Alexa diCecco

Cameron BadourA video by business student Cameron Badour won a semester’s tuition in the Why Humanities? competition.

Student call for world perspective earns humanities prize

A video sharing his perspective on the humanities won a semester’s tuition for its creator, first-year business student Cameron Badour.

Badour beat out seven other finalists in the Why Humanities? competition, UWindsor president Alan Wildeman announced Friday at a pizza party wrap-up to Humanities Week.

Layale Bazzi, Alan Wildeman and Erica Stevens Abbitt.Layale Bazzi accepts a semester’s free tuition from UWindsor president Alan Wildeman and Erica Stevens Abbitt, director of the Humanities Research Group.

Physics student wins praise and prize for defense of humanities

Disciplines in the humanities provide a frame for her to understand the implications of her work in sciences, says Layale Bazzi. The second-year physics student took top honours in the “Why Humanities” competition for her impassioned defense of their importance.

“Day in and day out, I am differentiating, integrating, rearranging and solving equations that describe the physical world around us,” she wrote. “What I can’t tell you are the ethical implications. All I can provide are facts about nature, and not human nature.”