Internationalization Learning Day 2017


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UBC Okanagan 
November 28, 2017
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
ADM Theatre

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UBC Vancouver
November 29, 2017
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Great Hall, AMS Student Nest

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Please join us for Internationalization Learning Day 2017!

We welcome all UBC faculty, staff, and graduate students to discover how UBC is creating and supporting exceptional, globally-relevant learning experiences, across disciplines. This event will feature thought-provoking sessions that examine how diverse learning experiences benefit our students and dynamically inform our academic and support services in an ongoing, interactive process.

Please RSVP below by Friday November 24.


8:00 am - 8:45 am - Registration
Coffee/tea and light breakfast will be available

8:45 am - 8:55 am - Introduction
Opening Remarks

Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, Vice-Provost International

9:00 am - 11:45 am - Showcase Panels
Panel A: Responding to Global Issues
9:00 am - 10:15 am

Moderated by Dr. Rickey Yada, Dean of the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, this session will examine how degree programs and curricula in our faculties reflect and integrate global-mindedness in ways that are innovative and applicable. Panelists will describe transformative learning experiences that cross disciplinary, cultural, and geographical boundaries.

Peter Klein, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Journalism
Dr. Videsh Kapoor, Director, Division of Global Health, Department of Family Practice, Faculty of Medicine
Dr. Les Lavkulich, Program Director, Global Resource Systems, Faculty of Land and Food Systems
Roxana Quinde, Program Coordinator, Global Resource Systems, Faculty of Land and Food Systems

Panel B: Curriculum Beyond the Content: Local and Global Impacts of International Experiential Learning 
10:30 am - 11:45 am

This panel, moderated by Dr. Stefania Burk, Associate Dean, Academic in the Faculty of Arts, will address the question: What is the value of international experiential learning, and how does it enable knowledge transfer across the local/global continuum? The panelists will discuss how experiential learning helps students integrate their academic education with relevant work or fieldwork experience in an international setting, and will consider the transformative impact of this learning model.

Dr. Henry Yu, Associate Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Arts
Jennifer Syrnyk, Co-op Coordinator, Engineering Co-op Program, Faculty of Applied Science
Chris McKinnon, Life Sciences Co-op Coordinator, Science Co-op Programs, Faculty of Science
Alina Yukhymets, Manager, Global Learning, Robert H. Lee Graduate School, Sauder School of Business
Dr. Keith McPherson, Program Coordinator, International Community Field Experience, Faculty of Education

11:45 am - 12:30 pm - Lunch  

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - Keynote Presentation
Introductory Remarks

Dr. Blye Frank, Dean and Professor, Faculty of Education

Keynote Address: Internationalizing the Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning

Dr. William Pinar, Professor and Canada Research Chair in Curriculum and Pedagogy, Faculty of Education

Dr. Pinar will provide three tentative interrelated commentaries on this educational question, one referencing elements of political thought in Canada, a second drawn from the controversies surrounding cosmopolitanism as an educational ideal, and a third that follows from his own SSHRCC-sponsored efforts to understand his specialization (curriculum studies) in Brazil, China, India, Mexico, and South Africa. Drawing from these three, he will conclude with a reflection on the ever-shifting specificity of the question “why internationalization.”

1:45 pm - 4:00 pm - Facilitated Learning Dialogues
Introductory Remarks
1:45 pm - 2:00 pm

Dr. Simon Bates, Academic Director, Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology

Facilitated Learning Dialogues: Who Are Our ‘International’ Learners? 
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

UBC is privileged to have a diverse ‘domestic’ and ‘international’ student population, which offers us all an exceptional opportunity to build meaningful relationships, respect, cultural understanding, and long-lasting friendships. Likewise, deep engagement between our learners and local communities is crucial in the learning journey towards engaged global citizenship. This session focuses on two key aspects that influence the ‘lived experiences’ of our learners across our campuses: What we are doing to engage with and leverage the diversity among our learners, and what are the assumptions we make when we engage with them in the classroom and on our campuses? In this facilitated dialogue, developed in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching, Learning and Technology (CTLT), our speakers will shed light on how we are adapting to the learning and service needs of our learners in North America’s most international university.

Facilitated by:   
Kele Fleming, Associate Director, Teaching & Learning Professional Development, CTLT
Andrea Han, Associate Director, Curriculum and Course Services, CTLT

Dr. Claudia Ruitenberg, Academic Director, Vantage College
Dr. Kerry Greer, Instructor, Department of Sociology and Coordinated Arts Program
Dr. Hanae Tsukada, Educational Consultant, Student Diversity Initiative
Dr. Hélène Frohard-Dourlent, Educational Consultant, Learning Design, Student Diversity Initiative
Jolanta Lekich, Program Director, Global Campus Initiatives

4:00 pm - 4:15 pm - Closing
Closing Remarks

Dr. Murali Chandrashekaran, Vice-Provost International

Registration (for UBC-Vancouver)

If you are attending the Vancouver event, please register on the form below.

If you are attending the Okanagan event on November 28, please register on this page instead

Registration includes morning refreshments and lunch.

Please RSVP by Friday November 24.

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