Faculty of Arts and Humanities

Clubs and Groups

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Arts & Humanities Student Council:

The Arts and Humanities Students' Council (AHSC) stands to aid in the development of the goals of the Mission Statement of the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, to foster the pride and character of the A&H student body, facilitate the greatest student experience, and to communicate, interact, and cooperate with A&H students. The AHSC strives to provide academic, philanthropic and social programming for all A&H students, and to foster an inclusive environment that caters to the diverse needs of our program. Pop into our office in International & Graduate Affairs Building 0N20D or send the Executive an email. We look forward to getting to know everyone this coming academic year! Learn more




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The Coterie: Undergraduate English Society

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. Learn more

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The Western Undergraduate Film Society (WUFS)

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. Learn more



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Visual Arts Supporters Association (VASA):

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. Learn more


Classics Society

The 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. Learn more