• Mahon to take SASAH from class, to world, and back

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, November 23, 2017

    Visual Arts professor Patrick Mahon has been named the new director of Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities, a unique-to-Canada program offering an elite liberal arts education.

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  • SASAH student awarded Rhodes Scholarship

    By Chris dela Torre, CBC London, November 23, 2017

    Levi Hord is the 23rd Western University student in 110 years to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship.

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  • Course looks to capture a Strange Animal

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, November 04, 2017

    Tom Cull, London’s Poet Laureate, who teaches in the American and Writing Studies programs, is teaching You’re a Strange Animal: Writing Nature, Writing the Self, a third-year nature-writing elective course. Students spend much time outside of the classroom before sitting down to write poems, fiction and non-fiction works about the nature they encounter.

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  • Soon, you'll be able to read (and touch!) a centuries-old Shakespeare edition at Western University

    By Paula Duhatschek, CBC, November 02, 2017

    Western University has just acquired a copy of Shakespeare's Fourth Folio that dates back to 1685.

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  • Gift adds Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio to Western collection

    By Deb Van Brenk, Western News, November 02, 2017

    On Saturday, lovers of literature and old books will have a rare opportunity to view Shakespeare’s Fourth Folio when it makes its public debut as part of WordsFest. M.J. Kidnie, the Graham and Gail Wright Distinguished Scholar at Western and an expert on Shakespeare, will give a talk about the importance of the Folio.

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  • The Walrus ready to get Western talking

    By Jo Ann Johnson, Western News, October 13, 2017

    Sexuality. Identity. Disability. Bullying. Discrimination. Western is not shying away from these tough conversations. The Walrus Talks Belonging will bring together the Western community on Oct. 17 at the London Music Hall, for eight speakers who explore what it really means to belong.

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  • Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

    By Keri Ferguson, Western News, October 10, 2017

    Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their educations, and help others who face obstacles in their learning.

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  • Taking Flight

    By Rachael Courtemanche, October 02, 2017

    Alumna Erin Dunham (BA'06), CEO of The Other Bird group of restaurants, is reaching new heights in the hospitality and culinary industries.

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  • Sinking signals a career on the rise

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, September 28, 2017

    English PhD candidate David Huebert’s short-story collection, Peninsula Sinking, is out this month from Biblioasis.

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  • Playwright takes to stages across the country

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, September 14, 2017

    Camille Intson, a third-year English and Theatre and Performance Studies student, is an accomplished playwright whose works have been produced professionally across the country.

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  • Pair named to Royal Society of Canada

    Western News, September 07, 2017

    Patrick Mahon (Visual Arts), has been named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC). The fellows have been elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement.

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  • Four Western projects earn CFI backing

    By Jason Winders, Western News, August 14, 2017

    David Bourget, from the Department of Philosophy, received $200,000 in funding for, PhilNet: A Research Tool for Digital Philosophy

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  • Written word bridges gap in understanding

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, August 02, 2017

    Sydney Brooman, a fourth-year Honors English Language & Literature and Creative Writing student, is the 2017 Student Writer-in-Residence.

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  • Training the Mind

    By Rachael Courtemanche, August 02, 2017

    Alumnus Aaron Barth (MA'04, PhD '09, Philosophy) solves business problems by combining brain science and the creative arts.

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  • Roman Letters Discovered at Vindolanda

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, July 31, 2017

    Western Classical Studies students and researchers, including professor Elizabeth Greene, were part of an international team that discovered a cache of 25 Roman letters at the first century Roman fort located one mile south of Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England last month.

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  • Renos to reveal long-hidden beauty of University College

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, June 22, 2017

    The $34-million overhaul of University College started from the inside out. And as of next month, the exterior changes to the iconic Western building will start to take shape.

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  • 1967: Canada Welcomes the World

    May 24, 2017

    A new documentary project focused on the national pavilions of the sixty countries that participated in Montreal's 1967 World Exhibition by Prof. Constanza Burucúa (Modern Languages & Literatures) will soon be exhibited in multiple locations in conjunction with Canada 150.

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  • Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, May 11, 2017

    Juan Luis Suárez, a professor in the departments of Modern Languages and Literature and Computer Sciences, will represent the non-STEM side of the research coin as the new Associate Vice-President (Research). His five-year term begins July 1.

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  • Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

    By Paul Mayne, Western News, May 11, 2017

    Professor Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) has been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.

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  • Alumna Shelley Niro (MFA'97) wins Scotiabank Photography Award

    Canadian Art Magazine, May 09, 2017

    The award includes a $50,000 cash prize, a solo exhibition during the 2018 Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival, and a book of the winner’s work to be published and distributed by Steidl.

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  • Book explores First World War flying ace

    By Krista Habermehl, Western News, April 13, 2017

    Alfred Edwin “Eddie” McKay was a rugby star, hockey player and strong Arts student at Western in 1914 – the first of nine siblings in his family to go to university. A new book explores the life and times of the locally famous young man who was a First World War fighter pilot.

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  • The Voltage of Womanhood: My Experience Workshopping Mina Samuels’ Because I Am Your Queen

    By Andrea Holstein, Western News, April 06, 2017

    More than a dozen students and faculty had the opportunity to work alongside a playwright last month, workshopping Because I am Your Queen, a new play by New York City author and playwright Mina Samuels. Joined by dancer and choreographer Jacqueline Dugal, the students participated in readings, dancing and a performance of Samuels’ work over the course of her three-day residency.

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  • Alexis, ‘Fifteen Dogs’ win Canada Reads

    By Jason Winders, Western News, March 31, 2017

    André Alexis, the 2010-11 Writer-In-Residence in the Faculty of Arts & Humanities, and his book Fifteen Dogs were named the winner of this year’s Canada Reads, after writer and rapper Humble The Poet successfully defended the book in the CBC program’s finale Thursday.

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  • Dystopic déjà vu: Trump and the resurgence of cataclysmic classics

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, March 30, 2017

    Once immensely popular, classics of dystopian fiction have seen a significant resurgence on bookstore shelves and online orders – particularly in the months that followed the election of U.S. President Donald Trump last fall.

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  • Kular: Seek knowledge, expect equality and accept diversity

    By Aman Kular, Western News, March 23, 2017

    Aman Kular, second-year student, School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities, and Political Science discusses her participation in "Daughters of the Vote, a day where 338 female delegates marched to Parliament Hill and historically took their seats in the House of Commons.

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  • Brush named to top professor honour

    By Paul Mayne, Western News, March 23, 2017

    Visual Arts professor Kathryn Brush has received Western’s Distinguished University Professorship award, which acknowledges sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western. Brush’s research focuses on medieval art and architecture – as well as the histories, theories, and practices of art history and visual culture in the 19th and 20th centuries.

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  • Governor General’s Award for alumna artist

    March 13, 2017

    Shelly Niro MFA’97 was awarded the Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts last month. The award was created in 1999 by the Canada Council for the Arts and the Governor General of Canada, an honour that comes with a $25,000 prize and recognizes outstanding career achievement in visual and media arts.

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  • Remembering Bonnie Burnard, BA'67

    By Marcia Steyaert, March 13, 2017

    The Western community mourns the loss of award-winning author, alumna and former Writer-in-Residence, Bonnie Burnard, BA'67. She passed away on March 4, 2017 at the age of 72.

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  • Department of Women’s Studies Celebrates 10th Anniversary

    February 26, 2017

    Thirty years ago, Women’s Studies was just an idea at Western. Now, it’s one of the most dynamic and successful programs in the university. And it couldn’t come at a more needed time.

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  • The robots are coming, but is ethics keeping pace?

    By Anthony Skelton, February 26, 2017

    Thirty years ago, Women’s Studies was just an idea at Western. Now, it’s one of the most dynamic and successful programs in the university. And it couldn’t come at a more needed time.

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  • SASAH: Now More Than Ever

    By Joel Faflak, February 26, 2017

    Joel Faflak, Director of the School for Advanced Studies in Arts and Humanities reflects on the first graduating cohort of SASAH students.

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  • Ask her anything: Professor Brennan connects with online community

    By Julia Beltrano, Western News, February 23, 2017

    Samantha Brennan, who teaches in the departments of Women’s Studies and Feminist Research, Philosophy, and Political Science, recently hosted an “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) session. Her AMA generated more than 526 comments in two hours and yielded more than 500 up-votes, landing the post a coveted third place spot on the front page of /r/philosophy.

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  • Alumnus finds his calling behind the camera

    By Jeff Renaud, Western News, February 02, 2017

    Michael Jari Davidson, BA’08, reckons himself a maverick. And based on the choices, the award-winning filmmaker has made in not one, but two, entertainment industries, you’d be hard-pressed to argue.

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  • De Looze: "Be vocal, active in supporting Muslim community"

    By Laurence De Looze, Western News, February 01, 2017

    Earlier this week, Laurence De Looze, a professor in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, joined a number of Western students, staff and faculty, and members of the London community, at a gathering at the London Muslim Mosque, showing support and solidarity with the city’s Muslim community in the wake of last weekend’s shooting at a Quebec City mosque.

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  • March fosters community, collective power

    By Elizabeth Greene and Alison Conway, Western News, January 26, 2017

    Professors Conway and Greene attended the Jan. 21 Women’s March on Washington, one day after the inauguration of Donald Trump. What started as a grassroots movement to “send a bold message to (the) new administration on their first day in office, and to the world, that women’s rights are human rights,” saw millions gather and march around the world.

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  • Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, January 26, 2017

    The first recipients of Western’s OGS Artistic Performance Awards are Heidi Wall, bottom, a second-year Master of Music in Literature and Performance (solo piano) student, and Colin Dorward, top, a second-year PhD student in Visual Arts. Both students had a chance to showcase their talents at a SGPS awards celebration in December.

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  • Forgotten role of reproductive justice in Zika crisis

    By Nicole L. Fice, Cory E. Goldstein, and Austin R. Horn, January 25, 2017

    Philosophy PhD students reflect on the forgotten role of reporoductive justice in the zika Crisis. Nicole L. Fice, a PhD student in Philosophy, studies bioethics broadly, and more specifically, feminist approaches to bioethics. Cory E. Goldstein, a PhD student in Philosophy, centres his academic interests on the ethics of medical research. Austin R. Horn, a PhD student in Philosophy, aims to provide ethical guidance for design and conduct of pragmatic clinical trials through his research.

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  • Play stands as tribute to one woman’s Triumph

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, January 19, 2017

    To commemorate Canada’s 150th anniversary, Penn Kemp, BA’66, CertEd’68, the first Poet Laureate of London and former Writer-in-Residence at Western, wrote The Triumph of Teresa Harris.

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  • Book brings together literature, environment

    Western News, January 19, 2017

    Professor Joshua Schuster recently published The Ecology of Modernism: American Environments and Avant-Garde Poetics, a book that takes a closer look at Modern American Literature and examines the relationships of modernist writers, poets and musicians to nature, industrial development and pollution.

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  • A ‘rare jewel:’ Wordsworth find by professor emeritus bridges gap in elite collection

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, January 12, 2017

    Thanks to James Good, one of 33 known copies of William Wordsworth’s An Evening Walk – the first published collection of the famed poet’s works – now resides at Western.

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  • Why did Trump win? We have no idea.

    By Juan Luis Suárez, Western News, January 12, 2017

    Modern Languages and Literatures professor Juan Luis Suárez is Director of The CulturePlex Lab discusses the recent election.

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  • In Studio: Sky Glabush, A New Garden

    Toronto Star, January 09, 2017

    "As the London-based polymath opens his first show here since 2014, his boundless enthusiasm for new realms continues unabated" The Toronto Star reviews a new exhibition at MKG127 by Visual Arts faculty member Sky Glabush.

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  • How Two Women Are Rethinking What It Means To Be Fit

    Canadian Living, January 04, 2017

    Arts & Humanities Associate Dean Tracy Isaacs and Prof. Samantha Brennan (WSFR) are featured in the January issue of Canadian Living magazine.

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  • David Huebert wins 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize

    CBC Books, December 06, 2016

    David Huebert, a Ph.D. candidate in English and Writing Studies has won the 2016 Walrus Poetry Prize for his poem "Colloquium: J.T. Henry and Lady Simcoe on Early Ontario Petrocolonialism." The prize, now in its fifth year, comes with a $4,000 purse.

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  • Sexsmith turns to the page for latest tale

    By Adela Talbot, Western News, November 30, 2017

    Canadian singer-songwriter Ron Sexsmith is part of the lineup for the fourth iteration of Words: London’s Literary and Creative Arts Festival, taking place Nov. 3-5. The festival is an annual event, organized in partnership with The Public Humanities at Western.

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