CBIE Atlantic Regional Meeting/Chapter Conference

May 24-25, 2016

“There are no boundaries in a global village”: Strategizing Campus Internationalization

The University of New Brunswick and St. Thomas University are pleased to host the 2016 Canadian Bureau for International Education Atlantic Chapter Conference in Fredericton, New Brunswick. We are expecting close to 80 participants at year’s CBIE Atlantic Chapter Conference.

This year’s CBIE’s Atlantic Chapter Conference will examine the benefits of and limitations to current internationalization models. Join us at the CBIE’s Atlantic Chapter Conference and explore various dimensions of internationalization by placing a specific focus on the recruitment and retention of university students.


Please register here.

Registration deadline: extended to 15 May 2016

Proposal Review and Acceptance

The official language of the conference is English.

The CBIE’s Atlantic Chapter Conference Committee will be reviewing proposals 19-23 April, 2016. Applicants will be informed of proposal selection by 25th April, 2016.

Deadline to submit your proposal: 18 April 2016 Call for proposals

Conference Venue

Wu Conference Centre, University of New Brunswick
6 Duffie Drive,
Fredericton, NB E3B 0R6
Wu Centre’s webpage
UNB’s Campus Map
GoogleMaps to see the route from the Fredericton International Airport to the Wu Conference Centre

IETP I: Building Intercultural Skills and Approaches for International Education

In collaboration with CBIE, Queen's University is pleased to offer IETP’s Building Intercultural Skills and Approaches for International Education training program in conjunction with CBIE’s Atlantic Regional Meeting.  

The IETP training will be held on May 22-24, 2016 at the University of New Brunswick (Fredericton, NB) and will be followed by CBIE’s Regional Meeting on May 25.

Limited space available. Registration deadline is May 15th.

Key Note

Interculturalizing Internationalization- Using the Something’s Up Methodology

Internationalization challenges leaders and all players on our campuses to integrate an increasingly culturally diverse range of students, faculty and stakeholders. This interactive presentation will share experience, perspective and strategies on how to apply the Something’s Up approach to grow inclusive intercultural skills for the next stage of the internationalization journey. This interculturalizing approach has been employed by institutions in Canada and the United States to support faculty, staff and leadership as they work to better create and achieve shared goals when engaging across cultures. This method is the product of seven years of ongoing research and development with over eighty organizations from higher education, business and public sectors by NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton. Participants will be introduced to the four stages of the Something’s Up Cycle and how it can be applied to develop better organizational and student learning outcomes for all players in the campus community.

Todd Odgers

toddTodd Odgers is Principal of NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education in Edmonton Canada. The Centre is unique in Canada and its research and training activities focus on the development of intercultural competence for educators, business, industry, government, and not for profits nationally and internationally. Since its launch in 2009 the Centre’s nine member team has completed over 40 major funded applied research and development projects and worked with over eighty organizations regionally, nationally and internationally.

Todd facilitates and speaks widely to faculty and groups wanting to improve their effectiveness engaging diverse populations. Todd’s “interculturalizing teaching and learning” work represents a unique approach to internationizing higher education.  In addition to his role with NorQuest he is facilitator of the Queen’s University International Educators’ Training Program and works with university and college faculty and administrators at institutions across Canada and into the United States. He has been a regular presenter at major international education conferences including NAFSA and CBIE.

Todd has taught Management to undergraduate students, English for the Workplace and Intercultural Communication in Canada and abroad. For ten of the years between 1988 and 2002 he worked in Japan teaching and training nationally to develop intercultural competence with the management and staff of many of the country’s best known corporations

Pre-Conference Tour and Social

6:30PM              Conference participants will be taken on a 1.5 hour guided tour of Fredericton starting at the Fredericton City Hall 397 Queen Street.
8:00 - 10:00 PM CBIE Guard.Me conference reception at the STU Great Hall (located in George Martin Hall).


Tentative Program

8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Opening remarks by Dr. Daniel F. Coleman, Assistant Vice-President Academic, University of New Brunswick

9:15 – 10: 15

Key Note

Interculturalizing Internationalization- Using the Something’s Up Methodology by Todd Odgers

10:15- 10:45

Coffee break

10:45 -12:15

Concurrent sessions

Session 1

Know the risks and how to handle emergencies by Jorge Pudencio

Jorge Prudencio is the President and Lead Instructor for Advan Guard Protocol Inc.  Jorge is a 24 year veteran of the Canadian Armed Forces.  He has spent 13 of those years as a Canadian Forces Military Police Senior Non Commissioned Member and holds qualifications as a Use of Force Instructor, Officer Safety Instructor and Canadian Forces Weapons Instructor.

Session 2

IRCC (International Student program update, IEC + Visiting scholars work permits)

12:15 – 1:15

Lunch and CBIE update


1:15 – 2:45

Concurrent sessions

Session 3

International projects on campus, Lucille Landry, Universite de Monction

Session 4

International Student Recruitment, Retention, and Residency in Nova Scotia, MSVU and Venor

2:45 – 3:00

Coffee break


3:00 – 4:30

Concurrent sessions

Session 5

Cross-Cultural Awareness and sensitivity Training in the Communications Management and Recruitment and Retention of international Student in Atlantic Canadian Universities, Genevieve MacIntyre, MSVU

Session 6

Supporting UPEI International Students from Application through to Graduation, Christina Perry & Mary Jane Doucette, UPEI International Relations Office

4:30 – 5:00

Closing remarks by Scott Duguay, AVP Enrollment Management (recruitment/retention), St Thomas University

Conference Fee:

CBIE members: $75 (per person)

Non CBIE members: $100 (per person)

*The conference fee includes:
24 May: Admission to the Guided Tour of the City;
25 May: Admission to all conference sessions, Conference bag and name tag, Conference Program, Refreshments and Lunch


To book your stay in UNB residence: http://stay.unb.ca/ (promo code: CBIE)

Single room-single bed with a shared washroom down the hall including continental breakfast: $41.30/night plus tax.

Double room- two single beds with a shared washroom down the hall including continental breakfast: $65.10/night plus tax.

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