The BCS Scholar-in-Residence program encourages innovation and deeper understanding through contact with experts, scholars, and thought-agents of all kinds.
Our Scholar-in-Residence program, developed in 2018 and officially launched in 2021, is a standout in Canadian experiential learning. It fuels a spirit of innovation, an outside-the-box perspective, and a mindset focused on the advancement of knowledge, teaching, and learning, affording our students, faculty and entire BCS community the opportunity to be exposed to, learn from, and live side-by-side with masters of innovation, creation, and scientific discovery.
The program welcomes these experts, scholars, and thought-agents of all kinds to take up residence on our campus for an extended period. During their stay, the Scholar-in-Residence integrates into our daily community with a tailored schedule that may include faculty lectures, master class sessions, one-on-one mentoring, and work exhibits. We also aim to establish a retreat-like environment for the visiting scholar to make use of for their own unique needs and goals.
We welcomed our first-ever Scholar-in-Residence in early 2021. Thyannda Mack, current parent and DEI expert, joined us for several weeks to conduct DEI workshops and help form student and staff DEI committees to continue this important work after her departure.
In October 2021, Liane Nowell, Executive Director of the Kenauk Institute spent a week on Moulton Hill, sharing her knowledge and passion in the fields of marine ecology, fish husbandry, and sustainable living and conservation.
Our first alumnus Scholar-in-Residence, Hannah Walti, BCS'12, recently joined us in April. Hannah is a documentary filmmaker whose most recent work The Polar Bear Project, follows the Inuit community of Inukjuak. During her time on campus she prepared a workshop on documentary filmmaking for our interested students.
Learn more about Thyannda, Liane, and Hannah's time as BCS Scholars-in-Residence below and stay tuned for our next guest experts, as we welcome more scholars to our alumni roster.
This endowed program is made possible thanks to the generous support of the Eric T. Webster Foundation, Cynthia Baxter, KHC'52 and family, and the R. Howard Webster Foundation.