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International Education Week

International Education Week: Building a global community with a shared future

Oct 25, 2022

Sheridan will be celebrating International Education Week (IEW) by hosting a series of webinars from November 7–9 that explore global learning and teaching.

Sheridan’s IEW webinars aim to cultivate a virtual community where students, educators and scholars from different parts of the globe join forces to discuss timely topics and further the dialogue of global education, collaboration and equitable engagement. In the past two years, more than 730 local, national and international stakeholders across more than 20 countries tuned in to Sheridan’s webinars.

“Sheridan’s leadership in the space of international education has helped develop an engaged community who participate in our annual events,” said Amira El Masri, Director, Centre for Global Education and Internationalization. “Our webinars are highly relevant to current issues and the future direction of global education.”

Sheridan will host three webinars that support Sheridan’s five-year Strategic Plan and Internationalization and Global Connectivity Strategy. With an underlying commitment to facilitate equitable and accessible global learning opportunities, Sheridan prioritizes opportunities that further scholarship and intercultural learning experiences rooted in sustainable development.

Everyone is invited to attend the following webinars:

Global Indigenous Stakeholders in Internationalization

Monday, Nov 7, 2022 | 12 p.m. EST

A panel discussion that incorporates the omitted and silenced voices of both Indigenous and global Indigenous stakeholders within internationalization of higher education. This panel considers the implications of higher education institutions acknowledging or the lack thereof of global Indigenous stakeholders while also considering the possibilities and opportunities of engaging with Indigenous knowledge systems and their ways of knowing. Moderated by S. Victoria Herrera, with panelists Erica Neeganagwedgin, Michael O’Sullivan and Michele A. Sam.

Register to attend Global Indigenous Stakeholders in Internationalization.

Exploring the Student Experience in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL)

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022 | 12 p.m. EST

Sheridan’s Internationalization and Global Connectivity Strategy seeks to cultivate graduates who are “critical global citizens and changemakers,” with a goal of enhancing the internationalization of teaching and learning at Sheridan. COIL provides more accessible and inclusive internationalization at-home opportunities to students, supports their intercultural fluency, fosters global perspectives and promotes the value of critical global citizenship and diversity of thought. And what do students say? During this webinar, a panel of students will share how and why the COIL experience was transformative for them. Moderated by Stan Kamzol with panelists Laura Beatriz Miranda Martins, Mays Al Bader, Zaibunnissa Marfani and Margaret Merab.

Register to attend Exploring the Student Experience in Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL).

A Community-based Approach to International Student Well-being

Wednesday, Nov 9, 2022 | 12 p.m. EST

As international students seek their education at a host academic institution, they become important constituents of the fabric of the host community. While academics and practitioners have highlighted the role of multiple stakeholders in supporting international students throughout their journey, they have also cautioned about the fragmented and siloed approach which has resulted in many students falling between the cracks. Acknowledging those challenges, a grassroots initiative was launched to establish a more intentional, collaborative and proactive approach to international students’ well-being in the City of Brampton, a community that is home to many international students. The Improving the International Student Experience Summit was held in July to work collectively towards building a brighter tomorrow for international students.

In this webinar, Sheridan will present a draft of Leading Globally, Acting Locally: The Brampton Community Charter on the Safety, Well-Being and Inclusion of International Students — a roadmap for making Brampton a best-practice leader in supporting international students. Moderated by Amira El Masri with panelists Roopa Desai Trilokekar and Rajan Sandhu.

Register to attend A Community-based Approach to International Student Well-being.

For any questions, or for more information, contact the CGEI team at cgei@sheridancollege.ca

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