International Week 2014
Creating Solutions for a Healthier World
January 27 – February 1, 2014
Global issues confront us daily – climate change and environmental devastation, conflict and terrorism, economic crises, poverty and disease.
And every day around the world people are engaged in efforts to find solutions and create alternatives to improve the world.
International Week 2014 will provide opportunities to hear about innovative research, projects and communities contributing to a hopeful future. We want to inspire you by the creativity and determination of ordinary and extraordinary people and encourage you to join in efforts to create the world you wish to see.
International Week is the University of Alberta’s largest annual extracurricular educational event and is the largest event of its kind on a Canadian campus. Over 7,000 people attended over 50 events last year, and we expect this year’s program to be just as stimulating!
Check back for full program details.
Are you an animated announcer?...a brilliant blogger?...someone who just likes to help out and get involved?
Then join our exciting I-Week volunteer team!
There are plenty of duties--everything from setting up events and hanging banners, to introducing speakers and publicizing I-Week events.
It's a great way to develop new skills and build your resume.
What does a healthier world look like to you? Show us by entering the I-Week photo contest!
We are looking for images that show how we are making ourselves, our communities, our environment and, ultimately, our planet a healthier place to be.
International Week is the largest annual education extracurricular event on campus and fosters global citizenship through engagement with today's most pressing issues.
One of the University of Alberta’s signature events, International Week (or I-Week) features free events designed to instigate new thoughts, inspire discussions and animate debates on current global issues. I-Week’s award-winning program is developed each year in partnership with all segments of the U of A community—students, staff and faculty—as well as government departments, non-governmental organizations and civil society.
“International Week is a key activity of the University of Alberta integrating learning, discovery and citizenship. I-Week enhances the global perspective and intercultural climate of our campus: inspires students, faculty and staff to engage in activities that develop leadership, and foster social and moral responsibility: and supports community engagement by linking the local and global, the near and the far. All of these are integral to our vision and mission. I am proud of International Week’s contribution to global education and global citizenship through its 25 year history.” - University of Alberta President Indira Samarasekera, 2010
In 2009, International Week won the Canadian Bureau of International Education's Outstanding Program Award for high quality and highly creative programming in international education.
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Help out during International Week as a back-stage hand or banner painter. You can also blog year-round!
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