Archive | March, 2015

Welcome to the Winter 2015 issue of Alchemy!

Welcome to the Winter 2015 issue of Alchemy. As this issue reflects, this has been an industrious winter for FHASS. In addition to the launch of Sheridan Reads and the Film For Thought screening series, the Faculty has continued its important day-to-day work, continued to grow, and has forged several collaborative partnerships that have already […]

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From the Dean’s Office

Winter 2015 has brought a veritable cornucopia of creative activities in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  From the inaugural launch of Sheridan Reads (which also served as the launch of Sheridan’s Creative Campus Series) to the robust partnership the Faculty has developed with the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton, we have seen a […]

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FHASS Partners Up With CCAH

By Sean McNabney Winter 2015 marked the launch of an exciting and fruitful partnership between The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences (FHASS) and the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH). The CCAH is an organization whose pillars – Education, Culture, Community, Harmony – align with our Faculty’s vision to link students’ academic research to […]

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FHASS Launches Sheridan Reads

By Owen Percy As you surely know by now, FHASS launched its first contribution to Sheridan’s Creative Campus initiative, Sheridan Reads, in January of 2015. Conceived of as an ‘extended reading event’ designed to draw on FHASS’s expertise in reading texts, understanding culture, and fostering community engagement, the program’s goal is, in the words of […]

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FHASS Launches Film For Thought Screening Series

By Peter Steven Film for Thought, a new film series initiated by FHASS, got underway on February 17th with the screening of Selwyn Jacob’s The Road Taken. The event was co-sponsored by the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH) as part of an extensive program for Black History Month. As it turned out, several community […]

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Spotlight on Research: Rhythm and Melody behind the Visual Narrative: Reconstructing Cultural Memory from the Past

By Dr. Anna Boshnakova Recently, Dr. Anna Boshnakova was invited to take part in the 9th Symposium of the International Study Group on Music Archaeology (ISGMA) titled “Sound, Object, Culture, History”. As she gratefully acknowledges, her participation at the Symposium and presentation of the paper “Rhythm and Melody behind the Visual Narrative: Representation of Melographers […]

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Using Twitter in Your Course: Having the education come to the students and not the other way around

By Derrick Millard A while ago in one of my online courses something unique happened. We started to get outside community involvement directly into the course. This is something I had always thought about but had never known how to facilitate effectively. One of the big issues with technology is that it changes so rapidly; […]

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Sheridan Students Showcase Public History Posters during Black History Month

By Christian Knudsen On February 5th, Sheridan students taking the general education elective HIST19936G, Canada in the Making: Exploring Canadian History, showcased public history posters they designed as part of their course work at the opening night of the Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH)’s kickoff celebration to Black History Month. The CCAH event was […]

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Successful Completion of Comprehensive Exams for Claire Meldrum

Congratulations to Ph.D. candidate Claire Meldrum who passed her Comprehensive Area Candidacy Exam in December 2014. Claire is currently pursuing her doctorate in English Literature at Wilfrid Laurier University. Her dissertation, Victorian Material Culture and Domestic Ideology in the Detective Fiction of Anna Katharine Green, will investigate how Green — one of the most influential mystery authors of the nineteenth century […]

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ESL Launches Blog

On February 20, the ESL Program officially launched its blog: Sheridan ESL. Overseen by ESL Logistics Officer Jack Leung, the blog will feature stories on past & upcoming events, contributions from students and teachers, and tons of pictures! Check it out here: https://sheridaneslclub.wordpress.com/​ Contributions to the blog from both faculty and students are encouraged in hopes of developing and strengthening the community […]

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