Romeo’s friend Mercutio, stabbed and dying, curses the Capulets and mutters against the Montagues: “A plague o’ both your houses!”
Seek solace by immersing yourself in other-worlds when English & Writing Studies professor Manina Jones takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.
Known by many names – The Leap, The Flying Goal, The Flying Orr or, simply, The Goal – Ray Lussier’s photograph of Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Stanley Cup-winning goal remains today the most famous photograph in hockey history. Fifty years later, the image continues to inspire.
As March arrived with the leonine claws of COVID-19, Aaron Schneider thought it was clearly time to let poetry do what it does best – offer challenge, comfort and shared experience.
The Artlab Gallery doors may be closed, but its virtual walls are full of works celebrating students.
Witnessing shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) across the country, a pair of Western students have become matchmakers in an attempt to address the need.
Twenty Western researchers across six faculties received more than $2.7 million in Insight Grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC), the funding agency announced this week.
She starts with the eyes – perhaps that is why the eyes are the most striking aspect of Abbygale Shelley’s most recent work, ‘The Trenches of COVID-19.’
Preparing a lecture for my now-online Food Writing course, while eating graham crackers and cheese (a childhood comfort snack), I wondered how everyone else was feeling about food.
Both the newly constructed Amit Chakma Engineering Building and historic University College received top honours from the Don Smith Commercial Building Awards.
Don’t let the relative silence of the gallery fool you – Kelly Greene’s latest exhibition is as loud a statement as she can make. “Our language, culture and traditions are still alive. We are still alive!”
Find yourself getting ‘Re-Active’ about the world around you when Bipasha Baruah, Canada Research Chair in Global Women’s Issues, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
Dive into fictional detectives, true crime and an extraordinarily hilarious education when Classical Studies professor Debra Nousek takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
More than 50 years after futurist and architect Buckminster Fuller visited London, Visual Arts students have staged an exhibition that examines the man whose name is synonymous with the interlocking triangles of a geodesic dome.
No one knows what changes the mindset of an inmate. Prison is punitive, intended to strip power and deliver pain. But through creativity, Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush has found a way to empower inmates and deliver a bit of compassion into those dark corners.
For most of us, James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ is a daunting 600-page modernist novel that meanderingly chronicles the adventures of Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland. But for Michael Groden, Ulysses has been his life.
The slave life of the boy who renamed himself Jermain Wesley Loguen was filled with deprivation and abuse. His escape to Canada was equally harrowing. His hopes for finding a new life here – in what he’d believed would be freedom’s promised land – were thwarted by a society determined to keep him from success.
For Dayna Prest, her research is a homecoming. The Women’s Studies and Feminist Research PhD candidate is exploring the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County in an effort to better understand their relationship with these small communities – ones stereotypically seen as heterosexual, white and conservative – and how they shaped personal identity.
When the planet is on fire, it takes words – and then more than words – to inspire and mobilize Canadians to do battle for the planet. That’s the idea behind a new online poetry and prose anthology, dedicated to the climate crisis and edited by English professor Kathryn Mockler.