SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

November 18, 2016 10:30 ET

Eyes Open, Eyes High

Community invited to celebrate Indigenous Education & Reconciliation through the Arts

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - November 18, 2016) - The Werklund School of Education, along with the Education Students' Association (ESA) is proud to present a public celebration which will bring together diverse communities to learn, share and experience Indigenous culture and teaching.

Eyes Open, Eyes High will feature speakers and discussion, a digital showcase of pre-service teacher learning, and a special performance of "New Blood," an arts production by Strathmore High School students.

Central to the reconciliation process between the Indigenous community and others, the afternoon gathering will provide opportunities for learning, reflection and conversation and is in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action.

Anyone interested in being part of the dialogue is welcome to attend.

WHAT: Eyes Open, Eyes High: Inspiring Visions in the Midst of Difficult Teaching and Learning

WHEN: Saturday December 3, 2016 – 2:30pm-5:00pm – Refreshments to follow

WHERE: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, 434 Collegiate Blvd. NW, Parking: Lot 12 or 13

WHO: Werklund School of Education Faculty and Students, guest speakers, "New Blood" performance

COST: $10 per person, with proceeds going to support the ESA's legacy fund for reconciliation initiatives

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Betty Rice
    Senior Communications Manager, Werklund School of Education