About Us

University College

The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities offers an enriched undergraduate learning experience that is unique in Canada.

The SASAH Major is taught by outstanding faculty from across all the Arts & Humanities programs, so students develop a range of creative and academic approaches to the questions that arise in and beyond the classroom.

In small, discussion-based classes, students and faculty build a community of learning together, and students often participate in the design of their individual and group projects, especially in the upper years. Students develop critical thinking skills, ethical maturity, collaborative experiences, and the ability to communicate in a broad range of media and genres.

Because each student must take a second major in addition to SASAH, they bring this focussed subject knowledge into the discussions in the SASAH classroom, so there is a great range of strengths that are applied to collaborative work.

Supported by our dedicated Experiential Learning Coordinator, all SASAH students complete at least 1.0 credits in Experiential Learning. Students gain practical experience in many career fields in a range of sectors—including arts and culture, non-profit, for-profit, education, and information technology—and undertake opportunities in the London community and beyond.

In SASAH we are committed to second-language acquisition as a means of deepening awareness of different cultures as well as a sense of one’s own position in the world. We encourage students to take advantage of the many opportunities available to study and work abroad.

First-year SASAH students have the option of living on a dedicated residence floor in Ontario Hall.

SASAH is a direct-entry program, meaning that students start in the program in first year. In addition to applying to Western’s Arts & Humanities Faculty through OUAC, interested students submit a written statement and an optional video. We interview shortlisted applicants before finalizing the first-year class. See more information on our Apply page.


Contact Us

For further information about The School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities contact:

Dr. Aara Suksi, Director asuksi@uwo.ca
School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities
Room 3124, Stevenson Hall
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext. 85529

Jennifer Tramble, Program Coordinator jtramble@uwo.ca
School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities
Room 3122, Stevenson Hall
Tel: 519 661-3043 ext. 84532

Dr. Barbara Bruce, Experiential Learning Coordinator bbruce2@uwo.ca
School for Advanced Studies in the Arts & Humanities
Room 3153, Stevenson Hall
Tel: 519 661-2111 ext. 84381
Office Hours:
By appointment