The cultures that make up the Grenfell Campus community will be celebrated through discussion, performance and cuisine.
"Each year during Multiculturalism Week, we try to focus on the diversity of the student population here on campus," said Patrick Arsenault, international student programming co-ordinator, Grenfell Campus. "Through our public activities, students, faculty and staff will highlight a little piece of their own culture and help to educate locals about places that they may have only heard of before. This will also be an opportunity for international students to learn about the culture of Newfoundlanders and Canadians as well. "
Students will perform culturally-traditional theatre, songs and dances from their home countries at the Multicultural Show to be held at the Rotary Arts Centre on Friday, March 23 beginning at 7 p.m. The show will also feature traditional dress and some international food sampling.
Please see the full schedule below:
Tuesday, March 20
6 p.m. AS 2016
TOWARD A COMMUNITY OF IMMERSION
Learn more about French immersion programs in Western Newfoundland.
7 p.m. GCSU Backlot
MULTICULTURAL POETRY SLAM
Experience student and faculty perspectives and thoughts on their cultures through poetry.
Wednesday, March 21
3:30-5 p.m. AS 328
WORKING WITH INTERCULTURAL DIVERSITY IN (AND OUT OF) THE CLASSROOM
Today's classroom is more diverse than that of ten or even five years ago. We are welcoming students from all over the world in various capacities, whether as ESL, exchange or degree-bound students. It is a great time to have a professional development session on what you may (or may not) expect in a multi-cultural classroom, and how to work with intercultural diversity, instead of against it.
Thursday, March 22
4:30- 6:30 p.m. Colemans Garden Market
MULTICULTURALISM DAY AT COLEMANS
Meet international students from Grenfell Campus who will share recipes from their home countries. You will even be able to sample some of these dishes!
7 p.m. AS 2026
FILMS FROM AWAY: HECTOR AND THE SEARCH FOR HAPPINESS
Free admission and popcorn!
Movie synopsis: Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same.
Friday, March 23
11 a.m.- 2 p.m. Arts and Science atrium
MULTICULTURAL CRAFT FAIR
Support students and artists from Newfoundland and around the world as they display beautiful crafts for sale.
7-9 p.m. Rotary Arts Centre
Join us for an evening of entertainment as students, staff, faculty and community members join together to present Grenfell Campus's annual Multicultural Show. Celebrate cultures and traditions from all over the world right here in Corner Brook as well as some international food sampling. General admission: $10 students and children: $5 and can be purchased at the Grenfell Campus bookstore.
For more information on any of the above events, please visit our webpage.