Special announcement forthcoming on Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts

Members of the York University community are invited to a special announcement on Thursday, Aug. 24 regarding the Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts.

The announcement will take place in the Victor Phillip Dahdaleh Building, Room 0001. Lunch will be served from 11:45am to 12:30pm, with the announcement to follow and will feature special musical performances.

Please RSVP to Alasdair Hooper at ahooper@yorku.ca or 416-736-2100, ext. 33118 by Friday, Aug. 18, 2017 to reserve a seat.

The Helen Carswell Chair in Community Engaged Research in the Arts is permanent endowed chair position within the School of the Arts, Media, Performance & Design, The Chair facilitates and directs interdisciplinary projects that enhance community music and art programs. The project also supports an important partnership between York University and the Regent Park School of Music to strengthen community music programming and research, increase reach and impact on students, and enhance community music education initiatives in Toronto.

The Chair and related activities are made possible through a generous $2-million gift from the Carswell Family Foundation. York Professor Emeritus Allan Carswell announced the donation at an event held at York University on Nov. 16, 2016.

This event is part of the Faculty of Education Summer Institute 2017.

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