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Tanya Tagaq brings inspiring lecture and performance to the Regent Theatre stage

The first time Tanya Tagaq heard throat singing, she says she could hear her land through the sounds as if each note conjured up a memory. On October 30 an audience was treated to these sounds when Tanya took the stage at the Regent Theatre in downtown Oshawa, Ontario for this year's Faculty of Social Science and Humanities (FSSH) Dean's Lecture, entitled Songs and Stories of Revolution. 


FSSH hosts discussion on Indigenous Maya health and youth in Guatemala

On October 29, Horizons of Friendship and the Faculty of Social Science and Humanities' Experiential Learning office co-hosted an event entitled Chosen Paths: Indigenous Maya Health and Youth in Guatemala. The event featured a panel discussion between a group of visiting Maya K’iche youth, a traditional midwife and a representative of the Totonicapán Health Directorate, who spoke about their mission to save lives in their communities.  


FSSH faculty member takes students outside for alternative delivery course

In response to Ontario Tech University's mandate to offer alternative delivery courses, one FSSH faculty member decided to take her students out of the typical classroom experience. During the Fall Reading Week, Associate Professor Sharon Lauricella, PhD, accompanied 33 students in the Communication and Digital Media Studies program to Ganaraska Forest for a three-day intensive module in an alternative delivery course on 'Listening.'