IDW 2021 #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 2021?

During the week of February 7th - 13th there will be all manner of exciting things in which to participate (virtually, of course). 

What is Happening During IDW 2021?

Please note, all times are Newfoundland Standard Time (NST = GMT/UTC -3:30)

Feb 8
All WeekIDW Art Contest OpensMUN affiliated people can submit a photo of their artwork along with a short blurb that links it to a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)Email submissions

Feb 9
12:30Virtual Concert with Ana & EricAna & Eric will regail us with some lovely songs in both Portuguese and EnglishFacebook

Feb 10
1:30 - 3:00Internantional Intern Human LibraryIn partnership with ACIC and NCGC, the Marine Institute is hosting a Human Library and the “books” will be alumni interns of the International Youth Internship and International Aboriginal Youth Internship. Meet interns who have contributed to the sustainable development goals via an overseas placement. Borrow them out as ""books"" to learn more in this virtual event.Zoom
4:00 - 5:00Discussion Group: IDW EditionOur weekly discussion groups take on an international development themeEmail for Link

Feb 11
1:00 - 2:00Now That You're Here, Go Away! The Academic, Personal, and Professional Impacts of Learning Abroad[Rescheduled] What's the value of going abroad? And how can that further your career goals? Learn more about the international opportunities on the St. John's, Grenfell, and Marine Institute campuses (and how they've been adapted for COVID).Facebook

Feb 12
1:00 - 2:30Sharing Circle: Stories of People and PlaceTrust and relationship building are key to working in community together; trust in one another but also relationship with the land. This sharing circle will encourage story telling about how people have formed understanding, and connection with, the land and best practices for working in community. Contact the ISRC office at for the Zoom link.Email for Link
IDW Art Contest ClosesMUN affiliated people can submit a photo of their artwork along with a short blurb that links it to a Sustainable Development Goal (SDG)Email Submissions

Most events will be broadcast through Facebook Live and event information will be posted here as it is confirmed. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the events scheduling. 


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