The 2018 Bonnycastle Lecture Series presents a panel to discuss UniverCities: Higher Education and the New Management of Urban Districts, on Wednesday, May 30, 2018, from 6:00–7:30 pm, room 2M70, Manitoba Hall. Admission is free and it is open to the public.
Today colleges and universities are the dominant employers, real estate holders, policing agents, and educational and health care providers in major cities where they once played a less prominent role. The growing influence of higher education forces us to take a sober look at the rise and implications of what Davarian Baldwin has referred to as “UniverCities”. This panel will look at university-community relationships to examine the promise and pitfalls of higher education as a central, yet profoundly under-examined, manager of urban districts in today’s cities from New York, Chicago and Winnipeg.
in alphabetical order
Davarian Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies, Trinity College
Jarita Greyeyes, Director Community Learning and Engagement, Indigenous UWinnipeg
Richard Milgrom, Head and Associate Professor, Department of City Planning, University of Manitoba
Jim Silver, Professor, Urban and Inner City Studies, University of Winnipeg
Jeremy Read, Acting Managing Director of the UWinnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (UWCRC)
Paul Lawrie, Associate Professor, Department of History, University of Winnipeg