International Week 2020 is a collaborative effort, organized by a wide array of departments, units and student groups at the University of Waterloo, with coordination by Waterloo International. We hope you were able to attend some of the events, learn from these experiences or share some of your activities with others and that you enjoyed participating in these events!
International Week continues today, and into the weekend, with a range virtual activities and events. Join panel discussions on International Development in the COVID-19 Era: What is our Value Added? or Harnessing the Power of Math to Revolutionize Health Care featuring – Anita Layton, Cecilia Cotton, Jochen Koenemann and Christina Leslie, connect with classmates and fellow alumni through the Waterloo Engineering 2020 Reunion at Home, or participate in the Arts Reunion Trivia, from the comfort of your home. Many more events and activities can be found on the International Week events page.
While the week is not quite over, as we near the conclusion, we would like to acknowledge the hard work of the various organizers, who have worked together to make this week a success, despite the challenges presented by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Thank you very much. Without your assistance and commitment to promoting internationalization and intercultural collaboration, this week could not have been possible.
International Week is an opportunity to celebrate diversity at Waterloo, foster global connections, promote the benefits of exchanges and education abroad, and recognize the contributions of international students in strengthening international and intercultural understanding.
The end of International Week does not mean that internationalization at Waterloo slows down. Even with the current restrictions on travel, encouraging intercultural experiences, cross-border collaboration and advancing intercultural and interjurisdictional understanding remains high on the agenda. The University remains steadfast in its commitment to pool knowledge, methods, resources, and networks to advance research for global impact and we are optimistic about what the future holds for internationalization.
Thank you for participating. We look forward to seeing how you are celebrating International Week on social media. #IW2020!