Bishop’s Univer­sity Set To Host U4 League For Ac­tion-Packed Up For De­bate Week­end

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Sher­brooke, Len­noxville

From Fe­bru­ary 5th through the 7th 2016, Bishop's Univer­sity will host the fourth an­nual Up for De­bate, a week­end where mem­bers of the U4 League will ex­am­ine this year’s theme: A Lib­eral Education Pre­pares U4 Global Cit­i­zen­ship.

Del­e­gates from the U4 League – in­clud­ing stu­dents, fac­ulty, and aca­demic lead­ers from Aca­dia, Bishop’s, Mount Al­li­son, and St. Fran­cis Xavier univer­si­ties – will spend the week­end ex­plor­ing how higher education should pro­vide a bal­anced and com­pre­hen­sive ex­pe­ri­ence that chal­lenges our young peo­ple and pre­pares them for re­spon­si­ble, eth­i­cal, and sus­tain­able lead­er­ship. The U4 schools are united in a shared vi­sion that pro­motes so­cial jus­tice and hu­man rights for all mem­bers of the com­mu­nity.

Packed with ac­tiv­i­ties to suit ev­ery taste, the event prom­ises to be stim­u­lat­ing and thought­pro­vok­ing. Ac­tiv­i­ties in­clude:

A panel on hu­man rights and so­cial jus­tice en­ti­tled Build­ing Bridges on the Path to Global Cit­i­zen­ship;

A con­fer­ence by Den­nis Ed­ney, Q.C. (Omar Khadr’s lawyer);

A stu­dent de­bate tour­na­ment in the Cana­dian Par­lia­men­tary style where Bishop’s hopes to de­fend the Jane Blaikie Cup;

A ‘‘Guess Who’’ game. Last year’s mys­tery guests in­cluded Thomas Mul­cair, Hu­bert Lacroix, Robert Ghiz and Gla­dys Radek; The Que­bec Model UN Sym­po­sium; and A Busi­ness CASE Com­pe­ti­tion. All four univer­si­ties in the U4 League are ded­i­cated to main­tain­ing and en­rich­ing the qual­ity of un­der­grad­u­ate education and to im­prove the over­all ex­pe­ri­ence of­fered to stu­dents through in­no­va­tive, sus­tain­able, and trans­for­ma­tive ac­tion.

For more in­for­ma­tion about this event and the full sched­ule: https://www.face­book.com/ events/153610751663881/

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