Welcome to the Winter 2022 Issue of Alchemy!

From the Dean’s Office

Dear Colleagues, Happy Spring! Spring begins when the dullness of life is infused with a kaleidoscope of vibrant colours of flowers, insects, birds, and small animals who make their homes in our backyards. I am thrilled to welcome… Read More

Meet Prof. Leslie Wu (FT Hire: Creative Writing & Publishing)

Leslie Wu has taught in the Sheridan Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing program since 2017 and joined the full-time faculty ranks in January 2022 as professor, writing and publishing. A freelance food and travel writer whose… Read More

Professor Mahak Jain Publishes New Children’s Book

This March, professor Mahak Jain (FHASS, CW&P) published Bharatanatyam in Ballet Shoes, a picture book with Annick Press. The book is illustrated by Anu Chouhan. Inspired by the real-life collaboration between Bharatanatyam dancer Rukmini Devi Arundale and ballet… Read More

Jennifer Chambers’s Research Project Wraps up a Great Year!

Jennifer Chambers SRCA-funded research project, Everybody’s Got a Story, wrapped up at the end of the semester with over 60 stories from a diverse range of students, staff, and faculty across Sheridan. This project enlisted the help of… Read More

Meet Professor Hayley Goodwin! (SCLS, ESL)

My name is Hayley Goodwin and I’m an ESL professor in the School of Communication and Literary Studies. I was born and raised in North York and currently reside in Toronto’s west-end. Growing up, I always knew that… Read More

Professor Nataly Shaheen Publishes in Malahat

FHASS Professor Nataly Shaheen (ESL) has been hard at work on a forthcoming memoir called Lost in Them. This Winter, a chapter of the memoir entitled Ali-Mohammad was published In The Malahat Review. Nataly was interviewed by The… Read More

Stories of Home: An Update

In the Fall 2021 Alchemy edition, we introduced a new project set up by a team from the English as a Second Language (ESL) department: Nataly Shaheen, Claudia Daniela Cirip, Sara Cordeiro Alexandre, Suzanne Soares, and Diana Catargiu…. Read More

Home is where I am

By Stephanie Samboo Note: This piece is part of my own journey on decolonizing of self as I re-member. I hope it generates conversations about how it feels to live with a double consciousness- to try to fit… Read More

Alya Somar: CanLit Makes Me Nervous

Nonfiction by CW&P Student Alya Somar The first time I walked into my ‘Fundamentals of Publishing’ class, my professor said that the publishing industry was dominated by white women. My mind immediately went back to my program orientation,… Read More