This year, the Cultural Activities Director Professor Micheline White is thrilled to once again offer our students in-person cultural activities in Ottawa.  Below are two past events well attended by the students, more to come!

Gallery Tours

Two wonderful art experts provided groups of Humanities students with four guided tours of two of Ottawa’s special galleries on September 24th. Catherine Sinclair led the tour of the Ottawa Art Gallery and Professor Randi Klebanoff the National Gallery.
Under the supervision of the Maman Statue (the giant spider), the students were treated to pizza before the tours.

BC Ballet

On  November 26th, Bachelor of Humanities students attended a performance of BC Ballet at the National Arts Center.

This spectacular program from Ballet BC, under the new artistic direction of Medhi Walerski, featured three distinct contemporary works by acclaimed Canadian and international choreographers Sharon Eyal and Gai Behar, Crystal Pite, and Medhi Walerski himself.

Upcoming Talks Featuring Two of Canada’s Most Important Indigenous Authors

On February 10th at 7:00, Professor White will be broadcasting a zoom talk from our Lecture Hall.  Students also have the option to watch it remotely. The College purchased several copies of Richard Van Camp’s collection of short stories: Moccasin Square Gardens and left for students to read prior to the talk.

The talk:  The 2022 Avie Bennett Annual lecture series is pleased to present Katherena Vermette (Red River Métis – Michif) on “Storymaking” and Richard Van Camp (Tłı̨chǫ Dene) on “Storytelling.”  Their talks will be followed by a dialogue with each other hosted and moderated by Dr. Smaro Kamboureli, the Avie Bennett Chair in Canadian Literature in the Department of English University of Toronto.