The British Columbia Council for International Education, BCCIE for short, belongs to the Ministry of Advanced Education of the Province of British Columbia. It is dedicated to assisting all government and private education institutes at every level in carrying out international education policies, which include planning international education activities, receiving international education delegations, forming international education delegations and sending them abroad, and connecting with the international education liaisons of each education institution. The Executive Director of BCCIE, Dr. Randall Martin, visited Taiwan Tech on June 2, in the hope of increasing academic interaction between institutions in the technological and vocational education track in both British Columbia and Taiwan.
The President of Taiwan Tech, Dr. Liao Ching-Jong, personally received our guest, accompanied by Taiwan Tech’s Vice Dean of International Affairs, Dr. Ou Yu-Chen. An overview of our school and its special research characteristics was presented, followed by a lively discussion between guest and hosts. Later, our guest was taken to the Taiwan Building Technology Center, where the section director, Emma Huang, provided a detailed introduction to the building’s structure—from the removable perforated stainless steel exterior walls, to the unique air-conditioning system in the interior. Our guest enjoyed the introduction, and was very impressed by our Taiwan Building Technology Center.