A Visit By Kevin Hanchard

(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.

Chantal Vallée

Chantal Vallée.
Photo by Ian Shalapata

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.

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