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

CW&P and the launch of Social Construction Workshops

Always open to opportunities that embrace the ampersand of the program, our Creative Writing & Publishing program has partnered with the Office of Inclusive Communities to develop a new series of workshops. The Social Construction Workshops foster peer-to-peer… Read More

Professor Peter Grevstad successfully defends his PhD

Congratulations to Dr. Peter Grevstad on the success of his doctoral dissertation, Queering Places, and Curricular Spaces: LGBGTQ+ Students in the Community, the College, and the Curriculum. The defense occurred in August 2022 at OISE, University of Toronto…. Read More

Professor Alex Hollenberg publishes new poems in Riddle Fence

This fall, professor Alex Hollenberg (FHASS, CW&P) published three new poems in Riddle Fence. If you like your poetry about sweaty jeans, out-of-place cowboys, hurricanes, and urinating moose, then these are the poems for you. When asked about… Read More