Carleton establishes a chair for the study of conjuring arts

January 3, 2018

Carleton University has announced the creation of the Allan Slaight Chair for the Study of the Conjuring Arts, thanks to a $2M leadership gift from the Slaight Family Foundation that was matched by the university. “Magic has always been an important part of my father’s life, and we are thrilled to partner with Carleton on the establishment of this Chair,” said Gary Slaight. “I’ve been involved with Carleton’s television and radio programs in the past and impressed by the university’s reputation and dedication to students.” Conjuring arts are a growing subject of academic interest in areas such as the history of warfare, the use of political persuasion, and neuroscience. Ottawa Citizen | Carleton