I-Week Youth Day

What is I-Week Youth Day?

Date:  Friday, February 3, 2017

Where:  Telus Center, University of Alberta, Edmonton

I-Week Youth Day is a full day of interactive workshops and lectures for High School students from some of our community’s most engaged social justice leaders.  Focusing on thoughtful and effective development and social justice work, I-Week Youth Day will challenge your perceptions and give you the tools and connections to make impactful change both locally and globally.

For the past 5 years, the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation and the University of Alberta International Global Education Program have offered this program to provide a unique opportunity for High School students to experience the University of Alberta’s International Week (I-Week).  The day is completely free and with learning tailored to High School students.

Interested in participating? Register today at http://tinyurl.com/I-WeekYouthDay2017

Interested in bringing a group of students?* Register at http://tinyurl.com/IWeekYouthDayGroupRegistration

*Teachers bringing students to I-Week Youth Day have been invited to attend the University of Alberta Faculty of Education’s Global Education Symposium on friday between 8:30am-12:30pm.  See below for more information.  If you are interested in participating in this, please indicate this on your group registration form.  


8:30AM  Arrival and Registration

9:00AM Welcome and Opening Remarks

9:30AM Keynote with Question Period with Top 30 Under 30 Youth

10:15AM Break and Transition

10:30AM Session 1

11:45AM Lunch (Provided)

12:30PM Session 2

2:00PM Debrief Session and Closing Remarks

3:00PM Dismissal


Challenging Canada’s Story as we Transition beyond 150

John Humphrey Center for Peace and Human Rights

This interactive session will provide participants a reflection on Canadian history and how it impacts our collective movement beyond Canada’s 150th birthday.  Sharing and discussing critical Canadian milestones in history will expose participants to the politics of exclusion in Canada’s past.  They will share and discuss and reflect on how these milestones impacted the present state of Canada when we are at a stage of reconciliation.

See Judge Act : Interactive Education for a Just Generation

Development and Peace, Caritas Canada

This session is an interactive and fun way to educate yourself and others about social justice through a model of sustainable development. Participants will move through several stations to participate in activities regarding ecological justice, natural resources, peace, gender equality, humanitarian aid, and more!


When is the Youth Day? Where is it?

The I-Week Youth Day is being held at the Telus Centre on the University of Alberta North Campus on Friday February 3rd, 2017 from 9:00am-3:00pm.

Please note that attending the I-Week Youth Day will require you to miss class so you must gain permission from your school before registering.

How do I register?

Registrations are now open! Please fill out the delegate form at http://tinyurl.com/I-WeekYouthDay2017 and then we will email you with all the important information including the Waiver you must bring in order to attend!

Is there a cost to attend?

I-Week Youth Day is an entirely free event! All you need to attend is permission from your school, an interest in international development, and an open-mind!

I want to bring my class/club/group of students, is this possible?

Absolutely! The I-Week Youth Day is pleased to welcome classes, clubs, and groups of students interested in discovering how they can enact global social justice to change the world. You can register your group online at http://tinyurl.com/IWeekYouthDayGroupRegistration While we will do our utmost to accommodate all groups, please note our space is limited and the ACGC reserves the right to refuse or modify applications due to size constraints.

What ages are able to attend Youth Day?

We welcome students in Grades 10-12.

How do I get to and from the Telus Centre?

Students and school groups are expected to arrange their own transportation to and from the University of Alberta, Telus Center, which is easily accessible by the LRT at the University Station.  Both drop off and pick up will be at the Telus Center, at 87ave and 111st in Edmonton.

I have a question that’s not on this list?

We are happy to answer any of your questions, comments, or concerns! Just send us an email at youth@acgc.ca


I-Week Youth Day: Global Education Symposium 2017

Teachers attending I-Week Youth Day are invited to join the University of Alberta Faculty of Education at a symposium on Global Education between 8:30am – 12:30pm.  At 12:30, teachers will accompany students to their afternoon sessions.

8:30-9:15:  Keynote:  Dr. Ali A Abdi:  The Importance and Challenges of Global Perspectives in Teaching
9:15-10:30:  Panel:  Indigenous Knowledges and Colonial Histories:  International Educaiton int eh Context of Being Canadian
10:45-12:00:  Panel:  Global Perspectives in Education and Impact on Careers in or out of the Classroom
12:00-12:30:  Lunch and Poster/Exhibition Session