Archive | March, 2016

Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of Alchemy!

Welcome to the Winter 2016 issue of Alchemy! If you would prefer to read this issue as a singular PDF please click here: Alchemy Winter 2016. As always, it’s a wonderfully busy, exciting, and sometimes chaotic semester in and around FHASS. We hope you take a minute to catch up with all the goings on of your […]

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From the Dean’s Office

Winter was full of creativity and productivity in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.  Our faculty continue to engage students in innovative learning and to participate in scholarly, research and creative activities. In addition to continuing our tradition of celebrating Black History Month and hosting cultural community events such as the Film for Thought […]

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FHASS and FOLD: Global Perspectives on Diversity, Literature, and City Building

FHASS is pleased to announce an exciting new community partnership that promises to bring more of Sheridan into the Brampton community, and more of the Brampton community to the institution. Sheridan has become a sponsor of The FOLD (Festival of Literary Diversity), which will run from May 6-8, 2016, in and around Brampton. The FOLD is the brainchild of Brampton writer […]

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Reflections and Thanks: FHASS, Home Suite Hope, and the Holidays

By Prof. Sara Cumming Now that we are well into the Winter semester, I wanted to take a moment to thank FHASS for your generous gifts/time/cash donations to Home Suite Hope over the holidays in December. (See my initial call for donations here.) For those of you who don’t really know me that well, this particular endeavour is one that is very close to my heart. Like the […]

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A question about SWFs from Terry Kostiw

My Dear Colleagues, We need your input on this one. I admit, I’m a traditionalist — I still distribute paper copies of assignments and class material, use the telephone book and, at times, struggle to operate our TV remote. But I understand most are less reluctant to embrace modernity, and many faculty and your managers have expressed an interest in an electronic version of the SWF as opposed to a […]

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Spotlight on Research: Prof. Nathaniel Barr on Creativity and Cognition

Nathaniel Barr joined The Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences as a Professor of Creativity and Creative Thinking in September 2015. Trained as a cognitive psychologist, his interests include perception, attention, memory, motivation, belief, reasoning, creativity, and the way that thinking interacts with technology. Nathaniel’s research is framed in the context of dual-process theories of cognition. Dual-process theories conceptualize thinking as arising    from the interaction between two types of […]

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Thoughts on teaching Film Studies in the age of Screen Culture

By Prof. Mike Baker (Film Studies) By nature, Film Studies is a discipline invested in visual literacy and critical thinking. Well-designed Film Studies curriculum does not concern itself with trivia and simple historical facts (nor does it use feature-length screenings to knock a couple of hours off the clock). Instead, it uses film and the history of its development, as both […]

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How to care when you write every day

By Profs. Myles Bartlett (Design) and Robyn Read (Writing & Publishing) Our students are novice writers even though they are writing all the time. They post on social media, they email and text — even when we want them to look up from their screens and communicate in person, in class. But while they correspond constantly, the […]

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FHASS faculty awarded SRCA grants

FHASS is proud to announce that Profs. Michael McNamara, Patrice Esson, and Nathaniel Barr have been awarded one of Sheridan’s new SRCA (Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities) grant at the $10,000 level for their proposed project entitled “Does Creativity Training Make A Difference?  An Analysis of Creative Thinking Scores amongst College Students taking part in a Creative Problem-Solving Course at Sheridan College.” In this project, the research team proposes to […]

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Prof. Alia Somani in SCL

Congratulations to Prof. Alia Somani, whose article “What is Remembered and What is Forgotten? South Asian Diasporic Histories and the Shifting National Imaginary” was published in Studies in Canadian Literature, (vol. 40, issue 1). This article traces Canada’s collective imaginings by examining a selection of canonical history textbooks from the 1940s to the present day for the way they document (or deliberately erase) histories that symbolize […]

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