International Education Week 2018

This year's International Education Week will take place from November 12 to 16, 2018. 

Browse through this year's schedule:

Monday

Guess the Flag

11:30am – 1:00pm

 Exotic Animals

Come see a crocodile, giant snake & other exotic animals from around the world!

11:30am – 1:30pm

In the Arnie

Brazil Showcase

Learn a few words in Portuguese while you sample some yummy Brazilian snacks*

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Food Feature at the Urban Fork: Italian

Spaghetti & Meatballs with garlic bread 

Chartwells Food Feature: Italian

 

Tuesday

International Movie Madness

All day in the MCACES Learning Link 

10:00am – 3:00pm 

Videos:

The Lunchbox (India)

Last Train Home (China)

2046 (China)

Paprika (Japan)

Chocolate Challenge

Taste chocolate from around the world & let us know your favourite!  Who will win?

12:00pm – 2:00pm 

Indoor Soccer Sports Event

1:00pm – 4:00pm

In the Gym   

Food Feature at the Urban Fork: Turkish

Chicken Shawarma on rice side pita bread 

Chartwells Food Feature: Asian

 

Wednesday

Table Tennis Sports Event

10:00am – 4:00pm

In the Gym

Bug Chef

Taste some yummy bug snacks

10:30am – 2:00pm

Korea Showcase 

K–pop, Korean wave, dancing, traditional paper folding craft, learn to write your name in Korean, and more fun

12:00pm – 2:00pm

IEW Coffee Club

Feel free to drop in for the special edition of Coffee Club for International Education Week and participate in the fun educational games, free food and prizes

4:00pm – 5:00pm

In the International Square J137

International Talent Show

4:00pm – 6:00pm  

In the McIntyre Performing Arts Centre

International Marketplace Vendors:

Crystals from around the globe

10:00am - 3:00pm

Food Feature at the Urban Fork: Chinese

Shanghia Beef Short Rib with Vegetable Stir Fry and Egg Noodle

Chartwells Food Feature: Caribbean

 

Thursday

Cricket Sports Event

9:00am – 12:00pm

In the Gym

Library Pop Up

Connect with the Mohawk College Library!  Meet members of the library team, see what’s available.  Join us during International Education Week and recommend your favorite book for a chance to win an International raffle prize!

11:00am – 1:00pm

VR Tour of the World

11:00am – 1:00pm

Canada Showcase

Maple Syrup Popsicle sticks

1:00pm – 3:00pm

Indigenous Showcase

Indigenous Education and Student Services will be sharing the Seven Grandfather Teachings of the Anishnaabe people. Explore the seven traditional teaching principles and how you can implement them in your everyday life.

1:00pm – 3:00pm 

International Marketplace Vendors:

Zawadi Import Handcraft

Indo Pacific

Food Feature at the Urban Fork: Jamaican

Jerk Chicken – Mango, Corn and Bean Salsa with Sweet Potato Fries

Chartwells Food Feature: Portuguese

 

Friday

Cooking Demo

10:30am – 11:30am

Have you ever tried? 

Some interesting delicacies from around the world 

11:30sm – 1:00pm

VR Tour the World

12:00pm – 3:00pm

Photo Contest Judging

Winners selected at 11:00am

Food Basket

Winners drawn at 2:30pm

How many candies in the jar? 

Winners announced at 2:30pm

International Marketplace Vendors:

Zawadi Import Handcraft

Indo Pacific

10:00am - 3:00pm

Food Feature at the Urban Fork: Polish

Cheddar and Bacon Perogies, Caramelized Onions, Sour Cream

Vegetarian Perogies, Pickled Red Onion, Watermelon Radish, Brussel Sprouts, Sour Cream

Chartwells Food Feature: Canadian

 

2018 Photo Contest

We will be holding our annual photo contest again this year for International Education Week. We invite all students and employees to submit a 4” x 6” scenery photo taken by you anywhere in the world. You can submit up to 3 photos per country.

The submitted photos will be displayed during International Education Week on November 12 – 16, 2018. Judging will take place on Friday, November 16. There will be 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes awarded in several categories so make sure to drop by and see if your photo wins.

The contest will open on Friday, October 19 at 8:30 a.m. and will close on Friday, November 9 at 2:00 p.m.

Please drop off your photos at the Student Life office (Room R203 at the Fennell Campus, Room 112 at the IAHS, Room A125 at the Stoney Creek campus) Monday to Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm.

Good luck with the contest and we look forward to seeing where in the world your travels have taken you.

 

Photo Contest Winners

2017 Winners

Take a moment to explore our winning photos from last year

 

PROFESSIONAL'S CHOICE PHOTO WINNERS

1st Place - New Zealand by Claire Webber

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2nd Place - New Zealand by Claire Webber

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3rd Place - California by Melissa Borbely

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MSA PRESIDENT'S CHOICE PHOTO WINNERS

1st Place - Perth, ON by Brittany Lauton

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2nd Place - Indonesia by Claire Webber

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3rd Place - Vietnam by Anh Quang Ninh

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PEOPLE'S CHOICE PHOTO WINNERS

1st Place - Maldives by Pramit Mehta

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2nd Place - Kalyani, India by Mrugeshkumar Jani

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3rd Place - Idar, India by Mrugeshkumar Jani

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DEAN'S CHOICE PHOTO WINNERS

1st Place - Nasvari, India by Pramit Mehta

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2nd Place - Repulse Bay, Hong Kong by Pramit Mehta

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3rd Place - Hamilton by Harsh M. Shah

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2016 Winners

Take a moment to explore our winning photos this year, and judges comments!

PROFESSIONAL’S CHOICE (Judge: Scott Kenney)

1st Place – Burano Island, Italy by Meighan Brakewell

"Lots of photographic elements, such as loading lines and colour harmony to make for an excellent scenic composition."

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2nd Place - Cold Water, Canada by James Nuttall

"Beautiful light and a moody sky make for a great combination."

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3rd Place - Furnas, Azores, Portugal by Nerissa Holman

"Great contrast between the highlights in the waterfall and the rain forest."

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MSA PRESIDENT’S CHOICE (Judge: Kyle Datzkiw)

1st Place - Ancaster, Canada by Mike Allen

"Had to pick a Canadian one, and the frozen waterfall was beautiful."

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2nd Place - Sete Cidades, Azores, Portugal by Nerissa Holman

"It was such a bird’s eye view shot and I could only imagine how amazing it was close up."

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3rd Place - Isla de Culebra, Puerto Rico by Jesse Anderson

"I’ll be going on vacation this Christmas and loved the shot of the beach."

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INTERNATIONAL’S CHOICE (Judge: Daniel Farr)

1st Place - Seattle, USA by Gabriela Covaci

"Dense laying of geometric shape, recalls abstract art."

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2nd Place - St. John’s, NL, Canada by Cara Grosset

"Great colours and textures of buildings and windows."

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3rd Place - Rome, Italy by Mersina Giampapa

"Spiral staircase shows how functional space can be beautiful and this photo is well-balanced like a snail shell."

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PEOPLE’S CHOICE

1st Place – Surat, India by Shehnaz Nisar, 95 votes

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2nd Place – Kerala, India by Ravi Patel, 82 votes

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3rd Place – Gujarat, India by Chintan Panchal, 69 votes

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2015 Winners

MSA President's Choice Award Winners

1st Place - Beijing, China by Carrie Leo

1st Place - Beijing, China by Carrie Leo

2nd Place - Co. Clare, Ireland by Kerri-Leigh Bichlmeier

2nd Place - Co. Clare, Ireland by Kerri-Leigh Bichlmeier

3rd Place - Hamilton, Canada by Patrick Monaghan

3rd Place - Hamilton, Canada by Patrick Monaghan

People's Choice Award Winners

1st Place - Amritsar, India by Jagjeet Bhogal

1st Place - Amritsar, India by Jagjeet Bhogal

2nd Place - Ahmedabad, India by Anjali Shah

 2nd Place - Ahmedabad, India by Anjali Shah

3rd Place - Mumbai, India by Vihar Champaneri

3rd Place - Mumbai, India by Vihar Champaneri

Dean's Choice Award Winners

1st Place - Kuwait City, Kuwait by Jagjeet Bhogal

1st Place - Kuwait City, Kuwait by Jagjeet Bhogal

2nd Place - Bruges, Belgium by Ian Kaminsky

2nd Place - Bruges, Belgium by Ian Kaminsky

3rd Place - England by John Guilfoyle

3rd Place - England by John Guilfoyle

Professional's Choice Award Winners

1st Place - Copenhagen, Denmark by Ian Kaminsky

1st Place - Copenhagen, Denmark by Ian Kaminsky

2nd Place - Lucerne, Switzerland by Leah Korkowski

2nd Place - Lucerne, Switzerland by Leah Korkowski

3rd Place - New Zealand by Kerri-Leigh Bichlmeier

3rd Place - New Zealand by Kerri-Leigh Bichlmeier

2014 Winners

Professional Photographer's Choice - Judged by Jeff Tessier, Photographer

1st Place - Paris, France by Kendra Spurgeon

This photo makes me curious about the place where it was taken. Between the scooters and the café sign there is a good suggestion of life and activity but no activity shown, creating a sense of anticipation, suggesting there is more to see.

1st Place - Paris, France by Kendra Spurgeon

2nd Place - Santorini, Greece by Judy Portz

I like the play between movement and rest in this photo. The major line of movement between upper an lower levels - connects places of rest (homes). Also the stability and "anchored" quality of the village contracts nicely with the constant movement of the sea and the evidence of its effect on the rock face.

2nd Place - Santorini, Greece by Judy Portz

3rd Place - Doha, Qatar by Mohamad Darwiche

The simplicity of the subject matter and the stark mood shows a complexity in the scene - why is there a boat there? What is the purpose of this building? There's more going on than can be seen which is interesting.

3rd Place - Doha, Qatar by Mohamad Darwiche

Student Choice Award - Judged by Max Brown, MSA President

1st Place - Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates by Gabriela Vandyken

I love the use of the sand dunes to create a mezmerizing type "backdrop" with the camel in the photo. I think it captures the essence of the geographical location of the country. Great use of angles, light and contrast to create a wonderful photo.

1st Place - Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates by Gabriela Vandyken

2nd Place - Niagara Falls, Canada by Mohamad Darwiche

The photographer captured one of Canada's iconic landmarks and one of the wonders of the world, Niagara Falls. There is a lot of Canadian culture that surrounds that picture, and with the addition of the rainbow made for a beautiful photo.

2nd Place - Niagara Falls, Canada by Mohamad Darwiche

3rd Place - Morogoro, Tanzania by Brian Kisamo

What drew me to this photo was the colour and how dynamic it was. The content from the photo seemed to pop out of the frame. It almost looked like it wasn't real with how intense the colours were.

3rd Place - Morogoro, Tanzania by Brian Kisamo

Vice President Student Services Choice - Judged by Keith Monrose, Dean International & Partnerships

1st Place - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico by Karle Renaud

This photo had a quality of warm conviviality that really drew you in and made you feel a part of the scenery. The lighting at sunset also made it particularly beautiful to look at - this is why it was chosen for first place!

1st Place - Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Mexico by Karle Renaud

2nd Place - Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Ghalib Ahmad Qasim

This photo instilled a feeling of weightlessness, an amazing view of the clouds which make up the floor of the scene, while also depicting the tops of some of the highest reaching buildings in the world.

2nd Place - Dubai, United Arab Emirates by Ghalib Ahmad Qasim

3rd Place - Doha, Qatar by Mohamad Darwiche

This photo was chosen because of the contrast between the beautiful shoreline and the mysterious construct on the beach. It really stood out with its eerie and beautiful qualities.

3rd Place - Doha, Qatar by Mohamad Darwiche

2013 Winners

Student Choice Award - Judged by Ryan Chow

First Place Winner - Canada by Robert J. Gerritsen

Rocks - Our initial foundational steps we take growing - though we grow up differently we all come to a point where we must learn to swim.

Water - Our path into our future, there are no boundaries or wrong pathways when moving forward.

Distance and Sky - Our unlimited potential.

First Place Winner - Canada by Robert J. Gerritsen

Second Place Winner - Iran by Kamran Bakhtiari

Even in the world's roughest conditions life can be found, and no matter who we are or what kind of life we have lived we are able to recognize and protect that same innocence we have inside.

Second Place Winner - Iran by Kamran Bakhtiari

Third Place Winner - Italy by John Guilfoyle

A day in the life, everyone is happy, times are peaceful, and both human life and life in nature are co-existing happily.

Third Place Winner - Italy by John Guilfoyle

Professional Choice Award - Judged by Jeff Tessier, Photographer

First Place Winner - Brazil by Daniel Muller

Bridge and Fisherman - I love the juxtaposition of new technology with old technology. As well as the depiction of two different "daily life" components, one very solitary and stationary, the other busy and full of movement and great ambiance in the low light.

First Place Winner - Brazil by Daniel Muller

Second Place Winner - Indonesia by Nico Rahman

Sunset and Mountains - The colours in this photo are gorgeous and very moody. I like the way the photo plays between what is revealed and what is hidden, thereby creating a sense of mystery. Nice framing device with the outcropping on the right side.

Second Place Winner - Indonesia by Nico Rahman

Third Place Winner - France by Megan Gray

Park Scene - Great framing between the tree and the person and the statue in the background creates a further point of interest. The photo effectively conveys the mood of a city park, both a location and space but also a place for activity, in this case just relaxing.

Third Place Winner - France by Megan Gray

2012 Winners

Student Choice Award - Judged by Andrew Hall, MSA President

First Place Winner - Scotland photo taken by Fiona Winterton

My first choice came across as soon as I saw it. As a child my gramps would frequently talk about how beautiful the castles of Scotland are. When I saw the picture it brought back those stories. Very well taken picture, captures not only the beauty of Scotland, but the beauty of the castles too.

First Place Winner - Scotland photo taken by Fiona Winterton

Second Place Winner - Bahamas photo taken by Valerie Washburn

The Bahamas' houses are just a great picture. I love the balance of the sky, the water and the various colours of the houses. It is a really neat picture! I've always wanted to visit the Bahamas, and although it doesn't show the usual beaches and sunshine we are used to, it shows a different side of the island.

Second Place Winner - Bahamas photo taken by Valerie Washburn

Third Place Winner - Peru photo taken by Bernadette Ryan

The third picture was a tough choice to make between the houses and the mountains of Peru. This picture really brings out your inner child and makes you want to go on an adventure! Just the way the picture was captured, and how it shows the landscape moving away from you. Very well taken, and also a really neat picture.

Third Place Winner - Peru photo taken by Bernadette Ryan

Professional Choice Award - Judged by Jeff Tessier, Photographer

First Place Winner - Peru photo taken by Bernadette Ryan

I love the composition and the way in which the framing creates a layered arrangement of natural and architectural features. The contrast and complimentary of that it is very interesting. The sense of invitation is quite strong. The photo expresses both stark solitude and comfort at the same time.

First Place Winner - Peru photo taken by Bernadette Ryan

Second Place Winner - Canada photo taken by Laura Herbert

The sense of drama in this photo is amazing. I love that the photo captures a fleeting moment when all the elements of the sky and city are just so. Also, the use of negative space is very well done. ie. The inclusion of space without significant detail and the crowding of all the detail area to the bottom. This creates a nice sense of tension.

Second Place Winner - Canada photo taken by Laura HerbertSecond Place Winner - Canada photo taken by Laura Herbert

Third Place Winner - Austria photo taken by Li Na (Angela)

The photo effectively conveys a sense of the awesome scale of the mountain range, and expresses the power of that landscape. The composition, with its use of linear visuals, is strong. Also, the colour palette is gorgeous.

Third Place Winner - Austria photo taken by Li Na (Angela)

2011 Winners

Student Choice Winners

1st place - James Gelfand, photo taken in Swaziland 

1st place - James Gelfand, photo taken in Swaziland

2nd place - Liu Wen Qi, photo taken in China

2nd place - Liu Wen Qi, photo taken in China

3rd place - Steven Homewood, photo taken in Vermont USA

3rd place - Steven Homewood, photo taken in Vermont USA

Professional Choice Winners

1st place - Rabia Syeda, photo taken in Pakistan

1st place - Rabia Syeda, photo taken in Pakistan

2nd place - Amogh Puri, photo taken in India

2nd place - Amogh Puri, photo taken in India

3rd place - Peter Ormond, photo taken in Morocco

3rd place - Peter Ormond, photo taken in Morocco

2010 Winners

The third annual International Education Week photo contest took place on Friday, November 19, 2010. The judges were Jeff Tessier, CE Professor - professional category, and Kathleen Cullen, MSA President - student choice category. 

Student Choice Winners

1st place - Bermuda by John Guilfoyle 

1st place - Bermuda by John Guilfoyle

2nd place - Italy by Cassandra D'Ambrosio

2nd place - Italy by Cassandra D'Ambrosio

3rd place - India by Ushma Modi

3rd place - India by Ushma Modi

Professional Choice Winners

1st place - India by Ushma Modi

1st place - India by Ushma Modi

2nd place - Poland by Ida Adamowicz

2nd place - Poland by Ida Adamowicz
3rd place - Italy by John Guilfoyle

3rd place - Italy by John Guilfoyle

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