This week we will be observing the International Education Week from Tuesday, Nov. 19 to Friday, Nov. 22. The purpose of the International Education Week is to raise awareness of the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide.
All levels of education in Canada benefit significantly from international student mobility, just as they benefit from exchanges among schools, colleges, and universities between and among the provinces and territories. Royal Roads University will observe International Education Week by hosting presentations, workshops, contests as well as an international education fair, where students will be presenting about their cultures and different topics.
The highlights of this year’s IEW are:
- Official Opening of the International Education Week at 11:45am at the Quarterdeck – our Vice President, an elder representing our Indigenous heritage, our students and a musician (bagpipe) will launch our International Education Week. Everyone is welcome to the Quarterdeck!
- Talent contest on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at noon, right after the Official Opening. Donations will be collected at entrance and all proceeds will go to RRU Study Abroad Fund
- Shan-e Punjab Dance School performance on Tuesday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. in the Quarterdeck
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 at noon we will be asking students, staff and faculty to come to the Quarterdeck to vote on their favorite photos – winners will be announced on Thursday, Nov. 21. Please, note that the deadline to submit photos has been extended to Monday, Nov. 18 at midnight
- Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 3 p.m. we will have a workshop by Mr. Moreno from Victoria Immigrant and Refugee Centre Society (VIRCS) on Intercultural Competence Skills in the Drawing Room (HC)
- Thursday, Nov. 21 from noon to 1:30 p.m., we will have some great organizations (Rotary International and MITACS) at the student-led International Education Week Culture Showcase in the Quarterdeck. Come learn about different cultures and get to know our students!
- On Friday, Nov. 22 at 12:15 we will have a presentation by WUSC and UVIC students on how to start a WUSC chapter on campus! It is a great opportunity for all students to be involved, including alumni
- On Friday, Nov. 22 at 2 p.m. in the Drawing Room (HC) we will host an Education panel to discuss how education systems in different parts of the world have had an impact on our relationships and understandings of indigenous people in Canada and abroad. It is a great opportunity for discussion for those interested in working in the Tourism Industry, in sanctuaries and in biosphere reserves. The discussion will be hosted by Asmanahi Antoine, our Indigenous Education and Student Services Manager with the support of faculty members.
To view the full brochure outlining how RRU is celebrating International Education Week, visit our Facebook page at: