CUD faculty and staff reinforce Canadian bonds at event

Personnel from across CUD’s multinational academic and staff communities were guided by the University’s Canadian contingent in a program of events that touched upon Canada’s geography, environment, education system, law, sports, arts and culture.



Dubai — Faculty and staff from Canadian University Dubai (CUD) recently took part in a day-long event to celebrate and learn more about Canadian culture and society.

Faculty and staff from Canadian University Dubai learned more about Canadian culture and society at the event. 

Personnel from across CUD’s multinational academic and staff communities were guided by the University’s Canadian contingent in a program of events that touched upon Canada’s geography, environment, education system, law, sports, arts and culture.

The event began with an address from Guest of Honour, Canadian Consul General, Emmanuel Kamarianakis, who opened proceedings with a fascinating overview of Canadian history, politics and society.

Kamarianakis spoke about how Canada truly forged itself as a country in the early twentieth century, and drew comparisons with the UAE and its multinational society, as well as its cohesion with other cultural and religious identities, within a common framework. 

Participants went on to hear from Canadian colleagues about a range of topics — ranging from the invention of basketball by Canadian James Naismith to the establishment of the country’s legal framework through the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.


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