Archived: October 20-24 is Culture Week at SAMRU

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Discover SAMRU, and discover yourself during Culture Week. Come down to Wyckham House to check out another great themed week from your Students’ Association. This week is hosted by our Cultural Mosaic Centre (CMC) – a great place to meet Canadian and International students up on the third floor of Wyckham House.

There’s always something happening in the CMC, but this week we have even more for you! Expand your international palate with the tastes of our International Food Festival, check out a multitude of cultural groups and activities at the cultural community showcase, get inspired by speaker, social activist and entrepreneur, Derreck Koyango, bang a drum in the CMC’s Drum Circle, or expand your perspective by attending the Liberty in North Korea film screening and discussion.

Our annual International Food Festival is a regular favorite – combining shared cultures and a potluck lunch, you can check out the festival on Monday, October 20th in The Gallery on the second floor of Wyckham House. Participation is by cash donation, and all MRU students and members of our campus community are invited to attend.

On Tuesday, October 21st from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m., everyone is invited to the cultural community showcase and fashion show which will take place in the main stage area and the 2nd floor lounges of Wyckham House. Explore and discover Calgary’s rich and diverse cultural community, watch cultural performances on the main stage, and explore discover different cultures in the second floor lounges.

The CMC’s weekly drum circle will take place on Thursday, October 23 from noon till 1:00 p.m. in council Chambers. Drums will be provided, no experience is necessary, and everyone is welcome to join in.

At 1:30 p.m. on October 23rd, examine humanitarian aid in North Korea and think critically. Liberty in North Korea is coming to campus and will be screening a documentary about the humanitarian crisis in North Korea. Join us in Council Chambers for the documentary, followed by a discussion and question and answer period.

For all of the details about each event happening during Culture Week, visit the SAMRU events calendar: and for more information about our CMC, and the services and programs it offers Canadian and International students, check out their Web page: