JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at SFU

JS Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities at SFU

The JS Woodsworth Chair provides the following to Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations:

  • Selection of the Thakore Visiting Scholar
  • Planning for the lecture portion

About the JS Woodsworth Chair

Prior to 2012, the Institute for the Humanities provided this role to the Gandhi Jayanti Celebrations.

An endowment fund in the name of J.S. Woodsworth was established in 1984 as part of the Humanities Program and the Institute for the Humanities to:

  • support educational and community development efforts by individuals and groups within communities;
  • offer undergraduate courses that centre on social justice, community development and civic responsibility;
  • fund the J.S. Woodsworth Chair position in the Department of Humanities;
  • initiate in-depth and long-term research into social and cultural issues that are of central concern to the Woodsworth Program;
  • build strong ties with the community through scheduled series of symposia, workshops and conferences funded by the Endowment;
  • address directly the place of a humanistic, liberal arts education in the 21st century university and in the 21st century world of work.

The J.S. Woodsworth Program is an integral part of the Department of Humanities at SFU, providing direct support for undergraduate courses, enriching the student experience with special lectures and symposia, and bringing to the campus outstanding scholars both as visitors and as holders of the J. S. Woodsworth Chair in the Humanities.

Web Site: http://www.sfu.ca/humanities-old/jsw.htm