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Resources for instructors and staff who want to better understand and work with students and colleagues in our increasingly diverse institute.

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Todd Odgers


Welcome to our Interculturalization At BCIT Research Guide! Please look through the links, videos, resources and research related to intercultural teaching and learning topics. Our classes are increasingly diverse as a result of more interactions between our growing populations of international, indigenous, newcomer, and heritage culture domestic students. The collection of resources within this research guide will continue to grow so that BCIT instructors have greater access to tools they can use to innovate how they create learning and supports for all of our students.

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Intercultural at BCIT Event


May 22, 2019

1:30-3:30 PM

SE2 Student Association Council Chambers

Guest Speaker:  Heather Williams (SFU)


Be the Change: An Example of Intercultural Engagement at SFU

The landscape of post-secondary education has shifted dynamically in the past decade with increased internationalization efforts and the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions Calls to Action. Simon Fraser University is embracing this change by offering intercultural professional development opportunities to both students and staff that weave in elements of reconciliation. This interactive session will give you an understanding of how to engage and leverage the increasing diversity within a post-secondary setting by sharing some of the curriculum and related impact assessments. In addition to understanding theoretical models used to guide the design, you will be invited to experience some intercultural strategies through small group activities and open dialogue, providing the opportunity to see the value of working on your own intercultural skills. You will leave this session with a better understanding of some models and tools to help you in your own work with diverse colleagues, students and stakeholders.

Learning Outcomes:  

  • Weigh the benefits of an online intercultural engagement program at BCIT
  • Review the approach of integrating indigenous and intercultural dimensions in a program addressing diversity on a campus
  • Investigate models of intercultural development and how they might apply to working more efficiently with students, colleagues and stakeholders
  • Apply critical cultural theories and strategies for effective cross-cultural interaction in your work

Refreshments will be provided.

Also, check out our Intercultural at BCIT Loop page.