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FAQ

Understanding and Answering Summit on Human Rights
How Did We Get Here? How Do We Move Forward?

If your question is not answered here or if you are in need of additional information, please contact Jane Twohey, RZIM Canada Events Coordinator.
315-50 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z3
P: (416) 385 9199 | TF: (800) 803 3829 | F: (416) 385 9155 | E: jane.twohey@rzim.ca

GENERAL


RZIM Canada is the Canadian office of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries based in Toronto, Canada. For more information, please visit www.rzim.ca.

CMU is an innovative Christian university, rooted in the Anabaptist faith tradition, moved and transformed by the life and teachings of Jesus Christ. Through teaching, research and service CMU inspires and equips women and men for lives of service, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.

CMU’s mission statement takes shape through a vibrant array of programs and projects, conversations, and commitments. The statement names the story of God’s creating and transforming work through Jesus Christ as the heartbeat of the service, leadership, and reconciliation through which CMU students, faculty, graduates, and surrounding community participate in church and society. For more information visit: www.cmu.ca

While the Christian Mennonite University is hosting the Summit, there is no official affiliation with CMU. Please direct queries to Jane Twohey at RZIM Canada, and not CMU.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights (CMHR) is the first museum solely dedicated to the evolution, celebration and future of human rights. The aim of CMHR is to build not only a national hub for human rights learning and discovery, but a new era of global human rights leadership.

Creating inspiring encounters with human rights, CMHR engages Canadians and international visitors in an immersive, interactive experience that offers both the inspiration and tools to make a difference in the lives of others. CMHR welcomes their visitors as partners on a journey to erase barriers and create meaningful, lasting change.

The Canadian Museum for Human Rights is the first national museum to be built in nearly half a century, and the first outside the National Capital Region.

The purpose of the Canadian Museum for Human Rights is to explore the subject of human rights, with special but not exclusive reference to Canada, in order to enhance the public’s understanding of human rights, to promote respect for others and to encourage reflection and dialogue (Museums Act). For more information visit: https://humanrights.ca/

While CMHR is hosting a “Night at the Museum”, there is no official affiliation with CMHR. Please direct queries to Jane Twohey at RZIM Canada, and not CMHR.

Registrants must be at least 17 years old, or have finished high school to attend.

Registration is between 4:00 PM and 6:00 PM on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and Thursday at 8:00am, July 13 for those who cannot make the evening welcome reception and plenary.

Complimentary WiFi will be available.

Lunch, dinner and refreshments are included in your registration. Breakfast is included if you are staying on campus.

Please submit any dietary restrictions by June 15, 2017. We will do our best to accommodate you.

Meals will be buffet style. You will need to wear your lanyard as identification.

You can make your own arrangements for meals however there is no financial reimbursement for skipped meals.

Childcare will not be provided. Session attendance is limited to individuals 17 and over.

FEES, CANCELLATIONS & FINANCIAL AID 


A limited number of full and partial bursaries are available for students residing in Canada. To apply, download an application at www.rzimua.ca and email to Jane Twohey prior to April 25, 2017.

You may cancel your reservation within 7 working days after the date we receive your booking. A refund will be issued less a $50 administrative fee. If you cancel your booking AFTER the 7 working days and prior to June 1, 2017 you will receive a refund for fees paid less $150 deposit.  There will be no refunds issued after June 1, 2017.

ACCOMMODATIONS


A limited number of dorm style rooms are available on campus on a first come first serve basis.

Accommodations are on-campus student dormitory residences. The accommodations consist of single beds and bunk beds and there are no queen or double beds. Couples and families who wish to share a room should consider staying at a local hotel.

Please call or email the RZIM office as soon as possible to update your registration.

You will receive a ready-made bed with a pillow, sheets and a blanket, along with a cup, soap, and all necessary towels. There will be no housekeeping for the conference.

Rooms are accessible by elevator or stairs. For those with mobility limitations, please contact Jane Twohey to make arrangements.

There is no room service available. There is a cafeteria with limited hours available on campus, and various shops, cafés and restaurants within driving or transit proximity.

Unfortunately there is no access to these items.

Unfortunately there is no exercise room.

Washing machines and dryers are available. You will need to bring your own detergent.

Check-in will take place from 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. on Wednesday July 12, 2017. You will receive your registration package as well as your accommodation key at the Summer School registration desk.

You will need to check out of your room by 1:00 PM on Saturday July 15, 2017.

Staying additional nights is currently not an option.

HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS 


You are welcome to stay at a hotel but RZIM Canada is not responsible for booking hotel accommodations.

Below are some hotels in the area:
Aspen Woodlands Bed and Breakfast
Holiday Inn Winnipeg – Airport West
Viscount Gort Hotel
Clarion Hotel & Suites

PROGRAM AND LECTURE SESSIONS 


You will receive a registration package upon arrival including lecture note outlines. You may wish to bring a notebook for additional note taking.

We welcome technology in the classroom as long as it is not distracting to attendees. We cannot guarantee access to electrical outlets during lectures. Please keep all electronic devices on “silent mode” during all lectures.

RZIM will be recording all talks and distributing them to you by email after the Summit. We request that you DO NOT make other audio or video recordings.

RZIM and other resources will be available for purchase throughout the Summit.

There are no academic requirements to attend Summer School.

There is no course preparation needed.

Some of the speakers are published authors whose books will be for sale.

There are no academic credits available for the Summit at this time.

There are breaks throughout the day that include an extended lunch and dinner. However, we encourage participants to take time for themselves as needed. See schedule here.

In addition to Q&A’s throughout the program, there will be formal and informal opportunities to interact with speakers throughout the week.

Your registration fee includes the Thursday evening Night at the Museum keynote address with Andy Bannister and Chris Di Carlo, dinner and a two – hour tour of the museum.

Public tickets are now available for purchase.

TRANSPORTATION AND ARRIVAL DETAILS 


Travel Instructions:
Go to: http://www.cmu.ca

INTERNATIONAL FAQS 


Citizens of other countries require a valid passport and/or visa to get into Canada. Visit: Canadian Border Service Agencies for more information. Registrants are responsible for their own visas. Please note: RZIM Canada cannot extend formal invitations for students to come to Canada to study.

Contact Information for additional questions:

Jane Twohey,
Events Coordinator
RZIM Canada
315-50 Gervais Drive, Toronto, ON, M3C 1Z3
P: (416) 385 9199 TF: (800) 803 3829 F: (416) 385 9155
E: Jane.Twohey@rzim.ca