The Liberal Arts in the 21st Century: More Important than Ever

As the pace of technological change increases, the values imbedded in the liberal arts - critical thinking, empathy, reflection, etc. - are more important than ever.

At the same time, if the liberal arts are to retain their relevancy, they need to adapt to changing times. In the 2019 Carr Lecture, Professor Santa J. Ono will discuss the importance of the liberal arts to UBC and society in general, and why liberal arts colleges such as St. Mark's and Corpus Christi Colleges are more important than ever.

Professor Santa J. Ono is the President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia, a global centre for research and teaching with 64,000 students, 16,500 faculty and staff, and a $2.5 billion operating budget. He is also professor of medicine and biology, and Chief Advisor of the British Columbia Innovation Network.

Date and Time: Wednesday, May 8th, 2019 at 7:00pm

Location: St. Mark's College at UBC - 5935 Iona Drive, Vancouver, BC

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