International Education Week

International Education Week

Join the International Education Centre in celebrating diversity, culture, and international education at UTM! From November 15th – November 19th, the IEC along with on-campus partners, UofT faculty, and community members will be talking about all things global! 

Our theme this year is Bridging Connections. Our aim is to support students' journey in internationalizing their experience through bridging connections around the world. 

Participating registered UTM students are eligible for CCR recognition and prizes.


Thank you for participating in this year's International Education Week: Bridging Connections! We will be contacting prize winners and processing CCR in the following weeks. If you couldn't attend some events, please find their recordings below. Please note that not all events are recorded. 

*Events are in person. Check their locations below.

Event Times and Descriptions

Adapting to Canadian Education
Date & Time: Monday, November 15 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Description: Are you an international or new-to-Canada student looking to find out about the Canadian education system? If yes, join us on Monday, November 15th from 10 am to 11 am for the Adapting to Canadian Education session where you will learn about Canadian academic performance expectations and more! Additionally, you will have the opportunity to connect with peers and upper-year students as they share their own tips and tricks in their successful transition.
Open to: Students ONLY

Click here for the recording.


Global Learning Info Session
Date & Time: Monday, November 15 at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM EST
Description: Want to learn about ways to take your degree globally? Come to the global learning session! Depending on your comfort level and interests, we will walk you through your options including short vs long-term global learning opportunities!
Open to: Students ONLY


Gratitude Around the World
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM EST
Description: Join the Centre for Student Engagement team for a Gratitude Around the World session. Learn the benefits of showing gratitude, explore traditions of gratitude and appreciation from cultures around the world, and participate in fun trivia games to test your knowledge.
Open to: Students ONLY


Connecting Back to Your Culture
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM EST
Description: For many of the Chinese students at UofT Wonton Soup is something that is familiar and comforting and with the cold weather coming up what better way to introduce some classic Chinese food! Wonton soup is a standard Chinese cuisine made from seasoned chicken broth with filled wontons. What are wontons? Wontons are a type of Chinese dumpling, with a special thin wrap that is traditionally filled with vegetables and pork. For this event, join us as a Global Kitchen club member will be sharing how to make some easy and delicious wonton soup! 
Open to: Students ONLY


Leveraging Intercultural Competency in the Job Hunt
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Description: Intercultural competency has been identified as a critical capability in a number of studies focusing on international business adaptation and job performance, and international student adjustment. In this session, you will learn tangible ways to leverage your own intercultural skills during the recruitment process. 
Open to: Students ONLY 


Curating Intercultural Discourse: Pathways for Student Groups
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST
Description: Join Hart House Student Debates and Dialogue Committee as they share tri-campus insights and best practices for cultivating effective conversations on interculturalism and social equity within the student body. This informal, interactive session will have participants actively contributing to the workshop and sharing their own diverse experiences.
Open to: Students ONLY 


Together Tuesday (The Ultimate Wellness Trivia)
Date & Time: Tuesday, November 16 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EST
Description: Guess what, UTM? It’s go time! Put on your best game-face and join us for our Ultimate Wellness Trivia. Drop by as we drink cozy comfort tea and put your knowledge to the test for your chance to win our Special Self Care Prize Pack (pick up at UTM). You can play individually or as part of a team. So grab a friends or two, and come join us for this great de-stressor!
Open to: Students ONLY 


Real Talk: Masculinity Through Cultural Lenses
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17 at 3:00 PM - 4:30 PM EST
Description: What does "masculinity" actually mean? How is masculinity perceived in different cultures? As part of UTSC's Real Talk series and UTM's International Education Week, we aim to explore and discuss masculinity through cultural lenses. We've invited two keynote speakers: Jeff Perera from Higher Unlearning and Jake Stika from Next Gen Men to guide us through this discussion. Participants are able to submit anonymous questions in advance AND during the event.
Open to: Everyone welcome including students, staff, faculty, and community.

Click here for the recording.


Caribbean Trivia Night (In Person)
Date & Time: Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Location: Council Chambers, DV 3130 (Davis Building 3rd floor, above food court)
Description: Join Caribbean Connections for a night of fun trivia to win prizes and learn about Caribbean cultures!
Open to: Students ONLY 


Living Language Library:  Bridging Connections Through Langauge
Date & Time: Wednesday, November 17 at 5:15 PM - 5:45 PM EST
Description: Calling all linguaphiles!  Curious about other languages?  Looking to learn a few phrases in a new language?  Come on out and join the IEC's Living Language Library.  Our fun and engaging 30-minute virtual celebration is open to all members of the UTM Community.  At this student-led and judgment-free language event, you will be introduced to simple greetings or other must-knows that you can start to use right away. Sign up today for the language of your choice. Led by various members of the UTM community.  
Open to: Everyone welcome including students, staff, faculty, and community.


Regenesis Trivia: Sustainability Stories Around the World
Date & Time: Thursday, November 18 at 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST
Description: A trivia night where you can engage in topics related to sustainability, environment, and global issues! Play in teams of 1-2 people and compete to win prizes while learning about the importance of different knowledge systems and how they can contribute to global sustainable development.
Open to: Students ONLY 


Benefits of a More "Internationalized" Student Experience Young Alumni Panel
Date & Time: Thursday, November 18 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST
Description: Want to hear first-hand how internationalizing your degree will benefit your future career? Join our panel featuring young UTM alumni who have careers across the globe as a result of going aboard, attending intercultural professional development opportunities, and more! You’ll get a chance to ask questions and network!
Open to: Students ONLY 


Tastes of Culture featuring The Wholesome Conscious
Date & Time: Thursday, November 18 at 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM EST
Description: Join Alexandria (the founder of the Wholesome Conscious), a Holistic Health & Wellness Practitioner as well as a caterer, as she guides us through the preparation of an Indigenous dish, Three Sister Tacos. For more info, please visit https://harthouse.ca/events/tastes-of-culture-2021-22.
Open to: Everyone welcome including students, staff, faculty, and community.

Recording coming soon!


Interculturalism Today: Fact or Fiction (In Person)
Location: Council Chambers, DV 3130 (Davis Building 3rd floor, above food court)
Date & Time: Friday, November 19 at 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM EST
Description: As modern society becomes increasingly progressive, a puzzlingly substantial divide is emerging. Join us in this session where we explore the reasons behind this as well as the progress and obstacles faced in achieving Interculturalism
Open to: Everyone welcome including students, staff, faculty, and community.


International Sports Trivia with the RAWC
Date & Time: Friday, November 19 at 10:30 AM - 11:30 AM EST
Description: Test out your knowledge of all things sports from across our globe! An $85 RAWC prize pack including a UTM Eagles bag, lanyard, water bottle, and Under Armour sweater is up for grabs for the winner of this fun and friendly competition.
Open to: Everyone welcome including students, staff, faculty, and community.


IEW + Co-Curricular Record

This is a CCR recognized program (https://www.utm.utoronto.ca/utm-engage/co-curricular-record). In order to earn CCR, participants must have attended a minimum of 3 IEW affiliated sessions (refer to the schedule above). Once participants have attended a minimum of 3 sessions in order to earn CCR, please submit a reflection of discussing any of the following:

  • Your submission can take the shape of a 1-2 double spaced paper
    • Why is international education important?
    • What were your key takeaways from IEW? Any new insights or knowledge that you have gained?
    • What action will you take to continue to enhance your global learning?
    • What did you learn about interculturalism and how will you put it into practice?
    • How does interculturalism play a part in your life?
    • How have you experienced different cultures in your life?

All entries are due via email to gilbert.lin@utoronto.ca by November 30th, 2021 with the subject title IEW Reflection - Your Name (First, Last) in order to qualify for CCR.

Prizes

By participating in IEW events throughout the week, you will be entered into a draw to win cool prizes including gift cards, IEC swag, and many more! The more events you attend the more likely you will win prizes. Please make sure that you use your @utoronto.ca or @mail.utoronto.ca email to register for the events above so we can contact you and verify your student status when you win! You can also instantly win prizes during some events. Please refer to the event description for more information. 

Please note: Only registered UTM students are eligible for the aforementioned incentives. To ensure the validity of responses, all entries will be cross-referenced with actual attendance at the various sessions.