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Dialogue on Civil Society: re-imagining the role of the university

College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

Friday, January 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)

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Universities in Canada and around the world are re-imagining their place in local and global communities. The University of Guelph has a strong and varied tradition of working with civil society in research, teaching and service - through international development studies, community-university engaged scholarship from local to global, and numerous other programs that see participation from faculty, staff and students. Yet as we shift more intentionally to exploring new ways of engagement and service, questions arise about the nature of civil society, about the complexity of issues faced, and about the need for critical reflection on the opportunities and challenges ahead for higher education institutions.

The University of Guelph is hosting a series of conversations on how we as a university can contribute to civil society.  As part of this effort, we are planning a university wide discussion to explore how the university can play a larger role in fostering civil society at both the local and global levels. Students, staff and faculty will be invited to hear, explore and respond to key ideas to inform this work.


The overall purpose of this dialogue is to engage the university community in a discussion that helps to:

  • Broaden and deepen thinking on the meaning of civil society
  • Explore the linkages between the universities and civil society sectors
  • Engage university constituents in a process of imagining how the University of Guelph can move in a direction of greater engagement with this sector

 

 

Dialogue on Civil Society:

re-imagining the role of the university

Agenda

Friday, January 20, 2012

John Eccles Centre, University of Guelph

 

Welcome and Introduction

Kerry  Daly, Dean, College of Social and Applied Human Sciences 

 

Speakers on Civil Society

.Alastair Summerlee, President and Vice-Chancellor, University of Guelph

.Paul Davidson, President Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada

.Student Panel

Ellis Hayman, Gracen Johnson, Erin Nelson, Christina Thomson, Sarah Pugh

.Budd Hall, Global Alliance for Community Engaged Research

 

Guided Roundtable Discussions


A light lunch will be provided.  Any questions or comments can be directed to the following email:

civilsociety@uoguelph.ca

 

 

Have questions about Dialogue on Civil Society: re-imagining the role of the university? Contact College of Social and Applied Human Sciences, University of Guelph

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John Eccles Centre
South Ring Road @ Maritime Residence
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON N1G 2W1

Friday, January 20, 2012 from 8:30 AM to 2:00 PM (EST)


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