IDW 2019

International Development Week is an annual event in Canada designed to highlight the work in which individual associations and organizations are engaged with respect to their role as global citizens. 

From February 3rd - 9th of 2019, the activities taking place will be based upon the theme of  "Together for Gender Equality."

Memorial's activities are planned in coordination with the over-arching theme developed by Global Affairs Canada and through our affiliation with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC)

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Events

Monday, February 4th


TITLE: Global Cafe
TIME:12:00 - 1:00
LOCATION:Main Lobby, Marine Institute
DESCRIPTION:Try out some coffees from different parts of the world as we talk about international development and what it means to different individuals.

TITLE: A Crash Course in Creating Meaningful Images Abroad
TIME: 11:30 - 1:00
LOCATION: UC-2001 MUNSU Council Chambers
DESCRIPTION: The cliché – a picture is worth a thousand words. However visual images are consumed much faster than words these days. Learn how to create meaningful images and digital content of your journeys at home and abroad that help communicate your transformative experience to inspire, impact, and influence others. This will be both a technical session and a technique talk about photography and videography.

Tuesday, February 5th


TITLE: Meander If You Want to Get to Town
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30
LOCATION: CX-2000, MacPherson College Boardroom
DESCRIPTION: How can international experiences inform and illuminate or personal and professional lives? They push us outside of our comfort zones and in to adventure we couldn’t expect or plan for. Hear how Chris and Marlene said “yes” to the international unknown and what and how their professional careers have meandered along what they have learned. Laugh, cry, and maybe start to think about what international opportunity you’re ready to say yes to in this informal talk. Snacks provided.

TITLE: Cultural Food Fair
TIME: 11:00 - 2:00
LOCATION: Bruneau Centre Atrium 
DESCRIPTION: As the title suggests, wonderful culinary options from around the globe. Not to be missed.

TITLE: What does NL know about Equality and Inclusion?
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00
LOCATION: Multicultural Women's Organization NL, 44 Torbay Rd
DESCRIPTION: This will be a session to discuss and showcase the important work local and international NGO's in NL and in the region are doing to promote gender equality and inclusion.

Why: So many organizations within the province are doing great work on equality but unless so rarely are they in the same place at once, so rarely do they get the chance to discuss their work in a mixed crowd. This event is for the organizations to show the good work being done right here at home. It is also a session for the curious, the clueless and the eager-to-join

Wednesday, February 6th


TITLE: Go Abroad Fair
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00
LOCATION: The Landing, UC-3018
DESCRIPTION: Ever curious about participating in a learning abroad activity? Want to know how you can get involved locally to help out globally? Come to the Go Abroad Fair!

TITLE: Global Decision Making (A Workshop)
TIME: 2:30 - 3:30
LOCATION: The Landing, UC-3018
HOST: World University Services Canada (WUSC) Memorial Chapter
DESCRIPTION: This workshops demonstrates the behavior change that occurs when participants are made aware of a situation, compared to when ignorant of context. Participants will realize that actions have an impact that is not always immediately noticeable, but yet may have unintended, negative consequences. Together, the group will explore individual and collective impacts of our actions, connecting the local to the global.

TITLE: Global Leadership (A Workshop)
TIME: 10:30 - 11:30
LOCATION: The Landing, UC-3018
HOST: RADHOC
DESCRIPTION: Systems Mapping, the pitfalls of voluntourism, how to select charaties, and/or leadership

TITLE: Decolonizing Academia
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00
LOCATION: ED-2030B
PANELISTS: Sonja Knutson, Catharyn Andersen, Mark Stoddart
DESCRIPTION: How might we decolonize the institution? How do we promote student engagement and success in ways that ensure participation of equity seeking and Indigenous
peoples? How do we cultivate equity, diversity and inclusion in our curriculum, research and student engagement? Our panel will discuss the role of Indigenization and Internationalization in decolonizing the academy.

Thursday, February 7th


TITLE: Cinema Politica
TIME: 6:00 - 8:00

LOCATION: The Loft, 3rd Floor University Centre
DESCRIPTION: A film selected in keeping with the theme of IDW2019 will be shown. 

Friday, February 8th


TITLE: Love Without Borders
TIME: 12:00 - 2:00
LOCATION: The Loft, 3rd Floor University Centre
DESCRIPTION: The Memorial University WUSC Local Committee is dedicated in creating awareness about the Global Refugee Crisis and what can we do as individuals to mitigate it. In the event, WUSC is inviting art therapists and artists to generate empathy and awareness about gender based violence in refugee camps through various forms of art. This will involve a creative, collaborative art-making session, and displaying of art work.

TITLE: It's Complicated: Our Relationship with International Development
TIME: 1:00 - 2:30
LOCATION: Science Building SN-4022
PANEL: Liam Swiss (Department of Sociology, HSS), Heather Dicks (Marine Institution International), Jill Allison (Faculty of Medicine)
DESCRIPTION: The Memorial University WUSC Local Committee is dedicated in creating awareness about the Global Refugee Crisis and what can we do as individuals to mitigate it. In the event, WUSC is inviting art therapists and artists to generate empathy and awareness about gender based violence in refugee camps through various forms of art. This will involve a creative, collaborative art-making session, and displaying of art work.

TITLE: International Youth Internship Program (IYIP) Presentations
TIME: 12:00
LOCATION: Main Floor Board Room (C2204), Marine Institute
DESCRIPTION: Come learn about the International Youth Internship Program (IYIP), that offers six-month internship opportunities overseas for Canadian postsecondary graduates. This session will showcase the experiences of IYIP interns in the past six months. You will hear firsthand about their work and lives in Tanzania, Cambodia, Philippines, Vietnam and Belize.

Contact

Internationalization Office

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000