International Education Week at Brock
Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012 13:11
This week — Nov. 12-16, 2012 — Brock will unite with over 100 countries to recognize the role of international students by celebrating International Education Week (IEW). Various events across campus will take place to highlight how students studying abroad help to generate the diverse and unique experience that is offered here at Brock.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness amongst Canadians about understanding the significant contributions that international students make within our country and many others across the globe.
Partaking in International Education Week at Brock is a great way to show support as a student by acknowledging the impact that international education makes on our social, economic and cultural well-being, while supporting Canada’s ongoing efforts to engage on the international stage.
IEW is made possible with the participation of education stakeholders from across the country. During the week-long celebration, events are organized by individuals, schools, colleges, universities, associations, businesses, governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs), to raise the profile and highlight the value of international education.
As the pressures of school remain constant and exam time is quickly approaching, take your mind off studying for a few hours and check out a few of the festivities that are taking place on campus all week. Some of the events will be considered Participation Passport Events, so be sure to bring your student card along with you.
The Week’s Forecast:
On Monday morning, Brock International hosted “International Mosaic” Student Clubs Fair which offered students an opportunity to learn about what different international groups are doing within our community, which events are taking place and how you can get involved. In the afternoon there was an interactive workshop that discussed the difficulties international students experience when transferring cultures. There was also a workshop to learn about traditional Aboriginal beading, as well as an information session on the cultures and traditions of China.
An innertube water polo tournament hosted by Recreation Services will take place early afternoon and participants are asked to first register at the Walker Complex Welcome Desk, followed by a discussion session with other Brock students who have gone to study abroad and wish to share the stories of their enjoyable experiences. The International Services and Programs Abroad chat will be held in Sankey Chambers from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m.
On Wednesday, head down to the Marketplace on your lunch break where there will be a delicious selection of international food options for students to try. Also in the Marketplace students can attend the Student Exchange Fair which is being hosted by International Services. From 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. come check out Decew Dining Hall for their Indian Celebration to experience a little Indian culture and cuisine.
From 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Scholars at Rise speaker Anna Dolidze will be speaking in Sankey Chambers about her various research and experiences as the President of the Georgian Young Lawyers Association. Afterwards, the Goodman School of Business is putting on a presentation from 2:00 to 3:30 p.m. to highlight the benefits of participating in student exchanges, focusing from a business perspective, held in the Learning Commons inside Classroom B.
On Friday, Recreation Services is hosting an afternoon of sports in the Ian Beddis gymnasium from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Overlapping this event will be the International Art/Artifact Exhibition in the Skybar lounge, hosted by the Student Justice Center. Recreation Services is also putting on an International Soccer Tournament from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m. in Gym 2. The final event of the week will kick off at Isaac’s Bar and Grill from 7:00 to 10:00 p.m. where students can listen to or get involved in the Multi-lingual Spoken Word Poetry Slam.
For more information on any of these events or how you can get involved visit brocku.ca/international-education-week