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October 28, 2016
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Arts in Action

Mar 6/14

Date: Mar 6/14
Time: 9:30 - 15:30
Location: Concourse
Cost: Free

Are the Arts in Crisis?

What is the Value of an Arts Degree?

CICDA, in collaboration with the Department of English and Film Studies, will be holding an


in the Concourse

Thurs. March 6 from 9:30-3:30

Under pressure from parents, peers, and the media, students feel increasingly pressured to make educational choices directed towards success in a job market where precariousness rather than stability is now the norm in many occupations. In an environment where science, technology and business related studies seem to offer the prospect of stability and success, traditional Arts subjects and the skills they nurture no longer seem relevant or attractive as the basis on which to build career success and an enriched and fulfilling life. The purpose of the Arts in Action day is to challenge this new conventional wisdom, and highlight the importance and value that studying the Arts continue to provide in a rapidly changing world where narrowly focused skills can quickly find themselves obsolete. The Arts teach us not only skills for jobs, but also skills for life!

The day will include panels of faculty, students, and alumni leading discussion on topics ranging from the role of the arts in new emerging interdisciplinary fields to career paths for arts grads. It will also be a great opportunity for students to:

learn more about departments and programs in the Faculty of Arts
learn more about the many resources available to students (Career Services, Arts Advising, Writing Centre and more)
learn more about the exciting array of student clubs on campus

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Contact: Dr. Maria DiCenzo
Phone: 519-884-0710, ext. 3985

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