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!
|IDW Photo Contest runs throughout the week. Submission deadline: Saturday, February 10th at noon. View details on the Facebook event page.|
|9:00 am||Partners for a better world (youth conference)|
Bruneau Centre atrium
Meet International Entrepreneurs operating in St. John's* (panel discussion)
International Opportunities at Home and Abroad* (presentation)
Carnaval Latino! (concert)
UC - Food Court
|IDW Photo Contest - submission deadline|
|12:30 pm||Rethinking Inclusive Education: The Challenges for Newly Arrived Students from Refugee Backgrounds in a Small Urban Setting (presentation)|
|1:00 pm||Wellness Fair**|
Bruneau Centre atrium
Mount Pearl Public Library
"Baraka" (film screening)
Bruneau Centre, IIC 2001
"Angry Inuk" (film screening)
Rocket Bakery, 272 Water Street
* "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.
- 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.
- Elena Diyanova, 'Newfound Perogi'
- Liv-Terese K. Martyn, 'Therapeutic Services Ltd.'
- Oluwatosin Oduekun, 'Xtra-mile Cleaning Services Inc.'
- 12:00-12:40 Panel Discussion followed by Q&A
- 12:40-13:00 Brainstorming sessions with entrepreneurs
- Registration Required: To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject “International Entrepreneurs in St. John's”.
- Light snacks will be provided.
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.
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.