Waterloo International at the 2021 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE2021) Virtual Conference

Monday, November 15, 2021

Waterloo International is excited to be participating in the 2021 Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) virtual conference which will be running from today until Friday, November 19th. CBIE will be facilitating a dialogue among participants to reimagine community on a global scale and encouraging a consideration of how international education leaders and practitioners will navigate the complexities of a sustainable and inclusive future of education.

Waterloo International will be participating in CBIE2021 with e-poster presentations by Ian Rowlands, associate vice-president, international; Chris Peace, associate director, international operations; and a live session with Elissa Cressman, safety abroad manager.

Ian Rowlands will be delivering an e-poster presentation on the process and outcomes of using bibliometric data to scope international partnerships, using the example of Waterloo’s partnership options amongst a group of United Kingdom universities. Chris Peace will be delivering an e-poster presentation on the implementation, advantages, and disadvantages of the quick scan method used by the Waterloo International office for efficiently evaluating international partnerships, delegation visits, and other incoming requests.

Additionally, Elissa Cressman will be collaborating with Sacha Geer, manager, international mobility and intercultural learning, on a live virtual discussion to take place on Thursday, November 18th between 2:15pm-3:00pm (ET). The talk, Re-starting & Supporting Mobility Safely: Ideas, Opportunities & Lessons Learned, will be focused on re-starting international mobility programs in the wake of COVID-19 travel restrictions beginning to lessen, in addition to the various adjustments that must be made in areas of promotion and marketing, pre-departure and re-entry programming, and safety processes for students.

Further information about the conference, can be found at the CBIE2021 Virtual website.