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President's Speakers Series

2014-15 Year of Culture and Creativity

The Year of Culture and Creativity will see several historical milestones and cultural events at Mount Allison University, including the opening of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts, the University's 175th anniversary, and the annual President's Speakers Series. This special series will welcomes artists, academics, and performers from around the world for a series of community lectures and events.

This year's line-up includes:

  • Award-winning filmmaker Atom Egoyan
  • Novelist and visual artist Jane and Tony Urquhart
  • Artistic director of English Theatre, Canada’s National Arts Centre Jillian Keiley
  • Neuroscientist, musician and best-selling author Daniel Levitin

Culture and creativity — part of the Mount A experience
Culture and creativity have been essential components of the Mount Allison experience since its establishment 175 years ago.

Fine Arts and Music are two of the oldest programs on campus, introduced as integral parts of the curriculum at the Ladies’ College, which opened in 1854. Drama has been part of the academic programming since the 1970s, but it has been part of campus life since the early days of the University through campus clubs and societies.

Every year our students and faculty stage upwards of 100 performances, art shows, and recitals on campus and in the community.
 
Mount Allison was the first university in Canada to offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree and is home to the Owens Art Gallery — the oldest university art gallery in the country. Our alumni are working in the arts at venues across the country and around the world.

Get involved in Mount Allison’s Year of Culture and Creativity

  • Attend all the President's Speakers Series lectures
  • Celebrate the official opening of the Purdy Crawford Centre for the Arts (PCCA) — Oct. 3
  • Take in a Windsor Theatre or Tintamarre production in the brand new theatre located in the Purdy Crawford Centre for Arts
  • Attend a recital by Mount Allison's talented music students and faculty
  • Enjoy artwork from some of Canada's most talented artists, including several alumni, at the Owens Art Gallery (www.mta.ca/owens for the latest exhibitions)
  • See work from some of our up-and-coming student artists in the new studio spaces of the PCCA or take a class yourself
  • Perform or volunteer for one of Mount Allison’s many student societies such as the annual Garnet and Gold musical
  • Keep track of all events and promote your own through the University's event calendar — www.mta.ca/events