King’s ‘HYPsters’ participate in symposium with George Elliott Clarke

King's 'HYPsters' participate in symposium with George Elliott Clarke

Humanities for Young People (HYP) is hosting “Questions of Community: A Public Symposium on the Humanities,” featuring George Elliott Clarke, on Saturday July 16th from 1:00-3:00 pm at the Halifax Central Library, Paul O’Regan Hall.

The symposium is the culminating event of a new, week-long summer humanities program, Humanities for Young People (HYP). HYP aims to de-stigmatize the Humanities and to challenge the popular misconception that a Humanities education is of lesser value than other forms of education. Forty highly-motivated secondary students from across the country have spent the week experiencing university-level studies in the liberal arts and enjoying Halifax’s rich culture and history.

From a July 12 interview on CBC Mainstreet

The symposium will offer enlightening reflections from our students on what they have learned. It will also feature a keynote address from Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke, who is sure to be as inspiring and entertaining as ever.

HYP is delighted to have the support of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, who have awarded the University a Connections grant to help fund this exciting new program. HYP is also thrilled to be partnering with the beautiful new Halifax Public Library for this event.

HYP is open to all Canadian students from grades 9 to 11 with an interest in writing, in reading, and in thoughtful inquiry.



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