SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

December 02, 2016 10:00 ET

Media Advisory -- Indigenous Education & Reconciliation Through the Arts

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

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - December 02, 2016) - The Werklund School of Education, along with the Education Students Association (ESA), will present a public celebration to bring together diverse communities to experience contributions from students and community members focused on the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action.

The afternoon will provide opportunities for reflection and conversation with a goal of supporting the relationship-building central to the reconciliation process. The afternoon program on December 3 features speakers and discussion, a digital showcase of pre-service teacher learning, and "New Blood," an arts production by Strathmore High School students.

Participants and organizers are available for interviews before the event (2:00pm to 2:30pm). Opportunities for photography of the speakers and performance will be available from 2:30-3:30pm.

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

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

WHERE: Taylor Institute for Teaching and Learning, 434 Collegiate Blvd. NW

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

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