On Thursday, October 30th, Mrs Wittmann’s Grade 10 Enriched English class spent a beautiful autumn day at the University of Waterloo.
The day was organized by Dr. Jay Dolmage, Associate Professor, Associate Chair, Undergraduate Department of English Language and Literature.
The morning was spent touring the campus, as well as the Dana Porter Library. While on their tour, the students visited the Special Collections and Archives Department:
The University of Waterloo Library’s Special Collections & Archives department is housed in the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room in the Dana Porter Library. Named in honour of Doris Eileen Lewis, the first Chief Librarian of the University of Waterloo, the Doris Lewis Rare Book Room opened in 1976.
Special Collections holds early editions and rare books, collections of archives and manuscripts, and other material that requires special care and handling because of its early publication date, association interest, physical condition, aesthetic value, or unusual format.
After lunch in the Student Centre, students were treated to a lecture by Professor Aimee Morrison. This lecture was featured in the Huffington Post:
Digital Lives Where: University of Waterloo Department: English What it’s all about: “An examination of how digital communication technologies create and promote online identities and social spaces, as well as interpersonal and communal interactions.” And, according to the school, that includes LOLcat grammar, Facebook and selfies.