Faculty of Humanities

IdeaFest 2015

IdeaFest 2015

Join Faculty of Humanities thinkers and innovators as they explore the world of changing ideas at the university's fourth annual IdeaFest.

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Discover who you can be

Discover who you can be

Undergraduate students have the opportunity to have their work published in peer-reviewed undergraduate journals, such as The Corvette and The Albatross.

Change yourself. Change your world

Change yourself. Change your world

Students acquire a deeper understanding of antisemitism, racism, religious intolerance, homophobia and the stigmatization of the mentally and physically disabled communities in the I-witness Holocaust Field School.

Engaging with our community

Engaging with our community

The Ethnohistory Field School is an opportunity for graduate students to live and work in partnership with the Stó:lō – the indigenous people who have made the Fraser River Valley and Fraser River Canyon home for thousands of years. 

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.