International Week 2014

Tuesday January 28


sennikSujeet Sennik
Fashion. Justice. Design.

7:30 – 9:00pm
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science 1-430

In the wake of the tragic collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Bangladesh, designer/activist Sujeet Sennik says fashion has become a deadly business. After the deaths of over a thousand people, Sennik argues we need to change the way we make, buy and perceive clothing. What can we do today that will make a difference? How can we build a healthier future for the people who make the clothes on our backs? Sennik will show how, as shoppers, we are much more powerful than we may think.

Sujeet Sennik is a Canadian designer, writer and activist. His over twenty-year career in design stretches from Dior Haute Couture to Wal-Mart. His writing has been published in The Globe and Mail, and he has been active in raising awareness in the wake of the Bangladesh tragedies. He is an avid blogger and can be followed at


fleur de lisExposition: « Viens Découvrir Mon Pays »
Toute la journée
Pavillon Mac Mahon

Étudiants du Campus Saint Jean


Où se trouve la Sierra Leone? Quelle langue parle les Burundais? Toutes ces questions qui nous trottent dans la tête trouveront réponse grâce à cette exposition. Venez apprendre sur les pays qui constituent la diversité culturelle du Campus Saint Jean au cours de la première édition de Viens Découvrir Mon Pays.

Turning the Tide: Grandmothers and the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in Africa
11:00am – 12:20pm
Telus Centre 217/219

Joyce Madsen and Vicki Strang, Grandmothers of Alberta for a New Generation (part of the Stephen Lewis Foundation’s Grandmothers to Grandmothers Campaign)


The HIV/AIDS pandemic has had a tremendous impact on families and communities in Africa. As the primary caregivers for the sick and orphaned, grandmothers are confronting the pandemic head on and are leading the search for solutions. Come hear the stories that African grandmothers shared at a recent Stephen Lewis Foundation tribunal. Learn about their challenges, be inspired by their triumphs and find out how you can get involved. 

A Different Kind of Map: Finding and Making Connections on Campus
11:00am – 12:20pm
Telus Centre 236/238

Community Social Work Team, Office of the Dean of Students


Social connection is a critical part of health and well being, but establishing connections on a campus as large and diverse as the University of Alberta can be a challenge. Join us for a community mapping exercise and a discussion about how we can transform the ways that we interact with one another on campus

Celebrate: Bollywood Romance
12:00 – 1:00pm
Students’ Union Building, SUB Stage

Subway® Lunch Box Shorts
12:00 – 12:50pm
Walter MacKenzie Centre 2F1.04, Classroom D

Kerrie Long, Edmonton International Film Festival
Sponsored by the Edmonton International Film Festival and Subway® restaurants


Join us for a lunch hour adventure of filmic proportions! This series of short films was curated from more than 800 festival submissions and is an entertaining, educational collection of stories from around the world. Admission is free and includes a Subway® sandwich, cookie and drink for the first 90 people.

fleur de lisPrésentation Projet Kenya
12h00 – 13h00
Salle 2-60 du Pavillon Mac Mahon

Lucille Mandin et les étudiants en Éducation


Cela fait déjà six ans que les étudiants en éducation du Campus Saint participent à la merveilleuse aventure du Projet Kenya, parrainé par Free The Children Me to We. Ainsi ces étudiants ont la chance de participer à cette initiative humanitaire; en effet c’est dans les magnifiques paysages du Kenya qu’ils vont enseigner l’anglais, aider à la construction d’écoles, d’habitations, de cliniques médicales et bien d’autres choses.

Intergenerational Theatre: Building Communities in Edmonton and Beyond
12:30 – 1:50pm
Fine Arts Building 2-43

Geri Actors and Friends Theatre Company and Matthew “Gus” Gusul, University of Victoria


Theatre productions can be entertaining, thought-provoking, heart-breaking and inspiring. The best ones move us to think about the human condition in a different way, but behind the curtain, even more learning is at work. Join us to learn how intergenerational theatre companies are bridging gaps and building community in Canada and beyond. This session features an interactive theatre performance and a presentation about an Edmonton-inspired intergenerational theatre project in Tamil Nadu, India.

Finding Our Way in the World of Corporatized Universities
12:30 – 1:50pm
International House Meeting Room

Dr. Lynette Shultz, Department of Educational Policy Studies; Dr. Toni Samek, School of Library and Information Studies; and members of the Global Citizenship Curriculum Development Working Group


Corporations have become increasingly involved in the research, teaching and service activities traditionally done by universities, suggesting foundational changes in the role of universities in society. What should the relationship between private interests, knowledge and the university be? Can a framework of ethical internationalization and global citizenship help ensure that we educate for the common good? Join us as we deliberate on the challenges and possibilities.

1:00 – 1:50pm
Universiade Pavilion (Butterdome) P-104

Kelly Palmer
Sponsored by Recreation Services, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation


Judo means “The Gentle Way” and is a Japanese martial art based upon the ancient techniques of jiu jitsu. It consists of throwing techniques, ground holds, choking and arm lock techniques, and teaches the use of controlling balance and body movement to defeat an opponent. Join us for an introduction to Judo. Free. No previous experience required.

Creating Healthier Communities Through Participatory Research
2:00 – 3:20pm
Telus Centre 236/238

Keren Tang, Stephanie Kowal, Krystyna Kongats, Megan Lukasewich, Kayla Atkey


Participatory health research is a collaborative process, where research is not done on individuals as passive subjects but with them as partners. Join these graduate students for Pecha-Kucha style presentations on four participatory health research projects. Topics include: encouraging physical activity in Aboriginal communities, examining the impact of Aboriginal youth-led research, promoting food security through policy change, and understanding immigrant women’s experience with vaccines. A discussion on the benefits, challenges and possibilities for participatory health research will follow. 

fleur de lisFormation sur l’interculturalité
14h00 – 17h00
Salle 1-52 Pavillon Mac Mahon

Josée Ouellette et Roger Parent


Une formation interculturelle sur les enjeux de la communication visée autant pour les étudiants internationaux, domestiques et le personnel. Les participants recevront un certificat d’attestation de développement de compétences sur l’interculturalité. 

Exposing the Global in the Local: Research, Teaching and Life in the Academy
3:30 – 4:50pm
Telus Centre 217/219

Dr. Phil Okeke-Ihejirika, Department of Women’s and Gender Studies; Dr. Amy Kaler, Department of Sociology; Dr. Malinda Smith, Department of Political Science; Dr. Nathalie Kermoal, Faculty of Native Studies; and Dr. Temitope Oriola, Department of Sociology


This panel will explore how their research and teaching bridges Canadian scholarship and pedagogy with the globalizing world. Faculty members from four departments will talk about how their research and/or teaching make vivid the contours of a globalizing world embedded in our local world: the everyday realities we live with or do not notice. 

Collaborate and Strengthen or Detract and Disrupt? The Role of Outside Intervention in Developing Countries
3:30 – 4:50pm
Telus Centre 236/238

Sponsored by the Students’ International Health Association


This diverse panel (with representatives from academia, the international development community, student organizations and Sub-Saharan Africa) will explore the practice and culture of foreign entities and individuals entering developing countries with the intention of “helping”. Join us as we consider the impact of such interventions and discuss possibilities for more collaborative, reciprocal and locally-driven approaches to development. 

Careers for a Healthier World
5:00 – 7:00pm
Henry Marshall Tory Building 3-36

Sponsored by CaPS: Your UofA Career Centre


Interested in a career or volunteer opportunity in the international development field? Join us for a panel discussion on the opportunities available to students and graduates. Our panel members, who either work or volunteer in the area of international development and humanitarian aid, will share their career highlights, offer advice on the work-search process and answer any questions you may have. 

SUSTAINexchange: Contemporary Issues With Our Food System
5:30 – 7:00pm
Engineering Teaching and Learning Complex E2-002

SUSTAINexchange volunteers
Sponsored by SustainSU


SUSTAINexchanges are campus-wide forums on sustainability-related issues. After brief presentations to introduce the topic, participants consider the implications and possible solutions in round table discussion groups. This SUSTAINexchange will touch on issues related to food trade, ethical food consumption, aquaculture, permaculture, and the disconnect between consumers and food sources. Light refreshments will be provided. 

Clothing Swap
5:00 – 7:30pm
Centennial Centre for Interdisciplinary Science, PCL Lounge (outside 1-440)

Sponsored by ECOstyle Students’ Association


Tired of the clothes in your closet? Join us for a clothing swap! Bring barely- or moderately-worn clothing and exchange it for something new-to-you. Not interested in a clothing swap? No problem! We will have a donation box as well. All donations and left-over clothing will be given to Goodwill Industries of Alberta. To be accepted into the swap, clothing must be clean and free of holes, rips and stains. No souvenir T-shirts please.

fleur de lisAtelier Ravioli
18h00 – 20h00
Résidence Saint Jean

Simin Tang et Yingxue Li


Vous vous êtes toujours demandé quel était le secret derrière les délicieux raviolis chinois? Simin Tang et Yingxue Li, deux étudiantes internationales respectivement en 4e et 3e année au Campus Saint Jean, vont vous révéler tout ce qu’elles savent sur cette recette. 



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