Mission and Values

Mission

The Global Education Program (GEP) engages students, faculty, staff and community members in deepening our understanding of global citizenship and intercultural relations. 

Core Values: 

Our signature event, International Week, is the University’s largest annual extra-curricular educational event and is the most extensive event of its kind on a Canadian campus. The University and Edmonton communities explore a host of global issues through more than 50 events including lectures, workshops, exhibits and cultural performances. 

"International Week has been a transformative experience for me. It extended my knowledge about global issues forcing me to engage in those issues at a more active level.” -- International Week attendee

The Global Education Program also offers:

  • The Certificate in International Learning in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts. 
  • Global education programming in International House, a residence for international and Canadian students 
  • Leadership on initiatives like the Visiting Lectureship in Human Rights 
  • Opportunities for student groups, faculty and community organizations to partner with the Program to host global-themed events 
  • Funding for global education activities through the Lee Global Education Awards