NC student forum to focus on youth unemployment


Youth unemployment around the world will be the focus on April 17, as students from Niagara College’s Bachelor of Applied Business: International Commerce and Global Development program gather for their 7th Annual Student Forum.

About 200 students in the program will participate in the event, which is expected to draw students, faculty and the community.

The event will be held in the Yerich Auditorium, at the College’s Niagara on the Lake Campus, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. The forum will kick off with a keynote speech by Niagara College president Dan Patterson and will break off into four parallel sessions about various aspects of youth unemployment.

NC students – from first-year to fourth-year students in the program – are involved in almost every aspect of the forum, from planning and organizing to speaking and debating.

“The forum is a course-based project that complements their classroom learning,” said Dawit Eshetu, coordinator, Bachelor of Applied Business: International Commerce and Global Development, who noted that students in the program take four global development stream courses that deal with global issues, policies and strategies. “It is hoped that students get a better understanding through their research, presentation and debate leading to the forum.”

This is the seventh year for the annual forum focusing on global issues. Themes covered in the past have included the environment, poverty and inequality, and the financial crisis.


7th Annual Student Forum


Thursday, April 17, 5:30-8:30 p.m.

Registration, 5:30 p.m. (Yerich Auditorium)

Keynote speech, NC president Dan Patterson, 6-6:30 p.m. (Yerich Auditorium)

Sessions: 6:45-7:45 p.m. (various locations)

Intermission and reception: 7:45-8:15 p.m. (cafeteria foyer)

Closing: 8:15-8:30 p.m. (cafeteria foyer)


Niagara College, Niagara-on-the-Lake Campus

135 Taylor Rd., Niagara-on-the-Lake

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