Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Three Western PhD candidates – all from the social sciences and humanities competition – have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of 2020-21 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Pandemic turns research scenario into unexpected reality

Pandemic turns research scenario into unexpected reality

Women’s Studies and Feminist Research professor Bipasha Baruah was one of two Western-led researchers named among 31 nationwide projects earning a Knowledge Synthesis Grant, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) officials announced today.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Pearson named among nation’s classroom elite

Pearson named among nation’s classroom elite

For Western professor Wendy Pearson, teaching excellence is about valuing people as much as pedagogy. It is a lifelong commitment that has earned her recognition among the national classroom elite.

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Dunna, a Colombian non-profit organization, is healing its country - one yoga class at a time. For the past 10 years, the organization has taught yoga to victims of the Colombian Conflict – a 60-year civil war that ended only two years ago – to help them cope with...

FRANKENSTEIN 200: Cannot help but remain a text for our time

FRANKENSTEIN 200: Cannot help but remain a text for our time

I cannot think of any film adaptation of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein that would pass the Bechdel test. Most have few women characters, women rarely talk to each other and, when they do, it’s invariably about men – or at least about males, if we count Victor Frankenstein’s creation.

Best books of 2017, according to Western

Best books of 2017, according to Western

As 2017 winds down, Western News brings you a list of book recommendations from members of our campus community. Included are the year’s favourite reads from students, staff, faculty and alumni.

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...

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.

Four scholars named among nation’s elite

Four scholars named among nation’s elite

Four Western researchers have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), a program which recognizes the country’s best scholars across disciplines. Two additional researchers also had their existing Chairs renewed for an additional five years, while another saw a...