Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Denise 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.

Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Rebecca Rideal to be a 2021 Jarislowsky Fellow

Rebecca Rideal Headshot

We are delighted to announce that Rebecca Rideal has just been appointed as the fourth Jarislowsky Fellow for the Global Engagement Seminar 2021 course: Pandemic. She will offer mentorship and expertise as students develop their final projects.

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

Drs. Joan Donovan and Tim O’Shea to be 2021 Jarislowsky Fellows

We are delighted to announce the appointment of two additional Jarislowsky Fellows for the winter term’s ARTS 490 Pandemic. Dr. Joan Donovan and Dr. Tim O’Shea will each participate in the course on separate weeks during the term, providing mentorship and expertise as students develop their final projects. 

Dr. Joan Donovan

Friday, October 16, 2020

Dr. Pamela Palmater to be a 2021 Jarislowsky Fellow  

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Dr. Pamela D. Palmater as a Jarislowsky Fellow for the 2021 ARTS 490 seminar focused on the global pandemic. Dr. Palmater will deliver a guest lecture to our students and provide mentorship as they develop their final projects for the end-of-term Global Engagement Summit event.  

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.