Simon Fraser University is delighted to be the lead host of APAIE 2020 and to welcome delegates from around the world. The theme, “Bridging Oceans – Internationalization and Higher Education in the Asia Pacific,” is ideal for the first APAIE conference to be held in the Americas.
As a university dedicated to “engaging the world,” SFU places a high value on international knowledge and collaboration, and has committed itself to being an engaged partner and contributor on the world stage. We are especially proud of the many educational, research and other relationships that we have developed in the Asia-Pacific region.
We look forward to further strengthening and expanding these relationships as we welcome you to engage with us and others at APAIE 2020 in Vancouver.
Professor Andrew Petter
President and Vice Chancellor
Simon Fraser University
From the President of APAIE
On behalf of the Asia Pacific Association for International Education, it is a pleasure to invite you to join us for APAIE 2020. As one of the most Asian of cities in the Americas, Vancouver offers an ideal location to join colleagues from around the world to discuss developments in the internationalisation of higher education and explore opportunities for collaboration.
This is the first time that the APAIE conference has ventured to the "other side" of the Pacific Ocean. Home to vibrant Asian diaspora communities and a truly multicultural city, Vancouver is a well-positioned to host discussions about higher education in Asia, the Pacific and the Americas. As we enter a new decade, the need to ensure future generations have the opportunity to study in another country and that they are well-supported in their quest to become future global citizens has never been more important. Together with their co-hosts, Simon Fraser University has put together a program of events that will ensure you leave APAIE 2020 with a better understanding of the key issues impacting our region, and the implications for international education across the world. Against the backdrop of the beautiful and diverse location that is the city of Vancouver, I can guarantee that there will be something for everyone.
I look forward to seeing you all in Vancouver in March 2020, for what is sure to be another successful APAIE conference.