Archive | November, 2014

From the Dean’s Office

From the Dean’s Office.

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Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of Alchemy

Welcome to the Fall 2014 issue of Alchemy.

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Coincidence, Connection, Convocation, and Collaboration

by Professors Sara Cumming (Sociology) and Jessica Pulis (Criminology) “We don’t meet people by accident, they’re meant to cross our path for a reason” It was September 2001 in a small seminar room at Brock University that two of our FHASS faculty met for the first time. Sara Cumming was a second year student in a Sociology […]

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Spotlight on Faculty Research

Naughty Nuns and Promiscuous Monks: Late Medieval Monastic Sexual Misconduct in Context By Christian Knudsen, Professor of History This past summer, I had the privilege of presenting papers at the International Medieval Congress at the University of Leeds, United Kingdom and the Medieval Academy of America meeting at UCLA. These papers were part of my larger research […]

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Constrain, Apply, and Release

by Lukasz Kurowski, Professor of Philosophy and Social Sciences Over the past few years I have noticed that in the age of social media and the world of Google our students appear to have lost specific analytical abilities (or perhaps they have never acquired them), namely the vital need for reflection upon particular ideas or […]

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A FHASS and CTL Initiative

Supporting Sheridan College’s Faculty and Staff to meet the needs of Sheridan’s multilingual and international student population by Professors Ranya Khan (FHASS) and Carol Appleby (CTL) A different norm on college campuses: No longer is the monocultural, monolingual English speaker the “average” or “normal” student (Canagarajah, 2006: 216). Sheridan College’s student population aptly reflects linguist […]

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Madsen, Hayes, and HEQCO

FHASS Professors Kirsten Madsen and Tara Hayes are pleased to announce that the report on the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO) Tuning Project with which they’ve been involved for the past two years has been published. See the announcement and link below. Congratulations both on your hard work! _______ HEQCO | Tuning Process […]

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Cole and Stasiuk present…

Professors Christina Cole and Barbara Stasiuk presented a two-hour workshop titled, “Building Resiliency Through Technology” at TESL Ontario’s annual conference held at The Metro Toronto Convention Centre, October 18th 2014. The workshop identified relevant pedagogical theories such as how the Communities of Practice model helps teachers build up their technological skills. They also explored issues […]

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Kurowski in print

Another feather in Sheridan’s research cap with the recent publication by Professor Lukasz Kurowski of his article, “Ownership unity, neural substrates, and philosophical relevance: A response to Rex Welshon’s ‘Searching for the neural realizers of ownership unity.’” You can view Lukasz’s work via the following link: http://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/ezKSGv8TGtYuTC8sXeqq/full

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Guerra Getting it done!

Congratulations to Professor Nichol Guerra, who not only presented her research on volunteer management and recreation at the end of life at a palliative care conference in Trinidad, West Indies, on October 5th, but also ran and completed the Scotiabank full marathon held in Toronto on October 19th.

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