School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities
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.

Unearthing the forgotten

Unearthing the forgotten

Whose names and stories do we remember? How do we choose which to preserve? How – and why – do we perpetuate those that we remember? Western student historians working at Woodland Cemetery grappled with these questions and more as they worked toward curating "Lost...

Bringing artful partnerships to the community

Bringing artful partnerships to the community

With some of the city’s most intriguing works of art – and the fascinating opportunity to see their creation in real time – London’s SATELLiTE Project has become a space for artists of all ages to create what’s inspiring them. The result of a multi-way partnership...

Newsmakers: The Scholar

Newsmakers: The Scholar

Levi Hord Levi Hord, a fourth-year Sexuality Studies, School for Advanced Studies in Arts & Humanities (SASAH) and Scholar’s Electives student, was named a recipient of the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship, an international postgraduate award for students to study at the...

Newsmakers: The Defender

Newsmakers: The Defender

Patrick Mahon Patrick Mahon, an accomplished artist and Visual Arts professor, named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada earlier this fall, is wrapping up the calendar year preparing to take the helm of Western’s School for Advanced Studies in the...

Mahon takes SASAH from class, to world, and back

Mahon takes SASAH from class, to world, and back

Patrick Mahon is ready to switch gears. An accomplished artist and Visual Arts professor, named among the new Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada earlier this fall, Mahon is wrapping up the calendar year preparing to take the helm of Western’s School for Advanced...

Western student named Rhodes Scholar

Western student named Rhodes Scholar

Levi Hord, a fourth-year Sexuality Studies, School for Advanced Studies in Arts & Humanities (SASAH) and Scholar’s Electives student, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Rhodes Scholarship.

‘Sasha? What’s that?’ Defining the undefinable

‘Sasha? What’s that?’ Defining the undefinable

By your fourth year in SASAH, you’ve rehearsed a certain response to the question, ‘What is your degree?’ The conversation usually goes something like this: “Hey, what program are you in?” “I’m doing a double major in (insert major) and SASAH.” “Sasha? What’s that?”...

Kular: Seek knowledge, expect equality and accept diversity

Kular: Seek knowledge, expect equality and accept diversity

Equal Voice is a multi-partisan organization committed to getting more women elected into politics. In conjunction with many sponsors, including the Government of Canada, they put on an event called Daughters of the Vote, to celebrate 100 years of some women having...

Moving on: Humanities school graduates first cohort

Moving on: Humanities school graduates first cohort

Four years have passed since Western welcomed the first round of 25 undergraduate students to its School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASAH), a unique-to-Canada program that offers interdisciplinary study options, new language skills, experiential...

Project breathes life in stories of the dead

Project breathes life in stories of the dead

Laurence De Looze knows it might sound macabre. In his experience, however, it’s been nothing but a life-affirming enterprise. Asking first-year university students to delve into a gravestone project, one that entails in-depth archival research into lives of the dead,...

Culture Crawl connects across community

Culture Crawl connects across community

Western students bridged the gap between town and gown during an immersive experience outside of the University Gates in London’s arts and cultural community recently. The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASAH) and the Public Humanities at...

New school rethinks arts and humanities education

New school rethinks arts and humanities education

Next fall, Western will welcome 25 undergraduate students to its new School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities (SASAH), a unique-to-Canada program offering what organizers call an elite liberal arts education.