In Hum courses, teachers volunteer their time to teach one or two evenings in their area of expertise. They are UBC faculty and graduate students, as well as public intellectuals from other universities, organizations and community activist groups. All of them bring us their best “gold,” many condensing years of knowledge and teaching expertise into one week’s sessions.

What our teachers have to say

“UBC is lucky to have you in its community. You offer to the University the best qualities we could wish for in our students: bright, inquiring minds and boundless enthusiasm for learning and intellectual challenge. It was a privilege to share class time with all of you.”
– Margot Young, Professor, Allard School of Law, UBC

“I’m always so impressed by the important work you’re all doing, and really appreciate being welcomed into your classroom conversations. The brilliant questions you ask of yourselves, your teachers, and the world are some of the best I’ve ever encountered, and I’m so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from you.”
– Daniel Heath Justice, First Nations and Indigenous Studies Chair, Professor, First Nations and Indigenous Studies, and English, UBC

“If all university classes were as real, caring, intelligent, experienced, and truth seeking as Hum 101/201, there would be a wiser world.”
– D’Arcy Davis-Case, Ph.D. Student, Forestry, UBC