Save the dates: BC and Jalisco virtual B2B meetings for international collaboration

Jul 6, 2020    Source: BCCIE

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Please note: this is a two-part initiative towards building new modalities for international partnership and collaboration. A detailed agenda and background documents outlining partnership opportunities in Jalisco will be forthcoming.

Part 1 of 2: Plenary: Advancing Jalisco/BC opportunities for collaboration
Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 9:00 – 10:00 a.m. PDT
Format: Online   
Host: Consulate of Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education, and BCCIE
Cost: Free

Part 2 of 2: B2B virtual meetings for BC and Jalisco institutions, departments, and faculty
Date: September 22, 2020
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. PDT
Format: Online   
Host: Consulate of Canada, Guadalajara, Mexico, Jalisco Consortium for the Internationalization of Higher Education, and BCCIE
Cost: Free

Target audience: Heads of international departments and accompanying administrators and interested faculty from BC’s post-secondary education sector.  

Event info:
This virtual event is designed to facilitate post-secondary institutional collaboration between BC and Jalisco, Mexico in several areas and disciplines. Heads of international departments, accompanying administrators, and faculty members are invited to explore a range of priority areas identified by our colleagues from the University Consortium in Jalisco.  

Part 1 will consist of a plenary with invited guests from the Canadian Embassy in Mexico, Minister of Innovation Science and Technology for Jalisco, and other BC and Mexico representatives. Example projects that have already been implemented with international partners will also be highlighted. Immediately following the plenary, attendees will begin to sign up for Part 2 where virtual B2B meetings are scheduled; creating a space for substantive discussions leading towards collaboration and partnership.

Suggested areas for mutual collaboration: 
  • Clean tech
  • Health
  • Digital media and arts
  • Indigenous education
  • Agriculture and food safety
  • Language acquisition

Number of institutions participating:

  • 16 (Six from Jalisco and 10 from BCCIE.)

Next steps:
To register your interest in attending the two events please fill out the below survey by July 31. Further details on the events including how to schedule B2B meetings will be shared at a later date. Space is limited for this event. Please register your interest to ensure participation.