Citizenship Canada (IRCC), alongside three Canadian associations: Canadian Associations of Public Schools – International (CAPS-I), Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICAN) and Languages Canada, to discuss the current situation and how Canada is handling COVID-19.

To register, click here.

Diversity Abroad

Leading Through Change: Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in Times of Crisis

Date: Thursday, June 4
Time: 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. PDT
Host: Diversity Abroad

Over the past decade the field of international education has increasingly acknowledged the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in global education and has made efforts towards creating equitable access to the benefits of education abroad, fostering a culture of inclusion and belonging for international students and diversifying the profession. As we look forward to the immediate and long-term changes to our sector, how do we ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion are a critical component of our sector’s ‘new normal’? How do senior international officers, chief diversity officers and other higher education leaders continue to advance inclusive excellence in global education among competing priorities and an uncertain economic landscape?  

Join Diversity Abroad for a complimentary community discussion and hear from senior leaders on how we continue to advance issues of diversity, equity and inclusion in international education during this time of tremendous change to our industry.

To register, click here.


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 – creating an experience that everyone learns from.

For a listing of all BCcampus hosted, partnered, and online events please visit their events page.

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. To register, click here.