December 23, 2011

A polar bear in China

After many months of travelling across Canada visiting more than 30 university campuses, my panda cousin Mai Ling invited me to come visit her in Beijing, China. While there, I visited some of China’s world-renowned universities. Visit my Facebook page for more photos.

Wishing all my readers a very happy holiday season!

November 25, 2011

My adventures at the University of Windsor

I recently visited Canada’s southernmost university where I had an eventful radio interview and visited the U.S. for the first time. Check out the video!

November 11, 2011

I take charge – temporarily – at The King’s University College

My very last stop on my cross-Canada journey was The King’s University College in Edmonton, Alberta. I was thrilled to be back in Edmonton, and I really enjoyed my visit at King’s, where I think I made my presence known . . .

Upon arriving at King’s on Tuesday, November 1st, I was immediately invited by the King’s Centre for Molecular Structure to participate in some IR testing and demonstrations being held for students during Globe Aware week. I eagerly jumped at the chance and really enjoyed the afternoon with that team.

The following morning on the way to Globe Aware I met a friend at the Level coffee shop on the King’s campus and we quickly formed a great friendship. My new friend, named Bonnie, took me to many different Globe Aware Events.

Wednesday afternoon I spent time with Student Life learning about the Restorative Justice program and how King’s is making strides in that area.

On Thursday, I attended sessions entitled Globalization Opportunity and Issues and Flirting (and Culture Too), and I really enjoyed the Global Aware dinner hosted by the sociology department.

Friday was a very busy day for this energetic bear. I attended the Internationalizing the Curriculum presentation, discussing the European history study tour which took place in May 2011. Students visited Auschwitz, Budapest, Krakow, and Prague. Very impressive!

After that event I learned of a board meeting being held at King’s. I only meant to play a little prank, but I must have really scared them. In the aftermath, apologies were both given and received between me and King’s President, and we even collaborated on a funny media release to mark the occasion (see below).

 

Monday prior to my departure, I gave away two pairs of Edmonton Oilers’ tickets to students and faculty who had participated in Globe Aware Week.

Thank you King’s for making this week a memorable one!

 

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