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Multiculturalism Week

International Student Services

Multiculturalism Week is a province wide initiative that allows us to celebrate diversity and multiculturalism in Newfoundland and Labrador. Grenfell Campus hosts a series of events throughout the week. All students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members are welcome to attend any of the following events.


Tuesday, March 20

1 p.m.-3 p.m.



Cultural Curiosity

Grab three friends, form a team and come join us for a fun trivia events. We'll test your knowledge of cultural customs, celebrations and traditions from around the world. Prizes to be won!


AS atrium


March 20
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Immigration Information for International Students

Immigration, refugees, and Citizenship Canada will present via web-conferencing and answer questions on how international students can work while being a student and after graduation as well as how they can become permanent residents.

AS 2036

Tuesday, March 20

6 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

Toward a Community of Immersion: Challenges and Successes Along the Way

AS 2016


Tuesday, March 20

7 p.m.

Multicultural Poetry Slam

The International Students Caucus invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to the Backlot to a night of poetry and short prose reading about culture, home, belonging, alienation, and more. Bring your original pieces, or pieces by other writers.


Wednesday, March 21

12:30 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Lunch beyond Borders

Come share lunch to discuss what multiculturalism means to you. This is a great opportunity for international students and faculty and staff to have informal discussions. Online registration required.


Wednesday, March 21

3:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.

Discussion Group: International Day for the Elimination of Racial DiscriminationAS 2016

Wednesday, March 21

3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Working with intercultural diversity in (and out of) the classroom 2.0


Today's classroom at Grenfell is more diverse than that of ten or even five years ago.  We are welcoming students from all over the world in various capacities, whether as ESL, exchange, or degree-bound students. 


Ivan Emke, and a panel of faculty and staff members, will present examples of some issues or situations they have encountered through their experience working at Grenfell Campus.  After each member presents their issue / situation, there will be time for a discussion and debrief, and then the panelist will tell us how the issue / situation was resolved.  This is sure to be a wonderful learning opportunity for all!


Coffee, tea, and snacks will be served. Please RSVP to by March 20.

AS 328

Wednesday, March 21

4:30 p.m.

Advising Globally Mobile Students for Employment Success

In this NAFSA e-Learning Seminar, participants will acquire a framework for intercultural career development and coaching. Through practice, students can demonstrate and articulate their intercultural skills. Participants will also be ready to guide others in turning their international stories into relevant work and life experience for potential employers.

AS 2034

Thursday, March 22

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Association for New Canadians Corner Brook Office Open House

The Association for New Canadians just opened a new branch in Corner Brook to offer services to foreign nationals, including international students, in the region. Students will be offered free transportation at 11:15 a.m. from the AS Atrium.

9 Main Street, Suite 203

Thursday, March 22


Unity Tree Project

Help us complete our fingerprint unity tree for multiculturalism week. We would be thrilled for you to drop by, make your mark (fingerprint) on our canvas that will be proudly displayed. Light refreshments will be served. Let’s come together to show our continued diversity at Grenfell Campus!

Student Housing

Thursday, March 22

4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Multiculturalism Day at Colemans

Meet international students from Grenfell Campus who will share recipes from their home countries. You will even be able to sample some of these dishes!

Colemans Garden Market

Thursday, March 22

7:00 p.m.

Films From Away: Hector and the Search for Happiness

Hector (Simon Pegg) is a quirky psychiatrist who has become increasingly tired of his humdrum life. As he tells his girlfriend, Clara (Rosamund Pike), he feels like a fraud: he hasn't really tasted life, and yet he's offering advice to patients who are just not getting any happier. So Hector decides to break out of his deluded and routine driven life. Armed with buckets of courage and child-like curiosity, he embarks on a global quest in hopes of uncovering the elusive secret formula for true happiness. And so begins a larger than life adventure with riotously funny results. Based on the world-wide best-selling novel of the same.


Free popcorn and juice boxes provided.

AS 2026
March 23
11:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Multicultural Craft Fair

Support students and artists from Newfoundland and around the world as they display beautiful crafts for sale.

AS Atrium

Friday, March 23

7-9 p.m.

Multicultural Show

Join us for an evening of entertainment as students, staff, faculty and community members join together to present Grenfell Campus's 2018 Multicultural Show. Celebrate cultures and traditions from all over the world right here in Corner Brook.

Rotary Arts Centre

General Admission: $10 Students and children: $5 Tickets available at



Student Services

Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland
20 University Drive, Corner Brook, NL
A2H 5G4, Canada

Office: AS278
Phone: (709) 637-6232