Highlights of the 2018-2019 Academic Year

The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza

The Interrogation of Baruch de Spinoza was a theatrical performance at the TAP Centre for Creativity. It was directed by Fourth Year SASAH student, Julia Sebastian, and was written by David Ives. It explored how all individuals wrestle with two conflicting desires: to remain true to themselves, and to be part of a larger community. In his search for the ultimate truth about life and the universe, young, free-thinking Baruch de Spinoza refuses to compromise his philosophical ideals, even if it means losing his family, friends, and his community forever. 


Iconoclast “Hyphen” and "Mythic"

The co-editors of Iconoclast, Nara Monteiro and Jerika Caduhada, along with many other contributors, published Hyphen in Fall 2018 and Mythic in Spring 2019.


Rebecca Emma Jackson, “Troubles of a Teenage Mind”

This collection of poems was written throughout Rebecca’s final years of high school. They cover major issues, which are often avoided because they are seen as taboo, such as young love, the fear of death, and many other types of struggles.



Keyona Gallucci

Keyona "Key" Gallucci and is a fourth-year student pursuing an honours degree in Political Science and SASAH. In her first year, she participated in Professor Henri Boyi's Experiential Learning Course, where she volunteered alongside community-building NGO's in Rwanda. She returned to Rwanda at the end of her third year as a Western Heads East Intern and the team at the University of Rwanda College of Medicine and Health Sciences and conducted a feasibility study and business plan to introduce Rwanda's first probiotic food.

Keyona says that these experiences enhanced her perception of intercultural engagement and cultural sensitivity, and that she began to shape her undergraduate research toward studies relating to the Global South, specializing in the Great Lakes region of Africa. She says that she is so proud of her accomplishments and experiences as a SASAH student.

This Spring, Keyona will be showcasing a solo art exhibition, Afrique: By Nature, which is a visual representation of her experiences in Rwanda as a descendant of the African Diaspora. She will then be joining a team of five UWO Geography students in May 2019 to conduct a study on the Three Gorges Dam in China. In June, she will be beginning her 6-month internship in Tanzania with EQWIP HUBs.

Questions Project

First year SASAH students pose questions through a public poster project.


Western Performs!

Western Performs! is an annual concert series that is a collaboration between the Faculty of Music, Western Libraries, and SASAH. This academic year, seven SASAH students researched the musical programs and composers and provided information presentations about the musicians, instruments, and the historical contexts of the pieces for the audience.


Woodland Cemetery History Project

Former SASAH student Levi Hord, was amoung a group of students who received the 2019 London Heritage Award for their work on the Woodland Cemetery History Project.

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