International WeekWestern International

Events

International Week 2017 will be held from November 13 to 17.

We are just beginning to pull together the 2017 schedule. Please check back regularly for updates! In the meantime, review the events from 2016 below for an idea of what takes place during International Week.


2016 Events

This is your week, Western, to collectively celebrate our diversity and embrace international opportunities, research and collaboration. Enjoy!

What are you interested in?

Cultural Performances

  • Opening Celebration, Monday 12-2 pm
  • Western Performs, Tuesday, 11:30 pm
  • Africa-Western Collaboration Day, Tuesday 4- 7 pm
  • Kung Fu Demonstration, Wednesday, 12 pm
  • Western Goes Global Cultural Showcase, Wednesday, 4-7:30 pm
  • Songs of Many Lands, Friday, 1:30 pm

Food

  • International Themed Dinners in Residence, Monday to Thursday
  • Green Leaf Café - International Themed Lunch Menus, Tuesday to Friday, 11:30 am to 2 pm
  • International Tea, Friday, 12 - 3 pm
  • Huron University College International Week Menu, Monday to Sunday

Lectures & Presentations

  • Global Health Conversation Series: Women's Health in Africa, Monday, 11:30 am
  • Managing Global Turbulences and Disruption, Ivey, Monday, 6 pm
  • Engineering in a Global Context, Tuesday, 12:30 - 1:30 pm
  • Africa-Western Collaboration Day - With Special Guest: Maimuna Kanyamala from Tanzania, Tuesday, 4 pm
  • Peace for Colombia? Reconstruction and the FARC Peace Agreement, Wednesday, 12:30 pm
  • Critical Global Engagement: From Local to Global, Huron, Wednesday, 6 pm
  • Ngô Đình Diệm's Lost Revolution: Development and State Formation in the Republic of Vietnam, Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Western Law Distinguished Speakers Series: A new concept in Forensic Investigation - Sharing my Life experiences" Dr. Henry Lee, Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Journeys of Migration: Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations, Thursday, 4 pm
  • Holding Russia and Syria Accountable: Can International Law Solve These Problems? Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Research on the Three Gorges Reservoir, China, Friday, 3 pm

Opportunities to Go Abroad

  • Huron International Exchange & Study Abroad Opportunities, Monday, 11:30 am & Tuesday, 1:30 pm
  • International Exchange Fair, Tuesday, 10 am to 3 pm
  • La compétence interculturelle au coeur de l'apprentissage experientiel: Le cas d'une classe au Rwanda, Tuesday, 2:30 pm
  • International Experience Showcase for Schulich Medicine Students, Wednesday, 11:45 am
  • Breakfast Abroad - Skype with Western International Exchange Partner Universities, Thursday and Friday, 9 am to 12 pm
  • International Opportunities Fair, Thursday, 10 am to 3 pm
  • King's Global Exchange Fair, Thursday, 1 to 4 pm
  • Exchange Information Sessions, Thursday, 4:30 pm & Friday, 2:30 pm

Research

  • Engineering in a Global Context, Tuesday, 12:30 pm
  • Africa-Western Collaboration Day, Tuesday 4- 7 pm
  • Ngô Đình Diệm's Lost Revolution: Development and State Formation in the Republic of Vietnam, Thursday, 12:30 pm
  • Research Day - Journée D'Études: La question de l'oral dans les productions artistiques francophones contemporaines (GRELCEF Research Day), Friday 9 am to 4 pm
  • Research on the Three Gorges Reservoir, China, Friday, 3 pm

Languages

  • Japanese Conversation Group, Monday & Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Arabic Poetry Presentation, Tuesday, 3 pm
  • "Stammtisch" German Conversation Group, Tuesday, 3:30 pm
  • Club di Conversazione (Italian Conversation Group), Wednesday, 2:30 pm
  • "La Tertulia" Spanish Conversation Group, Wednesday, 4:30 pm
  • Les Causeries du Jeudi French Conversation Group, Thursday, 4 pm
  • Songs of Many Lands, Friday, 1:30 pm

Music

  • Opening Celebration, Monday, 12-2 pm
  • Western Performs! Concert Series: International Week, Tuesday, 11:30 am
  • Western Goes Global: Cultural Showcase, Wednesday, 4 to 7:30 pm
  • Fridays@12:30 Concert Series: An Afternoon of Schubert, Friday, 12:30 pm
  • Percussion Ensemble International Week Concert, Friday, 12:30 pm and 8 pm
  • Songs of Many Lands, Friday, 1:30 pm

Film

  • Law Film Screening: "He Named Me Malala," Monday, 12:30 pm
  • German Film Screening: "Labyrinth of Lies" (Im Labyrinth des Schweigens), Tuesday, 6:30 pm
  • Italian Film Screening: "Carlo Diario," Wednesday, 7 pm
  • Arabic Film Screening, "Taimour & Shafi'aa," Thursday, 7 pm
  • Spanish Film Screening, "Maria llena eres de Gracia, Joshua Marston," Thursday, 7 pm

The events above only represent a small sampling of what's on offer. Check out the full schedule to map out your week!

Join the Conversation! - talk about the events or your own international and intercultural experiences in your classes, faculty or department, or get in on our #globalwesternu social media discussion. We also welcome social media posts and photos from events!