From the Dean’s Office

Happy End-of-term, colleagues. It has been a very busy time in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences since our last issue of Alchemy…though it must also be said that it is always a time of thriving energy,… Read More

2018-2019 FHASS AWARDS

On June 4, 2019, FHASS hosted its annual student awards celebrating academic excellence within the Faculty. Check out the list of award winners below, and be sure to keep your excellent students in mind when nominations roll around… Read More

TENT Updates! What a semester…

By: Dr. Brandon McFarlane I’m writing to thank everyone for their awesome work on the TENT project this year and to wish you all a happy holidays. 2019 was a big year for our collaboration with Toronto Fringe…. Read More

CWP in the news, on the bus, and in the theatre!

As ever, it was an exciting semester for students, faculty, admin, and other community members in the Honours Bachelor of Creative Writing & Publishing. This semester saw the launch of a new, monthly film series focused on writing-… Read More

Rolla Bahsous and Tales of a City by the Sea

“Tales of a City by the Sea,” a play written by Samah Sabawi and directed by Rahaf Fasheh, explores life in Gaza during the 2008 war. Rami, a Palestinian-American doctor, meets and falls in love with Jomana, a Palestinian living in… Read More

Sara Cumming ponders in Portland

For the past two years Dr. Sara Cumming has been a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Applied and Clinical Sociology. This year she was part of the organizing committee for the conference that was held in… Read More

ESL Faculty Paint Night!

By: Dr. Kanika Verma “Love the art in yourself and not yourself in the art.” –Constantin Stanislavski The ESL Department hosted a Faculty Paint Night on Tuesday, November 19th at HMC B282 from 6 to 8.30 p.m. Sara Cordeiro Alexandre,… Read More

Student Spotlight: Troy in Literature, Film, and Canvas!

By: Prof. Jennifer Phenix In LITT20065GD: Troy in Literature and Film, students were asked to create a visual piece to accompany their research paper that captures the hero Odysseus as a renewed Homeric hero. Em Kessler, Serena Westbroek,… Read More

Student Spotlight: ESL student Serife Gulmus

From ESL professor Mariya Petkova: “As part of their EAP Reading and Writing class, ESL student have to write an essay based on a previously researched academic topic of their choice. The purpose is to argue a point… Read More

Spotlight on Research: Dr. Brett Potter on what Star Trek, sports, and movies can teach us about religion.

Dr. Brett Potter (PhD, University of St. Michael’s College) is a partial-load professor in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at Sheridan, teaching world religions and the philosophy of religion. Over the past six years teaching in… Read More