Archive: September, 2011

Fall LeddyLife newsletter

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International Student Advisor Presentation to Library Staff

Please seek permission from your Department Head prior to attending this presentation:

Mr. Enrique Chacón, International Student Advisor for the University of Windsor will be coming to Leddy Library on Monday, October 3 to provide an important Intercultual Training presentation for Library Staff. This invitation comes via an initiative by the ESL Committee here at the Library.

In Enrique’s words:
“Our students population is becoming increasingly diverse, more international students from different countries and more new Canadians. Interacting effectively with them requires a combination of awareness, skills, and knowledge. We’ll discuss some tips to consider so we can handle, or avoid intercultural communication mistakes.”

Enrique’s bio:
Enrique Chacón was born in Bucaramanga (Colombia). He earned a university degree in History from Universidad Industrial de Santander, Colombia; and his Masters in International/Intercultural Education at the University of Alberta. He came to Canada in 1995 initially to learn English as a second language.
He has done extensive research on International education: International students at the University of Alberta (MEd thesis), intercultural communication, developing programs at the International Centre, as well as Spanish and Latin American studies. His teaching history includes Latin American Studies at the University of Alberta 1997- 2002, Spanish courses on language, culture and civilization at the University of Alberta 1996 – 2002 and was also a Spanish instructor at the Faculty of Extension from 1997 – 2002. Mr. Chacon currently holds the position of International Student Advisor at the University of Windsor.

Contact Information
Enrique Chacón
International Student Advisor
University of Windsor
International Student Centre – Cody Hall, Room 132A
401 Sunset Avenue, Windsor, ON N9B 3P4
Phone: (519) 253-3000, Ext. 3901
Fax: (519) 561-1472
echacon@uwindsor.ca

BBQ available for staff use

A barbeque is now available for staff use on the 4th floor green roof next to the staff lounge. Enjoy!