Halifax Harbourside
The Westin Nova Scotian (Yuk Yuk's)
1181 Hollis St
Halifax, NS  B3H 2P6

Dr. Brandes is the Executive Director of The Halifax Humanities Society and an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University. 

The Halifax Humanities Society, a non-profit that provides free liberal arts education to adults living on low incomes in HRM. Their first-year course, Halifax Humanities 101, follows the curriculum of the Foundation Year program at the University of King's College, and introduces students to works of philosophy, literature, theology, theatre, and political theory that have influenced the Western tradition. The Halifax Humanities Society provides all of the students' books and readings, along with free bus tickets and a childcare subsidy if needed. All classes are taught by university professors who volunteer their time.


We are a diverse and welcoming group, and we’d be honoured if you joined us.  Consider this your invitation!  Come a little early even… People start arriving around 7am for coffee/tea and good conversation. 

To keep our meetings flexible and affordable, we offer 3 choices to cover meeting room and meal costs:

A.  $5 for the meeting, including coffee and tea; 
B.  $10 for 'A', plus a Breakfast Sandwich or Yogurt Parfait; or
C.  $18 for 'A', plus the Full Buffet from Elements. 

If you need any additional information, please email halifaxharbourside@gmail.com