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!
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!
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!