Global Engagement

Intercultural Skill-Building: Introduction to Nonviolent Communication

Non-Violent Communication (NVC) is practiced worldwide as a fundamental tool in intercultural situations. Learn the basics of NVC as an approach to embodied empathy and connecting across difference. This session will be facilitated by Mitch Miyagawa, Certified Trainer, Center for Nonviolent Communication and Intercultural Program Coordinator at VIU.

Hosted by International Education (Intercultural Programs) 

Making a Career AND Making a Difference: NGO Employer Round Table

Representatives from local and national non-profit organizations will share their career advice and personal experiences about finding work and making a positive impact through a career in the NGO sector. This panel discussion will be followed by a networking component, where students can directly ask questions of the representatives from the different organizations, which include:

•          Canadian Red Cross

•          Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society

•          Island Crisis Care Society

•          As well as free pizza!

The Future of Conserved Protected Areas in Canada

Are you interested in parks, conservation, lands protection, and ecosystem management? How much do you know about OECMs, IPCAs, and the "30% by 2030" target? Join the team from VIU's Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute to learn about evolving issues and what's new on the horizon.

Hosted by MABRRI (Mount Arrowsmith Biosphere Region Research Institute) and Geography

What Helps Me Learn: International Student Experiences in the Classroom

A panel of international graduate students discuss their experiences of learning in a Canadian context and what has helped them adapt and thrive at VIU.  Their presentation and following Q&A will provide insight on the lived experiences of international students at VIU, and what conditions, behaviours, and mindsets can support international students succeed as learners.

Hosted by Education

Dr. Who’s T.A.R.D.I.S.

The TARDIS will allow anybody to telecommunicate with international students from many different countries. Just step inside (or join via Zoom) during the posted times and you will be able to ask questions, chat with your fellow global citizens and discover what connects us! 

Film - Mrs. President: Women and Political Leadership in Iran

In the summer of 2001, 47 Iranian women neither affiliated with nor supported by any political party registered themselves as candidates for the presidential elections. Due to the Guardian Council’s interpretation of a clause in the constitution, none of the women were allowed to run. This documentary presents the thoughts and opinions of female candidates and journalists, who discuss their efforts in trying to change both governmental and popular opinion regarding the role of women in Iranian politics and society.