Welcome to the Global Engagement Program
Launched in 2018, the Global Engagement Seminar Program is a capstone seminar which brings together students from across the six faculties and the affiliated colleges to develop greater awareness of contemporary global issues as well as to work collaboratively to think through creative solutions for tackling them.
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 individuals with records of success either in or 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.
- Aug. 1, 2018
We are pleased to announce that David Jones and Mimi Onuoha are going to be the 2019 Jarislowsky Fellows, leading ARTS 490 Socio-Cultural and Political Implications of Artificial Intelligence in Winter 2019.
- 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