UniverCities – the 2017 Bonnycastle Lecture

Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin, photo supplied

Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin, photo supplied

The University of Winnipeg presents the 2017 Bonnycastle Lecture featuring Dr. Davarian L. Baldwin, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of American Studies at Trinity College, in Hartford, Connecticut. Baldwin will speak on UniverCities: Higher Education and the New Management of Urban Districts on Wednesday, Sept, 13, 2017 at 6:00 pm in Leatherdale Hall

This talk examines a series of 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.

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 I call “UniverCities.”

The Bonnycastle Lecture Series was established in 1969 in memory of Richard H.G. Bonnycastle, by his wife and son. Bonnycastle was a publisher, former Chair of the Winnipeg Metropolitan Council, and the University of Winnipeg’s first Chancellor. The lecture usually focuses on an area of special interest to Mr. Bonnycastle – the economic, social, and cultural life of cities.

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