Symposium on Intercultural Learning

The Symposium on Intercultural Learning is co-hosted by BCCIE and Langara College.

From beginners to seasoned practitioners, this symposium will offer new techniques and modules for practitioners from all sectors (K-12, Language and Post-secondary) to consider intercultural learning and understanding from various perspectives. The session topics will be relevant to all aspects of international education, from teaching and learning to communication across cultures. The day’s activities are intended to build upon each other; however, you will be able to choose the sessions that best fit your level of knowledge and expertise in order to make the most efficient use of your time. There will be ample opportunities for participants to share their experiences and engage in further dialogue with colleagues and the presenters.

Date: Sep 22, 2017
Time: 8:15 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Format: Concurrent sessions
Hosted By: BCCIE
Location: Langara College
City: Vancouver, BC
Cost: $49. Please note that no refunds will be provided for this event.


For the full agenda, refer to the event page.


Kyra Garson is a faculty member at Thompson Rivers University who currently works as the coordinator for interculturalization of the campus  She has coordinated TRU’s Interculturalizing the Curriculum faculty professional development program since 2008 which supports faculty to consider how intercultural approaches support inclusive pedagogies.

Todd Odgers is the Associate Dean International at BCIT responsible for the interculturalization of the Institute. Prior to BCIT he was the former Principal of NorQuest College’s Centre for Intercultural Education (CIE) in Edmonton. Todd has spent his career working in the intercultural intersections of consulting, training, applied research and the interculturalization of higher education.

Daryl Smith brings a range of international experience from living and working in Australia, Japan, and most recently in Belize where he volunteered as a visiting researcher. He currently serves as the Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator at Langara College working closely with the Teaching and Curriculum Development Centre and the International Education Department.

Heather Tobe is currently a faculty member in the Communications Department at Douglas College. She has taught in higher education for over 25 years. In addition to teaching courses on interpersonal and intercultural communication at Douglas, her experience includes teacher education at SFU and ESL instruction and training domestically and overseas. She has worked in the area of intercultural and international education and teacher education for over 20 years.

To register for this event, please click here.

Registration deadline: September 15, 2017.

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