Women’s Studies and Feminist Research
Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

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...

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Vanier scholar eyes work, motherhood and disability

Vanier scholar eyes work, motherhood and disability

Melanie Stone wants you to see through the eyes of disabled working mothers – women navigating employment on top of the challenges that stem from being differently abled. “There are real barriers, and they’re put in place, sometimes through well-meaning policy,” said...

Connecting writers with their inner ‘weird’

Connecting writers with their inner ‘weird’

Margaret Christakos isn’t afraid to risk being “weird.” To her, it’s a nod to the small differences and idiosyncrasies between people who make characters leap off of the pages of her work.

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Leonard, Shoemaker named to top professor honour

Two professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers. Honoured this year are John Leonard, English and Writing Studies, Arts &...

Change how we define success in development

Change how we define success in development

Concerns about environmental sustainability and fossil fuel insecurity have convinced many countries to transition to solar, hydro, bioenergy, wind and other renewables. Since producing and distributing renewables is more labour-intensive than producing and...

PhD candidate leverages research to create path

PhD candidate leverages research to create path

It didn’t take Sarah Saska long to realize academia was not for her. Currently in her last year of a Women’s Studies and Feminist Research PhD at Western, Saska knew her future wasn’t inside the Ivory Tower from the start. While she didn’t know where she was heading...

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Four Western professors and a King’s University College professor have been named among the 48 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Fifteen learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education earlier this month. Two Western students were among these award recipients. A third Western student received the SAGE...

Student rides ‘groundswell’ to opportunity abroad

Student rides ‘groundswell’ to opportunity abroad

Volunteering abroad had been Sarah Emon’s plan since she started her studies at Western. But it took a ‘groundswell’ to make that plan a reality. “I was never satisfied with any of the volunteer programs. A lot of them are designed by Western countries, and they go in...

Read All Over reviews

Read All Over reviews

Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges Edited by Carolyn McLeod and Francoise Baylis  With the advent of new reproductive technologies, and the wider acceptance of same-sex families, has also come with an array of new options – and ethical considerations – in...

Baruah: Of Nobel Prizes and pyrrhic victories

Baruah: Of Nobel Prizes and pyrrhic victories

  When the news of the Nobel Peace Prize awarded jointly to Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi reached me Friday, I let out a groan. Since I have pursued a reasonably successful career researching, teaching and writing about global social justice issues, more...

New lab to capture immigrant experience

New lab to capture immigrant experience

A new laboratory exploring immigrant settlement and integration issues will help create a smoother pathway into Canadian society for these vital members of the country’s future economy and labour market, two Western professors say.

Postdoctoral Research Forum set for Nov. 28

Postdoctoral Research Forum set for Nov. 28

The third annual Postdoctoral Research Forum, Thursday, Nov. 28, in the Great Hall, was created by the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, to foster scientific interaction, interdepartmental collaboration and garner greater exposure and recognition for the postdoctoral scholars’ invaluable work.

Gender and justice in the spotlight

Gender and justice in the spotlight

This week, Western plays host to ‘Gender and Transitional Justice,’ an international conference discussing a number of gender-related issues pertaining to the kinds of extraordinary justice used in societies in the wake of serious violations of human rights.