2nd Year SASAH student to publish novel
Matthew Dawkins on his upcoming book, 'Until We Break', to be released Winter 2022. Read the full article
Artists respond to the wind, and the work of Northern Tornadoes Project
'Written on the Earth' exhibit coordinated by SASAH Director and professor, Patrick Mahon, also includes his own work. Read the full article
"Innovation Works, Thank you for Everything"
By Julia Campbell
In a recent fit of nostalgia, I attempted to recall the best moments of my last five years: those that stood out as having changed my life irrevocably for the better. Immediately, one moment in particular came to mind: the rainy day in January 2018 that I walked through the front doors of Innovation Works for the first time. Read the full article
London Neighbourhood Histories: Old East Village’s Artistic Roots Run Deep
By Amelia Eqbal, SASAH alumni
Defined by its historic roots and indomitable spirit, London, ON’s Old East Village exudes a unique and timeless charm. Read the full article.
Congratulations to Sophia Belyk and Sarah Charette who placed in the Highly Commended category at the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards. To hear about their award winning essays, please click on the links below.
SASAH student Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff, the 2020-21 Student Writer-in-Residence, had the opportunity to interview Alicia Elliott, the Arts and Humanities Writer-in-Residence about her craft and her hopes for her residency this year. This article was published in the Western News.
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Second year SASAH student, Azadeh Odlin, has been giving back to the London community since moving here three years ago. She is a volunteer with the Cross Cultural Learning Centre and was recently highlighted in their newsletter. Read the full article.
By Sean Foley, CBC Radio, January 14, 2020
Santa J. Ono says studying the liberal arts made him a better scholar, scientist, teacher and father. Read the full article
By Debora Van Brenk, Western News, November 28, 2019
A new course examining film festivals has debuted to rave reviews worthy of an interdisciplinary blockbuster. Read the full article
By Heather Long, The Washington Post, October 19, 2019
As humanities majors slump to the lowest level in decades, calls are coming from surprising places for a revival. Some prominent economists are making the case for why it still makes a lot of sense to major (or at least take classes) in humanities alongside more technical fields. Read the full article
In the Salary Race, Engineers Sprint but English Majors Endure
By David Deming, The New York Times, October 1, 2019
The advantage for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) majors fades steadily after their first jobs, and by age 40 the earnings of people who majored in fields like social science or history have caught up. Read the full article
Student doc highlights Indigenous soldier’s legacy
Deb Van Brenk, Western News, July 01, 2019
Pte. Arnold Logan is profiled in For Home and Native Land, a 30-minute SASAH student-produced documentary examining not only Logan’s life and sacrifice, but highlighting the legacy of Indigenous soldiers.
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Read the inspiring stories from SASAH students Lexie, Misha, Mickey, Olivia and Veronica, who spent five weeks in Kigali, Rwanda, as part of their SASAH course. https://fre3140rwanda2019.wordpress.com/
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
April 6, 2018
On 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.
Patrick 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.
Joel 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.
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.
By Prem Sai Ramani,
"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.
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.