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Why Medicine Needs Literature

SASAH student Maryam Golafshani makes the case for why medical students and professionals need to study not only science, but also literature. She wants to suggest that what we have forgotten in the medical world is the “human” side, and an engagement with the arts and humanities is how we bring it back. Maryam is a third-year student currently on a year abroad from Western University in Canada. As an English literature student, she explores the connection between the humanities and sciences using her experiences from attending intensive narrative medicine conference at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and doing medical humanities curriculum development for the American Medical Students’ Association and Western University. 

Culture Crawl connects across community

By Heather HughesWestern News, March 24, 2016

Western SASAH students bridged the gap between town and gown during an immersive experience outside of the University Gates in London’s arts and cultural community recently. Read more


Western Student Research Conference

SASAH students Morgan McAuley, Haley Everitt and Jacqueline Grassi will be presenting in the Western Undergraduate Research Conference March 19.


Meg Cormack debuts new play

glass posterOn February 26, third Year SASAH/Honours English Language and Literature Student Meg Cormack debuted her new play, Squalls of Glass at the McManus Theatre. This production was performed by students enrolled in George Ramos's English 3666F (American Drama) course. All proceeds went to support Canadian Mental Health Association Middlesex. 


The River Is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism

Exhibition at Satellite Project Space - February 2016

This celebratory event showcased the creative investigations of a class entitled "Water Now,"through the presentation of photographs, posters, a water treatment sculpture, and an archive developed by the students. This SASAH course was taught by Prof. Patrick Mahon from Visual Arts and the exhibit was on display February 9-12, 2016 at Satellite Project Space in downtown London. At the opening reception, an Indigenous ceremony was performed by Dan and Mary Lou Smoke and all attendees were invited to participate. View more photos

Video above is an Indigenous ceremony performed by Dan and Mary Lou Smoke as part of the opening of The River Is Everywhere: Investigating Local Water through Images and Activism. 


Finding meaning half a world away

rachel goldsteinRachel Goldstein admits she never understood the power one person could have on a seemingly infinite world. That is until a service-learning trip to Rwanda in the summer of 2014, one backed by a donor-funded Global Opportunities Award, changed her mind.

“I went to Rwanda wondering if I would help a single person, wondering if our team would help anyone,” says the Arts & Humanities and Biology student. “I left knowing that almost 250 students had listened to our message. Read more