Three questions with… Hevina Dashwood

Hevina Dashwood

Hevina Dashwood

Hevina Dashwood is an associate professor of Political Science and has been at Brock since 2002. She specializes in International Relations and is working on a book manuscript about corporate social responsibility and Canadian mining companies. For more about her research and achievements in her field, visit her faculty page.

What do you like about your job?

What I love about my job is that it is such a privilege to teach and interact with students. I’m also fortunate to have a wonderful group of colleagues in the Political Science department.

What do you do for fun?

I’ve reached an age where my idea of “fun” is to go on a long walk with my dog (an English Springer Spaniel named Cedric). I also really enjoy exploring all the great wineries in the Niagara region and beyond, and then having a glass or two while watching an action thriller (preferably with political intrigue) in the comfort of my home.

Where did you go on your last vacation?

My last vacation was a combined research trip/tour around Ghana in July. The main purpose of my trip was to hold a workshop related to my research on the contribution of mining to sustainable development in Ghana (Canadian mining companies have a large presence in Africa). The workshop was held in Accra on the same day that Ghana’s Black Stars team was set to play Uruguay in the FIFA world cup. The hotel had flat screen TVs set up everywhere, so it was impossible to miss the game! It was an amazing experience to be in Ghana to cheer the Black Stars on, even though they unfortunately lost the game. I then went on a tour to Kumasi, in the middle of Ghana (and the centre of the Ashanti Kingdom), and then from there went to Mole national park in the northern region, to check out the animals and birds. I also took a tour of Obuasi, Ghana’s largest and oldest gold mine (Ghana used to be called the Gold Coast), which was part research-related, and part as a tourist.

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