International WeekWestern International


The schedule for 2018 is filling up with many great events! Explore them below and 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 Celebration
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium & various locations across campus

12:30 - 2:30 PM

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

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

1:30 - 2:30 PM

Brescia Photo Competition Exhibit
Brescia Auditorium Lobby

November 12-16

German Conversation Group
University College (UC) 3325

4:30 - 5:30 PM

Faculty of Education - Documentary Screening of "Human Flow"
Location TBD

6:30 - 9:00 PM

Tuesday, November 13

  Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Go Abroad Fair
University Community Centre (UCC) Atrium

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

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

12:30 - 1:45 PM

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

3:30 - 4:30 PM

World’s Challenge Challenge
Western Centre for Public Health and Family Medicine

4:00 - 7:00 PM

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

7:00 PM

Wednesday, November 14

  Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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

 1:00 - 3:00 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

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

 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Festival of Festivals 
Brescia Auditorium


1:00 PM - 3:30 PM

Italian Conversation Group
University College (UC) 3306

2:30 - 4:00 PM

International Experience Canada Information Session
King's Labatt Hall 103

3:00 - 4:30 PM

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

5:00 - 7:00 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
International Learning Information Session
Chu Centre, International and Graduate Affairs Building
12:30 - 1:30 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

Arabic Conversation Group
University College (UC) 1319

4:30 - 5:30 PM

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

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

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

12:30 - 1:30 PM

Teas Around the World

12:00 - 3:00 PM

Japanese Conversation Group
University College (UC) 1319

3:30 - 4:30 PM

Japanese Film Screening - "Close Knit"
UCC 56

7:00 PM

Opera at Western: The Turn of the Screw
Talbot College, Paul Davenport Theatre

8:00 - 10:30 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

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. 

1:30 pm