Welcome to the Global Engagement Program
The Global Engagement Program is a capstone seminar that offers outstanding senior undergraduate students a chance to use their education and abilities to address questions of pressing global concern.
Students work in small-group settings to build collaborative, interdisciplinary, and effective proposals for solving global problems ranging from international governance, violent conflict, food security, indigenous rights, refugee settlement, homelessness, and youth engagement in social policy. Led by the Jarislowsky Fellows – distinguished Canadians with records of success both in and outside of academia – and faculty members with research expertise in contemporary global challenges, the program will culminate in a high-profile Summit, offering students the opportunity to showcase their projects and proposals.
The theme for Winter 2018 is "Global Populism and Democratic Futures".
- Apr. 16, 2018
Dismayed about American politics? Look in the mirror.
By Eric Bennett April 13, 2018
Can the average humanities professor be blamed if she rises in the morning, checks the headlines, shivers, looks in the mirror, and beholds a countenance of righteous and powerless innocence? Whatever has happened politically to the United States, it’s happened in stark opposition to the values so many philosophers and English professors, historians and art historians, creative writers and interdisciplinary scholars of race, class, and gender hold dear.
We are, after all, the ones to include diverse voices on the syllabus, use inclusive language in the classroom, teach stories of minority triumph, and, in our conference papers, articles, and monographs, lay bare the ideological mechanisms that move the cranks and offices of a neoliberal economy. Since the Reagan era our classrooms have mustered their might against thoughtless bigotry, taught critical thinking, framed the plight and extolled the humanity of the disadvantaged, and denounced all patriotism that curdles into chauvinism.
- Mar. 26, 2018
- Mar. 23, 2018
Join the conversation at the Global Populism & Democratic Futures Summit
The outcome of the Brexit vote, the election of President Trump, the erection of border walls across the European continent, and recent populist gains in Italy, Germany, Austria, and Canada raise important questions about democracy and the