Alumna/employee receives international bursary
December 7, 2017
Maggie Burton, Exchange and International Student Advisor, in King’s International was a recipient of the Canadian Bureau of International Education (CBIE) bursary award for 2017. Burton graduated from King's in 2013 with a major in History and a minor in Psychology.
The CBIE awarded conference fees to 14 emerging leaders in the field of international education to attend CBIE’s Annual Conference in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The conference was held from November 19 to 22, 2017. Burton and the other bursary winners from across Canada are pictured.
“I felt extremely honoured to receive the CBIE bursary as an emerging young international educator this year. Attending the conference was a fantastic opportunity for me, both personally and professionally, and I look forward to bringing what I learned in Halifax back to King’s International,” says Burton.
CBIE’s Annual Conference is the Canadian meeting place for international educators and stakeholders from across Canada and around the world. It bridges the interests of all learning levels, from Kindergarten to grade 12 as well as for post-secondary students. It engages both the public and private education sectors.
The conference took place at the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax. It included over 90 sessions, 40+ exhibitors and was attended by more than 850 participants from 30 countries. Attendees included presidents, vice-presidents, directors and decision makers of international offices from schools, colleges, institutes and universities as well as student advisors, researchers, faculty and Canadian and foreign government officials.
The CBIE bursary included a full conference fee, meals and access to the opening reception held at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21, the CBIE Exhibition and a social evening.. This conference pass is valued at $1250.