International Education Week 2011 and Beyond
This year marks the 11th annual International Education Week (IEW), and on November 14-19, 2011, Canada is joining over 100 countries around the globe to celebrate international education. IEW “is designed to showcase the significant contribution that international education makes in preparing Canadians for the global world and supports Canada’s efforts to engage effectively on the international stage” (www.iew-sei.ca).
International Education provides a broad range of informal and formal benefits and skill development for students, researchers, and the larger community. These include but are not limited to:
* better preparedness to compete in a global economy;
* working effectively in global or cross-cultural environments;
* mutual understanding;
* respect and concern for other cultures and peoples;
* open sharing of ideas and values;
* nurturing of leadership skills;
* learning from, for and of the world beyond our borders.
While many of these skills are gained through international experience, international education is not just about physically crossing borders - it is also about thinking globally in local situations.
IEW presents a great opportunity to not only bring together the university community, but also to highlight our accomplishments, promote our international opportunities, celebrate our international experiences, and draw attention to our experts.
Join the University of Victoria for our first celebration of International Education Week. Learn about UVic's international opportunities, hear stories of international experiences and meet our experts - faculty, students and staff!
Everyone is welcome to attend! The free events include:
- Interactive Workshops
- Documentary Screenings
- Open Houses
- Information Sessions
- Guest Speakers
- and more!
What do Political Science students think about international issues and gender? Check out the student blogs below to find out!
CFUV 101.9FM, UVic's campus radio station, interviewed a few coordinators of International Education Week to talk about the events! Take a listen to the podcast here (skip to about 3/4 of the way along).
|Monday, November 14||Event||Location|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Presentation: "Enabling International Classrooms" by Dr. Daniela Damian||Harry Hickman Building, room 128|
|11:30am - 1:00pm||Anthropology Colloquium Series: Presentation by Dr. Jutta Gutberlet||MacLaurin Building D103|
|12:00pm - 2:30pm||Centre for Global Studies Symposium||First Peoples House, Ceremonial Hall|
|2:30pm - 4:00pm||Centre for Global Studies Open House||Sedgewick Building, C Wing|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Presentation: "International Education in Context" by Moussa Magassa||MacLaurin Building D114|
|Tuesday, November 15||Event||Location|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Presentation: "Internationalization and Implications for Indigenous Education" by Dr. Carmen Rodriguez de France||David Strong Building C113|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Presentation: "Knowing How to Learn From Others" by Mary Wendt||David Strong Building C113|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||International & Exchange Student Services (IESS) Open House||University Centre, Building A, room 205|
|1:30pm - 2:30pm||Presentation: "Intercultural Competencies: Developing Citizens Who Can Act Local and Think Global" by Dr. Norah McRae & Dr. Fred Grouzet||Engineering & Computer Science Building, room 108|
|2:00pm - 4:30pm||International Learning Opportunities: Social Sciences & Humanities Information Session||Michele Pujol Room (small), Student Union Building|
|3:30pm - 5:30pm||Documentary Screening of "Blood in the Mobile" and discussion facilitated by Saje FitzGerald||David Lam Auditorium (MacLaurin Building A144)|
|Wednesday, November 16||Event||Location|
|11:00am - 12:00pm||Presentation: "Best Practices: Managing and Running Field Schools" by Helen Lansdowne (Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives)||Harry Hickman Building, room 128|
|12:00pm - 2:00pm||Office of International Affairs (OIA) & Centre for Asia-Pacific Initiatives (CAPI) Open House||Sedgewick Building C129|
|3:30pm - 4:30pm||Presentation: "UVic in Africa: Culture, People and Research" by Dr. Honore France||Harry Hickman Building, room 110|
|Thursday, November 17||Event||Location|
|10:00am - 4:00pm||Q'ente Textile Fair||Social Sciences & Mathematics ES Common Room|
|10:00am - 11:00am||Presentation: "International Student Adjustment: A Focus on Relationships" by Dr. Natalee Popadiuk||Harry Hickman Building, room 128|
|3:30pm - 6:00pm||Interactive Workshop: "Developing Cross-Cultural / Intercultural Relationships" with Moussa Magassa||MacLaurin Building D101|
|4:30pm - 6:00pm||IESS Exchange Program Information Session||Human & Social Development Building A240|
|Friday, November 18||Event||Location|
|2:30pm - 4:30pm||Speaking Tour Presentation: "For Our Daughters" by four recent high school graduates from Africa||David Strong Building C116|
|Saturday, November 19||Event||Location|
|6:00pm - 9:00pm||African Eloquent Youth Celebration||David Lam Auditorium (MacLaurin Building A144)|
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