Welcome to the Global Engagement Seminar Program
The Future of Nature - ARTS 490, Winter 2020
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 problems.
Students work in small, interdisciplinary groups to build collaborative 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 Jarislowsky Fellows – distinguished individuals with records of success either in or outside academia – and faculty members with research expertise in the contemporary challenge area, the program culminates each spring in a high-profile, public-facing Summit where the students showcase their projects and proposals.
For more information, please contact Rebecca Zehr, Global Engagement Program Coordinator.
- Nov. 27, 2019
Bring your intellectual curiosity and commitment to engage in interdisciplinary discussions about THE FUTURE OF NATURE. APPLY FOR ARTS 490 TODAY! As of November 25, 2019, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the class reaches its cap.
- Oct. 15, 2019
"Not Done Critiquing Wilderness Areas, National Parks & Public Lands"
Please join us for a public lecture by Dr. Kyle Whyte, the Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar in Philosophy. Dr.
- Oct. 1, 2019
This year's first Fellow is EDWARD BURTYNSKY. He is regarded as one of the world's most accomplished contemporary photographers. His remarkable photographic depictions of global industrial landscapes are included in the collections of over sixty major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Canada, the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Reina Sofia Museum in Madrid, the Tate Modern in London, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in California.
- July 24, 2019
We all know about “fake news.” Most of us think we can tell the difference. After all, we keep informed, or at least try to. But what are our sources of information? How reliable are they? If the internet is involved, you already know that a high dose of skepticism is necessary. So how can we know for sure that we’re getting the truth?
- July 9, 2019
“What does the future of work look like in a world of technological advancement?”
- July 2, 2019
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.