Celebrate International Education Week: November 14-18, 2016
The University of Waterloo is joining over 100 countries to celebrate International Education Week (IEW) from November 14-18, 2016. International education has significant benefits to our campus community and Canadian social, economic, and cultural well-being.
Activities, programs and events, from a variety of campus partners throughout the week, will highlight and raise awareness of the opportunities and benefits of international education. This year's events include a "Where in the World?" photo contest and Babble Cafe at the Grad House. Discover more events below and join us in the celebration by using #iew2016.
@UofWaterloo will be featuring a Snapchat takeover where students studying abroad will be sharing the many adventures they are having in their host institution/country. Don't miss this opportunity to take a peek into the daily life of a student abroad!
Around the World in Five Days
Throughout the week lots of activities will be happening in the SJU Community Centre (cafeteria).
- Everyday the cafeteria will serve up different themed meals from around the world. Come by at lunch to learn about the different flavours, meals and the cultures they come from!
- An interactive exhibit called "Mapping Our Experiences" will also be set up in the cafeteria all week. A map will be displayed and all university community members are welcome to indicate with pins places they’ve been, and places they want to go. With each pin, participants will be encouraged to fill out a sticky note to showcase one thing they learned from travelling to/living in that place. Participants will also be able to pin up their favourite travel photos.
Monday, November 14
CIF Gym 3, 4 - 5 P.M. Go shake it at Zumba! Learn Latin based dance moves and workout to amazing music. This class is part of the Shoe Tag Fitness Classes that are offered by Athletics and Recreation.
Tuesday, November 15
Global Intelligence Workshop
ML 349, 12 - 2 P.M. Join the Student Success Office to explore what "global citizen" means to you. This workshop will explore thinking globally and appreciating cultural diversity - factors important for future leaders and their ability to adapt to the ever-changing and challenging work/team environment. You can expect to set goals and connect to resources available at the University of Waterloo to discover more opportunities to enhance your global intelligence.
Grad House, 6:30 - 8:30 P.M. Join the International Canadian Student Network for Babble Cafe. Meet and mingle with exciting people from all around the world and practice your English language skills. The theme for the meeting will be world religions.
Wednesday, November 16
Explore the World Through Language
Renison University College’s Atrium, 11 A.M. - 2 P.M. The event will include cultural booths, a Celtic music performance by Gwen Potter and Peter Light, a student panel discussion and a photo booth.
You've applied for an exchange, now what?
Location TBD, 4 - 5 P.M. This Q&A session is for engineering students who have submitted an exchange application this year. Join Cindy Howe to find out what your next steps are and have your questions answered.
SJU Creative Space, 8:00 P.M. Come out and spend some time with the Office of Student Experience's Beyond Borders students who have returned from their placement in Ukraine. Together they will lead a tutorial on cross-stitching Ukrainian embroidery and beading – things they learned from their communities during their time abroad.
Thursday, November 17
Where in the world?
Tatham Centre, 10 A.M. - 3 P.M. "Where in the World?" is a photo contest hosted by the CECA's International Team. This year, an unprecedented 78 photos were submitted and a short list of 12 will be selected for the final contest. Stop by the Tatham Centre to vote for your favourite. Two winners will be announced when the contest had concluded.
Friday, November 18
Living with the Dragon
SJ2 1004, 7:30 P.M. Join St. Jerome's University for their Lectures in Catholic Experience series where David Mulroney, President, University of St. Michael's College, will speak about how we like to say that the world needs more Canada, but it is actually going to get more China. A lot more. Drawing on three decades of diplomatic experience in Asia, David Mulroney explains how China’s rise is reverberating across Canada. He encourages us to respond with skill and confidence, making smart policy choices to promote our prosperity, our security, and, equally important, our values. He brings to this last topic, engaging China at the level of values, the perspective of a Catholic public servant who struggled to live his faith in an often unfriendly environment.