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The 2016-17 edition of the FASS First Year Newsletter

Learn more about our faculty, students, staff and alumni, plus the many opportunities you can explore!


Welcome to our new dean, Dr. Frank Harvey

on July 1, 2016, Dr. Harvey assumed the role of Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences


First-Year Interest Groups

Starting your first year in Arts and Social Sciences? Are you undeclared but love things like pop culture, history, international politics, literature or the performing arts? Register for a FIG (First-Year Interest Group) and you'll really get to delve into what interests you.


Let your BA take you around the world

Learn more about our travel and exchange opportunities


Add a Minor to your degree

Customize your degree and stand out in the job market


The Faces of FASS (video series)

Meet some of our arts and social sciences students


About FASS

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences students

Dalhousie's Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences offers a world of choices: thousands of courses, two hundred professors, thirty-five academic programs. Learn more about the Faculty.

Research & Researchers

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences student researching

How can the study of humanities and social sciences inform policy, improve health and restore the environment?  Find out how FASS research and researchers are changing the world.  


  • Kipling connections: Dal event highlights work of "Jungle Book" author
    Did you know that Dalhousie hosts one of the most comprehensive collections of Rudyard Kipling's works in the world? Alumni and community members had the chance to view some of the collection at a screening of the 2016 Jungle Book film last week.
  • An emerging generation of Canadian intellectual leadership
    Dal celebrates three new members of the Royal Society of Canada's College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists: John Archibald (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology), Jennifer Bain (Fountain School of Performing Arts) and Rudolf Uher (Psychiatry).
  • A concert for prevention
    The Fountain School of Performing Arts is participating in a Canadian concert series called ”Mysterious Barricades" bright and early Saturday morning (September 10) for World Suicide Prevention Day.
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