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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 MacEachen Institute of Public Policy and Governance holds grand opening

The Right Honourable Jean Chrétien, former Prime Minister of Canada and the Honourable Bob Rae led the conversation at the grand opening of the MacEachen Institute for Public Policy and Governance.


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.  


  • An expanded Arts Centre for Fountain School's future
    Dal is currently planning and fundraising for a 37,000-square-foot expansion to the Dalhousie Arts Centre, one that will add much-needed academic and community space while helping support the expanded scope and vision of the Fountain School of Performing Arts.
  • Getting closer to Dal's 200th
    Learn how you can keep up with the latest on preparations for Dal's bicentennial year in 2018.
  • New home, new hope
    A cross-Canada coalition — led by Dal and linked with the Children and Youth in Challenging Contexts Network — is partnering with German researchers to study the experiences of young Syrian refugees as they face the challenges of settling in a new country.
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