Unearthing the forgotten

By Melissa Cheater, Western News, July 06, 2018

Whose names and stories do we remember? How do we choose which to preserve? How – and why – do we perpetuate those that we remember? Western student historians working at Woodland Cemetery grappled with these questions and more as they worked toward curating “Lost & Found,” a guided historical walking tour that resurrects stories of individuals buried in the cemetery’s Potter’s Fields. Read more 

SASAH alumni named a finalist in SSHRC contest

May 2018

MaryamCongratulations to Maryam Golafshani (class of 2017) on being named a finalist in the 2018 SSHRC Storytellers Challenge. Read More 




Celebrity Soirée: An Evening with Lainey Lui and SASAH

April 6, 2018

04-Lainey.jpgOn Friday, April 6th Visiting Professor Lainey Lui and the students from her "Rumour Has It" course gathered for the premiere of their short film and a celebration of the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities.

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SASAH Director honoured with Distinguished University Professorship

By Communications Staff, Western News, March 27, 2018

03-mahon.jpgPatrick Mahon, Visual Arts/SASAH, is the 2018 recipient of the Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) award, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers.

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Former SASAH Director honoured with Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching

By Communications Staff, Western News, March 15, 2018

03-faflak_pleva.jpgJoel Faflak, SASAH/English and Writing, is the 2018 recipient of the Edward G. Pleva Award for Excellence in Teaching for his tireless work advocating for arts and humanities education.

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Alterna Savings Supports SASAH

March 2018

Alterna Savings and Credit Union Limited has given $25,000 to Western University’s School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASAH), to help develop future leaders who are committed to bettering communities at home and around the world.

SASAH is a reinvention of the traditional models of the University Arts and Science programs. The school’s mandate is to blur the lines between disciplines to better equip students with the ability to develop creative insights in developing sustainable solutions to complex global issues. These include solutions to problems around political and social inequity, environmental sustainability, and access to healthcare in developing countries. Read more 

SASAH Student named Rhodes Scholar

By Adela Talbot, Western News, November 2017

11-LeviCBC.jpgLevi Hord, a fourth-year Sexuality Studies, School for Advanced Studies in Arts & Humanities (SASAH) and Scholar’s Electives student, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, an international postgraduate award for students to study at the University of Oxford. Levi is Western’s 23rd Rhodes Scholar.


'Sasha? What's that?' Defining the underfinable

By Prem Sai Ramani, Western News, November 2017


"Defining SASAH is like trying to predict the weather. You can only truly know its state in the moment and guess with varying certainty about its future. It’s dynamic, shifting and influenced by the university zeitgeist and the experiences of the students." Fourth year SASAH student Prem shares his experience in the School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities. 

Along for her 'exciting ride'

Impact Western, September 2017


In her first year, Avery Lafortune jumped at the opportunity to take part in Alternative Spring Break in the Dominican Republic. In her second year, she spent five weeks participating in a community service learning opportunity in Rwanda. In her third year, she spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Sydney in Australia. Just this past summer, the recent School for Advanced Studies in Arts & Humanities (SASAH) graduate, joined the Vindolanda Field School for a six-week, immersive, hands-on Roman archeological dig in England.