Supporting Internationalization – Connecting Students, Faculty and Community

Cape Breton University is pleased to be the host campus for the 2011 Canadian Bureau for International Education Atlantic Chapter Conference titled Supporting Internationalization – Connecting Students, Faculty and Community from May 17-18. This conference will provide delegates with a platform to further discuss post-secondary internationalization efforts in Atlantic Canada, network with like-minded colleagues and share successes and challenges. Close to 50 participants are expected to attend the two-day conference.

“Internationalization is a focus at Cape Breton University and our efforts are making a positive impact on campus, in our community and around the globe,” says Eleanor Anderson, director, CBU Global. “This conference will not only allow us to showcase CBU’s growing campus and globalization efforts, it also presents an opportunity for an exchange of dialogue that will carry forward long after the conference is finished. I expect the discussions will be dynamic and that delegates will leave feeling inspired and with broader understanding of internationalization.”

With a diverse range of topics and discussion panels scheduled participants will be exposed to varying perspectives from several different presenters. Presentations range from International Program Case Study: MBA in Community Economic Development to India: Working Together in a Dynamic and Complex Marketplace. The conference promises to interest members of the university sector and the local community.

“When our campuses become internationalized so do our communities. Hosting the conference at CBU provides members of the local community with an opportunity to join in on the conversation and possibly find solutions to challenges they are facing. We live in a global economy, and the planning committee is encouraging the Cape Breton community to register and take full advantage of what this conference has to offer,” says Anderson.

Topics will cover strategic marketing, recruitment and communication approaches as well as enhancing community linkages and partnerships, international student services and measuring internationalization.

For a complete schedule or to register for the conference visit www.cbu.ca/events/cbie.