International WeekWestern International

Schedule

International Week events are open to students, faculty and staff. Most are free and do not require registration, however in some cases seating is limited. Please refer to the color legend below to find events and activities suited to your interests. Click on the event title for details.

 

Cultural Experiences

  Registration required
  All-day events or displays   Open presentations, workshops or interactive sessions

Monday November 11

Advance events

One-on-one Resume & Cover Letter Feedback at WERC

UCC, Room 210
Please see the schedule for times on specific languages

11:30 - 2:00 pm


The Green Leaf Cafe
(formerly Michael's)
is offering an international themed menu

12:30 - 1:30 pm


Stammtisch German Conversation Group

University College, Room 288

4:30 - 5:30 pm


Arabic Conversation Group

University College, Room 222

5:00 - 7:00 pm
Western Heads East Connections:
Travelling Western Heads East AIDS awareness display to Western residences

Perth Hall and Essex Hall

5:30 -7:30 pm
Study Abroad and Exchange to Spanish Speaking Countries: Information Session

University College, Room 207

 

Tuesday November 12

 
9:00 am -5:00 pm

USC Ethnocultural Awareness Days
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium and Mustang Lounge

Western International Booth
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium
8:00 - 9:30 am Breakfast for International and Exchange Students
Hosted by President ChakmaThe Great Hall, Somerville House (Registration required)
9:00 - 11:00 am

Communicating with International Graduate Students - Strategies for Graduate Assistants
Teaching Support Centre, Room 121

11:00 am -1:00 pm Cultural Networks: Open House at the CulturePlex Lab
CulturePlex Lab UC 113 and 114
11:30 am -1:00 pm

Round Table Discussion:
"The Value of Learning and Applying other Languages"

Hosted by the Department of Modern Languages
Social Science Building, Room 5220

11:30 - 2:00 pm
The Green Leaf Cafe
(formerly Michael's)
is offering an international themed menu

12:00-1:00 pm

Supervision Conversation Series:
Mentoring International Graduate Student
Teaching Support Centre, Room 122, Weldon Library

12:00-2:00 pm

Faculty Of Health Sciences
International Showcase
Health Sciences Building, Foyer

NOTE: Pop Culture and Canadian Traditions - part of the Canada Eh? series for International Students, previously scheduled for Nov. 13 has been moved to later in November.
Visit the IESC website at www.iesc.uwo.ca for the new date.

4:00 - 7:30 pm
World's Challenge Challenge

Chu International Centre, WSS 2130

2:30-3:30 pm French Conversation Group
University College, Room 317
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Journeys of Migration and Settlement in Canada

Presented by the Centre for Migration and Ethnic Relations, Faculty of Social Science

UCC McKellar Room (Movie Theatre)

6-7 pm Study Abroad and Exchange to Italy: Information Session
University College, Room 207
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Western Heads East Connections:
Travelling Western Heads East AIDS awareness display to Western residences and University Community Centre

Elgin Hall and Med-Syd Hall

7:00-9:00 pm Western Law French Society's
International Week Movie Night
UCC, Room 66
8:00 - 10:00 pm
Italian Film: I cento passi (One Hundred Steps)

University College, Room 84

 

Wednesday November 13

 
9:00 am - 5:00 pm USC Ethnocultural Awareness Days
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium and Mustang Lounge
Western International Booth
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium
10:00 am - 3:00 pm International Exchange Fair (Exchange and Study Abroad)
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium
11:00 am -12:00 pm Scholars at Risk Panel Presentation with Western International
Chu International Centre, WSS 2130
11:30 am -12:30 pm Department of Modern Languages Colloquium:
Anda Pleniceanu "Mono no Aware: the Poetics of Impermanence in the Tale of Genji "

University College, Room 207
11:30 - 2:00 pm
The Green Leaf Cafe
(formerly Michael's)
is offering an international themed menu

12:30-1:20 pm

Towards Vertically-Integrated Peacebuilding: Bridging Top-Down and Bottom-Up Approaches
Centre for Transitional Justice and Post- Conflict Resolution
Social Science Centre Room 5220

12:30 - 2:00 pm

Lunch and Learn for Faculty and Staff Sponsored by SGPS, Research and Western International
(For Faculty and Staff) Registration required
USC Council Chamber, 315, University Community Centre (UCC)

12:30 - 2:30 pm


International Students and Job Searching

Presented by IESC and the Student Success Centre
University Community Centre Room 147A

1:00 - 2:00 pm


Passing on Nursing Wisdom

Health Sciences Addition (HSA), Room 101

2:30 - 4:00 pm
Italian Conversation Group

University College, Room 288

3:30 - 4:30 pm
International Exchange Opportunities Information Session

Chu International Centre, WSS 2130

4:30 - 6:00 pm Spanish Conversation Group "La Tertulia"
University College, Room 205
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Western Heads East Connections:
Travelling Western Heads East AIDS awareness display to Western residences and University Community Centre

Saugeen-Maitland Hall

5:00 - 7:00 pm


Department of of Women's Studies and Feminist Research Presents:

Professor Tami Spry: "By The Roots: A performative autoethnographic negotiation of race, class, gender, and age"
University College, Room 224

5:00 - 8:00 pm
Cultural Event by USC Ethnocultural Support Services

Mustang Lounge, details to be announced

6:30 - 9:00 pm
German Film: Sophie Scholl: Die letzten Tage (Sophie School: The Final Days)

University College, Room 288

7:00 pm onwards
Arabic Film: Amreeka
University College, Room 84

 

Thursday November 14

 
All Day
Global Ivey Day

A celebration with Ivey alumni around the world

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Western International Booth

University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium

9:00 am - 4:00 pm Western Heads East - Connections
Chu International Centre, WSS 2130
10:00-4:00pm Learn a Language- Arabic, Portuguese, Korean,Italian, Japanese, Russian, German, Spanish, Hindi, Persian
UCC Atrium
10:00 - 11:30 am

Teaching Support Centre Workshops for Graduate Students & Faculty
Education for Global Citizen
ship
University Community Centre (UCC), Room 147 A/B

11:30 am -1:30 pm Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry International Experiences Showcase
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium
11:30 - 2:00 pm The Green Leaf Cafe (formerly Michael's)
is offering an international themed menu
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Teaching Support Centre Workshops for Graduate Students & Faculty
Learning Styles Across Cultures
University Community Centre (UCC), Room 147 A/B

1:00 - 2:00 pm Study Abroad in The Netherlands at Radboud University: Information Session
Social Science Centre, Room 4317
2:00 - 4:00 pm Carol Wainio: The Book Exhibition Tour
McIntosh Gallery
2:30 - 3:30 pm
French Conversation Group

University College, Room 317

2:45 - 4:15 pm


Teaching Support Centre Workshops for Graduate Students & Faculty
Facilitating Discussions in the Intercultural Classroom
University Community Centre (UCC), Room 147 A/B

3:30 - 5:45 pm
Japanese Film: Departures, A Film by Yojiro Takita

Western Film, McKellar Theatre, University Community Centre 2nd floor

3:30-4:30 pm Kinesiology International  Exchanges and Study Abroad Opportunities
3M Centre, Room 3250
3:30 - 5:00 pm Writing After Chinua Achebe:
A Colloquium
Public Lecture
University College, Room 224A
5:30 - 6:30 pm Writing After Chinua Achebe:
A Colloquium
Reading
University College, Room 224A
5:30 - 6:30 pm Study Abroad to Holguin (Cuba)
Information Session

University College, Room 288
5:00 - 7:00 pm
Western Heads East Connections:
Travelling Western Heads East AIDS awareness display to Western residences

Delaware Hall 

6:30 - 9:30 pm King's Global Learning Forum - Global Exchange Fair
Vitali Student Lounge, King's University College
7:00 - 9:00 pm Hispanic Film: Un cuento chino (Chinese Take-away)
Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200
 

Friday November 15

 

One-on-one Resume & Cover Letter Feedback at WERC

UCC, Room 210
Please see the schedule for times on specific languages

9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Western International Booth

University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium

11:00 am - 2:00 pm Social Science Poster Session
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium
11:30 - 2:00 pm The Green Leaf Cafe (formerly Michael's)
is offering an international themed menu
1:30 - 2:30 pm Songs of Many Lands: Songs from China, Cuba, Japan, Canada, Czech, Korea, Russia and Finland
Presented by the Don Wright Faculty of Music, Voice Area

Talbot College Room 101
1:30 - 2:30 pm Experience International Summer opportunities through the eyes of an Engineering student
Health Sciences Building, Room 40 (ES 1050 class)
2 pm onwards How to solve the World Food Crisis
Social Science Centre, Room 2333
2 pm - 4 pm Rwanda: International Experiential Learning
Henri Boyi, Department of French Studies
UCC Atrium
2:00 - 3:00 pm Experience International Entrepreneurship through the Ontario Global Edge Program
Western International and Student Centre
Chu Centre

3:00 - 5:00 pm Department of Modern Languages Transatlantic Seminar
Michol F. Hoffman: "Variation and Identities in a Multilingual Context"

University College, Room 205
7:00 pm Onwards Hockey Game for International Undergraduate Students
Free tickets for international undergraduate students sponsored by Western Mustangs Athletics
Thompson Recreation & Athletic Centre
 

Saturday November 16

7:00 pm Onwards Hockey Game for International Graduate Students
Free tickets for international graduate students and postdocs and their families sponsored by SGPS
Thompson Recreation & Athletic Centre