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Tuesday, March 7 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm
IDays Opening Ceremonies

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This Opening Ceremony will officially kick off the 2017 IDays festival. We encourage you to take a break from studying and get energized through our live performances. We will also introduce our theme of the "UN Sustainable Development Goals" and give you a taste of what is to come for the rest of the week. 

Live Performances:
Aborginal Drumming & Pow Wow Dancers
African Drumming
Bhangra Dance Performance
Swing Dance Performance

Presentations by:
- Secwepemc Elder, Welcome to Secwepemculecw territory
- Dr. Alan Shaver, TRU President
- Baihua Chadwick, Associate Vice President, International and Chief Executive Officer, TRU World Global Operations
- Paul Michel, Executive Director, TRU Aborignal Education
- Michael Simpson, Executive Director of the BC Council for International Cooperation 

PLEASE JOIN US FOR  FREE CAKE & REFRESHEMENTS FOLLOWING THE OPENING! 

Moderators
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Vince Watson

Student Recruiter & Enrollment Representative, Thompson Rivers University
Vince Watson  | | Host & Emcee of the TRU Mainstage Talks March 7, 8 & 9.  | | Strategic Marketer, Driven Entrepreneur & Creative Thinker with an Energetic & Engaging Personality.

Speakers
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Baihua Chadwick

Baihua Chadwick is the Associate Vice-President International, and CEO Global Operations, TRU World. She is responsible for all aspects of international education, training and development at TRU, including internationalization initiatives, international student recruitment and support services, study abroad, contract training, development projects, accreditations and articulations, overseeing a unit of nearly 50 staff members. Serving as CEO... Read More →
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Paul Michel

Executive Director, Aboriginal Education, Thompson Rivers University
Paul belongs to the Secwepemc Nation and he is traditionally from Hust’alen (Adams Lake First Nations). Paul is honoured to be working as Aboriginal Executive Director at Thompson Rivers University and he recognizes that this wonderful university is situated in the traditional territory of Tk’emlups. Paul has broad-based Aboriginal experience in the areas of administration, student support services, university instruction, Aboriginal... Read More →
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Dr. Alan Shaver

Alan Shaver was appointed President of Thompson Rivers University in 2010. Previously, he served as Vice-President Academic and Provost at Dalhousie University in Nova Scotia from 2006 to 2010 and as the Dean of Science at McGill University from 1995 to 2005. He went to high school in Ottawa and earned a B.Sc. (Hon) in chemistry from Carleton University and a Ph.D. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. | | Throughout his academic... Read More →
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Michael Simpson

Michael Simpson is the Executive Director of the British Columbia Council for International Cooperation (BCCIC). Prior to working for BCCIC, Michael was the Executive Director of One Sky – The Canadian Institute for Sustainable Living. His work with One Sky varied from leading major bilateral projects in West Africa including Nigeria and Sierra Leone to working in Latin America on projects ranging from forest conservation to leadership... Read More →



Tuesday March 7, 2017 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Student Street, Old Main 900 McGill Road

Attendees (20)