A two-day convention is a part of this week’s celebration of the worldwide expertise at Queen’s.
Queen’s is celebrating Worldwide Training Week with interactive shows, workshops, exhibitions, and a two-day convention for college kids and educators to be taught collectively and share their tales.
Embracing Identities: Tales and Methods for International Studying is being hosted by the Queen’s College Worldwide Centre (QUIC) and Scholar Educational Success Companies (SASS) in Scholar Affairs. Working Nov. 17-18, the convention provides interactive shows, panels, and social media campaigns to rejoice and be taught from the worldwide experiences of scholars and educators.
“We wish to rejoice the creation of worldwide schooling alternatives and initiatives in post-secondary,” says Sultan Almajil, Director of QUIC. “Our focus is to showcase the work and views of scholars, employees and college from totally different elements of the globe and to create a platform that evokes dialogue, studying, and promotes additional understanding. We sit up for welcoming members from the campus group as they attend and take part in our scheduled classes.”
Amongst this yr’s convention classes, presenters from Queen’s and College of the Fraser Valley will communicate on a panel entitled “Ought to We All Sound White? A Dialog about Accent Discrimination in Increased Training.” Attendees can be invited to share their experiences to boost consciousness of this concern in our group. This session will happen on Zoom, on Nov. 17 from 1 to 2 p.m.
The next day contains “Rethinking Educational English: Balancing Evaluation and Linguistic Variety,” a faculty-focused session that can discover college expectations of educational English at Queen’s, and the way we’d stability use of a shared language for classroom discussions with the necessity and worth of embracing linguistic range amongst college students. This panel will happen on Friday, Nov. 18, additionally on Zoom, from 1 to 2 pm.
Convention classes for worldwide college students cowl subjects equivalent to learning overseas and discovering employment. All session particulars and registration hyperlinks might be discovered on the convention web site.
“This can be a nice alternative to be taught extra concerning the contributions of worldwide college students to Queen’s, and to have interaction with a few of the points that concern not simply our college students however our complete group,” says Susan Korba, Director of SASS.
That is the second yr SASS and QUIC have collaborated on this convention.
“The convention was a particular expertise to share my journey as a global scholar and take heed to folks’ tales. I felt linked and supported,” says Eunju Son, a PhD candidate on the Division of Psychology, who attended classes final yr.
College students are inspired to take part in a convention giveaway by describing what worldwide schooling means to them. The winner will obtain scholar tickets to see Hilario Duran and His Massive Latin Band in live performance on Jan 21 at The Isabel. College students can enter the giveaway right here.