2018 Canadian Liberal Arts Fair

Event

The Canadian Liberal Arts Association (“CLAA”) is pleased to announce the inaugural Canadian Liberal Arts Fair. If you are studying in the #LiberalArts, #Humanities, or any allied discipline, the Fair is organized to help you imagine (and even plan) a more concrete and realistic path toward success, whatever that might mean for you.

Date & Time: 17 November 2018 from 12PM to 4PM.

Location: Bibliothèque et Archives nationale de Québec (“BAnQ”; 475 de Maisonneuve East, Montreal, QC, H2L 5C4, metro Berri-UQAM).

Attendance: The Canadian Liberal Arts Fair is free and open to the public.

More information: Please feel free to contact the Fair’s primary sponsor, the Thomas More Institute, by phone (514) 935-9585 or email info [at] thomasmore.qc.ca.

 

Program

Opportunities Space opens (12:00 PM). We have recruited sponsors who offer all kinds of opportunities—volunteering, academic programs, internships, etc.—connected to the liberal arts, humanities, etc.

Panel on Liberal Arts for Professional Success (12:30 – 1:30 PM). We will be interviewing three alumni of programs in the liberal arts, humanities, etc., to discuss how their academic training has nourished their professional success.

  • Anna Asimakopulos, CBC Montreal.
  • Guillaume Lavoie, Collège néo-classique + ÉNAP.
  • Paul Sheridan, ON Ministry of the Attorney General.

Reflection Workshop (2:30 PM – 3:30 PM). Our partner Brila Youth Projects will be leading a workshop entitled Disconnected in a connected world: How can we think together authentically? Participants will reflect together, demonstrating some of the key competencies students develop through training in the liberal arts, humanities, etc.

Opportunities Space closes (4:00 PM).

Sponsors

Brila Youth Projects (Montréal)

Carleton U. – College of the Humanities

Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf

Collège néo-classique (Montréal)

Concordia U. – Lib Arts College

Concordia U. – Dept. of Religions & Cultures

Concordia U. – Dept. of Theological Studies

Dawson College – Lib Arts Program

The Grammaticus (Toronto)

Marianopolis College – Lib Arts Program

McGill U. – Dept. of English

McGill U. – Dept. of History & Classical Studies

McGill U. – Lib Arts Program

Mount Allison U.

Saint Paul U.

Thomas More Institute (Montréal)

U. of King’s College

UQAM – Dép. d’histoire

Vanier College – Lib Arts Program

 

About the CLAA

The CLAA is an initiative of the Thomas More Institute in Montréal, Québec. The CLAA exists to support and promote the #LiberalArts, #Humanities, and connected fields in Canada, in both formal educational institutions and among the general public. We view the liberal arts broadly as a grouping of disciplines—bound together by a common educational approach—that participates in an evolving tradition. By “educational approach,” the CLAA envisions a methodical, self-driven, open-minded pursuit of knowledge and understanding appropriate not only for students working their way through institutionalized curricula, but also for curious, reflective adults.