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Monday November 6

Panel Discussion: “Internationalization of Higher Education"

Monday, November 6 – 10:00am-12:00pm
Theatre, Level 3
Anvil Centre
777 Columbia Street
New Westminster

Join us for an invigorating panel discussion, exploring the topic of Internationalization of Higher Education. What does Internationalization mean? How is it applied in an Educational setting? How do we critically engage with Internationalization, recognizing both the good and the challenges? The panel discussion will end with an open Q&A time.

Panel members include:
Dr. Kathy Denton, President and CEO, Douglas College
Dr. Randall Martin, Executive Director, BC Council for International Education
Dr. Graham Pike, Dean, International Education, Vancouver Island University
Dr. Kumari Beck, Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, Simon Fraser University, Co-Director of Centre for Research on International Education, Editor of Comparative & International Education


Presentation: “Investigating Short-Stay Study Abroad Programs at Douglas College: Initial Findings from an Exploratory Study”

Monday, November 6 – 3:30-4:30pm
New Westminster Campus
Boardroom S4920

Join Douglas College instructors Siobhan Ashe, Michael McPhee, Susan Smyth, Alison Thomas and Heather Tobe as they present their short-term study abroad research results. The study explored the types and degree of learning that students were experiencing, and the extent to which students perceived themselves to be developing in terms of academic growth, interpersonal dynamics and personal growth, and intercultural awareness, skills and changes that came as a result of explicit pedagogical practices. The focus for this workshop will be to discuss the recommendations that have come out of this study. We will explore the implications coming from the recommendations, and discuss ways of designing future study abroad programs. Refreshments will be served.

Film Screening: Excerpt from HUMAN (2015) by Douglas International and Department of Performing and Fine Arts

Monday, November 6 – 4:30-6:30pm
New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal Gathering Place (Room S4650)

A riveting collection of personal stories from over 60 countries documenting the joys and struggles of being alive, of being human. The monologues are interspersed with cinematography and music that are equally as moving and thought-provoking. A discussion will follow the screening.

Menu of the Day: New West Cafeteria

Monday, November 6 – 11:00am-3:00pm, while supplies last

Aloo Gobi - Potatoes and cauliflower cooked in spices, a popular dish originating in the Indian subcontinent.

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Tuesday November 7

Presentation: “Following Prince Madoc: Global Citizenship, a Welsh University perspective” by Paul Wright

Tuesday, November 7 – 10:00-11:30am
New Westminster Campus
Room N5220, video conference to Coquitlam Campus
Boardroom B3011

Dr. Paul Wright, Head of Cultural Studies at the University of Wales Trinity St. David (UWTSD), will give an overview of how his university has developed international opportunities for inbound and outbound students in the light of Welsh government priorities and the wider UK perspective. He will consider, and invite discussion of, a range of models currently used by UWTSD with European, Chinese and North American partners, and particularly with Douglas College. He will consider some of the threats posed by Brexit and other factors to this activity.

Cultural Expo: Booths & Performances from Around the World

Tuesday, November 7 – 11:00am-2:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Concourse (Level 2)

Do you love food, music, dance, and art from around the world? Come check out the variety of cultural booths and performances hosted at both the New Westminster and Coquitlam campuses.

Interactive Research: “What are your thoughts? Perspectives on Interculturalization” by CMNS 1104

Tuesday, November 7 – 12:30-3:30pm
New Westminster Campus
Concourse (Level 2)

Come find students from Communications 1104 to participate in an interactive and engaging survey, with the aim to collect data and start conversations surrounding student perceptions of interculturalization, and what it means to them. Students from CMNS 1104 will be using Menti, an online interactive surveying tool, allowing participants to see results live.

International Café by Student Affairs & Services

Tuesday, November 7 – 2:30-4:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Douglas Students' Union Building, Room 207

The International Café is open to both domestic and international students who are interested in connecting with other students over food and conversation. It is an open space to connect and talk about their cultural experiences.

Workshop: "World of Dance" by Paula Mendoza and Kashika Maini

Tuesday, November 7 – 4:30-5:30pm
NW Movement Studio Room N1313

World of Dance originated as a way for Recreation Student Staff, Paula and Kashika, to showcase their love of dance and their culture. Kashika is from India and Paula is from Colombia and together they offer a drop in class that teaches participants a mix of Latin and Bollywood dance moves. It is designed to be lots of fun and get people moving!

Space is limited. Participants should wear comfortable clothes (i.e. exercise clothes or sweatpants) and running shoes.

Film Screening: “El sueño de Mara’akame (Mara’akame’s Dream)” by Modern Languages Department (Spanish)

Tuesday, November 7 – 4:30-6:30pm
New Westminster Campus
Aboriginal Gathering Place (Room S4650)

“Mara’akame’s Dream/El sueño de Mara’akame” (Mexico, 2016, 90 minutes) is a film that focuses on the dilemma faced by Nieri, a Wixárika youth who dreams of travelling to Mexico City in order to play with his friends in their rock band. However his father, who is a Mara’akame (a shaman), wants him to get instructed in the traditions of the Wixárika people so that he becomes a Mara’akame himself. Nieri must struggle between respect for his father’s wishes and his own desire to be on stage with people of his own age who are not necessarily Wixárika.

The film will be followed by a 20-30 minute discussion with the public on the main topics addressed by the film and the way they relate to the dilemmas faced by young people here in the west Coast of Canada, who also have diverse origins that might pull them in different directions.

Film in Wixárika and Spanish with English subtitles. Discussion in English to follow.

Workshop: Multilingual traveler's language

Tuesday, November 7 – 11:00am-12:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Multipurpose Room, Level 2

Are you planning to travel soon? Join the Faculty of Commerce and Business Administration staff in the multipurpose room at the back of the Concourse to learn some common phrases for travelers in Farsi, Cantonese, Bosnian, German, and Punjabi.

Menu of the Day: New West Cafeteria

Tuesday, November 7  – 11:00am-3:00pm, while supplies last

Paella - This rice dish, flavoured with smoky chorizo sausage, is originally from Valencia, Spain.

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Wednesday November 8

Workshop: “Academic Integrity: Plagiarism and Culture” by Daryl Smith & Raged Anwar

Wednesday, November 8 – 10:00am-12:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Boardroom S4920

This workshop explores how culture interplays with issues of academic integrity in an institutional setting. The presenters bring their experiences working in Australia, Japan, and Belize to the session. Daryl Smith currently works at Langara College as the Intercultural Initiatives Coordinator. Raged Anwar is a faculty member in the Department of Economics at Langara College.

International Opportunities Fair

Wednesday, November 8 – 10:00am-3:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Concourse (Level 2)

Travel. Study. Ready? Douglas College Offers a variety of programs in countries all around the world, from 7-week field schools, to one or two semester exchange to a partner institution.

Come find out about the following programs:

Exchange: Study at a partner institution for one or two semesters while paying Douglas College tuition. Destinations include:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Wales

Field Schools: Study and travel with a group of students, while taking Douglas College courses. Options this year include field schools to Scotland or Italy.

Work & Learn: Enhance your resume with work experience abroad through University of California Riverside’s Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management Program offered in partnership with Walt Disney World.

Degree Completion: Spend two years at Douglas College earning a Diploma, spend a 3rd year in Wales at the University of Trinity St. David to earn your Bachelor’s Degree.

Cultural Expo: Booths & Performances from Around the World

Wednesday, November 8 – 11:00am-2:00pm
Coquitlam Campus, A/B Atrium (Main Level)

Do you love music, dance, and art from around the world? Come check out the variety of cultural booths and performances on display.

Interactive Research: “What are your thoughts? Perspectives on Interculturalization” by CMNS 1104

Wednesday, November 8 – 11:30am-2:30pm
New Westminster Campus
Concourse (Level 2)

Come find students from Communications 1104 to participate in an interactive and engaging survey, with the aim to collect data and start conversations surrounding student perceptions of interculturalization, and what it means to them. Students from CMNS 1104 will be using Menti, an online interactive surveying tool, allowing participants to see results live.

Workshop – “How to Develop a Field School and Why Do It” by Susan Smythe and Brian Storey

Wednesday, November 8 – 11:30am-1:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Room N3409

Veteran Field School leaders Susan Smythe, Department of Geography, and Brian Storey, Department of Sport Science invite faculty who are interested in leading a Field School to join them for coffee, cookies and conversation. See their photos of students engaged in learning in the field, and find out why this type of program is such a transformative experience for all participants.

Presentation: “Universal Declaration of Human Rights” by ELLA 310 Class

Wednesday, November 8 – 2:30-4:30pm
Coquitlam Campus
Room B2010

Come hear about the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as presented by ELLA 310. They will follow the unique and engaging presentation style of Pechakucha, in which presenters are challenged to present information in a 20 slides X 20 seconds each format. Refreshments will be served during the presentations, and guests are able to come and go as they please.

Workshop: “Internationalizing the Curriculum” by Heather Tobe

Wednesday, November 8 – 3:30-5:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Boardroom S4920

In this interactive workshop, faculty will explore ways to incorporate interculturalization practices into curricular areas such as courses objectives, content and resources, and teaching/learning strategies.

Objectives:

  • Reflect on how culturally embedded assumptions and unconscious bias influence perspectives on teaching, learning, and academic standards
  • Review best practice guidelines for internationalizing the curriculum
  • Apply those guidelines to our own practice

Information Session: Scotland Field School

Wednesday, November 8 – 4:30-6:00pm
CQ Room A1130

Come meet the instructors who will present their program that takes students around London and Scotland for 3 weeks.  Students earn 9 academic credits taking a trio of Criminology, English and History courses in the program scheduled for Summer 2018.

Information Session: Italy Field School

Wednesday, November 8 – 4:30-6:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Room S1620

Come meet the instructors who will present their program that takes students to Florence, Pisa, Padua, Venice, and the island of Elba (to be confirmed) for a 3-week tour. Students earn 9 academic credits taking a trio of English, Math and Philosophy courses in the program scheduled for Summer 2018.

Film Screening: "Kirikou et la Sorcière" (1998) by The Fall 2017 Rendez-Vous Cinéma Series

Wednesday, November 8 – 4:45-6:45pm
New Westminster Campus
Lecture Theatre N2201

Based on an African tale, this animated movie is the story of young Kirikou, who tries to free his village from an evil witch. The film is in French with English subtitles. Discussion in French (and English) to follow the film, allowing space to react and reflect on the film and related topics.

Menu of the Day: New West Cafeteria

Wednesday, November 8

Penne Pasta with Italian Sausage and Vegetables in Tomato Sauce

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Thursday November 9

International Opportunities Fair

Thursday November 9 – 10:00am-3:00pm
Coquitlam Campus
A/B Atrium (Main Level)

Travel. Study. Ready? Douglas College Offers a variety of programs in countries all around the world, from 7-week field schools, to one or two semester exchange to a partner institution.

Come find out about the following programs:

Exchange: Study at a partner institution for one or two semesters while paying Douglas College tuition. Destinations include:

  • Australia
  • Austria
  • China
  • Denmark
  • Finland
  • France
  • Japan
  • Korea
  • Mexico
  • Netherlands
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Wales

Field Schools: Study and travel with a group of students, while taking Douglas College courses. Options this year include field schools to Scotland or Italy.

Work & Learn: Enhance your resume with work experience abroad through University of California Riverside’s Certificate in Hospitality and Tourism Management Program offered in partnership with Walt Disney World.

Degree Completion: Spend two years at Douglas College earning a Diploma, spend a 3rd year in Wales at the University of Trinity St. David to earn your Bachelor’s Degree.

Workshop: “Migrant Justice” by Check Your Head

Thursday, November 9 – 10:30am-12:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Boardroom S4920

Check Your Head: the Youth Global Education Network was founded in 1999 as a non-profit organization that aims to education, train, support and provide resources for youth in the Vancouver area. This Migrant Justice workshop explores a hot topic in today’s society: immigration. More specifically, how do we define who is Canadian, who is an immigrant, and who decides it? More information about the workshop is found at Check Your Head’s website.

Space is limited.

Presentation: “Staff and the ‘Internationalizing’ Post-Secondary Institution: Understanding their experiences and how best to support them” by Chelsea Laird, BC Council for International Education

Thursday, November 9 – 4:00-5:30pm
New Westminster Campus, boardroom (S4920)

International Education is a growing sector in Canada and, in turn, post-secondary institutions are focusing more internationalization practices and policies. With an increased focus on international students, projects and research, front line staff are experiencing more aspects of internationalization on a day-to-day basis. This presentation will briefly present findings from interviews conducted with staff members at a BC higher education institution and their day-to-day experiences of internationalization. Following the presentation of findings, participants will engage in a discussion-based workshop that will explore professional development opportunities for staff members in ‘internationalizing’ post-secondary institutions.

Space is limited to 30 participants on a first-come-first-served basis.

Menu of the Day: New West Cafeteria

Thursday, November 9  – 11:00am-3:00pm, while supplies last

Paella - This rice dish, flavoured with smoky chorizo sausage, is originally from Valencia, Spain.

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Friday November 10

Menu of the Day: New West Cafeteria

Friday, November 10

Ginger Beef on Steamed Rice

Food trivia question of the day:  Where does Ginger Beef originate?  Answer:  Calgary, according to Wikipedia.

Douglas Royals Basketball Home Opener

Friday, November 10 – 6:00pm
New Westminster Campus
Gym, N1100

Come out to join the DC Royals Men’s and Women’s Basketball teams at their season home opener! This is an opportunity to recognize and celebrate cultural diversity in our Athletics department and College, while cheering on the Royals to victory.