IEC Events & Activities

This month

At the IEC, we use a peer-to-peer approach that brings our campus community together to celebrate culture and diversity through a variety of internationally focused programs and activities. Explore the world around you by participating in our events, meeting other students who share your interests, and getting connected to the right resources and people.

Throughout the Month of February: #BlackExcellence@UTM Photo Campaign

Our campus is rich in its diversity but this month and every month should be dedicated to reimagining the conversation around what is excellent and who defines it. In celebration and honor of Black History Month, we take a look at our own campus community observing and celebrating the stories of black students at UTM from around the world – from Canada to Nigeria to Jamaica. Check out the IEC on Facebook and Instagram for photos. 

February 5: Taste of Home Caribbean 

Unleash the foodie within by participating in the IEC’s ongoing Taste of Home series. In celebration of Black History Month and in partnership with Caribbean Connections, we bring you an array of authentic Caribbean dishes to tantalize your taste buds and expose you to a whole new food culture! This event will feature Black entrepreneurs dedicated to social change. Learn more about their stories and businesses at our event! 

Date: Monday, February 5

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: Student Centre Presentation Room

February 8: UTM Abroad Fair

Make pasta in Italy, see a play where William Shakespeare was born, or chat with women about confronting gender inequality at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro! UTM Abroad Academic Experiences give you the opportunity to travel with your professor during the study break of your regular semester and have an educational experience that wouldn't be the same anywhere else in the world. Come join us at the fair to learn more about the program, chat with past participants and win prizes! 

Date: Thursday, February 8

Time: 11am to 2pm

Location: CCIT Atrium

February 14 & 15: International African Inventors Museum 

The International African Inventors Museum promotes positive images and self-esteem in children and adults and teaches people of all nationalities about the contributions that Africans throughout the world have given to society. The International African Inventors Museum is a mobile museum, which travels nationally and internationally to inform in a visual display. The display features a range of features ranging from complex and ground breaking inventions such as space shuttle retrieval to everyday inventions such as the lawn mower. 

Date: Wednesday, February 14 & Thursday, February 15

Time: 10am to 4pm

Location: CCIT Atrium

February 27: West African Dance and Music Workshop 

An immersive cultural workshop led by a professional dancer – Lua Shayenne hailing from Guinea who will engage students in a teaching about traditional instruments while instructing two different types of dances and songs. This interactive workshop will have a call and response format, highlighting the history and cultural significance of dance and music in West Africa and its importance and connection to Black history. This event is in partnership with MoveU. 

Date: Tuesday, February 27

Time: 2pm to 3:30pm

Location: Gym B