The Faculty of Nursing’s symposium will take a fresh, multidisciplinary approach to compassion during Congress 2016
As part of the Congress 2016 exciting line-up of events, the University of Calgary will host six Interdisciplinary symposia to exhibit the university’s most compelling and leading-edge thinking and research. This article is part of a six-part series showcasing each event, all of which are open to Congress attendees and the general public.
On Sunday May 29, the Faculty of Nursing will host an Interdisciplinary symposium on compassion called Compassion under Contemporary Conditions: Keynote with Margaret Atwood; panels with scholars and community leaders. Why compassion and why now? Glad you asked! Symposium leads Graham McCaffrey (RN PhD) and Shane Sinclair (BA, MDiv, PhD) answer all your burning questions.
Q: So why compassion and why now?
McCaffrey: Compassion has become...
By Natalie Dawes and Alison Abel
Law and Social Work faculties aim to develop policies and action plans that will make real improvements in access to social justice. Top speakers include Thomas Cromwell, a Justice of the Supreme Court of Canada, and more—read on!
As part of Congress 2016 exciting line-up of events, the University of Calgary will host six Interdisciplinary symposia to exhibit the university’s most compelling and leading-edge thinking and research. This article is part of a six-part series showcasing each event, all of which are open to Congress attendees and the general public.
On May 28, the Faculties of Law and ...
Canada's largest annual academic gathering an excellent venue for sharing ideas, building partnerships
Jennifer Robitaille, Communications Specialist, University of Calgary
Registration for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences is officially open. From May 28 to June 3, the University of Calgary will host 70 academic associations that will each hold annual conferences during the week with a total of over 8,000 attendees.
UToday met with Bart Beaty, academic convenor for Congress 2016 and professor of English, who is a self-described “Congress geek.”
Beaty was a first-time Congress attendee as a student volunteer in 1993 and has a nearly perfect, two-decade Congress attendance record. He let us know what the 8,000 attendees can expect from...
Congress 2016 will take a village: University of Calgary put its hosting skills on display and welcomed team from Ottawa for three days of planning meetings
Jennifer Robitaille, Communications Specialist, Faculty of Arts, University of Calgary
Planning for the 2016 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences jointly organized by the University of Calgary and the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences officially kicked off on Sept. 28, 2015.
UCalgary hosted 10 members from the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences as they descended on campus to meet and discuss all things logistics and planning with UCalgary colleagues and local representatives from over 70 scholarly associations that will attend the weeklong conference.
Congress 2016 will run from May 28 to June 3, 2016 and is organized around the theme “Energizing Communities”. Congress 2016 will see more than 8,000 attendees visit...
Camille Ferrier, Agente des communications, Fédération des sciences humaines
Fraîchement débarquée sur le campus de la University of Calgary pour la Réunion de planification du Congrès 2016, mon regard se pose en premier sur les couleurs d’automne. Nous sommes le mercredi 30 septembre 2015 et des milliers de feuilles multicolores tapissent le sol de l’université pour l’occasion. Le campus est tout simplement magnifique : entre le nouveau complexe moderne et environnemental EEEL où se tiendront les réceptions du recteur, la salle de concert Eckhardt-Grammatté Hall du Rozsa Centre à l’acoustique incroyable où les conférenciers Voir grand s’exprimeront, et le grand et lumineux gymnase Jack Simpson où se tiendra le bureau d’inscription et où l’Expo du Congrès affichera fièrement...