Workshops for University Representatives

Western is proud to have a number of Partner Institutions who support the World's Challenge Challenge on their respective campuses and send teams to participate in the annual Global Final. This year, representatives from two of our Partner Institutions will be offering workshops for interested faculty and staff members from all institutions participating in the World's Challenge Challenge Global Final. 

Collaborative Online International Learning Workshop - Presented by the University of Tulsa

Tuesday June 8, 11:30 am - 1:00 pm ET

The University of Tulsa (USA), Universidad EIA (Colombia), and UNIMINUTO (Colombia) partnered in an proposal for the 100,000 Strong in the Americas grant that combines a Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) model with a mini World’s Challenge Challenge competition.  We will talk about how our COIL partnership began and the process of creating a proposal that incorporates the World’s Challenge Challenge.

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Global Community Challenge YYC  Workshop - Presented by the University of Calgary

Tuesday June 8, 3 - 4:30 pm ET

When the pandemic hit, the University of Calgary International team sought out a plan to continue engagement with international institutional partners, assist local community organizations struggling to adapt to new realities and, importantly, provide opportunities for students to build intercultural and professional skills. The result was the development of the Global Community Challenge YYC, which creates opportunities for students to work in cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary teams to identify solutions for issues faced by community organizations in Calgary. Teams are comprised of UCalgary and international partner students. They are guided by UCalgary mentors in partnership with a designated representative from their assigned community partner organization and receive professional and cross-cultural training through a series of tailored workshops. This session will provide insight into the mindful design of intercultural capacity building and experiential learning through competition-based programming. It will emphasize important lessons learned along the way and reasons to continue integrating virtual global learning initiatives as part of I@Home efforts. 

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