FASS in Dal News
Fountain School flautist to host prestigious program on CBC
This Saturday morning, be sure to tune into CBC’s This Is My Music with Tom Allen to hear Patricia Creighton, flute instructor in Dalhousie’s Fountain School of Performing Arts and Principal Flautist with Symphony Nova Scotia, share some of the music that moves her.
Royal Society of Canada recognizes research excellence at Dalhousie
Seven world-class researchers from Dalhousie have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada for their outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement — one of the largest cohorts ever from the university.
From political science to "Power & Politics": How Vassy Kapelos uses school‑honed skills to hold politicians to account
Vassy Kapelos (MA’06), host of CBC's "Power & Politics," is returning to her alma mater later this month to moderate Dalhousie's inaugural Stanfield Conversations. Learn more about how Kapelos’ time in political science classes at Dal led to a career as one of Canada’s most accomplished political journalists.
‘Dark Souls’ videogame: Themes of ruin harken to images popularized by European Romantics two centuries ago
‘Dark Souls’ draws on the literary theme of the ‘last man’ that emerged from the work of French author Jean-Baptiste Cousin de Grainville and those inspired by him, writes PhD candidate Michael Cameron.
Ask an expert: Kiran Banerjee on what the Taliban’s takeover means for Afghanistan and the global community
This week, we delve even deeper beyond the headlines with a two-part series on the Taliban's re-emergence in Afghanistan. In part two, Kiran Banerjee, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a Canada Research Chair, explain what the Taliban’s return will mean for Afghan citizens and the international community.
Ask an expert: Kiran Banerjee on the rise of the Taliban and its brisk power grab in Afghanistan
This week, we delve even deeper beyond the headlines with a two-part series on the Taliban's re-emergence in Afghanistan. In part one, Kiran Banerjee, an assistant professor in the Department of Political Science and a Canada Research Chair, discusses the history of the Taliban in Afghanistan and the regional implications of its return to government.
Canadian federal election 2021: Risk‑averse charities and civil society groups must show up
Charities and non-profit organizations must make their voices heard this election. At the same time, Elections Canada and the CRA should reassure them their involvement is encouraged, writes Dal's John D. Cameron.
Afghanistan’s ArtLords use concrete barricades as canvases to promote social change
Afghanistan’s Artlords are using art on blast walls to advocate for social change and to stand in contrast to the country’s war lords, drug lords and corruption, writes Dal graduate researcher Grant Curtis.
News from FASS
Dal Students speak out about Democracy on Edge
CBC Nova Scotia spoke to four current and former Dalhousie students to share their thoughts on the meaning of the theme "Democracy on Edge."
Sociology Professor Chris Helland talks to Saltwire Media about What is Sacred?
SaltWire host Sarah Poko spoke to Sociologist of Religion Dr. Christopher Helland about the concept of sacredness
Professor Liz Fitting of the Sociology and Social Anthropology department discusses the struggles temporary foreign workers face when booking COVID‑19 vaccines
Associate Professor Liz Fitting offered to help a temporary foreign worker book his vaccine appointment, and ended up advocating for around forty workers in the province. Hear why she says the vaccine booking system needs a major update in this interview with Portia Clark.
Political Science department Chair Katherine Fierlbeck talks to CBC Radio's The House about how Canada has managed the COVID‑19 pandemic and the impact it's had on federalism
Federalism experts Jared Wesley (University of Alberta), Daniel Béland (McGill University) and Katherine Fierlbeck (Dalhousie University) discuss whether Ottawa’s relationship with the provinces and territories helped or hindered the response to a historic health crisis.
Sociology and Social Anthropology Assistant Professor Michael Halpin discusses incels
Sociologist Michael Halpin discusses incels - people who consider themselves involuntarily celibate - misogyny, and their ties to social media.
Chike Jeffers named Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy (Tier 2)
This week, the newest cohort of Canada Research Chairs at Dalhousie University was announced - Dr. Chike Jeffers, Associate Professor in the Dalhousie Philosophy department, has been named Canada Research Chair in Africana Philosophy (Tier 2)
The Stanfield Conversations: Talking Democracy - "Democracy on Edge"
September 23, 2021, 7:00 PM