FASS in Dal News
Grad profile: Knowing when to connect and disconnect
For graduating honours student Sydney Belford, taking the time to explore new things was key in deciding her path through undergraduate studies in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.
Grad profiles: Double the passion for performance
Nigerian-born friends Emmanuel Solomon and Ogo-oluwa Sobukola traveled to Canada together to study music at Dal. As they graduate this spring, they do so having overcome many obstacles and with powerful memories in tow.
Grad profile: Creating a community through Classics
When Zainab Syed came to Dalhousie in the fall of 2017, she originally planned to major in psychology. A course in Ancient Greek changed all that and led her to discover a whole new community as a Classics student.
Ask an expert: Ajay Parasram on Asian Heritage Month and battling anti‑Asian racism
Tackling rising anti-Asian racism is at the heart of this year’s theme for Asian Heritage Month in Canada: Recognition, Resilience, and Resolve. We spoke to Ajay Parasram, an assistant professor in the departments of International Development Studies and History, about the history of anti-Asian racism in Canada and ways people can help help combat it now.
How creative video lectures helped reshape one Dal instructor’s approach to teaching
Andrew Bergel, an instructor in the College of Sustainability, says video lectures have proven beneficial for students and led to better class experiences for all — results so eye-opening he plans to incorporate such videos in the future even when in-person learning returns.
FASS launch showcases impressive range of research and creative work
Researchers and creators in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are used to addressing vital social issues in their work, but their perspectives have proven more valuable than ever over the past year — as showcased in this year's FASS Publication and Creative Activities Launch.
English professor succeeds online by embracing flexibility
Kathy Cawsey, who was teaching online classes long before the pandemic hit, believes more deeply than ever that students fare better when given options to learn and manage their workloads in different ways.
Feds back Dallaire Institute study examining the mental‑health impacts of exposure to child soldiers
Dalhousie's Dallaire Institute for Children, Peace, and Security has been approved for a grant to conduct a five-year long national research study, the first of its kind to explore the connections between morally injurious events and the recruitment and use of children as soldiers.
News from FASS
Ajay Parasram talks to Global News about Islamophobia in Atlantic Canada
Global News talks to Ajay Parasram of the departments of International Development Studies and History about Islamophobia in Atlantic Canada and what can be done to combat it
Margaret Robinson participates in conversation discussing should racist literature be removed from public spaces
Margaret Robinson, Coordinator of Indigenous Studies, along with Dalhousie alum Masuma Khan and MSVU’s EDIA Advisor Delvina Bernard, appeared in a recent article and interview with Sarah Poko: 'The demonization of people' or historical record: Should racist literature be removed from public spaces?
Ajay Parasram talks to CTV News about Asian Heritage Month
Dal FASS professor Ajay Parasram believes Asian Heritage Month should highlight racism against Asian-Canadians
Robert Huish talks to The Coast about shaming, blaming and vigilante justice during the COVID‑19 pandemic
Shaming, blaming and vigilante justice is not going to get us out of this third wave
Afua Cooper: My 30‑year effort to bring Black studies to Canadian universities is still an upward battle
Dr. Afua Cooper (cross-appointment professor with the departments of History, Sociology and Social Anthropology, the Gender and Women's Studies program, and the Dalhousie University Faculty of Graduate Studies,) provides an important and impactful reflection of her 30-year effort to bring black studies to Canadian universities.
Recent report provides a snapshot of what anti‑Asian hate looks like in Canada
Ajay Parasram talks to Salt Wire media about what anti-Asian hate looks like in Canada