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Kevin HanchardBFA Acting grad Kevin Hanchard, best known for his portrayal of Det. Arthur Bell on the television series Orphan Black, is a featured speaker during Humanities Week.

Humanities week to feature author Thomas King and actor Kevin Hanchard

UWindsor’s annual Humanities Week will once again provide students and members of the community with opportunities to take part in a variety of free activities to expand their knowledge and enjoyment of such humanities-related disciplines as languages, literature, history, art, and philosophy, to name a few.

In a popular repeat from last year’s event, students will have an opportunity to win a semester of free tuition by submitting their take on What do the Humanities Mean to You? Entrants are asked to produce a video, essay, poem or proclamation outlining the importance and value of the humanities. Submissions are welcome through September 15.

Humanities Week activities will kick off with a welcome reception hosted by UWindsor president Alan Wildeman in the Welcome Centre at 4 p.m. Monday, September 12. Guest speaker, Lancer women’s basketball coach Chantal Vallée, will discuss how the humanities have enhanced her life and career, while a dramatic reading from the play Picturesque and showing of the documentary One Home, will be featured.

The week’s events also include a lecture by Orphan Black actor and UWindsor alumnus Kevin Hanchard, who will present “Provocative Bodies: Race, Religion and Masculinity in Performance,” Tuesday, September 13, at 4 p.m. in Katzman Lounge, Vanier Hall.

Thursday will bring a talk by Thomas King, novelist, scholar, activist and author of The Inconvenient Indian, a visit co-sponsored by the President’s Office and the Humanities Research Group. Find details on all Humanities Week activities on the group’s website.