Student club & testimonials
The Classics Society
The Classics Society is responsible for hosting events and organizing activities that promote the study of Classics and encourage the creative exchange of ideas between the Department’s students and faculty. The society is headed by an executive of current Classics students, and all students are welcome to take an active role the club.
President: Jared Jodoin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Vice President: Tristan Matheson, (Facebook contact welcome!)
Treasurer: Tina Annesley, email@example.com
Secretary: Michael Barter, firstname.lastname@example.org
Classics Society’s events
The Symposium: Classics Society’s wine and cheese, so professors and students in the department can get to know each another.
Observance of pagan holidays: Gatherings to celebrate the once forgotten holidays of Solstice in remembrance of the Classical traditions before Christianity.
Dining in the triclinium: Dinner parties where students can cook food from recipes from the Ancient world (for brave souls who look for an adventure).
Classics & Humanities lectures: Lectures given by guest speakers allowing students to broaden their knowledge in Classics and Humanities.
Olympics: After one entire year of brain gymnasium, it is time for the body to get some exercise (in Winter semester if weather permits).
Activities outside of the department
Humanities Festival: annual event organized by BUHF (Bishop’s University Humanities Federation) where departments organize activities to promote disciplines within the division of Humanities.
The Codex: publication for Classics, Philosophy, Liberal Arts and Religion departments. There is a call for papers in January of every year.
Activities/ outings organized by BUHF (depends on the year).
CLAREL parties: Parties between Classics and Religion students (to be determined).
So this is what a Classics class looks like!
Pictures from Professor Matthews’ travel course: CLA239 Exploring Ancient Egypt:
Pictures from the 2012 convivium:
Students used ancient Greek and Roman recipes for the “convivium”, or party, held at the end of Dr Tracy’s CLA100 course “You Are What You Eat: Food, Community and Culture in the Greek and Roman World”.
If you love culture, would like to have a classy BA (that’s how I feel about it !) and see undergraduate education as an opportunity to grow as a person, develop critical thinking skills, broaden your vision of the world, and understand better where we come from, this program might just be perfect for you. Good luck !Hélène Laplante Dubois