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Symposium to explore Wisdom, Knowledge and Imagination

 
2009-10-22

Today, on the day of his Installation as Queen’s 20th Principal and Vice-Chancellor, Daniel Woolf will chair a symposium about the nature and values of the University, issues of interdisciplinarity and the relations between the University and the broader community

“The installation of a principal is traditionally an opportunity for the campus to come together and reflect on both past and future,” says Principal Woolf. “Our symposium brings together several leading members of Queen’s academic community, all very interdisciplinary in their approach to learning, along with one of our distinguished honorary degree recipients. We will discuss the common theme of the interrelations among wisdom, knowledge and imagination, two of which feature in the university motto and the third of which can offer a bridge between the two.”

The panelists are:
• Author, educator and activist Jeanette Armstrong
• Composer, musician and School of Music Professor John Burge
• Yolande Chan, Professor and Director of the Monison Centre
• Professor Randy Ellis, specialist in computer-assisted surgery
• David McDonald, Professor and Director of the Department of Global Development Studies

The panel discussion will take place today in Wallace Hall between 2:00-3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

The Installation Ceremony starts at 5:00 p.m. in Grant Hall. Ms Armstrong will be receiving an honourary degree at the ceremony, along with brain scientist and bestselling memoirist Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor and former Queen’s Principal Tom Williams. It will be webcast at http://www.queensu.ca/currentstudents/convocation/

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