New addition to the SASAH team

Ruth SkinnerWe are delighted to announce that Dr. Ruth Skinner will take up the position of Community Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for SASAH on August 5.

Many of you will know Ruth, who recently completed her PhD in Western's Department of Visual Arts. She has been teaching SASAH's Digital Literacies Course to rave reviews since 2020. Ruth is known in many arts and care organizations for her expertise in activating the power of the arts to create communities and bring together diverse partners for a common good. In her most recent role as Executive Director of the Forest City Gallery she has revitalized engagement with programming that is inclusive, impactful, and generative.

In her role with SASAH, Ruth will be responsible for creating and carrying out pedagogically meaningful programming that engages our students and faculty with communities on campus, across London, and beyond.

Celebrating the Class of 2024

Congratulations to the SASAH class of 2024! Your hard work and determination have paid off, and now you will walk across the stage into a bright new future. We are so proud of everything you have achieved. Best wishes from everyone in the SASAH program.

And a special congratulation goes out to this year’s Gold Medal recipients. Gray Brogden, Gold Medal for the Honours Specialization in Creative Writing and English Language and Literature; Ann Lei, Gold Medal for the Honours Major in SASAH and the Honours Major in Economics; and Naomi So, Gold Medal for the Honours Major in Kinesiology.

Carol Off returns to Western to teach SASAH 4th-year capstone course

Carol Off, BA'81, returns to Western to teach SASAH's 4th-year capstone course as a guest lecturer. Carol is an award-winning writer, journalist, and broadcaster who hosted CBC Radio One's As It Happens for 16 years. She will be teaching a course called Endangered Words, where students are encouraged to reflect on a new word each week.

To read more about Carol Off and Endangered Words, click here. To hear more about Carol's plans for the course and her new book, click here.

SASAH Class of 2024 - CIRCADIA

Student highlight

First-year SASAH students to showcase work in Kaleidoscope of Creativity: Tornadoes, Oceans and Climate

kaleidoscope.jpgOn March 1st, the Don Wright Faculty of Music will host a multidisciplinary gallery inspired by Western University's Northern Tornadoes Project and other weather and nature-inspired research. Several first-year SASAH students are contributing projects that will be on display during the event.

To learn more about Kaleidoscope of Creativity, click here.

Gray Brogden, SASAH '24, named as recipient of McCall MacBain Scholarship

Gray Brogden (SASAH and English & Creative Writing) was recently named as a regional recipient of the prestigious McCall MacBain Scholarship. Every year, McCall MacBain Scholarships are offered to promising candidates who distinguished themselves at regional interviews. Gray is also Western's current Student Writer-in-Residence.

To learn more about the McCall MacBain Scholarship program, click here.

To learn more about SASAH's students, click here.

recent events

For past SASAH events, click here.


For the SASAH News archive, click here.