CBIE Conference 2015: What’s Next?

Originally published on CBIE's Blog: Without Borders... As mentioned in my November post, 2015 marked my first attendance of CBIE’s Annual Conference. Although this was also my first time at an education conference in Canada, I’ve had my share of conferences over the last 15 years or so, as both organizer and a participant. I always say that the trickiest part after an international conference is when… Continue reading CBIE Conference 2015: What’s Next?

AIEA Present and Future

Part 3 of Q&A with Dr. Darla Deardorff, AIEA Executive Director, originally published via LinkedIn on 8 January 2016   Helen: AIEA is, I believe, more than three decades old (33 years this year?) Based on your conversations with AIEA’s previous leaders and colleagues as well as your own tenure as Executive Director (2005-present), what have been… Continue reading AIEA Present and Future

AIEA Reaching out to International Education Community

Part 2 of Q&A with Dr. Darla Deardorff, AIEA Executive Director, originally published via LinkedIn on 22 December 2015 Helen: How is AIEA interacting or partnering with other regional and international higher education institutions? Darla: AIEA is actively working with other international education associations such as CBIE, EAIE, APAIE, etc. In the early 2000s, AIEA helped form the Network… Continue reading AIEA Reaching out to International Education Community

AIEA 2016 Conference to discuss the Academy’s Role in Building Better Societies

Part 1 of Q&A with Dr. Darla Deardorff, AIEA Executive Director, originally published via LinkedIn on 8 December 2015  Last Spring, I accepted the invitation to be part of the AIEA 2016 Conference Subcommittee for Promotions. The following interview with Dr. Darla Deardorff, AIEA Executive Director, is part of my contribution to the Committee’s efforts to… Continue reading AIEA 2016 Conference to discuss the Academy’s Role in Building Better Societies

People and Partnerships

A  blog post series for the Canadian Bureau for International Education's 49th Annual Conference First published on CBIE's website, Niagara Falls, 25 November 2015   Last day of the CBIE Conference 2015… Nichole Duncan and I had agreed to catch up on the partnership agreement between University of Manitoba (UofM) and the Organization of American States (OAS), a few days before… Continue reading People and Partnerships

A tickled brain and International Education

A  blog post series for the Canadian Bureau for International Education's 49th Annual Conference     First published on CBIE’s website, Niagara Falls, 24 November 2015 If the measure of a day’s success is based on how it tickled your brain, then day 2 of CBIE 2015 Conference is a winner just on the merit… Continue reading A tickled brain and International Education

First Impressions, Global Engagement

A  blog post series for the Canadian Bureau for International Education's 49th Annual Conference First published on CBIE's website, Niagara Falls, 23 November 2015 Today marks my first foray into the CBIE world of conferences, and I must admit, I am into it. This year’s CBIE conference is themed “Global Engagement (GE): Crossing Borders/Connecting Generations” and it was quite fitting… Continue reading First Impressions, Global Engagement

The Academy as Leader: 2016 AIEA Call for Proposals

First published on LinkedIn The Association of International Education Administrators (AIEA) is currently accepting proposals for sessions for the 2016 AIEA Annual Conference. Themed  “Building a Better World: The Academy as Leader,” the Conference will take place February 21-24 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Subthemes: The Role and Effectiveness of the Academy in Addressing Global Grand Challenges: climate change, religious… Continue reading The Academy as Leader: 2016 AIEA Call for Proposals

Confessions of a NAFSA first timer: the 2014 experience

First published on LinkedIn I have been musing about writing this article for almost a year now. After an exciting group exercise at a Pre-Conference Workshop of Janet Bennett, I decided I am going to write a blog about my 2014 NAFSA experience. Then came the next day’s workshop (and disappointment) and a whirlwind of meetings at… Continue reading Confessions of a NAFSA first timer: the 2014 experience

"Communicate" Your Way to Success

I was invited to share my experience as a Canadian Newcomer at the "Share Success" event organized by Manitoba Start on 27 February 2014. The event turned out to be an interesting night of animated and inspiring stories especially the talk of Anna Gordon, Founder & Chief Storyteller at CareerStory. As for my contribution, I shared my thoughts… Continue reading "Communicate" Your Way to Success