Arts and Sciences News & Events

Upcoming Annual World Religions Conference: Living a Meaningful Life

 

On Oct 22, RDC will host the thirteenth annual World Religions Conference, entitled "Living a Meaningful Life." Organized by Philosophy instructor Dr. Dan Haas, this year's conference will feature be a special tribute to Dr. Guillermo Barron. Four speakers of diverse spiritual...

The Philosopher's Café: Gender or Ungender?

 

On October 17, join Anthropology/Sociology Professor Dr. Carrie Dennett as she leads The Philosopher's Café in a discussion on gender issues. Participants will explore how we define and negotiate sex, sexuality, and gender identity in an increasingly complicated world. This event seeks...

Renowned Historian/Author, Dr. Tim Cook, to Present on Armistice Centennial at Perspectives Speaker Series

On October 11, Dr. Tim Cook will discuss the centennial anniversary of World War I Armistice for the 2018 Perspectives: Canada in the World speaker series. Dr. Cook is an award-winning author, Great War Historian at the Canadian War Museum, and an instructor at Carleton University. He is also a...

School of Arts and Sciences Instructors Celebrate Book Launch

Three Humanities instructors will read and discuss excerpts from their new books on October 11. Dr. Jenna Butler's fifth book, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard, was published by the University of Alberta press, and is based on an 2014 expedition she undertook aboard a sailing ship in the...

English Professor Publishes Poetic Travelogue on Arctic Circle Voyage

Magnetic North Jenna Butler

 

Dr. Jenna Butler recently published her fifth book, Magnetic North: Sea Voyage to Svalbard, through the University of Alberta Press. Based on an 2014 expedition she undertook aboard a barquentine sailing ship in the Norwegian Arctic Circle, the book challenges male-dominated narratives...

Psychology Instructor Educates Summer Science Camp Students on the Effects of Concussions

 

During the summer, Dr. Elena Antoniadis taught science summer camp students about the neurobiology of memory. During her workshop, she discussed the different brain systems that support certain types of memory, primarily, the procedural, factual/autobiographical, and emotional systems....

RDC Alumna Joins NASA Team to Collect Climate Change Data

Sahtu Students and NASA Cabin Radio Image

 

Mandy Bayha, an RDC alumna who recently transferred to Royal Roads University (pictured centre right), accompanied a NASA jet team on a survey of the Northwest Territories to map the effects of climate change near the Great Slave Lake region. Sponsored by the Sahtu Secretariat, Bayha...

History Instructor Publishes Book on Relations Between Church, State, and an Oxford College

 

Over the summer, Dr. Jeff Wigelsworth published his new text, All Souls College, Oxford in the Early Eighteenth Century, through Brill Press. His research revolves around the history of All Souls College, Oxford, while Bernard Gardiner was its warden from 1702 to 1726. Not only is the...

English Instructor and Department Chair Elected as ACCUTE's new Member at Large

 

Dr. Laura Davis, the Chair of Humanities and Social Sciences at RDC, has recently been elected as a 'Member At Large' for the executive committee of the Association of Canadian Colleges and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE). During her three-year term in this role, Dr. Davis will...

New RRU Transfer Opportunities for Media and Justice Studies Students

The School of Arts and Sciences is excited to announce two new transfer opportunities with Royal Roads University (RRU) in Victoria, BC. Students who complete the Media Studies and Professional Communication Diploma with a minimum 3.0 GPA average are now able to transfer into the third year of...

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