ENGINEERING INTERNATIONAL FAIR - NOVEMBER 19-21, 2019
To celebrate International Education Week, the Faculty of Engineering is hosting a series of events open to all faculty, staff and students. You are welcome to sign up for one or all events that appeal to you. The goal of this fair is to celebrate the diverse cultures, ethnicities and backgrounds that exist within the Faculty.
$10 Lunch - Tastes of India |11:30 am – 1:00 pm | E7, Event Space
Free Workshop - Myths & Realities of the International Student Experience | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | E7, Pitch Space
Wednesday, November 20
International Marketplace | 11:00 am – 3:00 pm | E7, 1st Floor
$10 Lunch - Tastes of the Middle East |11:30 am - 1:00 pm | E7, Event Space
Thursday, November 21
Info Session - Scholarships & Grants for Study, Research & Internships in Germany | 11:00 – 11:30 am | E7, 1331
$10 Lunch - Tastes of Germany | 11:30 am – 1:00 pm| E7, Event Space
Free Lecture – Alexandre Trudeau, Multilingualism in an Increasingly Globalized World | 1:00 – 3:00 pm | Humanities Theatre
Please see below for more information or to register. You must register in advance for the lunches and lectures. Prices include HST.
Lunch Menus are listed below. Please note that there are no substitutions. Lunches will take place each of the designated days in the E7 Event Space. You can arrive anytime between 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to enjoy your lunch and the $10 fee will be collected at the door.
Alo gobi and Palak paneer (Potato & Cauliflower Curry with spinach and cheese)
Rice and Naan
Wednesday, November 20 - Tastes of the Middle East
Chicken Sharwarma or Falafel
Garlic sauce and tahini
Served on Markook bread
Thursday, November 21 - Tastes of Germany
Truthanpeffer on Roesti (Braised turkey breast with crispy potato pancake)
Mini Zwiebelkuchen (Onion Pie)
Fall Rumtoph (Spice syrup dressed fall fruit)
Free Lecture - Myths and realities of the International Student Experience
Building on their session at the Staff and Advisor Conference, the presenters will speak to the complexities when thinking about the international student experience. Our international student population comes from over 100 different countries and brings with them unique experiences and perspectives that enrich our campus community and classroom environment.
During this session, we intend to address the following questions through enriched dialogue:
- Who are our international students? From visa status to language skills, what are the many nuances behind ‘international’?
- How do we learn from our diverse international population?
- What role does our campus community play in supporting international student success?
At the end of this session, participants will leave with an understanding of the varied international student experiences with the intention of supporting a culture of inclusivity, diversity, and acceptance
Tuesday, November 19 | 1:00 – 2:30 pm | E7, Pitch Space
DAAD Information Session: Scholarships & Grants for Study, Research & Internships in Germany
This presentation by the DAAD - German Academic Exchange Service will present details on its scholarship and grant programs to support study, research and internship stays in Germany in all fields and all stages of study. Join us to find out how you can make Germany part of your Canadian degree. All are welcome!
Thursday, November 21 | 11:00 – 11:30 am | E7, 1331
Alexandre Trudeau Lecture
The afternoon will feature a Keynote by Alexandre Trudeau, renowned filmaker and storyteller. Alexandre recounts how speaking more than one langugage has enriched his life, both personally and professionally, and why he believes all students should have diverse opportunities for language learning and study abroad.
Alexandre's keynote will be followed by a panel discussion including industry professionals Sven Walker (Dale & Lessmann LLP), Narcis Tajvidi (BMW) and Antonio Ferreiro (Deloitte) along with University of Waterloo alumni on the topic of the importance of languages and international experience and how the two can help to boost your career.
Date: November 21, 2019
Time: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Humanities Theatre, Hagey Hall
Tickets will be honoured until 12:50pm. Any seats available at that time will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.
Home and Abroad Photo Contest
The Home and Abroad Photo Contest is a visual demonstration of learning through study and work experiences, both in Canada and abroad. The Faculty of Engineering is home to hundreds of international students who represent numerous countries around the globe. In addition, each year many Waterloo Engineering students go abroad for enriching study and work experiences around the world. This online exhibition will be a collection of photographs that showcase the global perspective our students, staff and faculty have gained through their travels and studies. Photos will be posted on Waterloo Engineering’s Facebook page, and followers will be invited to vote on their favourite photos. The top three photos will be printed and proudly displayed in the International Office area on the 7th floor of of E7.
Engineering students, staff and faculty are invited to contribute original photos of their own personal journeys by submitting a photo and short description using the online form. Share your views on global citizenship, and participate in creating a global gallery.