2017 Vanier College Humanities Symposium will explore “Silence”

In an era bombarded with noise of all kinds, the Humanities Department at Vanier College has chosen to explore the theme of “Silence” during the 6th annual Humanities Symposium. From January 30th to February 3rd, 2017, artists, scholars, philosophers and others will explore the meaning and presence of silence in its many different forms in […]

Exploring “doubt” during the 2016 Vanier College Humanities Symposium

Vanier College is pleased to announce that the 2016 Vanier College Humanities Symposium will take place February 1-5, 2016, where the central theme of “Doubt” will be examined from a variety of perspectives: through philosophy, math, science, religion, the arts, language, and media. “By the end of the week we will hopefully understand something more […]

Lying and Other Misdirections will be explored during the 2014 Vanier College Humanities Symposium

Most of us feel uneasy when we lie and feel manipulated when we are misled. Yet, lying and deception are part of life.  From self-deception to hyperbole, from cheating to propaganda, from equivocation to denial, the 2014 Vanier College Humanities Symposium, running February 3 to 7, aims to explore the complex nature of lying and […]

Two Vanier teams earn the 2012-13 Team Achievement Award

It takes a remarkable team of people to put on noteworthy events and offer great services to students.  This year Vanier College is honouring two outstanding teams with 2012-13 Employee Recognition Team Awards: the team that designed and implemented the new universal complementary course entitled Holocaust and Totalitarianism: Journeys through Germany, Poland and the Czech […]

Stanley Fish, Charles Taylor and Mark Kingwell headline the 2013 Vanier College Humanities Symposium

Thought-provoking, argumentative, outspoken, and enjoyable, that’s what the 2013 Vanier College Humanities Symposium is aiming for with a stellar line-up of world renowned thinkers coming to Vanier February 4-8, 2013.  Stanley Fish On February 7, at 11:30 a.m. Stanley Fish, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and currently the Davidson-Kahn Distinguished […]

Dr. Simon Blackburn launches the first Vanier College Humanities Symposium

Who says philosophy is only for academics? Certainly not world-renowned philosopher, Dr. Simon Blackburn, who has worked hard to make philosophy accessible to a wider audience and who will launch Humanities, Truth and Lies – the first Vanier College Humanities Symposium with his Opening Keynote address on February 1 at 1:30 in the Vanier College […]

Learning lessons from history through the Vanier College Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide

Confronting Genocide: 1915-2011 is the theme of this year’s 18th annual Vanier College / Kleinmann Family Foundation Symposium on the Holocaust and Genocide. The underlying aim of the Symposium, which runs this year from April 4th to 8th, 2011, is to alert young people to discrimination, racism and genocide in their many manifestations, and to […]

Vanier College eligible for SSHRC grants

Vanier College is pleased to announce that it has recently been granted eligibility for SSHRC (Social Science and Humanities Research Council) research programs open to postsecondary institutions. SSHRC is the federal agency that promotes and supports university-based research and training in the humanities and social sciences. Becoming leaders in the advancement of knowledge Another tool […]

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