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Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.

How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

Kudzu’s journey to becoming the bad seed of the continent’s plant world has close parallels in historical attitudes towards immigration, regionalism and nationalism, argues Western environmental historian Kenny Reilly.

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Students in Western medical historian Shelley McKellar’s ‘Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History’ undergraduate course are in the rare position of learning the historical lessons of pandemics while living in one.

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Dorothy Ellen Palmer, BA’82, grew up in the West End of Toronto, a child of adoptive parents, learning to live with a congenital anomalies in both feet. “Both of those things worked together to make me believe I was a burden.” It nearly took a lifetime to resolve those feelings

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.

How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

Kudzu’s journey to becoming the bad seed of the continent’s plant world has close parallels in historical attitudes towards immigration, regionalism and nationalism, argues Western environmental historian Kenny Reilly.

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Students in Western medical historian Shelley McKellar’s ‘Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History’ undergraduate course are in the rare position of learning the historical lessons of pandemics while living in one.

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Alumna explores life’s journey in ‘Falling’

Dorothy Ellen Palmer, BA’82, grew up in the West End of Toronto, a child of adoptive parents, learning to live with a congenital anomalies in both feet. “Both of those things worked together to make me believe I was a burden.” It nearly took a lifetime to resolve those feelings