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Humanities for Young People summer program

Humanities for Young People (HYP) is a residential summer program for bright and highly motivated students from ages 15 to 17 that will take place next year at the University of King’s College in Halifax, N.S. from Saturday, July 7 to Sunday, July 15.

Secondary school students from across the country will have the unique opportunity to work closely and collaboratively with scholars from a variety of disciplines.

The theme for HYP 2018 is migration. According to the United Nations, “an unprecedented 65.6 million people around the world have been forced from home.” Canada prides itself on its multiculturalism, its relatively open borders and its status as a “country of immigrants.” What role can we play in this global crisis? HYP 2018 offers students the chance to think about the cultural, historical, philosophical and political issues that inform Canadians’ understanding of immigration.

Students will engage with a wide-ranging curriculum that will take them from ancient Greece to contemporary debates about migration. They’ll encounter migrant literature and the philosophy that’s shaped our understanding of human rights. Participants will spend a day exploring the archives and exhibits at Pier 21, a historic first point of contact for many Canadian migrants. Professors, journalists, lawyers, advocates, authors and artists will enrich their understanding of the complex experience of migration. Author Lawrence Hill will be the keynote speaker.

The $975 fee covers accommodation, food, materials, lectures and excursions. Interested students can apply online here. They must write a short statement of interest and include a reference letter. The deadline is Friday, May 18.



Blue: Whole School
Yellow: Upper School
Red: Prep School



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