As the new year begins, it is important to take stock of the year we have spent, and to look forward to the goals of the future. The Roman deity, Janus, very much embodied this principle and reminds us, in the form of January itself, of the need to look to the future without forgetting the past.
The Ontario Classical Association continues to work throughout the year with this in mind. Looking back, we planned an exceptional fall meeting which offered participants an indescribable professional development opportunity. More information about each presentation is outlined in this issue.
In addition, we have been working to support the position of Latin, ancient Greek and Classics in Ontario. We have been maintaining a presence in discussions at the Ministry of Education, speaking for the importance of credits in these courses. We have re-designed our newsletter into this new magazine format, intended to provide an updated face the the OCA as we pursue our new initiatives. We have reached out to our life members in particular to confirm their contact information in order to maintain their connection to the organization (and we are continuing this initiative by including a confirmation in this issue).
We have also been working to increase the dialogue between university and high school programmes so that both can not only maintain their current presence, but also increase opportunities for study in this area! As you will see later in this issue, high school and university programmesboth face similar pressures and issues, and it is by working together to address these pressures that both can benefit and thrive.
Res Classicae Magazine in its entirety can be accessed online in the Members' Area.
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