NEWSCAST - Wednesday, July 10th, 2019
- This week, the Western campus plays host to more than 1,500 members of the International Association of College Admission Counseling for their annual education conference.
- Rarely held in Canada, the conference is a professional development event for international education professionals dedicated to serving students as they plan for postsecondary education.
- Now in its 26th year, the conference brings together school counsellors, university admissions officers and representatives from related organizations to discuss global education, with a focus on improving support for students as they select their academic programs and global destinations.
- The conference falls on the heels of a busy June when the campus hosted international visitors for a number of marquee events, including the International World’s Challenge Challenge, Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit, and the International Symposium on the Philosophy of Music Education.
- This week’s conference attracted representatives from more than 90 countries, including 800 university and college admissions professionals. Over 600 high school counsellors and 130 representatives of international education organizations were also in attendance.
- They will connect through 80 education sessions on topics such as diversity and inclusion, financial aid access, global citizenship and international student recruitment.
- Along with campus tours, they will also enjoy the city with an Indigenous sunrise ceremony, a golf outing, 5K run/walk, ice skating and a Canadian Backyard BBQ Bash to close out the conference.
- The conference kicks off Tuesday night and runs through Friday morning.
- Thames Valley District school board opened a welcoming centre for newcomers and international students called One World this week.
- Located at 365 Belfield St. at Louise Arbour French immersion elementary school, One World is aimed to be a one-stop-shop for new immigrants to the country and provide wrap-around services to make that transition easier.
- High school students are assessed at One World and registered to their schools. They have an opportunity to meet with guidance counsellors and learn more about the school system. Settlement workers also help families to adjust to life in Canada and connect them with community resources.
- The board expects 550 to 600 students from hundred countries to have their skills assessed at the centre over the summer months.
- During the school year about 75 students a month are expected to enroll in board classrooms.
- Your London Majors hosted the Kitchener Panthers yesterday instead of the Friday’s rain-out.
- The three first-inning runs were the difference in the Kitchener Panthers' 6-3 victory.
- Kitchener's Tanner Nivins drove in three while adding a pair of hits and scoring a run. Yorbis Borroto scored three times, Zarley Cina went 2-for-5 with two runs and an RBI, Liam Wilson singled twice, and catcher Ryley Davenport added two hits and an RBI.
- Stephen Gade (1-0) earned the win, giving up two runs (one earned) on two hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Miguel Lahera picked up his fifth save with a scoreless ninth, striking out one.
- Yuki Yasuda had two of London's four hits while also scoring twice. Yasuda, Myles Miller and Cleveland Brownlee all drove in a run.
- Juliandry Higuera (4-3) took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on nine hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out five. London’s relief pitcher John Fitzsimmons pitched the last three innings but, he couldn’t save the day for the Majors.
- Kitchener is currently atop the standings with 17-6. and fifth-place London dropped to 13-13.
- The Majors will host the Panthers once again this Friday at Labatt Park. First pitch 7:35pm.
- Today will be a one for the Forest City today. An afternoon high of 30 will feel more like 37 before leading into an overnight thunderstorm.
- Rain is expected tomorrow as well but the sky will clear up by Friday evening.