International Development Week

Each year since 1991, the Government of Canada (Global Affairs Canada) has engaged institutions and organizations to participate in International Development Week - an opportunity to learn about and contribute to humanitarian efforts around the world. 

The theme for 2018 is "Partners for a Better World." Throughout the week the Internationalization Office in conjunction with the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation (ACIC) hosted a series of events around this theme.

The schedule of events is listed below. Stay tuned for IDW2019!

The current schedule is listed below. This schedule will be updated as the week draws near, so stay tuned to facebook, instagram and twitter for the latest updates. 



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Feb 10

IDW Photo Contest runs throughout the week. Submission deadline: Saturday, February 10th at noon. View details on the Facebook event page.
9:00 amPartners for a better world (youth conference)
10:00 am

Wellness Fair**

Bruneau Centre atrium

11:00 am

Learning Abroad at the Library

QE-II Lobby 

12:00 pm

Meet International Entrepreneurs operating in St. John's*  (panel discussion)
The Loft 

International Opportunities at Home and Abroad* (presentation)

Carnaval Latino! (concert)

UC - Food Court

IDW Photo Contest - submission deadline
12:30 pmRethinking Inclusive Education: The Challenges for Newly Arrived Students from Refugee Backgrounds in a Small Urban Setting (presentation)
1:00 pmWellness Fair**

Bruneau Centre atrium

2:00 pm

International Living Library

Mount Pearl Public Library

3:00 pm
4:00 pm

Internationalization Office's Discussion Group: Discussing Development and IDW 2018 Theme "Partners for a Better World."

(Corte Real Social Room, CA 1000)

5:00 pm

"Baraka" (film screening)

Bruneau Centre, IIC 2001

6:00 pm

"Angry Inuk" (film screening)

Rocket Bakery, 272 Water Street

7:00 pm

Restoring power after Hurricane Irma

(public lecture)


8:00 pm

* "Zero Hunger" is one of the UN sustainable development goals for 2030. Throughout the International Development Week, the Internationalization Office will accept donations for the Campus Food Bank. You are welcome to donate non-perishable food items during this event. You are encouraged to donate to the the Campus Food Bank located in the Corte Real Building, first floor.

**"Good Health and Well-Being" is one of the UN sustainable development goals for 2030. 

Meet International Entrepreneurs operating in St. John's - panel discussion moderated by Nicole Evans, Entrepreneurship Training Program Coordinator, School of Graduate Studies, MUN.

    • Date: Tuesday, February 6, 2018 12:00-1:00 pm
    • Location: The Loft at the University Centre (UC 3013)
    • Description: Come to hear from a diverse group of international entrepreneurs who started a business in St. John's.
    • Agenda:
      • 12:00-12:40 Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
      • 12:40-13:00 Brainstorming sessions with entrepreneurs
    • Registration Required: To register, please email with the subject “International Entrepreneurs in St. John's”.
    • Light snacks will be provided.

Doctoral Studies Presentation Series

The Faculty of Education, Graduate Programs, is pleased to invite you to a presentation by Mr. Keith Power, PhD Student.

Presentation: “Rethinking Inclusive Education: The Challenges for Newly Arrived Students from Refugee Backgrounds in a Small Urban Setting”

When: Thursday, February 8, 2018, 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Where: ED2030B (McCann Centre), G.A. Hickman Building


This mixed methods study examined the differences between newly arrived refugee students’ sense of academic competence, school relatedness, and autonomy relative to their Canadian peers in a small Canadian city. Results indicate that the refugee students generally feel much less competent and related to the other students in their schools than Canadian students. To understand these differences, the Comprehensive School Health framework, a whole-school socio-ecological model, was adopted to analyze the alignment between the school system’s inclusionary practices and its stated inclusive education policy. It is argued that a lack of congruence between the policy and actual practices helps explain the differences found. Specifically, a lack of resources, inadequate instructional support, and the existence of neoliberal practices inhibit these students’ full inclusion. This study further questions our contemporary notions of inclusive education and challenges educators to rethink the inclusive policies and practices that govern the education of refugee students.

Internationalization Office's (IO) Discussion Group

Join us every Wednesday from 4 to 5 pm in the IO Social Room in Corte Real for Discussion Group. Since we are marking International Development Week with events across campus, this will also be our topic. This year’s theme for the week is “partners for a better world”. The Social Room is located in Corte Real, Burton’s Pond in room CA1000H. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome.


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