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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A familiar name will bridge Western International to a new leader – all while helping shape senior leadership skills across campus.
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.
Four Western PhD candidates have been named from among 166 nationwide recipients of the 2019-2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
Enjoy your journey from a female-led bio-cyberpunk future to the family kitchen to the New Wave era of British beats when 3M National Teaching Fellow Wendy Pearson takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
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.
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...
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.
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.
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...
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 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...
Once immensely popular, classics of dystopian fiction have seen a significant resurgence on bookstore shelves and online orders – particularly after the election of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Brennan: Why I didn’t protest Jordan Peterson’s visit but newspaper coverage almost makes me wish I did
I don’t like our university’s reputation sometimes. This week, I was at Brock giving an invited guest lecture on micro-inequities and implicit bias to their newly founded women’s caucus and the first question I was asked was about Jordan Peterson. “Didn’t Western give...
Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...