Archive | October, 2013

Jeff walks a mile…in heels!

Nicolette Little is not one to sit idly by. After organizing a letter writing campaign to support the victim of a 2012 sexual assault in Steubenville, Ohio, Nicolette continues to make news in her tireless efforts to rally the community to support women who are the victims of violence. Looking close to home, Nicolette asked […]

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Atwood and Warriors!

Professor Sarah Tsiang had a chance to hang out with some of Canada’s most illustrious authors this September at the Kingston WritersFest. She hosted a panel with Margaret Atwood, Corey Redekop, and Madeline Ashby to talk about their new books, Maddaddam, Husk, and iD. She also hosted Sheila Heiti and Stephen Marche to talk about […]

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Julie Morris investigates strategies to support the Learning Centre

Julie is working currently on a research study that assesses the Sheridan College Learning Centres as a part of her Teaching and Learning Academy 3 project, which is a part of her full-time probationary service.  As an integral part of student success at Sheridan, the Learning Centre is a valuable resource for Sheridan students, and […]

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The Amazing ESL Club

Written by: Dan Cornish, MA (Applied Linguistics) During 2012-13, a once-defunct club for students learning English as a Second Language at Sheridan College was revived by ESL professor Alexandra (Sacha) Fejer.  From the beginning, Sacha was determined to have ESL Club run entirely by students with minimal faculty support.  She gathered interested student members and introduced […]

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Joyce Wayne’s new novel: The Cook’s Temptation

Joyce Wayne is preparing for the release of her first book, The Cook’s Temptation, this February. We were lucky enough to ask a few questions of Joyce! Can you tell us a bit about the book? The Cook’s Temptation is the story of Cordelia Tilley, who faces classism and prejudice in late Victorian England.  She […]

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Michael McNamara: Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking

In August of this year, Mike joined Sheridan as the new Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking.  He brings with him a research program centered squarely on participatory design, creative problem-solving, and community engagement.  Through this work, Mike has collaborated with marginalized populations in Latin America, Canada, and several First Nations communities to develop community […]

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Ian Williams in Winnipeg

Our own Ian Williams was on a panel recently with the writers Elisabeth de Mariaffi, Jim Lynch, and Charlene Diehl. The event was written up on Thin Air and is worth a read!

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Welcoming Sociologist Sara Cumming

Sara Cumming joined the School of Social and Life Sciences this past fall. We’re thrilled to have her! Anna Boshnakova asked Sara to tell us a bit about herself. Sara Cumming: “My goal as a sociologist is to build students’ critical thinking skills to help them better negotiate the world around them.” Sara Cumming comes […]

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Welcoming Rory Sommers

Rory Sommers joined FHASS this fall and Anna Boshnakova asked him to tell us a bit about himself. Welcome Rory! Rory Sommers: “One of the reasons I enjoy teaching at Sheridan so much is the diversity of our classrooms and the willingness of our students to take an active role in learning process.” I started […]

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Why Stories Matter: Introducing Alexander Hollenberg

Dr. Alexander Hollenberg is a Professor of Storytelling and Narrativity in Sheridan’s School of Humanities and Creativity. His areas of expertise include American modernist literatures, narrative theory, and the ethics of interpretation. Although still in the early stages of his career, his academic work has already been published widely in such journals as Narrative, Studies […]

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