The Faculty of Arts & Humanities welcomes highschool students to "Arts and Humanities Day," at Western University. This day promises to be a wonderful opportunity for your students to immerse themselves in the humanities through interactive and insightful sessions. It also provides a chance to connect with university faculty and students, shedding light on the importance of the arts and humanities is a rapidly changing world. 

WHEN: TUESDAY, APRIL 9 from 10 AM to 2 PM





An array of engaging sessions has been planned, featuring:  

  1. Margaret Gleed, President of Arts & Humanities Students’ Council and fellow students – An engaging talk about the Arts & Humanities’ student experience.  

  2. Keynote with Joel Faflak, "Making Choices about Leadership" - What values do we most need from our leaders at this moment in time, and what are the obstacles to cultivating these values? How can an education in the Arts and Humanities help to cultivate leaders and leadership that demonstrate intelligence, wisdom, insight, and above all tolerance and empathy?  

  3. Choice 1: Kyle Gervais presenting "The Stories We Tell", which will explore how classical mythology has exerted a constant fascination throughout history, with ever evolving meaning. I'm going to focus in particular on the story of Icarus, who flew too close to the sun.

  4. Choice 2: M. Fox, “Writing: Imagination and Thought” (Arts & Humanities Building, Rm 1R40) - People have been writing for thousands of years, and writing has gone from a way of keeping accounts to something generative AI can do more correctly than most people. Does that mean the age of writing is over? Join Michael Fox from English and Writing Studies to hear some history and some answers.

  5. Nick Davis “Why choose Arts & Humanities at Western?” In this interactive learning activity, engage with and learn from Nick, one of Western’s undergraduate recruiters who will talk about the value of an Arts & Humanities degree including transferrable skills, diversity of thinking and creativity in career choice.  


(A free lunch will be provided, as well as drinks and snacks throughout the day.)  

10:00 AM - 10:30 AM:  Margaret Gleed and fellow students, A & H Student Experience (Social Science Centre, RM 2050)

10:40 AM - 11:20 AM:  Keynote with J. Faflak, “Making Choices about Leadership” (Social Science Centre, RM 2050) 

11:30 AM - 12:10 PM: Free Pizza Lunch (Conron Hall, University College, RM 3110) 

12:20 PM - 1:00 PM:  

      Choice 1: Session with K. Gervais, "The Stories We Tell” (Conron Hall, UC Rm 3110)

      Choice 2: Session with M. Fox, “Writing: Imagination and Thought” (Arts & Humanities Building, Rm 1R40)

1:10 PM - 1:40 PM: Interactive presentation with Nick Davis (Social Science Centre, RM 2050)

1:45 PM - 2:00 PM: Transfer to Buses  



  • Registration is FREE and IS NOW OPEN. REGISTER HERE
  • We are capping the event at 170 this year.
  • If you have any questions, please email Carrie Connelly at and Amanda Green at  


  •  students and teachers are responsible for their own transportation to and from Western University. 


  • FREE lunch and refreshments will be provided for all registered participants!