The early Banff School and the ideals of the public university

“In a time of crisis, art and culture can carry us forward to be more human and perhaps more resilient.”

America’s Salzburg

“When you’re in the mountains, what are you going to do? It’s pretty irresistible to be painting landscapes,” said Wall.

Jean Hilts of Banff School of Fine Arts (Library and Archives Canada)

“The Banff School played an essential role in extending education as a democratic benefit and right,” said Reichwein.

The public university in a time of crisis

Meet the students and academics who are discovering solutions to our climate and sustainability challenges. Writing from Edmonton-Amiskwacîwâskahikan, Canada.