Arts and Humanities

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at an event Wednesday afternoon in The Great Hall.

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

For her latest adventure, Sam Maggs, BA’10, is proving as ‘Unstoppable’ as the character she is about to pen, when the bestselling alumna releases a YA novel featuring Wasp, one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes in terms of size but certainly not in stature.

Storytelling takes centre stage at Walrus Talks

Storytelling takes centre stage at Walrus Talks

Walrus Talks Storytelling, an event partnership between the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Western Alumni and the Arts and Humanities Students’ Council, features seven speakers for seven minutes exploring narratives that help us connect and understand our world.

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

A novel would have offered anonymity through embellishment. A play would have muddied things in actor interpretation. But with a memoir, Eternity Martis’ life is out there for all to see. “A novel. A play. They didn’t feel true,” Martis said. “Why fictionalize it when...

London Words speaks with Western voice

London Words speaks with Western voice

London Words Festival takes place Nov. 1-3 at Museum London. It highlights the best of the region’s creativity and literary excellence and features storytellers in prose, poetry, song, new media, playwriting, screenwriting and graphic novels.

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 20 In Their 20s list.

Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition

Alt press makes own headlines in exhibition

Unless deeply involved in the London arts scene, the rich and vibrant history of Forest City independent publishing may be lost to you. One Western PhD student, however, hopes to change that with her latest curated show at the McIntosh Gallery.

Journey into the ‘Dark’

Journey into the ‘Dark’

Take a journey into the not-so-distant past and future, along with a ‘Dark’ present that wrestles with both, when English and Writing Studies professor Chris Keep takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Life can be gray and dull, so add a little colour to yours when Kelly Olson, a Classical Studies, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Law professor, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature. The London, Ont., native died this week at the age of 85, following a recent stroke.

Alumni take top honours among world’s best

Alumni take top honours among world’s best

Research papers by two recent Western graduates – Cynthia Qi and Madelaine Coelho – have been selected as the best in the world in their fields in the 2019 edition of The Undergraduate Awards.

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

Art exhibition helps inspire action on addiction

A recent art exhibition curated by a Western alumnus was one of several community catalysts credited with leading to one Ontario city to open a residential addiction withdrawal and treatment centre this fall.

Poetry, journalism mix for Student Writer-in-Residence

Poetry, journalism mix for Student Writer-in-Residence

She has one foot in journalism and another in poetry. She writes in English (mostly), but speaks French at home. She writes fearless opinions for all to see, but would rather be birdwatching alone. She loves reading for fun – except during the school year when it seems like work. Gabreielle Drolet eludes easy boxes – and she likes it that way.

Famed French author finds new life online

Famed French author finds new life online

Geneviève de Viveiros never expected 21st-Century tools to lend such important insights into a 19th-Century mind. Then again, who knew a popular video website that gave the world Justin Bieber, Gangnam Style and Grumpy Cat could also augment our understanding into French novelist Émile Zola?

Student doc highlights Indigenous soldier’s legacy

Student doc highlights Indigenous soldier’s legacy

His name is only one line on the large University College plaque honouring soldiers from Middlesex County who died in the First World War. Bottom right. In the middle. Below the label, reading ‘Indian Reserves.’ Logan, Arnold, Pte.