Welcome to the Global Engagement Seminar Program

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Launched in 2018, the Global Engagement Seminar Program is a capstone seminar, bringing 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.

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.

  1. July 9, 2019AI at Work
    AI Will You Work Exhibit

    “What does the future of work look like in a world of technological advancement?” 

  2. July 2, 2019Machine Learning Bias
    Explaining Bias with Music Exhibit

    Do you remember the excitement of looking through hundreds of records in a record store and finding the one hidden gem? Your favourite band or something new that you can’t wait to unwrap and listen to? Now we have Spotify. It’s cheap, convenient and provides an almost unlimited amount of music any time you have your phone on you. Which is obviously always. 

  3. June 25, 2019Project Matthias
    Project Matthias Room Exhibit

    Entering room 143 at the Balsillie School of International Affairs was like stepping back in time. The wall covered with a larger than life Star Wars poster, more like wallpaper, really. The jar of multi-coloured gumballs on the desk, next to the Buzz Lighyear toy and Ironman comics. A boombox waiting to play your favourite cassette tapes. The tiny tube TV on the old wooden dresser next to the single cot. The lava lamp. 

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