Jan. 29, 2016
For Immediate Release
BRANTFORD – Wilfrid Laurier University will celebrate its third annual Global Engagement Week (GEWeek) from Feb. 1 to 5. The multi-campus weeklong series of events, organized by Laurier International, will explore globalization and global systems, diversity and global opportunities through the lens of soil. Events include food tastings, public lectures, photo exhibits and film screenings.
Laurier students will have opportunities to learn about large a variety of global issues and identity related to soil such as food security, land rights, urbanization, international justice, health, climate change, alternative fuels, medicine, ecosystems and biodiversity and water.
“Global Engagement Week raises awareness about the diversity within the Laurier community and explore the impacts of globalization through the arts, food, games, training and presentations,” said Phyllis Power, manager, global engagement programming. “Global Engagement Week provides a platform where the faculty, staff and students take ideas cultivated in the classroom out into the larger Laurier community for further exploration and involvement.”
For more information, including the full global engagement week schedule, please visit www.wlu.ca/gew. For Brantford campus-related information, contact Mike Boylan, global engagement programming coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 519-756-8228 x5437. For Waterloo campus related information, contact Anne-marie Henry, global engagement programming coordinator, at email@example.com or 519-884-0710 x4702.
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