Heading into its eighth ear this fall, the Joseph Howe Symposium is an annual event sponsored by the School of Journalism to promote public interest in journalism and democracy. Bringing together media experts from around the world, the symposium has opened discussion on such topics as the role of narrative in telling real-life stories, the media's right to offend, and journalism's relationship with democracy and activism.
For information on the upcoming symposium, please contact the School of Journalism.
The Dalhousie Writing Centre's goal is to help students cultivate ideas, develop strong organizational skills and heighten creativity. The centre's tutors can assist with understanding directions for written assignments, essay writing, structuring letters of intent for graduate programs, and improving writing ability in general. Along with providing one-on-one sessions to help students articulate, clarify and shape their ideas, the centre offers seminars throughout the academic year on writing papers and intellectual property issues.
The centre offers support services to students at both Dalhousie and King's, and appointments are free of charge; the costs of the Writing Centre are included in university tuition. Visit the centre in the Killam Library Learning Commons G40C, phone 494-1963 or email at email@example.com.
The Armbrae Dialogue at King's is a two-day symposium for upper-year high school students in the Halifax region that was launched in 2007. The mandate of this session is to engage students and to provide them with the opportunity to informatively participate with peers and guests in thoughtful, animated and purposeful discussion. The inaugural Dialogue encompassed the theme of the nature and role of consequence in human affairs, the second session focused on the pursuit of truth, accuracy and understanding in studying the historical and contemporary world, and the third and latest Dialogue explored the ingredients to effective leadership.
For information on the Armbrae Dialogue at King's, visit the Dialogue website. This year's Dialogue is scheduled for February 2012.
Formally known as the Pop Culture Series, the Series on Popular Aesthetics had its second season in the 2006/2007 academic year, presenting lectures on such topics as Dracula, Peter Pan, The Name of the Rose, and author Philip Pullman. The series, coordinated by Dr. Thomas Curran, continued in 2008 with lectures on the Sopranos and Harry Potter.
The History of Science and Technology Programme at King's teamed up with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Public Affairs (CCEPA) to organize this five-part series, held over the 2006/2007 academic year, which explored the implications of how Canadians trust in science. The series brought together scientists, science policy analysts, along with leading philosophers and sociologists of science, in order to discuss the origins, meaning and future of trust in science and its institutions.