The future of post-secondary education is a current debate, nationally and internationally. Our goal is to develop an understanding of the nuances and dynamics in Atlantic Canada, which can contribute to the broader discussion. The focus of this symposium will be the historic and emerging role(s) of the university: preparation for civic life, education, research, job training; past and future impact of the university beyond the campus, regionally, nationally, and internationally.
On the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, Alexandra Novosseloff will share her research on borders and walls, gleaned from a two-year journey while preparing her book, Des murs entre les hommes (Walls between Men). A roundtable discussion featuring Halifax experts will follow this talk and expand upon the idea of walls and borders – both physical and conceptual. Do they serve the same function?
The Mexican Academy of Sciences and US National Academy of Sciences are jointly sponsoring a symposium, “New Horizons in Science”, to be held in Mexico City in June 21 – 24, 2014.
Is blood toxic or sacred? Does it divide or unite us? How do our ideas about blood, some thousands of years old, continue to influence the way we see each other and ourselves in the Year 2014?
The Royal Society of Canada Atlantic Chapter, in partnership with Memorial University of Newfoundland, is pleased to invite you to a free public lecture by 2012 Fellow Peter Pope.
Professor Peter Pope, FRSC, will discuss Breton Fishers in Northern Newfoundland, during the period from 1504-1904.
Seating is limited. Arrive early to avoid disappointment.