Do you ever wonder whether a Bachelor of Arts degree is of any value? Well, a significant portion of the population does, which is a significant issue. We tend to view education as a means to an end: that is, our university degree should provide some short-term benefit, leading to jobs for graduates within several months of graduation. Education is certainly a means to several important ends, but there are certain things – like the development of character traits and ways of being – that cannot really be measured.
On Tuesday April 30 from 4-6 pm at the University of Alberta’s Telus Building (room 134), the Faculty of Arts is hosting a panel called “Rethinking the BA: A Conversation with Industry Leaders.” You can learn all about this, here.
The panel features four highly-impressive and accomplished people:
– Brad Ferguson, President & CEO, Edmonton Economic Development Corporation
– Ruth Kelly, President & Publisher, Venture Publishing Inc.
– Karen Lynch, Director, Scheduling and Tours, Office of the Premier
– Lorne Rubis, Chief People Officer, ATB Financial
These panelists will talk about the attributes (in other words, the qualities) that students should develop through a Bachelor of Arts degree. This one of those kinds of events that don’t come along very often.
On behalf of The Wanderer, we hope to see you out at this public event.
CC photograph courtesy of davy gibbons on Flickr.