Jan. 30, 2020

How you can help end poverty and protect the planet

Free events on campus Feb. 3-7 during International Development Week

Author

Melanie Yar Khan, University of Calgary International

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Plan to attend International Development Week events.

University of Calgary International

University of Calgary International is celebrating International Development Week with a series of events to raise awareness about international development issues and encourage students to develop innovative solutions to global challenges.

The university has been engaged in international development work and research for more than 30 years. This year marks the 30th anniversary of International Development Week and the Government of Canada has chosen the theme Go for the Goals. Referring to the United Nations’ 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, this theme illustrates the idea of moving forward in a collaborative and positive way toward a better world.

Here are three activities you do not want to miss:

Demystifying partnerships with Global Affairs Canada

This event will provide information and insight into questions that are frequently asked by Global Affairs Canada’s partners, or potential partners, including the main elements of Global Affairs Canada’s international assistance and applying for funding.

Feb. 4, 9 a.m. to noon. MacKimmie Tower Room 701 Register here.

World’s Challenge Challenge — UCalgary semi-finals

Come and watch budding global innovators and international change makers pitch solutions to global challenges in front of a panel of judges. The first place UCalgary student team will travel to Western University in London, Ont. to compete in the global finals of the World’s Challenge Challenge for a chance to win $30,000.

Feb. 4, 2 to 5 p.m. Biological Sciences Room 211

Careers in Sustainability and International Development

Are you a UCalgary undergraduate or graduate student? Join us for an evening of networking and discussion among students and local leaders in sustainability and international development. Groups of students will rotate tables hosted by professionals. Learn from experts, ask questions, and share your career goals.

Feb. 6, 4 to 7 p.m. Red and White Club Register here.

With only a decade until 2030, this year's International Development Week is an ideal time to highlight the achievements and the efforts Canadians have made toward reaching the sustainable development goals.