Globe Aware Week

Global Awareness Week is King’s annual festival that celebrates the diversity we have on campus. Students are encouraged to share pieces of their heritage through food, music, art or any other forms of cultural expressions during the events that occur during the week.


Globe Awareness Week 2016 Program

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Coffee & Tea around the World
8:30 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. | The Level Coffeehouse

Start the week right by sampling a cup of coffee and tea from different countries like Ethiopia, Guatemala, Indonesia, Kenya and China!

International Chapel
11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | N-Wing Garden

We will be spending some time reflecting on reconciliation and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. We dedicate this chapel to those who were affected by the Indian Residential Schools.

International Wednesday Chill
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | 6:01 Lounge, outside The Level Coffeehouse

In collaboration with the Commuter Program, we will be making bannock for the evening. Come and help prepare this dish with other students!


Thursday, Sept. 29

Henna Tattoos
11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. | The Level Coffeehouse

Always wanted a tattoo but not sure how it will look like? Get a temporary tattoo for free!

Cricket Tournament
2:30 p.m. | Outside the Apartments

Challenge yourself with a game. Come out, learn and play cricket hosted by Dr. Mark Sandle. Open for all students, faculty and staff!

Business Student International Opportunities
4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. |N101

Are you a Commerce student thinking of studying abroad? The Leder School of Business can help you with that! Learn about taking a term or doing an internship overseas through this session.

Discussion Group
5:00 p.m. – 6 p.m. | 6:01 Lounge

How is my culture different from others? What are ways to communicate with someone from another culture without offending them? Join the discussion group and share your thoughts about Intercultural Competency.


Friday, Oct. 3

International Potluck
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. | Atrium

What’s a better way to learn about a culture? FOOD! Get a taste of traditional dishes from countries like Congo, India, Eritrea, Sri Lanka, Netherlands, Nigeria, Jamaica and many more!

International Dance Party
5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | The Level Coffeehouse

Someone once said that, “dance is the hidden language of the soul.” If you know any traditional dance moves or you just want to learn how other nations dance, join us and dance the night away!