How do you define the Arts & Humanities Student Council? While we are students, first and foremost, we are also dedicated members of the Arts & Humanities community. We believe that we belong to the best faculty on this campus and we want to implement student-programming to help foster a better sense of community among all Arts & Humanities Students. Being a student is not just about academics nor social events but instead a combination of the two and we strive to make sure that our programming is a balance of the two. The AHSC depends on your involvement and participation in order to make sure that our events are things that you want to see. We are students working for students and we encourage feedback on everything we're doing, whether we're doing it right or missing a step. Pop into our office in University College 112F or send the Executive an email. We look forward to getting to know everyone this coming academic year!
Western’s Undergraduate English Society is an organization that aims to enhance the academic and social experience of undergraduate English students at The University of Western Ontario. We offer a wide range of activities and services, including social events for English undergraduates; seminars given by Western alumni and other Canadian writers or poets; as well as academic information about and assistance with English courses. Some of our events include: the Professor Lecture Series (a chance for students to learn about the research interests of, and current research projects being conducted by, faculty members), the Career Panel (enlightenment with regard to various career paths open to English graduates), and the Poetry Slam (a popular competition where poets from all over come to perform their original works). The Coterie also seeks to forge a strong bond between faculty and students by increasing the communication between the two parties, which supports the club’s ultimate goal of fostering a positive and exciting learning environment for English students at Western.
Western’s Undergraduate Philosophy Society, School of Thought (SOT), is a network of students whose mandate is to improve both the academic and social experience of all undergraduate philosophy students. In addition to hosting the Department of Philosophy’s annual faculty and student Pizza Party, SOT also organizes several other social outings throughout the year, specifically geared towards the students. With regards to academics, SOT not only puts on guest lecture events featuring keynote philosophy speakers from abroad, but it also offers a Peer Partnership Program in which students in either their third or fourth year volunteer to proofread the essays of first and second year students, and help them to formulate their ideas.
WUFS is an organization with the goal of cultivating a new wave of budding filmmakers from the academic community. WUFS organizes film production workshops, film festivals, events, and their own publication, the Reel News. WUFS focuses on such areas as producing high caliber films for submission to the Western Film Festival. WUFS welcomes students with a passion for film, however lacking in productions skills, to join the organization and network with a group of like-minded peers. WUFS isn’t just about making films, it is also a group that organizes social events.
The annual $5.00 membership fee brings the student to the status of full membership which permits them entry into film production workshops, waives submission fees to WUFS festivals, allows them to contribute to the Reel’zine, and to also attend the annual end of the year film dinner party. Being a full member also gets you an invitation to join the Facebook page, where you can communicate with members. Visit WUFS on Facebook
The Visual Arts Supporters’ Association (VASA) is a departmental society governed by a student board of directors in the Department of Visual Arts at The University of Western Ontario. The society is dedicated to supporting Visual Arts students, generating community within the Visual Arts department and beyond, and integrating Visual Arts further into the culture at UWO. Open to all students and faculty, VASA executes a wide variety of art-related events, based on the feedback and interests of its members. Art sales, trips to cultural centres such as New York, life drawing sessions, and workshops in collaboration with artists in residence are just some of the most popular events in which students have had the opportunity to take part. Visit VASA HERE
The 2011-2012 Classics Society was formed with the intent to provide students with opportunities to enhance their undergraduate experience. We have held various events so far that have included movie and pub nights and our Intent to Register Information Session. The Society will be organizing lecture series and study groups in the future to help students achieve more in their studies. We are looking forward to filling next year with even more opportunities!