Unity Through Diversity Week provided a diverse range of cultural and ethnic activities designed to foster diversity on campus.
UTMSU hosts the event to bolster student engagement with different cultures and ethnic groups.
The events on Monday focussed on unity in Waheda, Egypt. Tables were set up in the Student Centre hallway to raise awareness about the religious and cultural genocide occurring in Egypt. Awareness of Islamaphobia and African poverty were major themes of the week’s message.
Representatives from different clubs and cultural groups assembled in the Student Centre on Tuesday for the cultural expo. At 7 p.m., a multinational vigil was held to promote unity by honouring the lives lost in a multitude of international tragedies in recent history. From the Haitian and Japanese earthquakes to the continuing genocide in Darfur, students stood as one to honour the fallen.
Wednesday and Thursday saw cultural performances in the pub, put on by a collection of artists performing in the style and tradition of their ethnic backgrounds. Free food was also provided for a day of international cuisine; students were able to sample various cultural dishes that reflected the diversity of our campus.