Connecting the university and the community
The Dean’s Lecture Series continues on April 2
How can we continue to move our community forward? Find out at the next installment of The Dean’s Lecture Series on April 2 at the Millennium Library.
Opioid & Crystal Meth Addiction
Opioid & Crystal Meth Addiction: How to Regulate the Problem is set for April 2 from 12:15 to 1:30 pm in the Carol Shields Auditorium of the Millennium Library. Hear from the experts, our featured speakers Dr. Marcia Anderson, Shohan Illsley, and Rick Lees. Everyone is welcome at this free event presented by Extended Education at the U of M.
“We’re keen to engage with the community,” says Bill Kops, professor, Extended Education, and director of the series. “With The Dean’s Lecture Series, we provide people with a unique and informed look at topical issues facing Manitobans. The series brings the expertise of the university and the expertise of the community together.”
It’s the perfect fit for Extended Education, the division of the U of M offering professional development programs. Here, working professionals, educators, social innovators, and undergraduates build on their education and experience, earning university credentials and moving forward in their careers.
“Extended Education has always been a component of the U of M,” says Kops. “We provide learning opportunities and education for the community at large. The series fits nicely with that mission. The idea is to engage with the community. That’s what the Dean’s Lecture Series is all about.”
The Dean’s Lecture Series was launched in May 2018 with an inaugural session to start the conversation about how we will make our community smart with its adaptation of technology and also using that technology to improve people’s lives. In October, came a second season, focused on education for social justice.
Following the April 2 session, The Dean’s Lecture Series 2018-2019 series will offer an additional session on Smart Transportation.