Arts and Humanities
Embrace an outburst of good things

Embrace an outburst of good things

Why settle for one option when you can enjoy an ‘outburst of good things’ when Arts & Humanities Dean Michael Milde takes his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Show highlights plastic waste among ‘Fossils’

Show highlights plastic waste among ‘Fossils’

Future Fossils was a series of events and projects in London, Toronto and New York, including exhibitions, a workshop, and a graduate summer school, that brought together a group of people working on museums, contemporary art, the Anthropocene, and climate change.

Book explores Wilder in ‘Little House’ – and beyond

Book explores Wilder in ‘Little House’ – and beyond

In American folklore, few stories are more iconic than that of plucky frontier girl Laura Ingalls Wilder. Her story has been central to the Little House on the Prairie novel series, focal point of two television adaptations and even celebrated during biennial LauraPalooza conventions.

Professor’s works rank among Canadian treasures

Professor’s works rank among Canadian treasures

A lifetime of experimental conversations between brain and body have lead Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush to stand among the country’s leading artists. Two of his large works, painted with oil and sand on canvas, have recently been acquired by the National Gallery of Canada.

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett’s ‘Under the Gamma Camera’ provides a frank portrait of the emotional and clinical aspects of her battle with breast cancer, and a broader picture of humanity’s internal struggle with external realities.

Taking a deeper look below the story

Taking a deeper look below the story

Enjoy exposés, deep-dives and visually stunning storytelling – even on a plane – when English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Course uses tech to revive text in teaching

Course uses tech to revive text in teaching

Speaking in another tongue can tie up even the highest achieving language students. But thanks to French professor Sebastien Ruffo, some of those old stumbling blocks can be smoothed out by combining technology with the tried-and-true test of performing text.

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

A new report calling for paid “attachment leave” for newly adopting Canadian families is reaching the ears of policy-makers in Ottawa, where advocates hope their call find its way into federal party platforms.

Student team works to ‘Take Note’ of faculty

Student team works to ‘Take Note’ of faculty

It all started with a Black Friday deal on a microphone. “That was the pivot on whether or not the podcast was going to happen,” explained Roisin Miland, a second-year Don Wright Faculty of Music student.

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

More than a decade ago, as an MFA student, Brendan Fernandes, MFA’05, attended the opening of the Whitney Biennial, a contemporary exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. “Enamoured” in the moment, the young artist pledged to return one day – but as more than an observer.

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

Western embracing ‘Change’ in the classroom

In celebration of the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit, Western News presents the following series of stories highlighting teaching excellence at Western.

Urquhart named 2019-20 Writer-in-Residence

Urquhart named 2019-20 Writer-in-Residence

Some five decades ago, when Jane Urquhart was studying English at the University of Guelph, there was one lonely anthologized textbook to supplement learning for the university’s solitary course in Canadian literature.