IEW Keynote Speaker
Champlain College Celebrates International Education Week
International Education Week (IEW) is a celebration of international engagement efforts and the vital impact that international experience has on preparing students for the future in a globalized world.
From November 15-19, Trent University joins over 100 countries globally in celebrating international education, international students, and internationalization. Trent Study abroad website contains a full list of events that are going on at Trent for International education week.
Each year, Trent International and Champlain College collaborate in offering a keynote speaker which brings in experts from across Canada to share their experiences enhancing education globally and working on globalizing our Canadian schools. See the list of past speakers below.
2021: Dr Feyzi Baban and Dr. Chris Beyers - Forced Migration, Citizenship and Migrant Solidarity Movements
Learn more about the current state of our global refugee crisis from IDST Faculty Dr. Feyzi Babin and Dr. Chris Beyers, along with some words from our Trent WUSC Student Refugee Program. Pre-registration required.
In recent years many states have implemented policies explicitly restricting the legal rights of refugees and introduced migration controls as a response to growing right-wing movements within their borders. Restrictions on international refugee laws and migration controls take many forms, some of which are designed to strip migrants of their legal rights. Simultaneously emerging along with these restrictions is citizen-led migrant solidarity movements. These movements have emerged in many states to challenge restrictive laws and policies and counter exclusionary and racist visions of right-wing movements.The talk will focus on these simultaneous developments in migration control policies and migrant solidarity movements by focusing on examples from Europe and Latin America.
2020 : Paul Davidson - When the world turns inward, Canada’s Universities reach out
Champlain College and Trent International would like to welcome students, staff, faculty and Alumni, along with the greater Peterborough community to join us in conversation with this years speaker Paul Davidson '83. Paul Davidson is President and CEO of Universities Canada, past executive director of World University Service of Canada (WUSC), and Champlain Alumni. Paul will offer reflections on the impact of the pandemic on international education and research. This talk will put a global perspective on the value of education and the importance of our fight for access to a university education in the face of a pandemic.
2019: Stephen Lewis "Education: The Worlds Greatest Force for Good"
This year, Trent International and Champlain College are celebrating IEW by hosting Mr. Stephen Lewis, a globally recognized ambassador for international development and human rights, as our keynote speaker. Mr. Lewis will highlight the importance of education as a pillar of social change in a globalized world.