Voice of a Scientifically Ground Breaking Muslim Girl
Tuesday, January 29 @ 2pm - Full event details
Azza Faiad, a female Egyptian high school student, is expanding minds and crashing barriers with her recent discoveries in science. The 16-year-old won an international competition for her research on using recycled plastic compounds to create environmentally sustainable biofuel. Come learn about the challenges of being a female scientist in the Muslim world and how she came to discover this incredible new fuel possibility. Sponsor: Egyptian Students' Association
A Faded Spring: "Yo Soy 132" A Social Movement in Mexico
Tuesday, January 29 @ 12:30pm - Full event details
A Faded Spring is a presentation and documentary explaining the emergence of the social movement "Yo Soy 132," which arises and extinguishes in the fervor of the Mexican presidential elections. This phenomena is examined through interviews of youth, people involved in the movement, and political parties' members. Sponsor: Zac-Mukuy Aracely Vargas Ramírez
Is Social Media a Scientific Tool of the 21st Century?
Wednesday, January 30 @ 10:30am - Full event details
Social media has already proven its value as an effective means of communication that can fuel social change. Scientists supported by IDRC are now studying how this fast-growing phenomenon can help better understand — and help — women who are stalked, harassed, or sexually assaulted. The HarassMap project, based in Egypt, encourages victims and witnesses to anonymously report sexual harassment as soon as it happens, using a simple text message, which is plotted on a map to pinpoint “hot spots” where incidents occur. Such empowering technologies could overcome many of the barriers to data collection in certain countries: the reluctance of women to report or discuss such crimes; a lack of resources for data collection; and bureaucratic procedures for conducting large-scale and/or sensitive research.
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Project of Heart: An Honest Look at Indian Residential Schools
Thursday, January 31 @ 12pm - Full event details
Friday, February 1 @ 3pm - Full event details
This hands-on commemorative art project invites participants to cultivate a deep understanding of the truths and history of Indian Residential Schools in Canada. It is a step forward in the development of respectful relationships between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. The commemorative wooden tiles that participants create as part of Project of Heart will be displayed in permanent exhibits being developed in remembrance of this past across Alberta. Sponsor: National Day of Healing and Reconciliation
Celebrate the Local Food Movement with SACIE
Wednesday, January 30 @ 6pm - Full event details
As you get ready to hear the inspiring words of the "rock star of social justice" and food sovereignty specialist, Raj Patel, do so with SACIE as they host a free reception of sustainably grown food from the Elm Café. Come and mingle with others interested in food sovereignty and sustainable development as an opening to one of this year's most buzzed about keynotes. Sponsored by the Standing Advisory Council on International Engagement (SACIE) and the Faculty of Arts
International Development Week Youth Day
Thursday, January 31
Welcome to all youth attending International Development Week Youth Day! Brought to us by the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation, Thursday, January 31 is a full-day program for youth from across the province who are globally minded and inspired to make positive change in the world. These students will participate in International Week programming and other educational activities, including a workshop with Sheryl WuDunn.
Creating A Culture of Change: Social Justice and the Classroom Symposium
Thursday, January 31 & Friday, February 1
We welcome educators from across the province to Thursday evening and Friday events, which are part of the “Creating a Culture of Change: Social Justice and the Classroom Symposium.” Brought to us by the Global, Environmental and Outdoor Education Council of the Alberta Teachers’ Association, this Symposium provides a space for educators to explore global social justice issues with the aim of enhancing Alberta classrooms.
Explorez les événements de la Semaine internationale qui auront lieu Campus Saint-Jean. La Semaine Internationale 2013 (PDF) .