Arts Stories

A cornerstone of higher education for centuries, the Arts have never been more important for their role in efforts to make sense of our world and our place in it.

From Political and Canadian Studies, Women’s Studies, History and English to Sociology/Anthropology, Economics, Gerontology and more, Mount Arts faculty are big thinkers making big impact.

Dr Janice Keefe

Dr. Janice Keefe Department of Family Studies and Gerontology

A team from NS and MB, under the direction of Dr. Janice Keefe, was recently awarded more than $860,000 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research for a new research project that will seek to better understand the experiences of older adult home care clients with chronic and long term conditions through the home care system.

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Dr. Juliette Valcke Department of Modern Languages

“Being able to link my research to my teaching enhances the whole experience, for myself and my students – it’s more alive and spontaneous.” — Modern Languages professor Dr. Juliette Valcke.

Dr Jeff MacLeodDr. Jeff MacLeod
Department of Political Studies

Three of Dr. MacLeod’s works – two drawings and a painting – were shipped across the miles for display at a pop-up exhibition titled Imagining Ourselves as part of the 8th International Conference on the Image in Venice, Italy.

Dr Sherry PictouDr. Sherry Pictou
Department of Women’s Studies

Dr. Pictou began working at the Mount in July 2017 as a professor in the Women’s Studies department, a role to which she brings a wealth of experience and knowledge.