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Climate, conflict and the internally displaced – check out International Week 2016

February 8, 2016 — 

International Week 2016 asks us to “Rethink Forced Migration

This annual event, which this year runs from Feb. 10-12, is designed to raise awareness about international issues and highlight the many international opportunities available to U of M students.

All events are free and all are welcome to attend. (Download the International Week schedule here.)

Event highlights

What comes to mind when you hear of environmentally displaced refugees? Panel discussion on environmental displacement and refugees: Feb. 10, 2:30-3:20 p.m. in Rm. 223, Wallace

Who are today’s forced migrants?  The Reel-Awareness Film Festival will explore this question and many more: Feb. 10-12, various times; Rm. 231, Isbister

Connect and engage with organizations involved in the development sector, and network with other students and staff: Feb. 10, 5:30-7:30 p.m., at Fireside Lounge in University Centre.

 

How international is the U of M?

  • In 2014, we had 4,464 international students at the graduate and undergraduate level, up from 3,869 students in 2013 (source: Institutional Analysis website).
  • Our international students join us from over 100 countries around the world. Our alumni are just as international, with 131,000 of them living in 131 countries around the world.
  • We have formal study abroad exchange agreements for undergraduate students in 29 countries.
  • We have faculty engaging in teaching and research in countries all over the world, on every continent and in almost every discipline.
  • We have staff facilitating co-curricular community service-learning programs in Bangladesh, Belize, Ecuador, El Salvador, Nicaragua and Tanzania.
  • We have our first UM International Strategy that was finalized in September 2014 after extensive consultation, providing us with direction as we continue to internationalize our institution.

 

 

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