INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION WEEK and ASIAN CULTURE DAYS 2017

All events are in the UHall Atrium unless noted

Monday, November 6 

12:00 p.m.  |  Greetings by Dr. Mike Mahon, President & Vice-Chancellor 

12:20 p.m.  |  Global Drums

    4:30 p.m.  |  Lecture by Dr. Jeff Wilson, University of Waterloo  |  Location:  AH100

    "Godzilla, Pokemon, and Yokai: The Role(s) of Monsters in Japanese Popular Culture"

    Booths  |  12:00 – 1:00 p.m. 

    • Malaysia Work Study Program
    • Zakka-Ya

      Tuesday, November 7 

      10:10 – 10:35 a.m.  |  Jianzi (Chinese/Vietnamese interactive sport) led by Fred Trinh 

      10:50 – 11:40 a.m.  |  JET Programme Information Session 

      11:45 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. |  Taka Karate School 

      12:15 – 1:00 p.m. |  Sumo Wrestling Lecture by Prof. Yukie Ueno, Hokkai Gakuen University 

      1:10 – 1:15 p.m.  |  SoundOFF – Korean Pop Dance

      1:40 – 2:10 p.m. |  Traditional Yang Style T’ai Chi Chuan by Lance Chong 

      2:20 – 2:50 p.m. |  Champion Tae Kwon Do & Self Defence: Brandie Lea

      7:00 p.m. |  Film:  “Buffalo Boy” with Gideon Fujiwara as moderator  |  Location: TH204

      In this powerful coming-of-age story set in rural 1940s Vietnam, a young man from a poor family is sent by his father to find grass for their two starving buffalo.  Before long he takes up with a rough and dangerous band of buffalo herders, and discovers freedom, adventure and love—but also secrets about his past that will change his life forever.  In Vietnamese with English subtitles.

      Running time: 1 hour 38 minutes

      Booths

      • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | JET Programme Canada | Malaysia Work Study Program | ReadWorld Foundation | Taka Karate School
      • 11:00 a.m. - 11:50 a.m.  | Study Opportunities in Japan
      • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Zakka-ya
      • 12:15 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. | Japanese Calligraphy by Miku and Kaede

      Wednesday, November 8 

      11:00 - 11:50 a.m.  |  Tea Ceremony by Kyoka Nakamura and Marin Nakano

      12:00 – 12:20 p.m. |  Minyo Dancers

      12:30 – 1:00 p.m.  |  Lethbridge Kyodokan Judo Club led by Scott Allen

      1:10 – 1:40 p.m.  |  Folk Dance and Song by Filipino Canadian Association

      1:50 – 2:10 p.m.  |  Fingerstyle Guitarist:  Fei Fei Du

      6:30 p.m.  |  Film:   “Udta Punjab” with Sameer Deshpande as moderator  | Location:  PE250

      The film captures the epidemic of substance abuse among the young in the Indian state of Punjab through the stories of a rock star, a migrant laborer, a doctor and a policeman.  In Punjabi with English subtitles.  Originally released in June 2016. 

      Note: due to coarse language, violence and sexual content, this movie is not suitable to individuals under the age of 18.

      Running time:  2 hours 29 minutes

      Booths

      • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens
      • 11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.|Zakka-ya
      • 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m.|Japanese Calligraphy by Natsuyu, Mayuko and Tomoyo

      Thursday, November 9

      12:00 p.m. - 12:15 p.m.  |  Ecuadorian Music performed by Martin Suarez

      2:00 - 3:00 p.m.  |  Immigration Q&A: Ask your International Student Advisor (International students only)  |  Location: TH241

      Booths

      • 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. | Ecuadorian Culture by Diego and Andres |  Native American Students’ Association | World University Service of Canada (WUSC)
      • 10:50 a.m. – 12:05 p.m. | Mayan Culture by Liza and Lendy
      • 12:15 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  |  Chinese Calligraphy by Sun, Yang and Xin  |  Japanese Culture by Mana and Sumire
      • 12:15 p.m. – 2:55 p.m. | Spanish Culture by Sandra and Marta 
      • 1:40 p.m. - 2:55 p.m.  |  Japanese Culture by Himeno, Mitsuki, Arisa and Erika

      Friday, November 10

      10:30 – 10:40 a.m.  |  Jaen Spain Presentation by Mahaliah Peddle

      11:40 - 11:45 p.m.  |  SoundOFF - Korean Pop Dance

      1:00 - 1:30 p.m.  |  Lethbridge Highland Dancers

      Booths

      10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  Malawi Trippers 2018

      12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.  |  Study in Germany and Hungary by Robert Kiewiet

      12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.  |  International Students’ Association  |  Spanish Culture by Sandra and Marta 

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