Ideas and action

The Faculty of Arts is a dynamic community of students, faculty and staff working in and across the humanities, social sciences and creative arts. Our ideas and actions are propelled by curiosity, creativity, and a deep commitment to contribute to a better world.

  1. Oct. 21, 2016Convocation: Psychology PhD graduate gained global attentionGordon Pennycook

    Gord Pennycook published research on everything from BS to how smartphone use is linked to lazy thinking. Now he’s on a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University.

    Pennycook is a psychology expert on how humans think, reason and make decisions. His passion for cognitive science may well be connected to his own extraordinary ability to think fast.

  2. Oct. 21, 2016Convocation honours diverse and distinguished achievementsCindy Blackstock on stage speaking

    Tomorrow, 618 students from the Faculty of Arts will cross the stage to receive their degrees and distinguished alumni return to campus for special awards. Cindy Blackstock will receive an honorary Doctor of Laws and address Convocation.

  3. Oct. 19, 2016Associate Dean Katherine Acheson on Lemonade as A+ essayKatherien Acheson between library stacks

    The Globe and Mail reports on essay writing skills with comments by Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programs, Katherine Acheson:

    Even in an age of quick-bite digital communication, writing skills are key because they can be transferred to any number of other forms, including a song, a sales pitch, or even a profile on a dating site.

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  1. Oct. 25, 20162016 Grimm Lecture: Democracy in Disappearing Ink: The Politics of Exclusion in Germany before Hitlerposter detail with city image in dripping ink

    Election battles were fought ferociously in pre-World War One Germany, when most middle-class Germans still opposed formal democracy. Anti-democrats deployed many exclusionary strategies that flew in the face of electoral fairness.

  2. Oct. 26, 2016Noon Hour Concert

    Amy Waller Prince, a well-known local soprano, will be performing works from Verdi, Strauss, Dvorak, and Greer. Ms. Prince recently received a Doctorate of Music from Indiana University.  She has performed many operatic roles, including Rosalind in Die Fledermaus, and Mabel in the Pirates of Penzance

  3. Oct. 26, 2016Bridges lecture: Pattern Finding - popular expression of transcendent ideaspatterns on scroll

    The Bridges Lecture Series based at St Jerome's University connects Arts, Science and Mathematics.

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