FASS in Dal News
Exploring reconciliation through the performing arts
A group of Mi’kmaw and settler artists joined in a collaboration with the Dalhousie Symphony Orchestra for a performance Wednesday evening (Dec. 1) of “Ki’kwa’ju: Reimagining Prokofiev’s Peter and the Wolf.”
One woman's turbulent battle with addiction and recovery at centre of latest Fountain School production
Duncan Macmillan’s "People, Places and Things," the second of four in-person shows planned this year for DalTheatre's 2021-2022 season, treads in difficult emotional territory — something director Matthew Thomas Walker took very seriously in working with his cast.
International forum brings world security leaders to Dal with post‑COVID era top of mind
Top global thinkers, policy makers and government officials converged at Dalhousie last week for the Halifax International Security Forum's annual public panel, touching on a variety of topics surrounding China, global cooperation and the world after COVID-19.
Bring the noise: Dal Wind Ensemble teams with the School of Architecture for acoustic innovations
As the Dalhousie Wind Ensemble returns to the stage this week for the first time in nearly two years, it’ll look a little different than usual — and not just because of the new students who’ve joined the group’s ranks.
What does it mean to be happy during troubled times? Upcoming symposium explores some possible answers
The Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences hosts the 2021 MacKay Symposium, 'Happiness in Troubled Times,' this Friday, bringing arts and social sciences experts together to share different perspectives on wellbeing and how it is shaped by society, culture and history.
Grad profile: Connecting past, present and policy through women's history
Holly Dickinson's decision to dive back into academia at Dal to pursue her passion for women's history had a lot to do with her desire to understand the present.
Immersive Nocturne arts festival exhibit born from an interchange of ideas
A unique storytelling project created by faculty members at Dalhousie finds a public audience this weekend as part of Halifax's annual Nocturne arts festival.
Fountain School ushers in live audiences again with first theatre production of the season
For the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic took hold in early 2020, members of the public are being invited back in to enjoy the thrills of a live Fountain School performance beginning this week with The Dog in the Manger — a theatrical production.
News from FASS
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.
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)