Arts and Humanities
Read. Watch. Listen. with Manina Jones

Read. Watch. Listen. with Manina Jones

Seek solace by immersing yourself in other-worlds when English & Writing Studies professor Manina Jones takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

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.

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

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.

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

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.

Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants

Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants

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.

Food provides outlets for students coping

Food provides outlets for students coping

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.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Bipasha Baruah

Read. Watch. Listen. with Bipasha Baruah

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.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Debra Nousek

Read. Watch. Listen. with Debra Nousek

Dive into fictional detectives, true crime and an extraordinarily hilarious education when Classical Studies professor Debra Nousek takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Exhibition ‘zeros’ in on Fuller’s view of world

Exhibition ‘zeros’ in on Fuller’s view of world

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.

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

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.

Scholar pens memoir of lifelong bond with ‘Ulysses’

Scholar pens memoir of lifelong bond with ‘Ulysses’

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.

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

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.

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

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.

Poetry anthology looks to inspire climate action

Poetry anthology looks to inspire climate action

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.

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

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.