Let’s Talk Creativity!

A Creative Connections Symposium at Acadia University

Hosted by the School of Education and the Atlantic Centre for Creativity, this Symposium will bring together individuals across disciplines and sectors. All are welcome! Advance registration is required!

Friday, November 16, 2018

5:00pm Wine and Cheese Reception

6:00pm  Welcome and Greetings

6:30pm  Activity:  An Interactive Performance

Saturday, November 17, 2018*

9:00 am  Welcome and Greetings

9:30 – 10:45am   Panel OneSustainability: Enter Interdisciplinarity?

  • Chaired by Dr. Michael Corbett, Professor, School of Education

  • Dr. Gabrielle Donnelly: Community Development at Acadia University.

  • Dr. Saara Liinamaa: Sociology and Anthropology at University of Guelph.

  • Dr. Patrick Howard: Faculty of Education at Cape Breton University.  

11:00 – 12:15        Panel Two: Sharing Creative Processes

  • Chaired by Mr. Paul Syme, Visual Artist and Art Educator

  • Dr. Naa Afua Dadesen Cooper: Poet Laureate for Halifax Regional Municipality.

  • Ms. Tessa Mendel: Artistic Director of Halifax Theatre for Young People.

  • Dr. Harold Pearse: Professor Emeritus at NSCAD University.

  • Dr. Glen Hougan: Principal of Wellspan Research and Design. 

12:15 – 1:30pm   Lunch (Provided) and Interactive Performance

1:30– 2:45pm  Panel Three:  Inclusion and Creativity: The Learning Environment

  • Chaired by Dr. Susan Spence-Campbell, Creative Arts Instructor

  • Dr. Cheryl Aubie: Clinical psychologist in Halifax.

  • Dr. Cynthia Bruce: Blind activist scholar who holds a PhD in Educational Studies.

  • Ms. Jan Keddy: Retired (“Re-wired”) Teacher and Autism Specialist.

3:00 – 3:45pm           Keynote - Dr. Michael Wilson

  • Coordinator of the Imagination, Creativity and Innovation Cohort, in Teacher Education at the University of Ottawa.   

  • *All panels include audience participation

  • Registration fee:  $75 (non-refundable). 

  • Registration deadline:  November 7, 2018


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