Internationalization in Higher Education: New Trends and Future Directions for Ontario


The Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) at OISE, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD), and Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) will be hosting a half-day symposium: Internationalization in Higher Education: New Trends and Future Directions for Ontario Friday, November 3, 2017, 9:00 am to 2:30 pmOISE, 252 Bloor Street West, Toronto Watch Symposium   This symposium will explore the multiple faces of the internationalization of higher education and debate implications on this phenomenon for policy and practice. The symposium will be held in the ground floor library at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (252 Bloor Street West) from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. This event is free but registration is required. The event will also be webcast for those unable to attend the event in Toronto.


Friday, November 3rd, 2017, 9:00 – 2:00

9:00 – 9:20 Registration and Coffee

9:20 – 9:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks 
Glen A. Jones, Dean, OISE
Glenn Craney, ADM Postsecondary Education, MAESD

9:35 – 11:00 Panel 1: The Multiple Faces of Internationalization 
Chair: Roopa Trilokekar, York University 

10:35 – 11:00 Q&A

11:00 – 11:15 Coffee Break

11:15 – 12:45 Panel 2: Perspectives in Practice 
Chair: Zoë Kroeker, Director, Postsecondary Education Policy Branch, MAESD

12:15 – 12:50 Q&A

12:50 – 1:00 Concluding Remarks 

1:00 – 2:00 Box Lunch & Networking

Organizing Committee:

Creso Sá and Leesa Wheelahan, CIHE-OISE
Helen Tewolde, HEQCO
Lucia Padure and Vicky Maldonado, MAESD


The Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) Building is located at 252 Bloor Street West. The building is located above the St. George subway station and there is an entrance to the building inside the station close to the Bedford Road exit. Paid public parking is available in lots on Bedford Road, and underground parking is available beneath the OISE building via the entrance on Prince Arthur.


Paul Bailey
BA (International Relations), MA (Economics)—is Deputy Director, International Education, Global Affairs Canada.  Previously, he, inter alia, served as Senior Advisor, Hemispheric Policy and has managed Canada’s Investment and Innovation network in the United States, Canada’s participation in Multilateral Environmental Agreements and the 2001-2006 Canada-US softwood lumber trade dispute.  He served in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia as First Secretary (Energy and Environment) and in Washington, DC as Counsellor and Deputy Head (Trade and Economic Policy).

Glenn Craney

Glenn Craney is the Assistant Deputy Minister of the Postsecondary Education Division at the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Glenn began his career within the Postsecondary Education Division of the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, now known as the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development. Glenn has years of experience working as a Senior Policy Advisor to the President, and Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Research and Analysis at York University, as well as Chair of the Council on University Planning and Analysis (CUPA). He has also served as a Director of the Office of Institutional Analysis and Planning, and Lecturer in the Department of Economics at the University of Guelph. Prior to this appointment, Glenn served on the Board of Directors for the Ontario Council on Articulation and Transfer (ONCAT) as its Founding Executive Director.

Diane Barbaric

Diane Barbaric is a PhD Candidate in Higher Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University of Toronto. Her research examines jurisdictional-level higher education public policy in Canada and Europe, notably as it pertains to outbound student mobility. Prior to returning to Canada in 2013 to undertake her PhD studies at OISE, Diane was the Head of the Higher Education and Youth Mobility Division of the Canadian Embassy in France. She has an Honours BA from McGill University, an MA from New York University, a DEA from the Université Paris Diderot – Paris 7, and an MSc in Public Policy and Management from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (UK). Diane currently holds a Joseph-Armand Bombardier CGS Doctoral Scholarship.

Elizabeth Buckner 

Elizabeth Buckner is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher and Adult Education at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) at the University in Toronto, where she is also affiliated with the Comparative and International Development Education Center. Her research examines global trends in higher education, including privatization and internationalization. Formerly, she was a Visiting Professor at Teachers College, Columbia University. She has been the recipient of numerous fellowships, including as a Spencer Dissertation Fellow (2013-2014) and a Fulbright Scholar to Morocco (2006-2007). She completed her PhD in International and Comparative Education at Stanford University.  

Cindy Hazell

Cindy Dundon Hazell is professor emeritus at Seneca College and president of RCH Collaborations Ltd. She was vice-president academic at Seneca College from 2001 to 2012, and served as senior vice-president for the last five of those years. Cindy has contributed to college-university collaboration and credit transfer since 2001, when she joined the College University Consortium Council (CUCC) as the VPA representative on behalf of the college sector. She was appointed to the Deputy Minister’s Steering Committee on Credit Transfer in 2009, leading to the creation of ONCAT. Cindy has served as a Director on the ONCAT Board since its inception. Cindy also served on the Board of HEQCO — the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario — from 2013 to 2017, assuming the position of Interim Chair for the 2014/15 term. Most recently, Cindy was lead consultant working jointly for Colleges Ontario, the Council of Ontario Universities and then Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, towards the establishment of eCampus Ontario in 2015. In this role, she provided project management on behalf of a steering committee made up of senior representatives from both sectors.


Glen Jones

Glen A. Jones is the Ontario Research Chair in Postsecondary Education Policy and Measurement, Professor of Higher Education, and Dean of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education of the University of Toronto. He is the author of more than one hundred papers on Canadian higher education. His research and teaching focuses on higher education systems, governance, politics, and academic work. Glen is a past president of the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education and a former editor of the Canadian Journal of Higher Education. He received the Distinguished Research Award from the Canadian Society for the Study of Higher Education in 2001. 

Zoë Kroeker

Director, Postsecondary Education Policy Branch, MAESD

Zoë Kroeker is currently the Director of the Postsecondary Education Policy Branch in the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development where she has been leading strategic policy files including the consultation and development of Ontario’s International Postsecondary Strategy. Zoë has been working on public policy for the last ten years within the Ontario Public Service – holding a number of positions including Director of Canadian Intergovernmental Relations in Cabinet Office, and working in the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change. Prior to this, Zoë ran the Canada China Business Council in Beijing, worked at Global Affairs Canada, and helped manage a socio-economic practice for an international environmental and engineering firm. She has a bachelors’ degree from McGill and Masters from Dalhousie. Zoe is proud “adventurer” and strong supporter of exposing youth to international experiences.

Marilyn Lambert-Drache

Dr. Marilyn Lambert-Drache is currently Associate Vice-President International at York University. In this capacity she oversees York University’s international office that provides services for international students, offers global learning programs and facilitates the university’s global engagement activities. Marilyn Lambert- Drache joined York as professor of French linguistics in the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies (then Faculty of Arts). She holds a Ph.D (Doctorat de 3ème cycle) in applied and theoretical linguistics from the University of Aix-Marseille, France where she was also a research fellow at the CNRS Phonetics laboratory. Dr. Lambert-Drache has held senior administrative positions at York including the positions of associate dean student relations, director of the LAPS Centre of Student Success and advisor on the status of women. Outside of York she has been actively involved with the International Federation of Professors of French (FIPF) as elected vice-president and president of the FIPF North American Commission (FIPF-CAN) between 2008-2016. As an academic and senior administrator Dr Marilyn Lambert-Drache has considerable experience and expertise in international education and student success.

Gavin Moodie

Gavin Moodie is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Leadership, Higher, and Adult Education at OISE and an Adjunct Professor of Education at RMIT Australia, a university similar to Ryerson but with 44% of its higher education students international. Gavin’s recent book is Universities, disruptive technologies, and continuity in higher education: the impact of information revolutions, published by Palgrave Macmillan last year.

Jonathan Rose

Jonathan Rose is a Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the University of Toronto. His research was in the area of Field-Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGAs) for over 27 years but has recently changed his focus to software and hardware supporting the Automation of Medicine. He currently serves as the Chair of the Advisory Board of the Engineering Entrepreneurship Hatchery. He has won a number of departmental teaching awards, and is the recipient of two Engineering Faculty Teaching awards, and the University of Toronto Faculty Award for excellence in teaching and research. In 2015 he won the Medal for Distinction in Engineering Education from Engineers Canada. In 2016 he given a Presidential Teaching Award for Teaching Excellence at the University of Toronto, and was awarded an Ontario Confederation of Faculty Association excellence in teaching award. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Canadian NGO Academics without Borders since 2012.

Creso Sá 

Creso Sá is Professor of Higher Education and Director of the Centre for the Study of Canadian and International Higher Education (CIHE) at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE), University of Toronto. He is as a member of the Board of Governors of the Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER) and has served as Academic Director, Graduate Education at OISE (2013-2015). His work focuses on science & technology policy, the evolving role of universities in the economy, and how academic research is organized and used. He is co-author of Tapping the Riches of Science: Universities and the Promise of Economic Growth, published by Harvard University Press in 2009; and of The Entrepreneurship Movement and the University, published by Pagrave Macmillan in 2015. His research has been funded by SSHRC, Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario, the National Science Foundation, the Canadian Education Association, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, and the Connaught Fund.

Roopa Desai Trilokekar

Roopa Desai Trilokekar is Associate Professor (Post-Secondary Education) in the Faculty of Education, York University. She comes to an academic career after 20 years of experience as a professional in the field of international education in Canada, India and the US. Her research interests are focused on internationalization of Canadian higher education, student experiential learning through international education and internationalizing pre-service teacher education. She has co-edited two volumes, Canada’s Universities Go Global and Making Policy in Turbulent Times; Challenge and Prospects for Higher Education and has published over 20 book chapters and journal articles. She has successfully completing two SSHRC funded studies. Her most recent work focuses on untangling the ‘International Students as ideal immigrants’ global policy discourse.