The University of Waterloo and the University of New Brunswick have both announced new programming. UWaterloo has responded to student demand for writing courses by creating a Creative and Professional Writing program. The program will allow students to study everything from fiction to business communications as they develop a distinct writing voice and creative energy. Meanwhile, UNB is piloting a mandatory first-year arts course on climate change that will cover topics such as international treaties, climate change in the media, and humanitarian crises. “Social science and humanities have the tools to understand some of the challenges we face,” explained UNB Assistant Professor Dr Heather Millar. “Arts disciplines also have the key to solutions and how we might imagine different futures.” UNB states that it is the first in Canada to mandate climate education for arts students.