Going Global’s Mission Statement: to provide students with the opportunity to connect with peers around the world by participating in events that advocate for fair treatment for all.

Going Global with ADLC is a student club that focuses on understanding and tackling some of the world’s greatest challenges.

If you’re interested in actively shaping a more inclusive, peaceful, and sustainable world, we encourage you to get involved. Club activities include ongoing web-stream seminars that connect you with humanitarians from the Taking IT Global organization and the Centre for Global Education.

Here’s a sampling of what Going Global is all about:

International Polar Bear Day

On February 27, 2015, ADLC, Taking IT Global, and the Centre for Global Education co-hosted a live interactive web-stream to talk about climate change and what can be done to help polar bears. During the web-stream, polar bear experts from the Winnipeg Zoo and a scientist from York University presented information and shared experiences related to the changing polar bear habitats in the Arctic Tundra. Two of our students shared their thoughts on the experience:

“It was cool seeing other kids getting into it and getting to see the polar bears on the screen. The experts weren’t even boring. I was bummed the bell rang and I couldn’t see the rest.”– Going Global Social Justice Club

“It was an amazing experience. I would love to attend future sessions.” – Going Global Social Justice Club

Thank you to everyone who attended and participated in the launch of our Going Global social justice club.

Student artists who shared their artwork at the event received valuable feedback from Emmanuel—an artist who works with iHuman in Edmonton, Alberta—and got a glimpse into the life of an artist. Thank you, Emmanuel. This was followed by a panel discussion about climate change and its effect on Canada’s polar bear population. Experts from Assiniboine Zoo joined us live via webstreaming, and audiences were mesmerized by the polar bears frolicking and swimming in the background.