Enhancing Classroom Learning Through Critical Global Citizenship

Event Date & Time

  • May 11, 2022
    10:00 am - 11:00 am

Event Description

This event is part of the 2022 Celebrate Learning Week.

The Simon K.Y. Lee Global Lounge and Resource Centre is a capacity-building hub for student-led global citizenship and social justice initiatives that fosters responsive programming grounded in the needs and interests of UBC students. The community is made up of over 35 member clubs concerned with issues such as anti-racism, sustainability, international development and intercultural competence that represent over 2000 students who support, and host over 500 events in the space annually. Students host responsive initiatives tied to current events that include expertise and lived experiences from not only faculty, but also, students and community members from across the globe; as a result, decolonizing students’ ways of knowing at UBC and enhancing their classroom learning. Join us for a presentation and discussion about the work of the Global Lounge, as well as learn how the staff have been able to pivot programming into the virtual space resulting in more accessible and inclusive programming for students.


  • Jolanta Lekich, Program Director Global Campus Initiatives – International Student Development
  • Eve Court, Program Advisor, Global Campus Initiatives – International Student Development
  • Carolina Leyton, Community Animator, Tandem Coordinator, Global Lounge – International Student Development


Global Lounge, 2205 Lower Mall Building 1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada