Welcome to the Winter 2018 Issue of Alchemy!

Welcome to the Winter 2018 Issue of Alchemy!

What a year! It’s been a while since our last issue of Alchemy–for obvious reasons–so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do. This year, FHASS saw the launch of its first degree–the Honours Bachelor of Creative… Read More

From the Dean’s Office

If ever we questioned our capacity for kindness, empathy, respect, collaboration, and full on creative brilliance, this year has put our questions to rest.  In a year that saw significant turmoil across all of Ontario’s colleges, including our… Read More

FHASS and The Community Ideas Factory

by Prof. Sara Cumming (Sociology) The Community Ideas Factory is an academic/community/not-for-profit and government collaboration to for bottom-up philanthropic planning and innovation in the Halton Region led by Prof. Mike McNamara (Creativity) and Prof. Sara Cumming (Sociology). In the… Read More

Sheridan Reads 2018 with Tracey Lindberg

This winter saw the latest iteration of Sheridan’s annual, FHASS-driven communal reading event, Sheridan Reads. This year’s selection was Birdie by Cree writer, lawyer, and activist Tracey Lindberg. This year’s programming, while truncated, rescheduled, and rescheduled again by the… Read More

TESOL+ Graduate Certificate is Up and Running!

FHASS is thrilled to announce that its new Teaching English To Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Plus Graduate Certificate program is already up and running. Prof. Danielle Freitas was involved in the development of the program and has… Read More

Spotlight on Research: Malissa Phung on Indians on Tour

Malissa Phung is a second-generation settler descendant of Sino-Vietnamese refugees who have resettled on the territories of the Cree, Blackfoot, Métis, Nakado, and Tongva peoples. She is honoured and privileged to now live and work as an uninvited… Read More

Spotlight on Research: Daniel Marrone on Kate Beaton

Drawing on the work of Canadian literary theorist Linda Hutcheon, Prof. Daniel Marrone (English) examines the popular comics of Kate Beaton. The full version of this essay appears in The Canadian Alternative: Cartoonists, Comics, and Graphic Novels, an… Read More

Spotlight on Research: Anna Boshnakova on the Berezan Bone Plaque

In April 2017, Dr. Anna Boshnakova was invited to present her recent research in the area of interpretative anthropology at the 113th Annual meeting of the American Classical Association of the Middle West and South, held in Kitchener,… Read More

Sarah Sinclair nominated for a 3M National Teaching Fellowship

FHASS’s own Prof. Sarah Sinclair (Communications and Literary Studies) was recently nominated for a prestigious 3M National Teaching Fellowship, “Canada’s most prestigious recognition of excellence in educational leadership and teaching at the university and college level.” The nomination… Read More