2012 Conference & AGM
** CONFERENCE SCHEDULE **
MAKING DIVERSITY WORK ON CAMPUS
Inclusive and International Academic Advising
April 30 - Thompson Rivers University
KEYNOTE: Jamshid Mirzabekov, International Student Advisor, Thompson Rivers University
Jamshid began his studies in ESL at TRU and completed a BBA (2011) and now works in TRU World on a Post Graduate Work Permit.
2012 Conference Registration Form
International Populations - Saudi Cultural Bureau, India, China, others...
Special Populations - mature students, first generations, First Nations, new Canadians, high school entrants, athletes
more to come.....
If you are interested in presenting a topic for the conferences, click here for PRESENTER INFORMATION.
2010 Conference Summary
May 7, 2010, 16th annual BCADA Conference and AGM, hosted by The University of British Columbia - Vancouver
The theme was “Transitions,” and Dr. Mark Evered, President and Vice Chancellor of the University of the Fraser Valley was our keynote speaker. He spoke about the current post-secondary landscape in BC based on the recent institutional changes across the province and what it means for our students and employees.
It’s been nearly two years since five post-secondary institutions become BC’s five newest universities:
• University College of the Fraser Valley became University of the Fraser Valley;
• Kwantlen University College became Kwantlen Polytechnic University;
• Malaspina University College became Vancouver Island University;
• Emily Carr Institute of Art & Design became Emily Carr University of Art & Design;
• Capilano College became Capilano University.
Have these changes to our provincial post-secondary landscape had any substantive effect on the way our institutions operate? Have our students noticed a difference? Has this change had an impact on how our students enter our programs, the choices they make, and their plans for the future? What has it meant for our students who graduate from our institutions?
How have we witnessed the transitions students make from high school to first year, and what about students transferring from one institution to another? What are our institutions doing to prepare these students and what are our roles? Are we doing a good enough job?
And what about the transitions students make while they are attending our institutions – program changes, goal changes, lifestyle changes? How is your unit dealing with the many faces of change and transition at your institution?
These were just some of the exciting topics covered at the conference, a big thank-you to all who attended!
2009 Conference Summary
May 25, 2009 Hosted by Douglas College – New Westminster Campus Sponsored by Thompson Rivers University – Open Learning Division
In a world of uncertainty both in and out of the classroom, let’s talk about what we can do to provide students with the certainty required to do well academically and professionally. Help us explore opportunities to create success for ourselves and for students. How can we help students face the challenges of the new economy and realize their dreams and become successful students and graduates?
We had the opportunity to share ideas and see special guest Executive Director of the National Academic Advising Association (NACADA) Charlie Nutt who provided the keynote address.
2009 Annual Conference a Success!
Thank you to all of you who participated in this year's. We enjoyed meeting you and we look forward to collabortively working with you all over the next year in an effort to improve student student success.
BCADA Executive office.