International Development Week - 2009

International Development Week - 2009

International Development Week (IDW) promotes all aspects of international development and highlights the results achieved by Canada and Canadian organizations in many different fields. This year, Brock University celebrates IDW from Sunday February 1 to Saturday February 7, 2009 with several cultural and educational activities.

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Click below to view images and presentations of IDW events.

Tuesday February 3, 2009 - Nigerian Peoples and Culture
by: Ajike Osanyin Ph.D

Dr. Ajike's presentation took her audience to tour her home of Nigeria. Her presentation discussed cultures, traditions, way of life and the various tribes of Nigeria. Towards the end of her discussion she spoke about the challenges Nigeria faces in its’ education system.
To view Ajike Osanyin's presentation, click here
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Thursdsay February 5, 2009 - Not Another Literacy! Health Literacy Research in South Africa
On Thursday February 5, 2009 Linda Thomas spoke about her experiences in South Africa. She lived for 3 months in Potchefstroom experiencing a new culture as well as participating in a CIDA-funded research internship mentored by Dr. Charles Viljoen at North-West University. Her research interests include understanding health literacy in South Africa and Canada.

The area of health literacy is widely underdeveloped and guides to assess health literacy are needed. Health literacy is very important because it allows individuals to act upon health information and services and make healthy informed decisions on their own. Some of Linda’s work in South Africa included workshops to local schools and to the local government on the importance of health literacy for Nigeria. She has made many new contacts and academic connections that will enrich her graduate research project in the Faculty of Education. In addition, Linda has been invited to consider continuing her academic studies by pursuing her PhD in the future at North-West University in South Africa.

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