Media Coverage

Hum is often approached by media outlets with an interest in writing stories about the course and its students. Although we welcome coverage, all requests are first discussed at the Steering Committee and then discussed with the students in class.

Here are links to a some stories about the Programme:

“Human Interest”, Sigal Samuel, The Walrus, March 2012

“Take the cotton out of your ears, put it in your mouth, and listen…listen…listen”, Humanities 101 faculty, staff, students and alumni. March 2011.

“Education Without Barriers: The Hum success story”, Fiona Tinwei Lam, The Tyee. March 1, 2011.

“HuManifesto”, Margot Leigh Butler with Hum101 Spring 2010 Writing students, The Capilano Review. January 2011.

“Putting the Human in Humanities”, John Vigna, TREK. Fall/Winter 2010.

“UBC services to DTES affected by games”, Samantha Jung, Ubyssey. January 14, 2010.

Stories from the Humanities 101 programme, Margot Leigh Butler, Aboriginal Portal, UBC

“Education’s Healing Power” by Lena Sim, The Province. November 30, 2008.

“Poverty-stricken Offered Glimpse of Academic Life” by Louise Brown, The Toronto Star. December 31, 2007

“University Students in Alberta and B.C. Teach the Homeless” by Kate Harper, The Charlatan. March 3, 2005.

“Humanity 101” by Frieda Luk, The Ubyssey. February 25, 2005

“Humanities 101 Takes Learning to the Streets and Disadvantaged: U of A Students Teach Inner-City Residents” by Cory Hare, Edmonton Journal. January 22, 2005.

“Writing 101 Strikes a Chord in the Downtown Eastside” by Leah Marchuk, UBC Reports. December 2004

“Course Profile: Humanities 101” Tapestry/UBC Teaching and Academic Growth. Fall 2004

“Humanities 101” by Margo Pfieff, Reader’s Digest. August 2003.

“UBC Continuing Studies Bursaries for Graduates of UBC ‘101’ Courses” UBC Press Release. April 22, 2003.

“Confronting Knowledge”
by Jennifer Forhan, The Ubyssey. January 11, 2002.

“No Ordinary Class” by Kelly Duncan, Perspectives. Winter 2002.

“UBC Offers Humanities 101 in Downtown Eastside” CBC. January 4, 2001.

“Plato and Poetry for the Poor” by Cori Howard, The National Post. July 15, 2000.

“Humanities Courses Enrich the Lives of the Needy” by Lori Culbert, Vancouver Sun. December 5, 1998.

“Community Academia” by Cynthia Lee, The Ubyssey. October 9, 1998.

“Humanities 101 Aims to Break Down Barriers” by Gavin Wilson, UBC Reports. March 1998.