Enhancing the Lives of Boys Through the Arts

4 – 6 May 2017
Selwyn House School
Montreal, Quebec, Canada

Conference Program Schedule

Draft subject to minor changes.

Thursday, 4 May

3:45 PM Bus Transportation to Selwyn House School from Le Meridian Hotel
4:00 PM Registration, Welcome, Tours, and Art Fair Visit
The Rossy Agora
5:00 PM The Impact of Arts Education on the Lives of Students
Panel Discussion with SHS Current Students and Old Boys
6:00 PM Reception and Dinner
Coristine Hall
7:30 PM An Evening with Selwyn House Old Boy Jonathan Emile, Artist, Activist, and Entrepreneur
9:30 PM Bus Transportation to Hotel

Friday, 5 May

8:00 AM Public Transportation from Hotel
9:00 AM Musical Breakfast
Coristine Hall
9:45 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Ada Sinacore of McGill University, Social Justice Pedagogy: Framing Arts Education for Boys
Coristine Hall
10:45 AM Health Break and Performance
11:00 AM Morning Session: Discussion on Social Justice Issues in Arts Education
Rossy Agora
12:30 PM Lunch in Lucas Seminar Room
Rossy Agora
1:30 PM Afternoon Sessions: Participants divide into areas of interest (e.g., drama, choral/instrumental music, media arts, fine arts, etc.).

  • How do we best support our athlete-artists?
  • How do we encourage and support vulnerability and self-awareness?
  • How do we use our medium to support social justice?
  • How do we carve out a bigger piece of the pie for the arts?
  • What other issues do we face and want time to explore?
2:30 PM Health Break
3:15 PM Return to groups to develop a presentation from earlier discussions.
4:15 PM Active Workshop: Bucket Brigade Instruction/Dance-Movement
5:15 PM Cocktails at Selwyn House School
6:15 PM Dinner and program either at Selwyn House School or at a local venue

Saturday, 6 May

8:30 AM Breakfast
Coristine Hall
9:00 AM Keynote Speaker Dr. Alain Savoie of University of Sherbrooke, Boys and the Visual Arts
Coristine Hall
10:15 AM Meet with Groups
10:45 AM Health Break
11:00 AM Group Presentations
12:00 noon Feedback and Closing
12:30 PM Conference Concludes