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The Department of Humanities offers undergraduate students the opportunity to pursue a broadly based program of study emphasizing the different ways in which human cultures and their multiple forms of expression have developed historically and continue to develop today.

Humanities courses devote particular attention to the ways peoples in various times and places have expressed cultural values, practices and ideas of a philosophical, religious, moral, political and aesthetic nature. They foster a critical approach to reading and research that, in helping students learn to identify and question preconceived assumptions and values, allows them to engage and appreciate the interrelationship between diverse value systems and thereby to develop an analysis of the human and of human community.


PROFESSOR AVRON KULAK (COORDINATOR) Rm. 219 Vanier College (ext. 66987)

*TUESDAY 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m**Tuesday Dec 1 cancelled




  • Career Day for Humanities Majors - Wednesday, November 18, 2015 @ 3:00-5:00 p.m (The Renaissance Room VC001) HUMA Career Day Flyer 2015


Congratulations to:

  • Jody Berland, who has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Grant, 2015-2019, entitled "Digital Animalities," worth $300,250.
  • Sylwia Chrostowska, whose debut novel Permission was chosen as one of five books of the year (2013) by Quill and Quire review editor Steven W. Beattie.
  • David Ceccheto who has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for his project Sound, Affect, and Digital Communities in the amount of almost $60,000.
  • Cheryl Cowdy-Crawford who has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project Multimedia and Transmedia Texts, Cultural Change, and Youth Readers.
  • Alicia Turner who has been awarded a SSHRC Insight Development Grant for her project Buddhism Across Boundaries: Subaltern, Plebeian, and Peripheral Networks in Colonial Southeast Asia.
  • Stanley Tweyman on his appointment as a member of the SSHRC Banting Postdoctoral Fellowships selection committee for a three year term.

  Faculty Research and Announcements


Congratulations to our colleagues for their recent publications:

Amila Buturovic for her new book Carved in Stone, Etched in Memory: Death, Tombstones and Commemoration in Bosnian Islam since 1500s that has just been released by Ashgate Publishing. (2015)

Tony Burke, Secret Scriptures Revealed: A New Introduction to the Christian Apocrypha (2013)

David Cecchetto, Humanesis: Sound and Technological Posthumanism (2013)

Bernard Lightman, The Circulation of Knowledge Between Britain, India and China: The Early-Modern World to the Twentieth Century (2013)

Patrick Taylor, co-author with Frederick I. Case, for the Encyclopedia of Caribbean Religions (2013)






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