Beyond the Town and Gown: The Impact of BU Westman
Dr. David Docherty was the second talk in the BU at the Brandon Public Library Speaker Series, there he presented Beyond Town and Gown: The Impact of BU in Westman. His talk discussed the relationship that exists between communities and the universities therein, and the “breaking down the walls,” so to speak, between the two. By doing this, universities and the knowledge gathered within are made more accessible, and the transparency inherent to this can create stronger bonds between the two and can help to grow both community and institution. As a political scientist, he compares this relationship to that of a minority government, in which everyone needs to learn how to work together for the betterment of all.