The Global Education Program inspires and cultivates students as the next generation of leaders prepared to tackle critical issues facing the globe. The Global Education Program’s signature event, International Week, is the University of Alberta’s largest annual extra-curricular educational event and is the most extensive event of its kind on a Canadian campus.
University students want to engage with global issues throughout the year and to meet this need, the Global Education Program provides programming year-round. The Global Education Program works collaboratively with professors and units on campus as well as community organizations to provide additional programming such as lectures, conferences, book launches, exhibitions and intercultural training.
The Global Education Program has taken leadership in conceptualizing and organizing inter/transdisciplinary and multi-sectoral initiatives – for example, the Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights and the international conference which brought Desmond Tutu to the University of Alberta. The Program also works with student groups to provide training and support. Program staff have extensive knowledge of university and community resources in the areas of global issues and cultural diversity as well as excellent programming, project management, event planning and communication skills. The Program is innovative and respected nationally and internationally.
The Global Education Program also provides funding for global education activities through the Lee Global Education Awards and is responsible for global education programming in International House, a residence for international and Canadian students.
Check out our website at globaled.ualberta.ca.