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Kate Jennings

Vancouver Island University

Kate Jennings is the Leading Internationalization Network leader (LIZN). She has worked in international education in a variety of capacities at five different institutions in Canada over the past 21 years. Kate is currently the director for international student services at Vancouver Island University in Nanaimo, British Columbia. As director, Kate leads the International Admissions and Registration, Homestay and Off-Campus Housing, International Finance, and International Student Advising and Clinical Counselling teams. In addition to her professional roles, Kate volunteers her time as the outgoing co-chair for the Canada Membership Interest Group (Canada MIG) of NAFSA, as a board member of the association of Global Women in International Education (GLOW ED), as a member of the Global and Intercultural Skills Program Working Group (BC Ministry of Education), and as the Network Leader for NAFSA’s International Education Leadership Knowledge Community (IEL KC). Kate has published and presented on a variety of international education topics, including sessions, workshops, and courses for NAFSA, the Canadian Bureau for International Education (CBIE), the International Educators Training Program (IETP), the British Columbia Council for International Education (BCCIE), and the European Association for International Education (EAIE), among others.