Event to introduce Political Science and Labour Studies to high school students

More than 300 students from four local high schools will be on campus Wednesday for the first-ever Political Science and Labour Studies Day.

The Social Sciences event will include lectures from Political Science Assistant Professor Stefan Dolgert and Labour Studies Associate Professor Larry Savage, as well as seminars and a presentation from Co-op, Career and Experiential Education.

“We’re excited to welcome local high school students to Brock to learn about workplace rights and to take part in interactive exercises designed to increase awareness and understanding about enforcement of those rights,” Savage said.

The students, from Sir Winston Churchill Secondary School, Eden High School, St. Francis Catholic Secondary School and Notre Dame College School, are mostly in Grade 10 Civics and Career Studies classes.

“We’re excited to talk with local students about the most important political issues of the day, especially the election of Donald Trump and the rise of populism across the globe, since for most Canadians these events are both intriguing as well as slightly mystifying,” Dolgert said. “We’re looking to give students a sense of what these events mean for their lives.”

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