FASS in Dal News
Pig‑human transplants may be a misguided attempt to address the organ shortage
The heart used in the first pig-human transplant was infected with a pig virus. This reveals that using other species as organ donors may not provide a solution for organ shortages, writes Dal researchers Françoise Baylis and Andrew Fenton.
"Wonder"‑ful launch: FASS student celebrates debut novel
English and Creative Writing student K.R. Byggdin has always been a storyteller. Now, with a debut novel "Wonder World" set to launch this week, their story is about to enter a whole new chapter.
Costume Studies students capture how women in 1896 challenged social norms through clothing
At this year's historical dress showcase, "Propriety and Protest," students took to the stage in their own designs to present a picture of a time in history when women began to wear clothing that went against the standards of the status quo.
It’s the 40th anniversary of the Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but recent protests show a serious misunderstanding of what those mean
Our freedom is limited as soon as our speech and behaviour become harmful to other people, writes Clarisse Paron.
Unlocking the power of the past: Dal history student awarded McCall MacBain Scholarship
Anna Gaudet, a fourth-year honours student, was selected from more than 700 applicants to receive the prestigious leadership-based scholarship for master’s and professional studies.
A Northern Lights Dream beckons fans of musical theatre
DalOpera’s new production of Michael Rose’s A Northern Lights Dream presents a modern take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream, following 400-year-old trickster Robin Goodfellow as they try to impress the goddess Aurora by meddling in the love lives of locals in the town of Shakespeare, Ontario.
Celebrating research and creativity in FASS: A look back at the year in publications, performance and more
The 2022 FASS Celebration of Research features works by dozens of faculty members, including articles, books, performances, productions, compositions, speaker series, and online symposiums — all covering a vast array of historic and contemporary topics of interest.
Mystical music and mythical creatures take centre stage at Fountain School's Capture voice event
The Fountain School of Performing Arts welcomed audiences for an evening of vocal music Wednesday (April 6), featuring the DalChorus, Ora vocal ensemble, and selected students from the Dal Voice program.
News from FASS
IDS associate professor Robert Huish discusses the global concerns amidst the Russian and Ukraine crisis
International Development Studies associate professor Robert Huish talks to CTV Atlantic about the world's concerns amidst the Russian and Ukraine 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.
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.