FASS in Dal News
Music education has a race problem, and universities must address it
The recent furor from senior academics in response to a public lecture about the whiteness of music education reflects a longstanding race problem in music. It's time to address this, writes Musicology Professor and Fountain School Director Jacqueline Warwick.
Advancing knowledge, furthering our collective understanding
Researchers from Dal have received $1.6 million for their innovative social sciences and humanities projects through the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Grants program.
Keeping it "100": Teaching Fellow Lesley Choyce publishes his 100th book
TYP and Creative Writing instructor Lesley Choyce has recently reached an incredible literary milestone: the publishing of his 100th book. Read our Q&A with Choyce about his work and career and how he keeps up such an incredible pace as a writer.
More than just a "lifestyle": The Mi'kmaw roots of East Coast hospitality
Indigenous Studies Coordinator Margaret Robinson writes about how the Maritimes' historic hospitality has a legacy that stretches back much further thank you might think. It's rooted in Mi’kmaw hospitality, and embedded in the land from which it springs.
Ask an expert: Sociologist Timothy Bryan on police violence, race and racism
Several recent high-profile cases of Black and Indigenous individuals killed by police in Canada and the U.S. have heightened scrutiny on law enforcement agencies and their tactics. Dal prof Timothy Bryan shares his thoughts on the protest movement and possibilities for police reform.
Sociology master’s student uses education and activism to make lasting impacts on society
For master's student Hailie Tattrie, her education in sociology is about more than just classroom learning — it's about equipping her with tools to help her make an active difference in people's lives through community action.
Celebrating outstanding teachers: Meet Dal's 2020 university‑wide teaching award winners
Teachers make a huge difference in students' lives, each and every day. Meet the exceptional faculty and instructors being recognized this year with Dal's university-wide awards for teaching.
"Heave Away!": Fountain School alumni unite for a musical tribute to the Class of 2020
To help recognize the university's newest graduates as they celebrate virtually this spring, Dalhousie brought together alumni of its Fountain School of Performing Arts for a collaborative video performance of the song "Heave Away," rewritten in the Dal spirit.
News from FASS
Immigration to Canada May Not Return to Pre‑Pandemic Levels
The COVID-19 pandemic could derail Canada’s immigration-driven economy, writes sociology professor, Howard Ramos
OPINION: Pandemic pay premium for grocery store employees a flash in the pan (Karen Foster, associate professor, sociology and social anthropology and director of the Rural Futures Research Centre)
Karen Foster questions why the "Hero Pay" that had been offered to grocery store employees has ended now
Study to examine impacts of stigma in Nova Scotia during COVID‑19 pandemic
With a $28,000 grant from the Nova Scotia COVID-19 Health Research Coalition, Robert Huish, an associate professor of international development studies at Dalhousie University, is leading a research study examining the consequences and outcomes of cultural stigma from COVID-19 ordinances in Nova Scotia, New Zealand, and Australia.
How COVID‑19 social stigma has impacted Nova Scotians
Professor Robert Huish of Dal's International Development Studies department wants to know how pandemic-related stigma has impacted people of Asian descent, frontline workers and survivors of the virus
FASS professor Afua Cooper talks to CTV News about the calls for action to remove statues and names that pay tribute to historical figures related to racism in the Maritimes
Dr. Cooper talks about the importance of this discussion continuing around the world
Blog post by professor Afua Cooper: Canada, COVID, and Police Brutality: The Experience of the Black Community
FASS professor Dr. Afua Cooper shares some insights, comments, and history of police brutality and anti-black racism in Canada