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Quelle Surprise: Humanistic Values Needed for Modern Problems in Canada


Author(s): Scott Douglas Jacobsen

Publication (Outlet/Website): Medium (Personal)

Publication Date (yyyy/mm/dd): 2019/03/29

The Association humaniste du Québec and Humanist Canada are proud to announce the furtherance of humanist values within Canadian society at an apparent time when they are needed now more than ever.

As was noted by the Vice-President of Humanist Canada, Dr. Lloyd Robertson, the ability of students to be able to express their thoughts is important, especially in a time when science and reason are attacked in Canadian society.

Robertson expressed pride in the partnership with the Association humaniste du Québec for the Humanist Canada Essay Contest, and looked forward to receiving essays from interested and inspired students.

There is no preset topic or subject matter, necessarily, for the Humanist Canada Essay Contest. However, the obvious emphasis is humanist values within Canadian society.

Other than that, the students — high school and CEGEP — have the flexibility to show their chops in commentary on humanism as a life stance and worldview.

The Francophone and Anglophone populations of the nation will have access to submit essays to the contest, as this is a bilingual cotest with $8,000 in prizes and a first place prize for each language.

For the first place prize in each language, the student will be awarded $1,000. The deadline for the submissions to the Humanist Canada Essay Contest is May 15th, 2019.

The full information for the essay contest can be found here:


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