TRU North welcomes visitors for international presentations

TRU North International Days invites the public to view international presentations by webcast on Monday and Wednesday.

As part of the TRU North participation in International Days next week the public is invited to the Williams Lake campus to view four presentations that will be streamed live by webcast from the Thompson Rivers University campus in Kamloops.

Four keynote speakers are lined up to give presentations on Monday and Wednesday on world culture and international perspectives.

• Monday, Feb. 4: Colin Angus will give a presentation on circumnavigation of the world by bike from 6 to 8:30 p.m. in Room 1251.

Angus completed the first human-powered circumnavigation of the world in 2006. He cycled into Vancouver after 43,000 kilometres of travel. During the course of two years he rowed across the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, trekked and cycled through 16 countries, endured winter in Siberia and searing heat in the tropics.

• Monday, Feb. 4: Rita Pereira of Cuba will give a presentation on Sex, Gender, and the Law in Cuba from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. in Room 1251.

Pereira is an attorney who specializes in sexual diversity and the law and serves as a human resource trainer for different institutions and venues throughout her home country of Cuba. Her lectures include: training professionals working in the legal system on sexual diversity and the law, masculinities, and sexualities and the law, criminology and family law.

• Wednesday, Feb. 6: Dr. Markus Freiburghaus of Switzerland will talk about Intellectual property and plagiarism in Vietnam from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in Room 1251.

Dr. Freiburghaus is the manager of eight program deans, who lead six BSc and two MSc programs. He is also in the steering committee of two interdisciplinary BSc courses in charge of operations of the School of Business in Vietnam and the line manager of the Head of International Relations.

• Wednesday, Feb. 6: Dr. Stuart Weinstein of England  will give a presentation titled When Bad Things Happen to Good Corporations: The Crisis in Confidence in Corporate Governance. Is There a Way Out? from 6 to 8 p.m. in Room 1251. Dr. Weinstein is Associate Dean (Research and Enterprise), general counsel with the multinational Daewoo in both Korea and the United States, vice-chair of the Bar Standards Board of England Wales’ Education and Training Committee, a member of the Bars of the U.S. states California and New York, the District of Columbia and a Solicitor of Superior Courts of England and Wales.










He is also a consulting editor of the new desk-reference for in-house corporate counsel and compliance officers.

Different international cuisines will also be featured daily for lunch in the cafeteria by RH2 Foods.