There have been untold number of events held in 2018 to honour the 200th year of Dalhousie University.
But one of the signature events that perhaps best bridged the school’s past and future was the Belong Forums series that brought internationally respected thinkers to campus to share their unique perspectives on diversity and inclusiveness.
The lecture series, part of the broader Year of Belonging initiative and spurred on by Dal’s promise to foster a more inclusive culture, included speakers as diverse as Rick Hanson, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Senator Murray Sinclair, Angela Davis and Temple Grandin.
The popular lecture series was made possible with the support of the CBC, including the provision of some of their hosts who often moderated the question-and-answer portion of the event.
Colleen Jones took part in the Rick Hanson lecture, Paul Kennedy was with Angela Davis, Paul Withers was with Temple Grandin and Tom Murphy assisted with the Murray Sinclair event.
“CBC’s partnership with Dalhousie University and the Belong Forums was a natural fit,” says Denise Wilson, senior managing director of CBC Atlantic.
“As the public broadcaster, inclusion and diversity are integral to us, and, like Dal, we strive to provide a space for all to contribute. Through the Year of Belonging lecture series, featuring internationally respected thinkers, our hosts and audience members shared in rich and insightful discussions that elevated understanding about what it means to truly ‘belong’ in our communities.”
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster with a mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain and playing a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As a prime Canadian news source, the CBC offers a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs with distinctively homegrown entertainment programming drawing audiences from across the country.
Deeply rooted in communities, the broadcaster offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages and is leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.
CBC/Radio-Canada is Canada’s national public broadcaster. Through our mandate to inform, enlighten and entertain, we play a central role in strengthening Canadian culture. As Canada’s trusted news source, we offer a uniquely Canadian perspective on news, current affairs and world affairs. Our distinctively homegrown entertainment programming draws audiences from across the country. Deeply rooted in communities, CBC/Radio-Canada offers diverse content in English, French and eight Indigenous languages. We are leading the transformation to meet the needs of Canadians in a digital world.