International WeekWestern International

Schedule

The schedule for 2018 is filling up with many great events! Explore your amazing #globalwesternu!

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. 

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Monday, November 12

  Monday, November 12, 2018

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

All Day

Rethinking and Transforming Media, Communication and Communicative Action: Discourse Ethics, Moral Consciousness and Satyagraha in an Age of So-Called Post-Truth - Dr. Ananta Kumar Giri, Professor, Madras Institute of Development Studies, Chennai, India
FIMS & Nursing Building, Room 4110

12:00 - 1:15 PM

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

12:30 - 2:30 PM

Plastic Here and Everywhere: International Effort in Fighting Plastics Pollution
Kresge Building Room 106

1:30 - 2:30 PM

The Arab World: Yemen
University Community Centre (UCC) 59
Join us for a presentation on Yemen's history, culture and traditions

2:30 PM

Western Goes Global Cultural Showcase
The Wave, University Community Centre

Western International and the USC's Ethnocultural Support Services are 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!

4:30 - 6:30 PM

German Conversation Group
University College (UC) 3325

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - Middle Eastern
Elgin Hall

5:00 PM

Faculty of Education - Documentary Screening of "Human Flow"
FEB 2038
Registration is required. Free admission

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Film screening: Arabic film "Taimur & Shafi'aa (Khaled Marei, 2007), English subtitles
AHB 1B04
Free admission

7:00 - 8:45 PM

Tuesday, November 13

  Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

All Day

Go Abroad Fair
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Green Leaf Café – International Themed Menu - Indigenous
Somerville House, Room 3340

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Supreme Court Sit-In: Whole Women's Health v Hellerstedt
Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building, Room 51

12:30 -1:30 PM

TALK: Talking About Life in Canada
University Community Centre (UCC) 369

12:30 - 1:45 PM

BE International - Brescia
International Study Opportunities Information Session
Room 203, St. James Building

12:30 - 1:20 PM

International Learning Information Session
Chu Centre, International and Graduate Affairs Building

3:30 - 4:30 PM

International Week Conversation Café International House, Huron University College

4:30 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - Mediterranean
Delaware Hall

5:00 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - North Africa
Ontario Hall

5:00 PM 

Diwali Cultural Event
Great Hall, Huron University College

6:00 PM

Cineclub Italiano: Once Upon a Time in the West, Sergio Leone, English Subtitles
University College (UC) 1405
Free admission 

7:00 PM

International Film Festival
Saugeen-Maitland Hall Main Lounge

8:30 PM

Wednesday, November 14

  Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

All Day

Green Leaf Café – International Themed Menu - Japan
Somerville House, Room 3340

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Director-Led Tour of Andil Gosine: Coolie, Coolie, Viens! at McIntosh Gallery

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM

Gender and the Law Association Panel "International Gender Disparities and Violence" with speakers Prof. Oosterveld and Prof. Steyn
Law Building, Room 52

12:30 PM

Western Law's Diversity Spin Wheel - "Spin to Win!"

Law Building - Chambers (Josephine Spencer Niblett Law Building)

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Class of 2017-18 Global Health Systems Capstone Event
IGAB Atrium

12:30 - 1:30 PM

U.S. Visa Information Session
Medical Sciences Building (MSB) Room: 384

1:00 - 3:00 PM

Festival of Festivals 
Brescia Auditorium

1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Living Library
Huron University College

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Italian Conversation Group
University College (UC) 3306

2:30 - 4:00 PM

The Arab World: Iraq
UCC 59
Presentation on Iraq's history, culture and traditions

2:30 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

La Tertulia (Spanish Conversation Group)
University College (UC) 3306

5:00 - 7:00 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - Pan Asian
Saugeen-Maitland Hall

5:00 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - South American
Perth Hall

5:00 PM

King's International: Hosting Salsa Dancing Lesson
Kenny Theatre

7:30 - 8:30 PM

International Film Festival
Medway-Sydenham Hall Main Lounge

8:00 PM

Thursday, November 15

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

All Day

Director-Led Tour of Andil Gosine: Coolie, Coolie, Viens! at McIntosh Gallery

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Green Leaf Café – International Themed Menu - Mexico 
Somerville House, Room 3340

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

CANCELLED

Workshop - Not Lost in Translation: Practicing Intercultural Communications
University College

11:30 AM -12:30 PM

"Ukraine and War"
History Departmental Seminar Series lecture by Professor Oleexiy Haran, National University of the Kyiv Mohyla Academy 
Lawson Hall

12:30 - 1:30 PM

French Conversation Group: Les Causeries du jeudi
University College (UC) 2115

12:30 - 2:30 PM

International Learning Information Session
Chu Centre, International and Graduate Affairs Building

12:30 - 1:30 PM

BE International - Brescia
International Study Opportunities Information Session
Room 135, St. James Building

1:30 - 2:30 PM

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

Japanese Conversation Group
University College (UC) 1319

4:00 - 5:30 PM

Arabic Conversation Group
University College (UC) 1319

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - Mexico
Essex Hall

5:00 PM

Japanese Film Screening - "Close Knit"
UCC 56

7:00 PM

Opera at Western: The Turn of the Screw
(Tickets required)

Talbot College, Paul Davenport Theatre

8:00 - 10:30 PM

Friday, November 16

  Friday, November 16, 2018

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

All Day

International Student Breakfast: Hosted by President Amit Chakma (By invitation only)
Great Hall, Somerville House

9:30 - 11:00 AM

Green Leaf Café – International Themed Menu - British
Somerville House, Room 3340

11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Tea Around the World
UCC 67

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Fridays at 12:30 Concert Series: Dr. Damjana Bratuz
Music Building (MB), von Kuster Hall

12:30 - 1:20 PM

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. music.uwo.ca/events/voice-fridays.html  

1:30 PM

Film Screening: Peruvian film "Sigo Siendo" (Javier Corcuera, 2013), English subtitles
University College (UC) 1405
Free admission 

3:00 PM

Residence Dining Theme Night - United Kingdom
Medway Sydenham Hall

5:00 PM

Western Law French Movie Night: Intouchables
Room 51, Western Law Building

5:30 - 8:30 PM

Mustangs Vs. Lions Hockey Game - with Pre-Game Information Session
(Registration required)

6:00 PM

Opera at Western: The Turn of the Screw
(Tickets required)
Talbot College, Paul Davenport Theatre

8:00 - 10:30 PM

 

Pre-International Week events

Tuesday, November 6

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Lainey Lui: International Learning, Life between 2 cultures  (Registration required)
University Community Centre Community Room
(UCC 269)

5:30 - 7:00 PM

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