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WVD schedule

Monday, October 31

Speak and Treat

10:30am-11:30am

Upper Cafeteria (Building 300)

Come and learn a few words in another language and get a treat! 

Hosted by The High School at VIU

WorldVIU Days Kick-Off

12:00pm-1:00pm

Upper Cafeteria (Building 300)

Kick-Off WorldVIU Days with an Indigenous Elder welcome and music.

Hosted by Department of International Education

International Research Workshop

1:00pm-4:00pm

B255 R170 

Are you interested in pursuing SRCA in international contexts or with international partners? This workshop is being co-hosted by SRCA and the Department of International Education as part of World VIU Days. Come and learn about the different types of international SRCA activities and be inspired by some experienced colleagues who will share their promising practices. Participants will also learn about the services and support available to them if they decide to pursue these types of activities. 

Sponsored by SRCA & Department of International Education 

Tuesday, November 1

Theatre of the Oppressed Workshop 

10:00am-11:20am 

B355 R211 Lounge 

Newcomers to Nanaimo explore themes of belonging in a short Forum Theatre play. Audience participation is central to this revolutionary style of theatre from Brazil, so step into the action and inspire change! Theatre and Global Studies classes join together for a guest lecture.

Hosted by Global Studies & Theatre Department 

WorldVIU Stage

11:45am-1:15pm 

Upper Cafeteria (Simon) 

Live music and performances! 

Hosted by Department of International Education

Dr. Who’s TARDIS

12:00-1:30pm 

Online: ZOOM https://viu.zoom.us/j/64475121255?pwd=Q3NTWDVtT29HTW50OUkzeUJvcG1UQT09

Meeting ID: 644 7512 1255 

Password: 420277 

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

Hosted by ESL Department & Department of International Education 

Forced to Flee: Understanding Refugee Experiences

1:00pm-2:20pm 
B255 R170

Join VIU WUSC (World University Service of Canada) for a simulation that takes participants on a journey through the difficult decisions that refugees encounter in the face of conflict and forced migration. 

Hosted by VIU WUSC & Geography Department

The Nyaka Story 

2:30pm-3:30 pm 

B355 R203 

Join Jackson Kaguri from Nyaka Canada to learn about Nyaka's holistic approach to supporting children to have access to a quality education and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. 

Hosted by Faculty of Education & Department of International Education

Culture Couch Hip Hop Edition: Intro to Turntablism

5:00pm-6:30pm 

B255 R170 

Culture Couch is a weekly drop-in event organized by VIU Cultural Connections.  This special edition will be led by veteran turntablist (and VIU alumni) DJ All Good for an interactive workshop on the four elements of hip hop with a specific focus on turntablism.  

Hosted by Department of International Education  

Wednesday, November 2

Collaborative Online International Learning Faculty Workshop

9:15am-10:30am

B250 R308

Faculty are invited to start the day off right with coffee, croissants and an exploration of Collaborative Online International Learning (also known as COIL). This workshop, offered in partnership between CIEL and Education Abroad, will provide an opportunity for faculty to learn about COIL as an innovative teaching and learning strategy to incorporate a global perspective and intercultural engagement to a traditional classroom experience without the need for actual international travel!  VIU Faculty from Engineering, Early Childhood Education and Recreation/Tourism will share their recent experiences with COIL as an inclusive and accessible learning strategy through collaboration with partners in Vietnam, Indonesia and Scotland.  Attendees can expect to gain a deeper understanding of the value of COIL from the student retention, EDI and climate action perspectives, as well as tangible tools to help develop a COIL program in their respective programs. Register via InVIU now at this link: https://inviu.viu.ca/training/view.cfm?appID=10&MENUID=10&SITEID=1&OldCFID=460281e9-a131-44eb-8038-364ebe8ba2df

Sponsored by Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning & Education Abroad.

The Nyaka Story 

11:00am-12:15pm 

B356 R109 

Join Jackson Kaguri from Nyaka Canada to learn about Nyaka's holistic approach to supporting children to have access to a quality education and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. 

Hosted by Faculty of Education & Department of International Education

Around the World with Arts & Humanities

11:00am-1:00pm

B310 Malaspina Theatre Lobby

Drop in to the Malaspina Theatre to visit interactive stations that share international perspectives on how Arts & Humanities celebrates culture and diversity in its programs.  Visit our departmental booths that showcase the way our programs intersect with the world.

This installation features fun and informative displays, hands-on activities, contests, and prizes!

Hosted by Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

WorldVIU Stage

11:45am-1:15pm 

Upper Cafeteria (Building 300) 

Global Fashion Show, live music and performances! 

Come and support your fellow students as they model fashions from various nations and cultures!  The Global Fashion Show will begin at 12:15 PM.

Hosted by Department of International Education

Intercultural Hip Hop Panel

12:45pm-1:45pm 

VIU Cultural Connections YouTube (Post Event)

A virtual panel of diverse hip hop artists moderated by Paul Watkins, professor of English and hip hop enthusiast. The discussion will relate to the theme of exploring identity, culture and community through hip hop.  A recording of the event will be posted to the VIU Cultural Connection YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCZ9o2VjmrQWM7Tdkl0tSKMQ).

Hosted by English Department 

WorldVIU Days Potluck at VIU Residences  

6:00pm-8:00pm 

VIU Residence Townhouse Fir (Building 5) - Common Room Space

Look no further to indulge in multicultural and fusion meals at Vancouver Island University Student Residences! Students are invited to bring a home-cooked potluck dinner and set-up on a designated dining table. Attendees will vote for their favourite dish and a prize will be awarded for the top-ranking dish!  

Hosted by Department of International Education & VIU Residences

Thursday, November 3

The Nyaka Story 

Cowichan Campus, Room 140 

10:30am-11:30pm

Join Jackson Kaguri from Nyaka Canada to learn about Nyaka's holistic approach to supporting children to have access to a quality education and opportunities to break the cycle of poverty. 

Hosted by Faculty of Education & Department of International Education

WorldVIU Stage: Uminari Taiko Japanese Drum Group – Performance & Workshop 

12:00pm-1:30pm 

Upper Cafeteria 

This performance includes two 25-minute sets and two 10-minute mini workshops.

Hosted by Consulate General of Japan, 7 Potatoes, Department of International Education & Department of Anthropology 

Consulate General of Japan Information Table

11:45am-1:30pm 

Table B: Upper Cafeteria 

Dr. Who’s TARDIS

12:00pm-1:30pm 

Online: ZOOM  https://viu.zoom.us/j/64475121255?pwd=Q3NTWDVtT29HTW50OUkzeUJvcG1UQT09

Meeting ID:644 7512 1255 

Password:420277

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

Hosted by ESL Department & Department of International Education 

Indigenous Student Travel Workshop 

1:00pm-2:30pm

Shq’apthut 

Indigenous students are invited to join Education Abroad in a participatory workshop (followed by soup and bannock) to explore their unique perspectives on international student travel. Indigenous Education Navigator, Naomi Bailey, will join us to discuss her own experience studying abroad in Denmark and Thailand. Add your voice to the discussion as we work to identify barriers to participation and devise creative solutions. Valuable insights gathered from this interactive workshop will influence the ongoing development of inclusive supports and services for Indigenous Students pursuing education abroad experiences with VIU. Register at the door.  

Hosted by Education Abroad

Film: Papa no Obento Film

5:30pm-8:30pm

B356 R109  

Papa no Obento (Dad’s Lunch Box) -This Film was inspired by a real-life story of a newly divorced Japanese father that finds himself out of depths when faced with unfamiliar challenges of preparing his daughter’s daily lunchbox. For the three years his daughter spent in high school, he prepared daily bento lunch boxes for her. Leading to delicious, interesting or offbeat creations. In all cases, he put an effort into equipping his daughter with sustenance for school.  

Sponsored by 7 Potatoes and Japan Consulate General 

Friday, November 4

Global Groove: Intercultural Hip Hop Showcase and Cypher 

8:00pm-11:00pm 

VIUSU Pub

Free Admission! The final event of the 6th annual Intercultural Hip Hop Forum.  Hip hop crew Naduh and Missy D perform followed by a freestyle cypher where pro emcees, amateurs and local emcees improvise lyrics over instrumental beats. 

Hosted by VIUSU and Department of International Education

Education Abroad QES Instagram Takeover

viueducationabroad

instagram

Day of the Dead Display

VIU Library Lobby

This special week explores how culture influences the way we make sense of the world - our world view.

Join us as we engage students, faculty and program/service areas in finding new ways to create a connected community and showcase efforts that students, staff and faculty are making to increase social connections between people from different cultural backgrounds. We're also proud to announce that the week will include the fifth annual Intercultural Hip Hop Forum, which will explore identity, culture, and community building through hip hop.

The purpose of the week is to:

  • Raise awareness and build appreciation for the cultural diversity on campus
  • Celebrate culture and recognize the richness that diverse perspectives bring to our campus and community

How can you get involved?

  • Host a virtual or in-person event or activity in your class
  • Bring your class to an event or activity that is already in the works or being hosted by another instructor
  • Weave related content into your course planning, and use the events as a venue for your students to share their learning
  • Organize an event where your students could: present their projects, lead an activity or discussion
  • Other ideas are welcome!

To get the ball rolling, please contact Ali.White@viu.ca.