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 as 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 together with relevant provincial bodies, MCIE enhances and promotes Manitoba’s international education opportunities both locally and globally.
Our members benefit from support, guidance, mentoring, and networking opportunities to help them develop recruiting strategies and advance their programs to the highest standards. MCIE credits its success to the volunteer participation of its members.
To act as a forum for sharing information – Educational institutions in Manitoba enjoy close working relationships, which benefits both international students and the institutions that serve them.
To serve as a resource – MCIE sponsors professional development seminars and workshops for member institutions. Regular MCIE council meetings, “Watercooler” sessions, and ad hoc working group 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 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 permanent resident status in Manitoba. MCIE also collaborates with international education associations outside of Manitoba such as CAPS-I, CBIE, CICAN, and Languages Canada.
To initiate or facilitate joint marketing activities – MCIE members have pooled resources for joint missions in locations such as South Korea, Mexico, and Brazil. We have also produced promotional and branding pieces 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 the international education sector, and facilitates dialogue between our members, government, business, and citizens. MCIE also advocates on behalf of our members and Manitoba’s international education community to governments, non-governmental organizations and the media.
Darcy Rollins, International College of Manitoba
Alex Humphries, St. James-Assiniboia School Division
Michelle Romuld, University of Manitoba
Gary Gervais, Heartland International English School
Marketing Committee Chair
Jenni Danino, Heartland International English School
Marc Kunza, Mountain View School Division
Bryan Meng, Red River College Polytechnic
David Rowland, Brandon University