Faculty of Humanities

Innovative Courses

Innovative Courses

Emile Fromet de Rosnay (French), an elite cyclist himself, teaches an online course about the Tour de France.

Civilization of Discontents

Civilization of Discontents

A Conversation with Nein. Quarterly (aka Eric Jarosinski) about Social Media in the Golden Age of Crisis in the Humanities.

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Community Engagement

Community Engagement

Hélène Cazes (French/Medieval Studies), with fellow award winner Donna Greschner, received a Victoria Community Leadership Award in recognition of her work surrounding legacy and community.

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Celebrating student excellence

Celebrating student excellence

Congratulations to Tye Landels (English), 3M National Student Fellowship winner. 

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Experiential Learning

Experiential Learning

Community-based graduate History course in the Stó:lō communities near Chilliwack, B.C.

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Faculty of Humanities

The Humanities have always been the foundation of a university. Our departments and programs provide the opportunity to study and expand expressions of the human spirit. Languages, narratives, philosophies, histories—we bring these all together in a critical context of analysis, interpretation, research, and communication. Humanities students ask—and answer!—questions about the place and value of the individual in the human community, the function of tradition in times of intense transformation, and how best to give guidance to humanity as it moves into an ever uncertain future.

What’s more, Humanities degrees offer students a range of valuable professional skills—not just critical thinking, analytical skills, research methods, writing and other communication skills but also a rich understanding of cultural and global contexts that will prepare you for life and work in the twenty-first century. 

Research

Explore who you are, where we come from and where we are going.