Global Learning Opportunities Week (GLOW)

March 6 – 10, 2023

Global Learning Opportunities Week (GLOW) aims to bring the SLC community together to celebrate, learn and raise awareness of various cultural perspectives from Canada and around the world. Join us for various events throughout the week and help us foster and promote our intercultural and global mindset.

Multicultural Fair

The multicultural fair allowed students to proudly showcase their cultural heritage, which displayed the many cultures represented in our SLC community. Attendees were able to see or taste something new or familiar. They had the opportunity to learn new songs or a few phrases in a new language. This fun opportunity allowed the SLC community to learn about the cultures represented from around the world. One student who attended the multicultural fair had this to say about the event, "It was heartwarming to see all the people there. Aside from the many students coming from different backgrounds, I think coming out of the pandemic and experiencing different cultures in an open space was a nice experience. I liked seeing the people enjoy their time and taste different food. Hopefully, this kind of fair happens again, maybe in a bigger space, so that more people get to join and to roam around more!"

Glow in the Dark

This was no ordinary pub night …it was GLOW night. We hosted a black light “GLOW” in the dark pub.  Students were able to dress up, we also provided lots of fun items to wear such as sunglasses, bracelets, glowsticks, and more!  All night long there was a Spotify DJ, taking requests from students playing their favourite songs from all over the world. The spirits were high with the glimmering atmosphere and the wonderfully diverse music that was playing. It certainly was a night to remember for all who attended!

Global Learning Centre Open House

Staff and faculty were invited to visit the Centre to decorate the wall by constructing a wooden world map. They could also browse our “Read the World” display with books, games, and collections from around the world. This open house allowed SLC staff and faculty to meet with the staff to learn about our services and how we support partnerships and global learning.

Overall, GLOW week was a great success in celebrating the diversity and multiculturalism of the SLC community. Thank you to all the organizers, volunteers, and attendees who made it such a memorable event!

Read Between the Minds

The Read Between the Minds event gave students and the surrounding tri-campus communities the chance to have an informal conversation with someone who comes from various cultural backgrounds and life experiences. This event promoted acceptance, celebrated differences, and challenged our own assumptions and beliefs.

One attendee of the Read Between the Minds event shared, "I gained insights on prejudice and discrimination. While I am familiar with the struggles Shannon has of maintaining a foot in two worlds, it was interesting to hear from the student attendee regarding her feelings towards Black History Month events at the College and the reasoning behind the reluctance of some to participate in these events."

This was a great way to learn and connect with each other through storytelling. The Read Between the Minds event was a collaboration with local public libraries, SLC Libraries, and Global Learning Centre that brought live books to our campuses. Thank you to the volunteers that told their stories from SLC students, staff, and community members.