Douglas College to host Global Engagement Days

Event Poster via Douglas College

Event Poster via Douglas College

Week of events being held for first time at college

By Jake Wray, News Editor

 

Douglas College will hold a series of multicultural events from November 6 to November 10 in their first-ever Global Engagement Days celebration, according to a Facebook page for the event.

On Monday, November 6, there will be a panel discussion called Internationalization of Higher Education in the Anvil Centre, a presentation about research on study-abroad programs, the screening of an excerpt of a French film in the New Westminster campus Aboriginal Gathering Place, and the New Westminster cafeteria will serve Aloo Gobi, an Indian dish.

On Tuesday, November 7, there will be a presentation at the New Westminster campus by Paul Wright, head of cultural studies at the University of Wales Trinity St. David, booths in the New Westminster campus concourse showcasing art, food, and other cultural assets from around the world, an interactive survey about interculturalization led by students from Communications 1104 classes, an international café space in the DSU building, a workshop called World of Dance, a screening of a Mexican film in the New Westminster campus Aboriginal Gathering Space, a language workshop for travelers, and the New Westminster cafeteria will service Paella, a Spanish dish.

On Wednesday, November 8, there will be a workshop called Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and Culture at the New Westminster campus, booths in the Coquitlam campus atrium showcasing art, food, and other cultural assets from around the world, an international opportunities fair at the New Westminster campus with information about studying abroad, a presentation at the Coquitlam campus about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, a workshop called Internationalizing the Curriculum at the New Westminster campus, information sessions about field school programs in Italy and Scotland, a screening of a French film at the New Westminster campus, and the New Westminster cafeteria will serve Italian penne.

On Thursday, November 9, there will be an international opportunities fair at the Coquitlam campus with information about studying abroad, a workshop at the New Westminster campus called Migrant Justice, a presentation about internationalization of higher education from the perspective of post-secondary institution staff members, and the New Westminster cafeteria will serve Paella, a Spanish dish.

On Friday, November 10, the Douglas Royals basketball home opener will “recognize and celebrate cultural diversity” in the athletics department, according to the Douglas College website, and the New Westminster cafeteria will serve ginger beef on steamed rice.

 

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