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Trent World Day to be Held September 7


New Introductory Seminar Week Event Aims to Highlight Cultural Diversity at Trent

Tuesday, September 5, 2006, Peterborough

Student leaders from around the world have teamed up with the Trent International Program (TIP) and the Office of Student Affairs to produce the first annual Trent World Day, which will be held on the Symons campus at Trent University on Thursday, September 7.

The day-long event aims to bring a greater consciousness of the cultural and international diversity represented at the University to all Trent students. The day will begin with an early morning cross-cultural communication challenge at all of Trent’s colleges. Throughout the day, professional staff will also provide University Transitions sessions about opportunities to internationalize undergraduate education by studying abroad, earning a global studies degree, or building cultural skills.

From 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. the Bata Library podium will be transformed into a Global fair called IntroVillage which will offer:

  • An intercollegiate global scavenger hunt
  • Calligraphy booths – giving students the opportunity to write their name in Japanese, Chinese, Russian and Arabic
  • Origami interactive art
  • Henna tattooing
  • A national dress photo booth where students will have the chance to get their picture taken in ethnic clothing from around the world
  • Diversity mosaic made by new students from each of the residential colleges, featuring representations of the meaning of “home”
  • International Flag display and competition
  • Live disc jockeys playing a mix of contemporary African, salsa, soca, dancehall, house, trance, reggaeton, and more!
  • Information booths on study abroad opportunities available at Trent.
  • A special reception for International Ambassadors and the new students they are welcoming to Trent
  • Vendors specializing in international products
  • Internationally-focused community groups (New Canadian Centre, Race Relations Committee, Jamaica Self Help, PARN)
  • Internationally-focused Trent groups (KWIC, WUSC, TISA, OPIRG)

Trent World Day will culminate with an international culture show that will take place from 5:45 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on the Bata Library podium. The show will feature Hoop dancers, bamboo dancers, spoken words, African drumming, a world fashion show, and more.


For more information, please contact:
Christopher Evelyn, Trent World Day Co-chair, Trent International Program Office, (705) 748-1314.