March 29, 2010

ANAK - Global College Launches Philippine Studies Summer Institute 2010

March 29, 2010

WINNIPEG, MB - The University of Winnipeg Global College and the Filipino-Canadian community organization, Aksyon Ng Ating Kabataan Inc. (ANAK) signed an agreement today creating a partnership offering a Philippine Studies Summer Institute at the University of Winnipeg this August. This timely agreement marks 50 years of Filipino achievements in Manitoba by tracing Filipino history in Manitoba and The Philippines taught by guest instructor Antonio Tujan Junior, from the Institute for Political Economy in the Philippines and Director, IBON Research Foundation.

Examine Migration & DevelopmentThis university three-credit course will examine migration and development in the Philippines and it will explore the political, economic, and social impact of labour migration in the Philippines especially in terms of its challenges to human rights and development in the past fifty years.

“Global College has the mandate to build a global learning commons at University of Winnipeg,” said Marilou McPhedran, Principal of Global College. “Working with passionate youth leaders at ANAK who want to increase access to Philippine Studies through this Global College Summer Institute is a good partnership in community learning. This institute harnesses technology to offer a unique opportunity for a wide range of students, including Filipino-Canadians in Winnipeg and other places, international students in other countries and UWinnipeg students to learn in-person or on-line from a leading Filipino visiting scholar.”

Primary Source of Economic Development"ANAK has worked with the Global College at the University of Winnipeg since 2007,” said Daisydee Bautista, ANAK Director. “We are pleased to shed light on the less known plight of Filipino migrants and their human rights. These migrants are the Philippines' primary source of economic development. It is our hope that we can build a greater dialogue and understanding on all the important issues of migrant labour."

ANAK is offering Liwayway Scholarship for Leadership Excellence that can be applied to this course. For applications for scholarship or information email info@anak.ca .

To Register for this course MULT- 1100 /2100 - Migration and Development in the Philippines, 1960-2010 contact global.college@uwinnipeg.ca . Existing students may register via WebAdvisor.

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FOR MORE INFORMATION
Naniece Ibrahim, Communications Officer, The University of Winnipeg
P: 204.988.7130, E: n.ibrahim@uwinnipeg.ca

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