(WINDSOR, ON) – The University of Windsor’s annual Humanities Week will once again provide students and members of the community with opportunities to take part in a variety of free activities to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of such humanities-related disciplines as languages, literature, history, art, and philosophy, to name a few.
This year’s Humanities Week will be highlighted by a welcome reception hosted by university president Alan Wildeman from 4:00pm to 6:00pm on Monday, September 12, in the Welcome Centre.
The guest speaker, Lancer women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée, will discuss how the humanities have enhanced her life and career, while a dramatic reading from the play Picturesque and showing of the documentary One Home, will be featured.
The week’s events include a lecture by Orphan Black actor, and UWindsor alumnus, Kevin Hanchard, who will present, Provocative Bodies: Race, Religion, and Masculinity in Performance, on September 13 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm in the Katzman Lounge.
Thursday will bring a talk by professor Thomas King, novelist, scholar, activist, and author of The Inconvenient Indian, a visit co-sponsored by the President’s Office and the Humanities Research Group.
Students will also, once again, have an opportunity to win a semester of free tuition by submitting their take on What do the Humanities Mean to You? Entrants are asked to produce a video, essay, poem, or proclamation outlining the importance and value of the humanities.
For details on all Humanities Week activities, visit online.