Canadian Bureau for International Education

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CBIE / BCEI
Full name Canadian Bureau for International Education /
Bureau canadien de l'éducation internationale
Founded 1966
Members 200 colleges, universities, school boards, educational organizations, government agencies, and businesses
Country Canada
Key people Dr. Vianne Timmons, Chair
Dr. Robert McCulloch, Past-Chair
Ms. Karen McBride, President
Office location Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Website cbie.ca
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The Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE) promotes Canada's international relations through international education - supporting the interests of foreign nationals studying in Canada and the Canadians studying abroad. It advocates for the free movement of ideas and learners across national boundaries. The CBIE is a national, bilingual, not-for-profit, membership organization comprising members from 200 colleges, universities, school boards, educational organizations, government agencies, and businesses. [1]

Services[edit]

The CBIE services for members and learners include educational exchanges, scholarships, training awards, internships, and technical assistance in education. The CBIE is engaged in scholarship management, civil society and public sector reform, research and information services, advocacy, training programs, and professional development for international educators. [2]

Scholarships[edit]

CBIE manages a range of awards on behalf of the Government of Canada which are offered to Canadian students studying abroad.

  • The Canada-China Scholars' Exchange Program Awards are available to Canadians for study in China
  • The Commonwealth Scholarship Plan Awards are available to Canadians for study in Commonwealth countries
  • The Foreign Government Awards Program are available to Canadians for study in other foreign countries
  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Fellowships Programs are available to Canadians for studies and research in an OAS member state
  • The Organization of American States (OAS) Professional Development Scholarships Program invites Canadian institutions to offer courses
  • Graduate Level Scholarships for Canadian Students to conduct research and study internationally. [3]

CBIE manages a range of awards which are offered to foreign students studying in Canada.

  • The Emerging Leaders in the Americas Program (ELAP) scholarship available to foreign students from Central and South America.
  • The Canada–CARICOM Leadership Scholarships Program available to foreign students from the countries of the CARICOM.
  • The Canada-CARICOM Virtual University Scholarship Program (CCVUSP) offers selected certificate programs, delivered entirely at a distance, to learners from CARICOM countries.
  • The Canada-Chile Leadership Exchange Scholarships provides Chilean students with scholarships for access to Canadian education, resources and expertise in research.[4]
  • CBIE offers an International Student of the Year Award.

The CBIE manages a range of awards on behalf of the Ministry of Higher Education of Kuwait, in partnership with the Cultural Division of the Embassy of the State of Kuwait in Canada.

  • The Kuwait Undergraduate Scholarship Program awards are open to citizens of Kuwait only. [5]

The Libyan-North American Scholarship Program

  • The Libyan-North American Scholarship Program is a collaboration between the Libyan Ministry of Education and Scientific Research and the Canadian Bureau for International Education, funded by the Libyan Government. It involves approximately 2,000 Libyan students who study in Canada and the United States. The goal of the Scholarship Program is to build the capacity of Libyan citizens to address the needs of Libyan public institutions, academia and Libyan society as a whole through the pursuit of graduate and post-graduate medical studies in North America. [6]

Alumni[edit]

The Government of Canada Scholars' Alumni Association (GCSAA) is for departing and former award-holders under the Canadian Commonwealth Scholarship Program (CCSP) and Government of Canada Awards Program: [7]

Facilities[edit]

The head office of the CBIE is 220 Laurier Avenue West, Suite 1550 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Affiliations[edit]

The CBIE has worked with United Nations agencies, the World Bank, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade Canada, the Canadian International Development Agency, foreign governments, international investors and Canadian foundations and corporations.

History[edit]

Although the Canadian Bureau for International Education was incorporated in 1966, the organization developed in the late 1940s as Friendly Relations with Overseas Students (FROS). The organization was also previously named Canadian Service for Overseas Students and Trainees (CSOST).

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.unesco.org/iau/onlinedatabases/systems_data/ca00.rtf IAU from Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials, Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), 2006
  2. ^ http://www.cbie.ca Canadian Bureau for International Education
  3. ^ http://www.scholarships.gc.ca
  4. ^ http://www.scholarships.gc.ca
  5. ^ http://www.cbie.ca/kuwait
  6. ^ http://www.cbie.ca/libya
  7. ^ http://www.scholarships.gc.ca Government of Canada Scholars' Alumni Association