2014 Seminar on Youth Public Participation and International Humanitarianism in the Age of Globalization in Taiwan
The goal of the 2014 Seminar on Youth Public Participation and International Humanitarianism in the Age of Globalization is to increase youth public participation globally, and to assist young people construct clear practical visions and develop comprehensive ways to achieve them.
With assistance from the Education Division of TECO in Vancouver, BCCIE put post-secondary students in that part of Canada who were keen to attend this seminar and expand their global view into contact with YDA at the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. YDA is hosting this seminar.
Ms. Grace Shu-fen Ou, director of the Education Division met with Dr. Randall Martin, BCCIE’s executive director, at the beginning of May, to discuss this planned seminar and collaboration arrangements in depth. YDA was to be responsible for seminar participants’ meals, accommodation, and transportation in Taiwan, and BCCIE would greatly contribute by promoting the seminar on their website, selecting candidates, and generously sponsoring $400 toward each person’s roundtrip flight to Taiwan for this educational exchange between young people in Canada and Taiwan.
After careful assessment, seven participants from Western Canada were chosen. They come from such universities and colleges as the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, Trinity Western University, and Langara College. Youth public participation and international humanitarianism are both tremendously relevant areas in this age of globalization, and it is a wonderful opportunity that should enrich each of them and the communities they will return to.