Global Engagement

Art, Entertainment, and Business: Video Games East and West

Video games are one of the largest media sectors to emerge in the 21st century—they are also a quintessentially global industry. This session will examine the globally connected cultural and business aspects of the contemporary video game industry.

Presented by Dr. Mark Williams and Doug Stetar

Hosted by Political Studies and Media Studies

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Globally Connected Through Environmentalism, Sustainability, Intergenerational Equity, Human Rights, Compassion, and Non-Violence

Chad Wilkinson, Director of Vancouver’s Foundation of Hope, presents on the plight of refugees by delving into Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity persecution, examining Canada’s role, and focusing on how we can sustain Canada’s efforts to resettle 2SLGBTQ+ refugees.

Hosted by VIU Positive Space Alliance and Reaching Out to Assist Refugees

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Sustainability in Hospitality – Tackling Single Use Plastics in Vietnam

On a recent professional development exchange in Vietnam, Tracy Vandermolen led environmental awareness training for hotel and restaurant staff to help reduce single-use plastics in their operations.

She will share her experience of the hospitality industry’s opportunity to make small change with a big impact.

Hosted by Hospitality Management

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Transforming Plastic Pollution into a Lesson on Sustainability

Focusing on the potential of remanufacturing plastics gathered on the Scottish West Coast, Dr. Katharina

Vones and Ian Lambert will talk about sharing their findings through educational workshops for school children. These workshops teach about recycling and the concept of a circular economy, using 3D printing techniques with the newly developed Ocean Plastic filament.

Hosted by Faculty of Education and Department of Art and Design

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Lunch and Learn: Another Side of Internationalization - Current Research in International Education

What does internationalization of higher education mean? How is internationalization experienced by students? These and other questions will be addressed by four VIU employees who have recently completed research in the scholarly field of internationalization of higher education.

Hosted by Scholarship, Research and Creative Activity

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The Shoe Project

Experience the art of personal memoir and help empower female immigrants as they recount their amazing stories of journey and arrival to Canada.

Hosted by Faculty of International Education, VIUFA, Central Vancouver Island Multicultural Society, and Literacy Central Vancouver Island