Archive | November, 2015

Welcome to the Fall 2015 issue of Alchemy

Welcome to the Fall 2015 issue of Alchemy. If you would prefer to download and read this issue as a PDF, please click here:  Alchemy F15 As you surely know, it has been quite a semester for FHASS already; from conference presentations and teaching workshops to site visits and alumni reunions, none of us seem […]

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From the Dean’s Office

Returning to FHASS this semester was like going for a first run in a familiar neighborhood:  exhilarating, essential, just right.  It was hardly a surprise to find that creative and scholarly engagement are alive and well amongst faculty and students, and that there continues to be no shortage of imagination and personality all around. FHASS […]

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FHASS Research Shines at Sheridan Creates

By Christian Knudsen On October 28th, Sheridan hosted its inaugural conference to showcase faculty research and creative activities entitled Sheridan Creates. The exciting day-long event during Reading Week celebrated and explored some of the cutting edge scholarship and teaching at Sheridan across disciplines and faculties. The event was a tremendous success and included over thirty-nine […]

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General Arts and Science Homecoming Celebration: Returning to Where Academic Journeys Begin

By Janet Shuh On the evening of Friday September 25th the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences and Sheridan Alumni co-hosted an inaugural Alumni Homecoming Reception. The event brought together alumni, professors and staff (past and present) of Sheridan’s General Arts and Science program. The event commemorated our program’s 40th Anniversary! General Arts and Science […]

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Help FHASS Help Home Suite Hope

By Sara Cumming According to Statistics Canada (2012) the number of lone-mother-led families jumped 32% in the Halton region between 2006 and 2011, with almost 2000 such families living at or below the poverty line. In 2009 alone the Halton region experienced a 53% increase in requests for help, including over 5200 requests from low-income […]

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Spotlight on Research: “4 Pathways to a Creative Humanities” by Dr. Brandon McFarlane

At this fall’s Sheridan Creates day, Professor of Creativity Brandon McFarlane presented apaper entitled “4 Pathways to a Creative Humanities,” articulating a vision that combines the critical faculties so often celebrated in humanities disciplines with an emphasis on creative thinking and problem solving. Brandon was kind enough to write a summary of his talk for […]

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Teaching Political Science and Sometimes During an Election

By Marcel Nelson There are a lot of misconceptions about the field of political science. As a student I was often asked whether I wanted to become a politician whenever I mentioned that I was studying political science. I always tried to explain patiently, of course, that just as not all English literature students want […]

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Pulling Together In The Same Direction

By Anna Bartosik *Sheridan sits on the Territorial Lands of the Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation. Paula Laing, Student Success and Transition Advisor from Sheridan’s Aboriginal Initiatives Office, creates a lasting impression with those who meet her. I was first drawn into her office by the magnificent thunderbird hanging over it. Spend some […]

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Claire Meldrum: ABD

FHASS professor Claire Meldrum successfully completed her Specialty Area Exam in September, 2015. She is now an ABD candidate at Wilfrid Laurier University in the Department of English and Film. Her dissertation project is Detecting Domesticity: Victorian Material Culture and Domestic Ideology in the Detective Fiction of Anna Katharine Green. She recently attended the Mid-West Popular […]

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Jennifer Chambers at NEMLA

Congratulations to FHASS professor Jennifer Chambers, who presented her paper “A Woman’s Will: May Agnes Fleming’s Cross-Border Publishing” at the Northeast Modern Languages Association (NEMLA) conference held at the Royal York Hotel in Toronto on May 1, 2015. The paper considered nineteenth-century Canadian writer May Agnes Fleming’s publishing career of serialized domestic fiction in story papers in the […]

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