Welcome to the Fall 2022 issue of Alchemy!

It’s been a hectic, rewarding, and heartwarming semester for many of us. Take some time and check out what some of your colleagues have been up to.

From the Dean’s Office

Dear Readers, Welcome to the Fall 2022 edition of Alchemy—a celebration of all things FHASS. After the events of the past 2 ½ years, we have needed something to celebrate. This semester marked the much-awaited return to all… Read More

Meet Chris Ambedkar, Professor of Creativity and Communications

Chris Ambedkar joins the School of Humanities and Creativity Chris Ambedkar (he/him) is an award-winning educator, creator, and communicator. His professional work bridges academia and industry. Chris was recently a part of The Creative School at Toronto Metropolitan… Read More

Meet Zafar Syed, Dean of FHASS

Zafar Syed has worked in educational development in Japan, Hawai‘i, the UAE, and Canada for the past nearly 30 years. As an educator, Zafar is passionate about creating and sustaining quality learning experiences that address social justice and… Read More

Welcome 2022-2023 Writer in Residence: Naben Ruthnum

FHASS and CW&P are thrilled to welcome our 2022-2023 Writer-in-Residence, Naben Ruthnum! Naben is the author of the novels A Hero of Our Time (2022), Helpmeet (2022), and the essay Curry: Eating, Reading, and Race (2017). He is… Read More

The CW&P Students at Word on the Street and Pitch Day

CW&P students and faculty found lots of ways to connect this summer—most notably at Toronto’s Word on the Street Festival. Professor Paul Vermeersch was there to promote The Ampersand Review, as well as his imprint, Buckrider Books, with… Read More

The Canadian Literary Censorship Project is underway

With the aid of a SRCA Growth Grant, Professors Alex Hollenberg, Owen Percy, and Brandon McFarlane have started work on The Canadian Literary Censorship Project. They’ve hired a team of four student research assistants from Creative Writing &… Read More

Global Education in TESOL Plus Program with Professor Hee-Seung Kang

The TESOL Plus Program has been collaborating with our international partner institution in Brazil, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), to bring global education to our TESOL Plus students. This is a CiCan-funded project, which is led by… Read More

Updates from the ESL Program

The ESL Club The ESL Club has been busy offering all kinds of online and in-person activities to our students. Some of our activities for Fall 2022 include a very successful Welcome Back event at the HMC Campus,… Read More

Professor Sara Cumming travels to Kenya

In June, Dr. Sara Cumming (FHASS) and Social Work Professor Michaelann George (FACHS) traveled to Kenya with professors from Niagara College as part of a partnership with the Mastercard Foundation’s Young Africa Works-Kenya: Youth Employability through Technical and… Read More