So this be happening soon:
of the Maple League – Acadia, Bishop’s, Mount Allison, and St. Francis
Xavier – believe that higher education should provide a balanced and
comprehensive experience that
challenges our young people and prepares them for responsible, ethical,
and sustainable leadership.
also believe that institutions of higher learning have a responsibility
to support students as they become global citizens. The Maple League
schools are united in a shared vision
that promotes social justice and human rights for all members of the
community. We will spend the weekend exploring ways we can enhance these
opportunities at our own universities and share these experiences with
members of the Maple League.
weekend promises to be stimulating, thought provoking, and delightful.
In addition to plenary speakers, a student debate tournament, a Business
School CASE Competition, and
a series of receptions, we are hosting TEDxBishopsU, a
multidisciplinary event that will feature speakers drawn from the
talented pool of students, faculty, alumni, community members, and staff
from the four universities. Each talk will focus on ADVOCACY in
higher education – either inside or outside the classroom. What
constitutes an advocate? How do we create support for members of our
community to become effective advocates? How can we create conditions to
foster social justice, advocate for human rights,
or facilitate a sense of global citizenship?
can take many forms. You can be an advocate for a principle or set of
beliefs, for a cause or group, for an ideal or philosophy. It can also
include being an ally or a
champion. Advocacy can include (but is not limited to) championing
human rights, the pursuit of social justice, providing support or
resources for the voiceless or marginalized, etc. We will spend the
1. What are the qualities/characteristics that make someone an advocate?
2. What role do universities play in helping install advocacy in its students and faculty
3. How can we enhance advocacy in our communities?