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University in the Community is one of a network of 8 tuition-free, university-level Humanities programs across Canada. Here is the current contact info for all programs.

 

Workers’ Educational Association of Canada (WEA)

Founded in 1918, the Workers’ Educational Association of Canada is a non-profit, non-partisan, charitable organization. WEA-Canada is a member of the International Federation of Workers’ Educational Associations (IFWEA).

The traditions and values of the WEA – to support, encourage and include adult learners as fully-engaged participants in their lives, their communities and the wider world – lie at the heart of the WEA’s two current initiatives: University in the Community (weekly classes held at Innis College, University of Toronto and at CAMH) and Learning Curves, our free, quarterly newspaper (www.learning-curves.ca).

Learning Curves is a free, tabloid newspaper published four times a year by the Workers’ Educational Association. Widely available across Toronto and the GTA, at employment centres, public libraries and public sites for adult and continuing education, Learning Curves is a respected source of current information on a broad range of adult learning issues.

 

Halifax Humanities 101: Halifax, Nova Scotia

Coordinator: Mary Lu Redden

E: learn@halifaxhumanities101.ca

Website: www.halifaxhumanities101.ca/

 

Discovery University: Ottawa, Ontario

Coordinator: Jill Zmud

E:jzmud@ottawamission.com

Website: http://ottawamission.com/how-we-help/education-job-training-client-services/discovery-university/

 

University in the Community: Toronto, Ontario

Coordinator: Joanne Mackay-Bennett

E: universityinthecommunity@gmail.com

Website: www.universityinthecommunity.ca

 

McMaster Discovery Program: Hamilton, Ontario

Coordinator: Patrick Byrne

E: byrnep@mcmaster.ca

Website: http://artsci.os.mcmaster.ca/mcmaster-discovery-program

 

Humanities 101: Lakehead University, Thunder Bay and Orillia, Ontario

Coordinators: Christina Van Barneveld (Thunder Bay) and Linda Rodenburg (Orillia)

E: cvanbarn@lakeheadu.calrodenbu@lakeheadu.ca

Website: www.humanities101@lakeheadu.ca

 

Humanities 101: University of British Columbia, Vancouver, B.C.

Academic Coordinator: Margot Leigh Butler

Program Coordinator: Paul Woodhouse

E: h.u.m@ubc.ca

Website: http://humanities101.arts.ubc.ca

 

University 101: University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C.

Coordinator: Becky Cory

E: uni101pa@uvic.ca

Website: www.uvic.ca/uni101

 

Why the Humanities? Read what others have said here:

Article by Thomas Ponniah

Pedagogy and Global Thinkers

http://rabble.ca/columnists/2014/02/pedagogy-and-global-great-thinkers

 

Article about the University of Toronto’s history with University in the Community in U of T News, March 31 2014.

http://www.news.utoronto.ca/u-t-community-free-classes-members-public