Humanities 101 Featured in The Walleye

The Faculty of Education’s Humanities 101 program has been featured in the February issue of The Walleye magazine (see page 64 of the link).

The article, entitled “The Fundamental Gift of the Humanities,” discusses Humanities 101, a program that provides a free, university-level experience to community members who have financial or social barriers that make it difficult for them to pursue post-secondary education.

As explained in the article: “In 2004, Dr. Christina van Barneveld of the Faculty of Education and other educators began the ongoing process of implementing, revising, and sustaining Humanities 101 at Lakehead University. The program is supported by a large network of community affiliates and volunteers including the Thunder Bay Art Gallery and the Thunder Bay Symphony Orchestra. People from a variety of backgrounds with different reasons for wanting to move towards their potential are attracted by the accessible approach... Humanities 101 provides a unique individual and community-directed experience. It’s a way that education can open doors so students can find their own place to make way for personal positive change.”

Humanities 101 is celebrating its 15th year in 2019. The program is offered on both Thunder Bay and Orillia campuses.