Les ateliers précongrès sont une occasion d’explorer en détail un sujet et de développer des compétences ciblées. Ces ateliers ont lieu la veille du congrès et exigent des frais d’inscription additionnels.

L’inscription comprend le repas et des rafraîchissements pour l’ensemble des participant.e.s.

Frais d’inscription à l’atelier d’une demi-journée : Membres 350 $ | Non-membres 380 $
Groupez deux ateliers : Membre : 595 $ | Non-membre : 650 $


Diversity and Inclusion in IE: Building our Competencies for Action PART I – Cultural Humility and Unconscious Bias

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

Throughout the morning portion of this workshop, participants will engage in small and large group discussions and other interactive learning activities to explore the principles of cultural humility (CH)  and unconscious bias (UB), both personally and professionally. The workshop will start by unpacking CH and UB principles, and then participants will learn how to apply CH and UB principles in their day-to-day work as international education professionals and within the institutional/organizational context.

By the end of this workshop, participants should expect to:

  • have an expanded understanding of and confidence with the principles of cultural humility and unconscious bias from a personal and professional perspective;
  • be better able to review and recommend the application of such principles in their day-to-day work and at their institution/organization; and
  • have an expanded understanding and awareness of resources and tools for further professional development in these competencies.

This workshop is submitted to CCIC for 3.5 hours of RISIA/RCIC CPD 

Diversity and Inclusion in IE: Applying our Competencies for Action PART II – Applying Cultural Humility and Unconscious Bias Principles to our Work

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This workshop will start with a brief review of cultural humility (CH) and unconscious bias (UB) principles, including small group discussions with colleagues.  This will set the tone for the rest of the afternoon, where participants will work together on scenarios in a fully interactive format.  Through this hands-on workshop, participants should expect to be able to:

  • employ cultural humility and unconscious bias principles to scenarios;
  • enhance their international education practice through an inclusive lens;
  • have an expanded understanding of, and confidence with, the complexities of developing sustainable and effective actions in their day-to-day work; and
  • identify key stakeholders and feel more confident in managing their competing interests.

This workshop is submitted to CCIC for 3.5 hours of RISIA/RCIC CPD 

NOTE: The afternoon portion of the workshop is intended for those who attended the morning session (or similar training in other settings). Moderate knowledge of cultural humility and unconscious bias principles and some familiarity with embedding such perspectives in international education is expected as this workshop will be interactive, and peer-to-peer learning will be encouraged. 


Kate Jennings, Senior Advisor, Learning and Development, CBIE

Kate JenningsKate is humbled to be an uninvited settler on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples in British Columbia, Canada, where she lives, works and plays. Kate has worked in the international higher education sector in progressive leadership roles at five higher education institutions in three provinces in Canada over the past 25+ years. Kate is the founder and principal at Jennings International Education Leadership & Training, through which she works with organizations and institutions to support their international education leadership and training needs, including a recent contract with CBIE as Senior Advisor Learning and Development.

In addition to her professional roles, Kate volunteers her time in leadership and training roles with international education associations globally. In 2021, Kate was awarded the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE) International Education Distinguished Leadership Award and was elected as Chair-Elect for NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL-KC), a three-year volunteer leadership role which began in January 2022.

Kate identifies as a person with disabilities and is committed to creating and enhancing international higher education opportunities, initiatives, and leadership models that are inclusive of diverse persons, perspectives, and partners.

Rohene Bouajram, Associate Director, Strategic Indigenous, Black and People of Colour (IBPOC) Initiatives, University of British Columbia

Rohene BouajramRohene Bouajram is an uninvited settler from Zimbabwe, and her experience of upheaving everything she knew to be true, safe and in alignment leads her to embody these values in everything she becomes involved in. Rohene is currently the Associate Director, Strategic IBPOC Initiatives at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, where she provides strategic leadership on advancing equity, inclusion, decolonization and anti-racism in policies, initiatives and programming for Indigenous, Black and Persons of Colour (IBPOC) students. With over nineteen years of experience and leading multiple teams in post-secondary and international education, Rohene has worked in areas related to DEI, intercultural dialogue, international recruitment and advising, project management, ethical engagement, crisis intervention and policy evaluation.

She has studied in Zimbabwe, Canada, Finland and China and holds an MA in International and Intercultural Communication, BA in Psychology and is certified as a Regulated Canadian Immigration Consultant (RCIC).

Rohene also develops and teaches courses related to Canadian immigration legislation and international education. She enjoys being of service to many communities – from serving on executive boards of the UBC Black Caucus, Society of Intercultural Training and Research (SIETAR) BC Chapter and Queen’s National Advisory Committee to lending her expertise to task forces, national and provincial working groups, speaking at national and international conferences and writing publications to raise awareness of complex issues affecting individuals from marginalized and underrepresented groups.

Rohene serves as a coach and mentor to youth and colleagues for whom she acknowledges reciprocity of gratitude for mutual learning and understanding. With humility, she was awarded the 2021 UBC President’s Service Awards for Excellence, given annually to five staff members who have made outstanding contributions to UBC and who excel in their personal achievements. Rohene’s excitement for holding space for courageous conversations often leads her to dive headfirst into opportunities to engage ethically and authentically in intercultural settings.

Jerel Ezell, Ph.D., MPH, Assistant Professor, Africana Studies and Research Center, Director, Cornell Center for Cultural Humility + ReLateral Lab, Cornell University

Jerel EzellDr. Jerel Ezell is a social epidemiologist and assistant professor in General Internal Medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and a current Fulbright Scholar. Dr. Ezell also serves as the Director of the Center for Cultural Humility, a multi-disciplinary training center focused on education around cultural responsiveness in research, clinical practice, education, and policy.

Dr. Ezell’s fieldwork and teaching focus on health disparities and social inequities in the industrial and post-industrial Rust Belt and urban Northeastern America, with an emphasis on environmental health, opioid use disorder, and violence.

His current projects focus on environmental inequities in Flint, Michigan and the cultural aspects of opioid overdose among individuals in western and central New York. He earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Sociology (Ph.D.) from the University of Chicago, a Master’s of Public Health (MPH) from Columbia University, and a Bachelor’s of Arts (BA) in anthropology from the University of Michigan.

Ruyu (Ru) Liu, Trainer and Coordinator, Center for Cultural Humility

Ruyu LiuRuyu (Ru) Liu is a 2nd-year Ph.D. student in Community Nutrition at Cornell University. She is a trainer and coordinator at the Center for Cultural Humility.

Ru is a registered dietitian with a bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Human Nutrition and a master’s degree in Nutritional Sciences from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her current research involves a mixed-methods, longitudinal evaluation of the impact of a Community Supported Agriculture program at a food pantry in Harlem, NY, on food security and diet quality.

Global Engagement PART I: Building Strategic International Partnerships

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 8:30 am to 12:00 pm

This interactive session will provide participants with an opportunity to engage with defining, rationalizing, selecting, and operationalizing strategic partnerships. Participants will explore how to determine strategic partnerships for their institution by working through case studies and scenarios. Issues of how many partnerships, types of partnerships, enabling activity and ensuring sustainability will also be addressed. Some questions that will be considered include:

  • What are the criteria for a successful international partnership?
  • What qualitative/quantitative measurements/datasets can help you define the success of a partnership?
  • How do you define your strategic partners?
  • What resources are effective in the evaluation of international partnerships?
  • How can we develop a system (or tool) that would support strategic and operational decisions?


Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International), University of Calgary

Dr. Janaka RuwanpuraDr. Janaka Ruwanpura is the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International) at the University of Calgary. His involvement in international activities is comprehensive, including teaching, training, research, administration and service activities.

Dr. Ruwanpura leads the implementation of the university’s international strategy. By aligning international activities with the university’s Eyes High Vision, Academic and Strategic Research Plans, he helps advance the institution’s efforts in international research, academic programming, staff and student mobility, programmatic partnerships, service and development.

Dr. Sonja Knutson, Director, Internationalization Office, Adjunct Professor, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland

Dr. Sonja KnutsonDr. Sonja Knutson is the Director of Internationalization Office at the Memorial University of Newfoundland and an adjunct professor with the Faculty of Education. She is responsible for leading, partnering and supporting the Internationalization Office to implement the actions of the Strategic Internationalization Plan 2020 at Memorial.

Dr. Knutson oversees a team whose responsibilities range from international student support, mobility and partnerships, an overseas campus, federal and provincial government relations, and capacity-building projects and consultancies.

She served six years on the Canadian Bureau for International Education Board of Directors. She also held the role of chair of NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community and worked with that group for four years.

Global Engagement PART II: Assessing International Partnerships

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

Building upon the University of Calgary’s Partnerships Assessment Rating Index (IPARI), the University of Pittsburgh’s Global Partnership Inventory Tool (GPIT) incorporates additional data points and qualitative assessment to offer an expanded look at untapped collaboration opportunities between the most strategic partners. This workshop will take participants through various reflections, conversations and group work to explore key considerations, recommendations and ways to implement international partnership assessment at their institution. Some questions that will be considered include:

  • Which stakeholders should be involved in international partnership assessment?
  • How can International Offices use the data that is generated from a partnership assessment?
  • How often should you assess an international partnership?
  • How are we being assessed by the partners?
  • How do we ensure our assessment tools are flexible, inclusive, and equitable, given the power dynamics at play in international partnerships?

NOTE: Part I and II have been designed to complement each other and can be taken together or as stand-alone workshops.


Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura, Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International), University of Calgary

Dr. Janaka RuwanpuraDr. Janaka Ruwanpura is the Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President Research (International) at the University of Calgary. His involvement in international activities is comprehensive, including teaching, training, research, administration and service activities.

Dr. Ruwanpura leads the implementation of the university’s international strategy. By aligning international activities with the university’s Eyes High Vision, Academic and Strategic Research Plans, he helps advance the institution’s efforts in international research, academic programming, staff and student mobility, programmatic partnerships, service and development.

Andrea Delgado Morrow, Director, International Relations, University of Calgary

Andrea Delgado MorrowAndrea Delgado Morrow is Director International Relations for the University of Calgary’s International Office, where she and the team are responsible for institutional partnerships and agreements. She holds an MA in intercultural and international communication from Royal Roads University.

Andrea has over 15 years of experience working in post-secondary education and is currently the co-chair of the Canadian Bureau for International Education’s International Relations Professional Learning Community.

Garrett Margliotti, Director of Global Partnerships and Partner Engagement , University of Pittsburgh

Garret MargliottiGarrett Margliotti is Director of Global Partnerships and Partner Engagement at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies. He previously served in the Global Experience Office as Senior Associate Director of Advising and Programming at Northeastern University and directed Carlow University’s Center of Global Learning.

Garrett holds an MEd in higher education administration and a BA in French and history from the University of Pittsburgh.

Laura Daversa, Assistant Director of Global Partnerships and Events, University of Pittsburgh

Laura DaversaLaura Daversa is Assistant Director of Global Partnerships and Events at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for International Studies. Daversa holds a BA in Communications and Rhetoric and a certificate in Public and Professional Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.

Laura has over 15 years of experience in the nonprofit sector as an event and project manager with a special interest in international organizations, cultural institutions, and global education.

Conseils aux étudiants internationaux: Tout sur les plans d’étude Formation continue pour les CRIÉÉ et CRIC

Dimanche 13 novembre 2022 – 8h30 à 12h00

L’atelier porte sur le plan d’études, une composante régulièrement exigée par IRCC dans les demandes initiales de permis d’études et discutera le comment et le pourquoi de celle-ci, la manière dont IRCC l’évalue et comment les établissements peuvent accompagner leurs étudiants dans la rédaction de leur plan d’études.

Dans un premier temps, nous examinerons les informations publiées par IRCC sur cette exigence spécifique et analyserons pour quel pays d’origine celle-ci est mentionnée. Nous verrons également ce qui se passe une fois qu’une demande a été soumise ; quels outils (Chinook, AI, etc.) IRCC a mis en place pour aider les agents des visas à évaluer ces demandes (qui sont devenues à la fois plus complexes et plus nombreuses). Nous examinerons également la jurisprudence récente sur le sujet et comment ce que la Cour fédérale a dit peut nous guider. Par le biais d’études de cas et d’activités de groupe, nous examinerons différents scénarios (étudiants adultes, double intention, refus multiples, etc.) et travaillerons sur le meilleur angle et le meilleur équilibre pour chaque cas.

Cet atelier est soumis au CCIC pour 3,5 heures de formation continue.


Patrick Bissonnette, Conseiller aux étudiants étrangers, CRIC, Université Laval

Patrick BissonetteDepuis plus de 20 ans, Patrick Bissonnette est impliqué en éducation internationale et passionné par l’immigration, et la compréhension interculturelle. Il travaille depuis 2006 comme Conseiller aux étudiants internationaux à l’Université Laval à Québec et détient actuellement le permis de CRIC et la reconnaissance à titre de consultant en immigration du MIFI.

Patrick siège sur le Comité consultatif sur l’immigration du BCEI et collabore comme enseignant ou conférencier invité pour le PEIEI et ISIEP (version anglaise du PEIEI). Il a aussi présenté plusieurs ateliers sur l’immigration dans le passé tant en ligne que lors de précédent congrès du BCEI.

Lou Janessen Dangzalan, fondateur du cabinet juridique LJD Law

Lou Janssen DangzalanDangzalan est un avocat en immigration dans la région du Grand Toronto. Comme il est immigrant lui-même, son parcours personnel diversifié influence son travail au bénéfice de ces client.e.s. Il se spécialise dans l’immigration économique et le regroupement familial. Il aide des étudiant.e.s et travailleur.euse.s à se frayer un chemin vers l’obtention de la résidence permanente au Canada. Une grande partie de la pratique du droit de l’immigration consiste à contester un refus de permis d’études devant la Cour fédérale du Canada.

International Student Advising: Immigration Policy and Law in Practice, RISIA & RCIC CPD

Sunday, November 13, 2022 – 1:00 pm to 4:30 pm

This interactive session will provide the opportunity for participants to engage with their colleagues in timely and relevant discussion on topics in international student advising as they relate to immigration policy and how it is applied.

This workshop is submitted to CCIC for 3.5 hours of CPD.


Lisa Griffin Ndour, CEO and RCIC, LGN Immigration Consulting Services

Lisa Griffin NdourLisa is an immigration professional with over 10 years of experience in international education, project management and HR. Lisa has worked at all levels to help refugees, immigrants and other newcomers. This has included serving as a community youth engagement officer with the Multicultural Association of the Greater Moncton Area (MAGMA), as an Immigration Program Support Officer with the Province of New Brunswick and, most recently, as Manager of International Mobility and Student Services at the Université de Moncton. When it comes to handling the many challenges that immigrants face, Lisa is known for being a strong advocate who goes above and beyond to help solve problems.

In 2016, Lisa launched LGN Services. What began as a part-time business to support the growing number of newcomer clients in the region is now a full-time enterprise. As an independent immigration consultant, Lisa and her team provide the most current information on Canadian immigration policies and programs, as well as the documentation required to move the process along. Lisa’s expertise, coupled with a heartfelt passion for helping newcomers become new Canadians, is why she is one of the most sought-after immigrant support professionals in Atlantic Canada.

Tatiana Gomez, Immigration Specialist, Concordia University

Tatiana GomezTatiana Gomez was called to the Barreau du Quebec in 2009. She has over 12 years of experience doing advocacy work with individuals and collaborating closely with community organizations to defend individual and collective rights. Currently, Tatiana works as the Immigration Specialist at Concordia University, where she works with international students. She runs a small private practice that works with a limited number of individuals and focuses on working closely with community organizations and social movements on a variety of migrant justice issues.

From 2009 to 2021, Tatiana ran a full-time law practice in all areas of immigration and refugee law. She specialized in complex matters usually involving refugee claims, inadmissibility, exemptions on humanitarian and compassionate grounds, and family reunification.

From 2016 to 2020, Tatiana also acted as outside counsel for an immigration firm that works exclusively with international students. She specialized in complex files involving applicants with a history of multiple rejections.

Tatiana has also worked as an educator and in program review and development in various immigration and refugee law programs. Most recently, from 2015 to 2021, she was a Course Lead and Instructor with the University of British Columbia (UBC), Certificate in Immigration, Laws, Policies and Procedures program (Introduction to Immigration Law Course). She also taught “Humanitarian and Compassionate Applications, Appeals, and Detentions” and “Refugee Protection”.