IDW 2020 #GoForTheGoals

What is IDW?

International Development Week (IDW) 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. 

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)

When is IDW 2020?

Due to Snowmageddon 2020 in St. John's, the activities for this year's IDW will stretch from the official IDW week (February 2nd through 8th) into the following week (February 9th through 15th). 

What is Happening During IDW 2020?

Workshop: The Power of Film in Activism (Social Justice Co-op, Newfoundland and Labrador)During International Development Week 2020, the Social Justice Co-op and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation are excited to offer a full day film production workshop, designed by local filmmaker Mike Simms for activists, social justice organizations, and all those interested in applying film to their projects.

With generous funding from ACIC, the Social Justice Co-Op, and Global Affairs Canada we are able to offer this workshop for just $20! This includes snacks and a catered lunch from Hungry Heart Cafe.[Facebook Event]

Saturday, February 8th
8 am - 4 pm

The Lantern, 35 Barnes Road
Go Global FairJoin a club, learn a new language, or explore the world on exchange! The Go Global Fair is your one stop shop to learn all about Memorial’s international opportunities. [Facebook Event]Wednesday, February 12th
11 am - 2 pm
Bruneau Centre Atrium
How to Write an Op-Ed (with Hans Rollmann)Put pen to paper and share your thoughts on local and global issues by writing an Op-Ed. Learn the tips, tricks, and best practice to publish you opinions.
This workshop is hosted by Hans Rollmann a writer, editor, activist, and scholar. Snacks provided. [Facebook Event]
Wednesday, February 12th
2 pm - 3:30 pm
Global Learning Centre (Internationalization Office)
Citizen Engagement and the Political Process (with Councillor Ian Froude and other guests)Are you interested in getting involved in politics? Wondering how much change you can create in your community? In this discussion we’ll talk about elections, campaigns, and public engagement across political systems. St. John’s City Councillor Ian Froude and other guests will join us. Coffee, tea, and breakfast snacks will be provided. [Facebook Event]Thursday, February 13th
9 am - 10:30 am
Global Learning Centre (Internationalization Office)
34th Multicultural Show 2020 (hosted by the International Student Centre)

The theme this year is United in Diversity, and we invite you to join us for a night to celebrate the cultures, countries, and traditions that we treasure at the heart of our wonderfully inclusive community. Performances include music, dance, fashion show, and so much more. There will be lots of food, Henna, and other cultural vendors. Cultural attire is welcomed at this family friendly event. Doors open at 6:30 for 7:00 start. [Facebook Event]

Saturday, February 15th
6:30 pm - 10 pm


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