Winter 2021 course theme: Pandemic

The Global Engagement Seminar is a senior undergraduate course that brings together students from across the University with experts and mentors to develop solutions for contemporary global problems.

The Winter 2021 seminar (ARTS 490) theme is Pandemic. Third- and fourth-year students from any faculty are invited to enroll.

The course instructors are Dr. Shana MacDonald (Department of Communication Arts) and Dr. Shannon Majowicz (School of Public Health and Health Systems). Under their leadership, the Seminar will examine the theme of pandemic from multiple perspectives – from public health to media to equity issues, and more. At the end of the term, the seminar will host a public online Summit, which will feature contributions by experts and presentation of student team projects.

The Jarislowsky Fellows play a key role in the Seminar. They are distinguished individuals with records of exceptional intellectual and social leadership on matters related to the theme of the course. The 2021 Jarislowsky Fellows are Dr. Pam Palmater, Dr. Tim O'Shea, Dr. Joan Donovan, Kevin Sutton, Rebecca Rideal and Denise Balkissoon.  

Contact us

For more information, please contact Rebecca Zehr, Global Engagement Program Coordinator.

  1. Mar. 30, 2021Global Engagement 2021 Summit: Pandemic
    coronavirus image in orange and teal

    Imagine studying a global phenomenon while being in the midst of its many impacts. That’s what the students, instructors, and Jarislowsky Fellows of this term’s Global Engagement Seminar have been grappling with for the past three months.

  2. Mar. 11, 2021Global Engagement 2021 Summit: Pandemic

    On April 7th 2021 from 10:00am - 3:00pm The Global Engagement Seminar (GES) will be holding a virtual Summit that will consist of a panel discussion from our Jarislowsky Fellows as well as an exhibiton of student projects focused on the Pandemic. 

    You can register as well as find the schedule of events here

  3. Jan. 5, 2021Denise Balkissoon and Kevin Sutton to be Jarislowsky Fellows

    We are delighted to announce that Denise Balkissoon and Kevin Sutton have just been appointed as Jarislowsky Fellows for the Global Engagement Seminar 2021 course: Pandemic. They will offer mentorship and expertise as students develop their final projects.

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