The enduring value of a humanities degree

by Jessica Riddell

The Maple League’s Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Riddell, shared her hope for the future of the humanities on the CBC Sunday Edition, February 16, and the crucial role quality undergraduate education plays in building citizens.

Click the link below to hear her explain how the humanities teach students the skills necessary to navigate uncertain times and can combat radicalization, political polarization, and a whole host of other social challenges.

She is joined on a panel by Dr. Lisa Dickson (professor at the University of Northern British Columbia and 3M National Teaching Fellow) and Dr. Nick Mount (professor at the University of Toronto).

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Events

Four days in the heart of Higher Education development

Date: February 2020
Location: Acadia University
On February 18, 2020, Maple League faculty and students gathered at Acadia University for a Quality Undergraduate Education Summit featuring guest lecturer Dr. Peter Felten, author of The Undergraduate Experience. Dr. Felten is based at Elon University as the assistant provost for Teaching and Learning, director of the Center for Engaged Learning, and a History professor.

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News

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The enduring value of a humanities degree

The Maple League’s Executive Director, Dr. Jessica Riddell, shared her hope for the future of the humanities on the CBC Sunday Edition, February 16, and the crucial role quality undergraduate […]

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