ARTS & HUMANITIES DAY AT WESTERN!

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The Faculty of Arts & Humanities welcomes highschool students to "Arts and Humanities Day," at Western University. This day promises to be a wonderful opportunity for your students to immerse themselves in the humanities through interactive and insightful sessions. It also provides a chance to connect with university faculty and students, shedding light on the importance of the arts and humanities is a rapidly changing world. 

WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM

WHERE: UNIVERSITY COLLEGE, WESTERN UNIVERSITY

*FREE LUNCH PROVIDED!

TENTATIVE SESSIONS:

"The Stories We Tell"

Join Kelly Olson and Kyle Gervais from Classical Studies as they draw on Greco-Roman mythology and history to talk about how privileged stories like these get used, transformed, appropriated, abused, etc. in different times and places. 


"Making Choices about Leadership"

What values do we most need from our leaders at this moment in time, and what are the obstacles to cultivating these values? How can an education in the Arts and Humanities help to cultivate leaders and leadership that demonstrate intelligence, wisdom, insight, and above all tolerance and empathy? Join Joel Faflak from English and Writing Studies to examine these questions.


"Student Life Beyond the Classroom" *TBC

Learn about the Arts & Humanities student experience from Margaret Gleed, President of Arts & Humanities Students’ Council. Margaret will share the many ways students are invovled in life outside the classroom and how they are pursuing their passion in fun and creative ways!  

TENTATIVE ITINERARY:

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM: Margaret Gleed, A & H Student Experience 

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM

      Group A: Session with K. Olson and K. Gervais, "The Stories We Tell” 

      Group B: Session with J. Faflak, “Making Choices about Leadership” 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM: Lunch  

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM: 

      Group A: Session with J. Faflak, “Making Choices about Leadership” 

      Group B: Session with K. Olson and K. Gervais, "The Stories We Tell” 

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM: Interactive Final Activity (details to be confirmed) 

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Transfer to Buses  

 OTHER INFORMATION

REGISTRATION:

  • Registration is FREE and will open early March 2024. 
  • We are capping the event at 170 this year.
  • If you have any questions, please email Carrie Connelly at cconne2@uwo.ca and Amanda Green at agreen8@uwo.ca.  

TRANSPORTATION:

  •  students and teachers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Western University. 

REFRESHMENTS:

  • FREE lunch and refreshments will be provided for all registered participants!