On April 21, Selwyn House Senior School students attended online workshops on a variety of subjects as part of the school’s annual School of Life day. This year’s program had a special focus, as Senior Science Teacher and organizer David Grier explains:
“In putting together this year’s School of Life conference, we hoped to offer a dose of inspiration and vision to all of our Senior School students,” he says. The conference was designed and built around helping our students live with purpose and compassion. In a sense, the conference presented itself as a way of looking to the future by thinking about careers and lifestyle with advocacy, activism and collectivity in mind.”
The workshops were:
Track One: People, Planet & Place
Telling the Truth About Real World Ocean Plastic, Prevention and Recycling, with Raffi Schieir.
Watersheds Canada – Protecting Canada’s Lakes and Rivers, with Chloe Lajoie.
Can Social Movements Meet the Ecological and Social Challenge?, with Louis Ramirez
Track Two: Women and the World
Humanitarian Action in the 21st Century – From Colonial Health to a Radical Community-First Philosophy, with Rachel Kiddell-Monroe.
Doctoring Outside the Box, with Ingrid Kovitch (Dannenbaum)
Let’s Create to Elevate!, with Roen Higgins
Track 3: Indigenous Empowerment
La cineaste aventurière qui fait tout! par Annie-Claude Roberge.
The Resilience of Indigenous People, by Nakuset
Storytelling as Indigenous Activism, with Tomas Jirousek
Track 4: Sustainability
How Tracking Litter is Making a Difference by Bhargavi Mantha