News and Events

FASS Events

  • Cloud From A to Z - Computer Programming Training Session
    October 26, 2020, 2:30 PM

    This is a beginner level series. Cloud computing provides great flexibility, allowing complete control of the computing environment. In addition, the environment can be copied, backed up, created and recreated in an automated way. In these lessons, we will start you on the path towards making use of the great flexibility and power of cloud computing. We will be using the popular static website generator Jekyll. This is an in-depth workshop for those with no prior cloud experience, at the end of which you will have a virtual machine and a Jekyll website. Space is limited so register early.  DETAILS & REGISTER


  • Safe Space for White Questions: Online Pandemic Edition (October)
    October 28, 2020, 12:30 PM

    Dr. Ajay Parasram, assistant professor in the departments of International Development Studies and History, invites you to this online discussion event, Safe Space for White Questions.

    This is the third of a series of free and public monthly drop-in sessions open to white identifying people who would like to come ask a question or two about a wide range of issues generally captured under the banner of "progressive" politics that you would like to better understand. There's no judgement, no chance that you'll offend anyone (unless you're actively trying to - please don't do that.).

    Drop by for a friendly and considerate conversation aimed at helping us all better understand how structures impact us all.


  • Cloud From A to Z - Computer Programming Training Session
    October 28, 2020, 2:30 PM

    This is a beginner level series. Cloud computing provides great flexibility, allowing complete control of the computing environment. In addition, the environment can be copied, backed up, created and recreated in an automated way. In these lessons, we will start you on the path towards making use of the great flexibility and power of cloud computing. We will be using the popular static website generator Jekyll. This is an in-depth workshop for those with no prior cloud experience, at the end of which you will have a virtual machine and a Jekyll website. Space is limited so register early.  DETAILS & REGISTER


  • Open Dialogue Live: Neighbourly Relations
    October 28, 2020, 7:00 PM

    On November 3rd, Americans will either vote Joe Biden into the Oval Office or they will grant Donald Trump a second term. No matter what happens, Canada will be impacted. Join Open Dialogue Live in partnership with the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences as our panelists explore the impact American politics have on gender, race and class issues, immigration and journalism.

    The discussion will also examine the role traditional and social media has played in this electoral cycle, Canada-U.S. and more.

    REGISTER NOW: https://bit.ly/31wNHSy

    Attendees are invited to participate in the discussion by posting questions and comments during the live event.


  • Roll Wisdom: Philosophy and Tabletop Roleplaying Games
    October 28, 2020, 9:30 PM

    Join the Virtual Philosophy Network (www.virtualphilosophynetwork.com) and professional philosopher, writer and game designer Trystan Goetze for a discussion of philosophy and tabletop roleplaying games.

    "Tabletop roleplaying games (TTRPGs) like Dungeons & Dragons are more popular than ever before. But rarely do we pause to consider some of the deeper questions raised by these games. In this talk, I want to argue for two things: first, that philosophy can improve your games, and second, that games can do philosophy. To do this, I'll employ C. Thi Nguyen's theory of games from his recent book, Games: Agency As Art (https://global.oup.com/academic/product/games-9780190052089)".

    Dr. Goetze is currently a Banting Fellow at Dalhousie University. His areas of research specialization are social epistemology and moral philosophy. As a game designer, he has published pieces for use with 5th edition of Dungeons & Dragons, as well as numerous other games.

    https://www.trystangoetze.ca/


Dal News

  • Grad profile: Bachelor of Dental Hygiene paves the way for a teaching career
    October 26, 2020, 8:30 AM
    Everything Nicole MacDonald needed to complete her Bachelor of Dental Hygiene degree slotted into place sooner than she expected. The certificate in disability management was an unexpected bonus. Surprisingly, she has COVID-19 to thank.
  • Children's pain 'swept under the carpet for too long'
    October 26, 2020, 8:30 AM
    Dal prof Christine Chambers and multiple Dal alumni are key contributors and authors to the new Lancet Child and Adolescent Health Commission — the first commission ever to address pediatric pain.
  • Ask an expert: Brian Bow on how the outcome of the U.S. presidential election could impact Canada
    October 23, 2020, 8:30 AM
    No matter what happens in the U.S. presidential election, Canada will be impacted. The director of Dalhousie’s Centre for the Study of Security and Development explores three different scenarios that could arise from the Nov. 3 election.
  • Meet Tess Cyrus, economist
    October 23, 2020, 8:30 AM
    In this week's Sciographies episode, Economics prof Tess Cyrus speaks about what it was like to grow up in Southern California, why economics was the subject that captured her interest (after a short stint in chemistry), and some of her most recent studies on international trade and economics education.
  • Grad profile: 'I can be an agent for change'
    October 23, 2020, 8:30 AM
    Mirna Gerges is a two-time Dal Health grad, with a BSc in Kinesiology and now an MSc in Occupational Therapy.