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Blank Canvas: December 6th, Michael Edwards and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett

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Blank Canvas: December 6th, Michael Edwards and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett

Katrina Cartwright

Today on “Blank Canvas,” host Amanda Coulson is joined by returning guests Michael Edwards, UB Art Faculty and co-host of “Blueprint for Change” and Dr. Ian Bethell-Bennett, Associate Professor at the University of The Bahamas, who expound on Expo 2020 Dubai and the opportunities afforded young Bahamians through this initiative.

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The main theme of Expo “Connecting Minds, Creating the Future” and its sub-themes, “Mobility, Opportunity and Sustainability” spur conversations around the importance of The Bahamas taking a global position and how we ought to go about national visioning and capacity building for the next 30+ years. Edwards and Bethell also discuss the ExpoLive innovation grant and the opportunities available for individuals and groups working on tackling societal challenges, to receive seed funding for their ventures.

The Bahamas was one of the first countries to accept the United Arab Emirates’ (UAE) invitation for participation in Expo 2020 Dubai (Expo 2020). For over a year students at the University of The Bahamas (UB) have been engaged to dream up structures and experience designs for preliminary pavilions that, when finalized, will be built and seen side by side with the pavilions of 180 countries.

Tune in and join the conversation! The “Blank Canvas," airs every Wednesday at 6:30 p.m, on Guardian talk radio 96.9 FM.