This past year proved a very exciting and productive one for the OCA's recently launched outreach program: Because Classics Matters! Under the direction of Dr. Lisa Trentin, and with the continued support of OCA members, we have successfully introduced a series of events and fostered collaborative partnerships to help create a stronger network between our schools and universities, which we hope to further expand and extend in the future to the wider community.
At the forefront of our program is a series of school talks aimed at engaging secondary students in Classics. We delivered a number of school talks ranging in subject matter, from the "Trial of Socrates" and "Daily Life in Pompeii" to a more practical session on "Studying Latin at High School and University" which included student speakers from Wilfrid Laurier University; a first year undergraduate and a recent graduate, now completing an MA in Classics at Brock University, both of whom offered valuable perspectives on the benefits of studying Latin.
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