School of Liberal Education Social Justice Symposium
The third annual Social Justice Symposium will take place on Friday, September 20th (noon - 4:30 p.m.) in the Student Union ballrooms. This year's theme is "Innovation in Social Justice".
Keynote Speaker: Jackson Leween 2Bears (Art Department, Faculty of Fine Art)
Format: welcome, keynote speaker, 5 short talks, followed by small group discussion
Audience: faculty, staff, students and community members
More details will be provided as they become available.
School of Liberal Education Volunteer Award
Congratulations to Madeline Szabo. Madline is the inaugural winner of the new School of Liberal Education Volunteer Award. The award is given to a student with high academic standing and a strong record of volunteer activity in the community. Click here to read more about this amazing student.
Our Speaker Series: The Lib Ed Living Room
This speaker series presents broadly accessible talks on topics related to the pillars of Liberal Education. See below for Spring 2019 events.
Inter-Cultural Competency (Join the conversation)
Panelists: Dr. Hillary Rodrigues (Religious Studies Department); Dr. Don McIntyre (Dhillon School of Business); Imarú Baquero (International Centre); Sarah Amies (Program Director, Lethbridge Family Services - Immigrant Services)
Day/Date: Tuesday, January 29 2019
Time: 5:00 p.m.
Location: M-1040 (Markin Hall)
Note: Free parking as of 5:00 p.m.
Playing Whack-A-Mole: Regulating Election Finance in Liberal Democracies
Guest Speaker: Dr. Harold Jansen (Professor, Poliitical Science; Acting Associate Dean, Faculty of Arts & Science)
Day/Date: Wednesday, February 13 2019
Time: 12:00 p.m.
Friends of Liberal Education Prize Winner for 2018
The School of Liberal Education congratulates Abigail Curle, the 2018 recipient of the Friends of Liberal Education Prize for outstanding achievement in Liberal Education 1000 or 2000. Previous winners are Cassandra Ostashek (2017) and Katherine Hatton (2016).
Liberal Education Essay Awards
Congratulations to Dalys Fletcher and Kieran Brennan, winners of the Liberal Education Essay Prize in Spring 2017. Days Fletcher was awarded first prize of $1500 for her essay The Good Life. Kieran Brennan was awarded second prize of $500 for his essay Creativity: the Fifth Pillar of Liberal Education. Essays can be found on our Awards and Prizes page.
The Inaugural Muthada Boora Family Awards:
This prize is awarded based on grades, volunteer work, and an essay on the value of Liberal Education. The Fall 2018 winners are:
- Mikaela Tegart (new high school entrant)
- Blaine Primeau (new transfer student)
- Madeline Szabo (continuing student).
Learn more about the award winners and read their essays here!
Tagg-Yoshida Lecture Series
This lecture series presents eminent thinkers who have published profoundly exciting and challenging work, representing the breadth of knowledge inherent in a liberal education, showing how different domains of knowledge are deeply interconnected. The aim of the Lecture is to explore in an integrative interdisciplinary and critical way topical ideas that are relevant to the whole human community, in an accessible, interesting and provocative way.