Welcome to Alchemy, Fall 2016

Welcome to the Fall 2016 issue of Alchemy, and to our nice, new online home! All current and past issues of Alchemy have been archived here on our new site, so please take a few minutes to explore… Read More

From the Dean’s Office

This semester marked several new beginnings for the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; we were delighted to welcome new members to our expanding team of faculty, staff and administration, and are busily preparing to welcome new programs… Read More

Sheridan Reads 2016: Thomas King’s The Inconvenient Indian

Sheridan Reads returned again this year to write its second chapter! Sheridan Reads is a series of events developed from the One Book, One Community model. You can read more about it here. The program is designed to… Read More

Hope for the Holidays: 2016 Home Suite Hope Gift Drive

  By Prof. Sara Cumming (Sociology) and Prof. Jennifer Phenix (Humanities) As promised, here is the full article that was circulated to the FHASS listserv ahead of the deadline for collections. Thanks to all who donated! According to… Read More

Roots of Freedom Nurtured at Sheridan

By: Prof. Jennifer Phenix (Humanities) The Canadian Caribbean Association of Halton (CCAH), in partnership with Oakville Museum and Sheridan College, presented the 10th Annual Roots of Freedom Festival on October 26-27, 2016. On Wednesday, October 26th in the… Read More

Breadth Students Get Creative

By: Prof. Patrice Esson (Psychology) The Setting: A chilly Friday afternoon at the beginning of April, 2016. The Scene: The Student Union’s Leadership Symposium – a large meeting room with three walls of windows and awkwardly placed columns… Read More

Spotlight on Research: Peter Grevstad on Joseph Boyden’s The Orenda

Editor’s Note: Alchemy is proud to present Peter Grevstad’s academic research paper, “Joseph Boyden’s Inconvenient Indian: knowledge production in postcolonial writing,” as our Spotlight on Research feature for Fall 2016. Peter completed this paper as part of his… Read More

Introducing the Academic Mental Health Collective

By: Prof. Lisa Droogendyk (Psychology) Hello Sheridan colleagues! I’m excited to tell you about the launch of a new website that I’ve been involved in creating – the Academic Mental Health Collective (www.amhcollective.com). If you care about mental… Read More

“For Her We Speak” Comes to Campus

By: Prof. Sarah Sinclair (Communications and Literary Studies) On October 13th, in collaboration with Halton Women’s Place and FHASS, literature professor and Ph.D researcher Nicolette Little hosted For Her We Speak at the Trafalgar campus: an evening event… Read More

ESL Centre Project

By Kathleen Oakey, M.L.I.S. (Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian) It all started with a President’s Creative Challenge and an email in my inbox from Paula Ogg. The year was 2014 — the year of “internationalization” — and Paula… Read More