Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Announcing ARTS 490 2021 topic: Pandemic

Led by Katherine Acheson, Program Director, the Global Engagement Program gives outstanding senior undergraduate students from all across the University of Waterloo a chance to turn their education and abilities to questions of pressing global concern in a capstone seminar program.

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

2020 Student Projects

Some student project examples from ARTS 490: The Future of Nature

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

GESP and adapting to COVID-19 crisis

Edward Burtynsky lecture for GESP students

The Global Engagement Seminar's ARTS 490, The Future of Nature, was among the 975 Faculty of Arts courses that had to pivot to online delivery in mid-March. The class was deep into preparing final team projects that would have been presented at the public Summit held at the Balsillie School in early April. Along with the Summit cancellation, there would also be no public keynotes by the GES mentors, renowned photographer Edward Burtynsky and prolific scholar and expert on socio-political activism Mike Davis.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

ARTS 490 still open for applications

forest with large clear cut section

Bring your intellectual curiosity and commitment to engage in interdisciplinary discussions about THE FUTURE OF NATURE. APPLY FOR ARTS 490 TODAYAs of November 25, 2019, we are accepting applications on a rolling basis until the class reaches its cap.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Public Talk by Brian Rudrick Visiting Scholar Dr. Kyle Whyte

Drawing of a female meditating surrounded by 4 planets

"Not Done Critiquing Wilderness Areas, National Parks & Public Lands" 

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Meet the first 2020 Jarislowsky Fellow!

Edward Burtynsky with special camera equipment

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.