When the face of campus changed

Fifty years ago, when our department was established at Western, universities in this province were staffed essentially by male faculty. There were some women professors in very specific areas (such as Nursing and Language Studies), but in most cases, if there was a...

Where have all the women gone?

As seamless as the final execution of an exhibition may appear to the public, there is always a backstory lurking in the curator’s vault of experiences. After almost 30 years of organizing exhibitions, the combination of research, the works of art themselves, the...
Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...