Olympic city host to BCCIE roundtable
BCCIE, in collaboration with Brazilian higher education partner REARI-RJ, held its first roundtable this week at the Canadian Consulate General in the Olympic City of Rio de Janeiro. This event followed last year’s BCCIE/REARI-RJ MOU signing.
REARI-RJ is a network of 13 leading universities and institutes formed by the international relations departments from the state of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. The MOU provides a platform towards strengthening academic collaboration, mobility and partnership between our respective jurisdictions. The Roundtable was seen as a successful first initiative in advancing International Education interests between BC and the state of Rio de Janeiro.
A variety of themes were covered including discussion on strengthening reciprocal mobility, increasing faculty and administration exchange, and an exploration on the opportunities related to the growing trend of English as a Medium of Instruction (EMI). A number of action items were identified from the discussion including the generation of a database of courses offered through REARI-RJ in both Portuguese and English. BCCIE looks forward to sharing this resource once available.
In addition to REARI-RJ, BCCIE and our colleagues from the Consulate General the following BC institutions also participated:
- Douglas College
- Farleigh Dickinson University
- Kwantlen Polytechnic University
- Simon Fraser University|English Language and Culture Program
- The Art Institutes
- Vancouver Film School
For more information about this partnership and/or connecting with REARI-RJ please contact Colin Doerr, Director, Communications and Programs at firstname.lastname@example.org.