International Days at Lakehead University Brings the World to Thunder Bay
(Thunder Bay - March 13, 2005) Lakehead University has a diverse population of international students, and this diversity will be celebrated. International Days 2006 takes place from March 15 to 25 across campus.
"Lakehead University is a multicultural place where the expression of customs and culture are encouraged," says Miriam Lappala, International Student Advisor, Lakehead U. "We have many fantastic events going on during International Days, and the entire community of Thunder Bay is invited to join us in experiencing the world right here on campus."
The Opening Reception takes place on March 15 at 4:30 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge, however, the day starts earlier with an International Fair and dancing in the Agora from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Other exciting events include an exchange and work abroad opportunities information session, international films, and much more (complete schedule located below).
Members of the Media are invited to attend any events during International Days. As the schedule is subject to change, please call Marla Tomlinson at 343-8177 to confirm events.
Schedule of Events
(Please note that this schedule is subject to change)
Wednesday, March 15
International Fair - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Agora
- Students from around the world share their knowledge, art, and information about their home countries.
A Celebration of International Dance - 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- Learn about dance from across the globe Audience members can enjoy performances
and take part in mini lessons.
12:30 p.m. Chaban Ukrainian Dance Group
1 p.m. Satus' Belly Dancers
1:30 p.m. Latin Dance
2 p.m. Chinese Dance
Opening Reception - 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Faculty Lounge
- Celebrate the opening day of International Days. This reception is hosted by the Lakehead University Multicultural Centre.
Thursday, March 16
Exchange Opportunities Information Session - 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. in AT-3004
- Hear about life-changing experiences of exchange students who have been away from Lakehead and those who are visiting Lakehead from other countries.
Work and Travel Abroad Information Session - 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. in AT-3004
- How do you work or travel abroad? Where do you start? What opportunities are there? Join in on this informative session.
International Film - 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. in The Study
- Film: Monsoon Wedding
Friday, March 17
Voices From Around the World - 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. in The Study
- An open stage to share art from around the world. You can present your own or someone else's work(s) .
Saturday, March 18
AFCASA Rhythm and Rhymes II Pub Night - 8 p.m. in The Outpost
- The African Caribbean Students Association (AFCASA) at Lakehead University presents the Rhythms and Rhymes II Donation Party. The cost is $5 or 3 cans of non-perishable items donated at the door. Doors open at 8 p.m. and the show starts at 9 p.m. All proceeds will be donated to World Vision and the Lakehead University Food Bank. For more information, contact AFCASA at 343-8815 or firstname.lastname@example.org
March 24 -25
Conference: Old Economy Regions in the New Economy: A North/South Dialogue on social, cultural and economic issues
- This event is sponsored by the Department of Sociology, the Department of History, and the Centre for Northern Studies at Lakehead University, The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, The City of Thunder Bay, and Thunder Bay Ventures. Please note that a media release regarding this event will be sent out later this week. For more information, visit http://www.oldeconomyneweconomy.ca/