International WeekWestern International


The schedule for 2018 is just beginning to come together. Check back regularly for updates!

International Week 2018

Come Explore your #globalwesternu!
International Week is for Everyone - Students, Faculty, Staff and the Public

Most events are free but some do require registration and/or have limited seating. Please consult the event descriptions below for more information. 

Monday, November 12

  Monday, November 12, 2018

Welcome to International Week 2018: Opening Celebrations
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium & various locations across campus

12:30 - 2:30 PM

Tuesday, November 13

  Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Go Abroad Fair
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

World’s Challenge Challenge
International and Graduate Affairs Building Atrium

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14

  Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Western Goes Global Cultural Showcase
The Wave, University Community Centre
Western International's International and Exchange Student Centre is proud to present an evening of music, performances, activities and much more! Join us for this extra special event as we celebrate diversity on campus!

4:00 - 7:00 PM

Power & Global Health Event 
International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) Atrium
An interdisciplinary gathering to explore what Western is doing in the areas of Global Health and Marginalized Populations, featuring a keynote address by Phaedra Henley (PhD, MES, BMSc) is the Director of One Health at the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE) in Rwanda.

3:00 – 6:00 PM

Thursday, November 15

  Thursday, November 15, 2018

Africa-Western Collaborations Day
Great Hall, Somerville House
Celebrate with the Western community, a collaboration of African food, dance, performances and more. Featuring a keynote address by Dr. Lola Dare, President and Chief Executive of CHESTRAD International, an African-led global social enterprise headquartered in Nigeria.  

3:00 - 6:00 PM

Journeys of Migration: Hosted by the Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations in collaboration with community partners
McKellar Room, UCC 290, the Theatre)

3:30 - 6:30 PM

Friday, November 16

  Friday, November 16, 2018

International Student Breakfast: Hosted by President Amit Chakma
Great Hall, Somerville House

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Songs of Many Lands
von Kuster Hall, Music Building
Annual concert of songs in many global languages celebrating Western’s International Week. Presented by Voice Fridays, a weekly symposium for singers including masterclasses, lectures, performances and seminars. 

1:30 pm