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- Board approves operating budget for 2023‑24
- 3 ways to unlock the power of food to promote heart health
- Fountain School's EDIA advisor helps open doors and challenge stigmas
- Dal undergrad talks science and university life with Indigenous high schoolers in Canada's prairies
- DalTheatre caps season with new adaptation of landmark Ibsen epic
FASS in Dal News
Fountain School's EDIA advisor helps open doors and challenge stigmas
Dr. Nicole Jordan, an assistant professor of music at Dal, brings her experience and expertise as a performer and scholar to the table to create better pathways for BIPOC students looking to enter the world of performing arts.
DalTheatre caps season with new adaptation of landmark Ibsen epic
There's still time to check out a performance of the Fountain School's theatrical season finale, Peer Gynt — an ambitious, globe-spanning play from one of modern theatre's biggest names.
Masterclasses empower music students with powerful new production skills
With Erin Costelo’s masterclass on recording production in the new Strug Hall, students from Dal’s Fountain School of Performing Arts and NSCC experienced firsthand the benefits of a $1.25 million gift from the J&W Murphy Foundation.
Dal Wind Ensemble's latest show devoted to marginalized music
Litmus Blue, happening Saturday in Dal's Joseph Strug Concert Hall, celebrates good music by people who don’t normally get programmed, says Jacob Caines, the ensemble's director.
Fountain School's best and brightest set to shine at Concerto Night
This year’s Concerto Night, the Fountain School’s most popular annual concert, featured student soloists performing classics from Bruch, Beethoven, Kabalevsky, Mozart and more as well as an orchestral work by composition student Dylan Hay.
Devoted Dal prof wins national prize for building authentic connections
Dr. Liesl Gambold, who says she puts teaching above all else in her career, won the 2023 Canadian Anthropology Society Award for Teaching Excellence.
Why we are fascinated by the Oscar‑nominated Tár, a story of rare female power in classical music
‘Tár’ shines a spotlight on the challenges of working in the ultraconservative world of classical music, including complex social issues such as misogyny, racism and homophobia, write Jacqueline Warwick and Jacob Caines.
New Fountain School studio dedicated to local music‑scene legend
A new Dal studio designed for music students pays tribute to an influential local concert promoter who has helped support generations of young musicians in Halifax.
News from FASS
Political Science professor David Black talks to CTV Atlantic about human rights issues and the FIFA World Cup in Qatar
David Black, of Dalhousie's Political Science department, spoke to CTV News Atlantic about the human rights issues in Qatar that are casting a shadow over play at the FIFA World Cup.
Lesley Choyce travels further afield for the subject of his latest book
University Teaching Fellow in the Department of English and Creative Writing program, Lesley Choyce, releases new book, Around England With a Dog
IDS faculty member Robert Huish has recently been featured by several media outlets
The International Development Studies associate professor has been interviewed on a wide range of topics
CUPE’s fight is as much about gender equity as it is about labour rights
Leah Sarson, assistant professor in the Department of Political Science, recently had an op-ed published in the Globe and Mail
Embracing Diversity in Film Could Protect Child Stars from Abuse
Jacqueline Warwick, Professor of Musicology and Associate Director of Graduate Studies, Gender and Women’s Studies cross-appointment, was interviewed by the Media Diversity Institute about the importance of protecting the rights of child actors and performers
Pandemic learning left students feeling behind. Post‑secondary transition courses aim to get them on track
CBC spoke to first-year FASS student Jamie Raybould and FASS professor Robert Huish about the new Introduction to Humanities and Introduction to Social Sciences courses and how these transition courses help students start their university student life on the right foot
The 2022-23 Shaar Shalom Lecture featuring: The Honorable Bob Rae and Lieutenant-General (ret) The Honorable Roméo A. Dallaire
March 30, 2023, 7:00 PM