Dr. Samantha Nutt Speaks as part of Citizenship Awareness Week, January 15
Tuesday, January 6, 20099 Comments
War Child Canada (www.warchild.ca) is operational in 10 war-torn regions around the world, where it partners with local organizations to do innovative humanitarian work supporting women and children affected by war.
Admission is free for the university community. Tickets will be available from January 5th on Reg (www.studentaffairs.uoguelph.ca/reg), and doors open at 6:30pm. You must arrive before 6:50pm; unclaimed seats will then be open to the general public. There will also be 50 tickets available at the door on a first come first served basis. Citizenship Awareness Week runs from January 11 to 18 and also includes many other activities.
“We have organized events that look at different aspects of citizenship and civic engagement, from volunteering and chatting with your members of provincial and federal parliament, to developing a deeper appreciation and understanding for what it is like for new immigrants in our country”, said Janet Doner, Coordinator of Citizenship and Community Engagement in U of G’s Student Life Office. “We hope that students will take the opportunity to explore and reflect upon what citizenship means to them both in a local and global context.”
Besides Dr. Nutt’s keynote address, there are many other events happening during Citizenship Awareness Week. On January 12 there will be a Tenants’ Rights workshop in UC 103, 12-1pm hosted by CSA and Off-Campus Living. In the evening of the 12th, the documentary When Strangers Reunite will be shown in UC 442 from 6-7:30pm, which highlights the life of Philippino live-in caregivers in Canada. On January 14, stop by Mackinnon, Creelman or Thornborough foyers between 10am – 2pm and challenge yourself to the Mock Citizenship Exam: if you had to write it would you pass? On Thursday January 15 there will be a Global Citizen’s Guide to Responsible Travel hosted by Centre for International Programs in UC 103 from 12-2pm. On January 16, come out to the Bullring between 10-11:30 am and have a coffee with Guelph’s MP Frank Valeriote and MPP Liz Sandals and discuss political issues that are relevant to you. On January 18 there will be a tour of Sikh, Hindu and Buddhist places of worship in the Guelph community, hosted by the Multi-Faith Resource Team. The Positive Social Action Conference will be hosting a Mini-Project Serve at the Green Legacy and Donkey Sanctuary. For more information on all of these events please visit: http://www.studentlife.uoguelph.ca/lce/CCE_caw.shtml or contact Janet Doner at 519-824-4120, ext 52782, .