MCIE – Strengthening International Education in Manitoba
Our vision is for Manitoba to become a destination of choice for international students. We believe we have much to offer as a province and an organization.
Our membership comprises all of Manitoba’s major public and private educational institutions with international student enrolment. Each MCIE member institution has active, and in most cases long-standing, international education programs. Through collaboration among our members and with relevant provincial bodies, MCIE enhances and promotes Manitoba’s international education opportunities.
Our members benefit from support, guidance and networking opportunities to develop recruiting strategies and advance their programs to the highest standards. MCIE credits its success on the volunteer participation of its members.
Goals and objectives:
To act as a forum for sharing information – Educational institutions in Manitoba enjoy close working relationships, which benefits international students and the institutions that serve them.
To serve as a resource – MCIE, often with assistance from the Manitoba International Education Branch, sponsors professional development seminars and workshops for member institutions. Regular MCIE council meetings and sub-committee participation also allow members to share and discuss issues affecting international education locally and nationally.
To foster a collaborative approach – MCIE membership spans the full spectrum of international education from the elementary to university level. Manitoba’s relatively smaller size and close international education community offer students an unparalleled opportunity to transition seamlessly from one level of study to another. This collaboration also benefits students who wish to transition from English language programs to academic programs or from international student to landed immigrant status in Manitoba. MCIE also collaborates with international education groups outside of Manitoba.
To initiate or facilitate joint marketing activities – MCIE members have pooled resources for joint advertising in locations such as Korea, Taiwan, Mexico and Brazil. We have also produced promotional pieces with the assistance of the Manitoba International Education Branch to highlight Manitoba as a prime international education destination.
To promote and advocate for the interests of our members – MCIE provides accurate and timely information about international education to all its stakeholders.This promotes an understanding of the positive impact of international education and facilitates dialogue between our members, government, and the public. MCIE also advocates on behalf of our members and Manitoba’s international education community to governments, non-governmental organizations and the media.
Gary Gervais, Heartland International English School
Nigel Dixon, University of Winnipeg
Mark Peters, International College of Manitoba
Anna Simonyan, Assiniboine Community College
Marketing Committee Chair
Denisse Parra, Lord Selkirk School Division
Carmelle Mulaire, University of Winnipeg
Robin Rooke Hanke, Université St-Boniface
Paul Prieur, St. John’s Ravenscourt