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N'Satung Film Project, Coming Fall 2022

The documentary film N’Satung is a collaboration, underwritten by Indigenous Initiatives, the Faculty of Arts and Humanities and the School for Advanced Studies (SASAH), that brings together current and former students and faculty members at Western, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, to make a film that showcases Indigenous Youth and their perspectives on education”.

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Celebrating the class of 2022 

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SASAH celebrates the graduating class of 2022. In the face of unprecedented challenges, our students proved that they are able not only to stand against adversity, but to thrive despite it. Special congratulations to the Gold Medal winners: Alex Rozenberg (SASAH), Kaitlyn Lonnee (Creative Writing & English Language and Literature), Jamie Scoler (Political Science). 

Creativity in the Workplace 

SASAH Advisory Council members David Cruickshank and Todd Thicke, along with SASAH alumna Rachel DiMenna, SASAH Director Dr. Aara Suksi, and Dean of Arts and Humanities Dr. Michael Milde, discuss 'Creativity in the Workplace: How Western is Changing the Face of Arts and Humanities Education in Canada'. Click below to watch.


SASAH Teaching with Humanity Lunchtime Conversations 

Decolonizing Pedagogies in Arts & Humanities 

In Spring 2022, SASAH hosted a series of four informal conversations about challenges and strategies, on one Friday a month, as part of the ongoing work toward Teaching with Humanity.
January 14th  
Critiquing the Canon: The Colonial Roots of Classical Archaeology, with Beth Greene  
 
February 11th  
Pedagogical Allyship, with Sara Mai Chitty   
 
March 11th  
Inclusive Evaluation, with W.G. Pearson
 
April 8th  
Learning from Discomfort: Sensitive Classroom Conversations, with Henri Boyi 

Fall 2021 Scholarship Winners 

Congratulations to our SASAH students whose great achievements have been recognized with scholarships and awards in Fall 2021. Last year brought new and difficult challenges, and you shone in the face of adversity. 

Julia Albert, Reese Berlin Bromstein, Gray Brogden, Matthew Dawkins, Bridget Koza, Joyce Leung, Alex Rozenberg, Celine Tsang, Cole Van der Velden: well done!


SASAH student recognized by Global Undergraduate Awards

SASAH alumna Jade Rozal (class of 2021) was Highly Commended for philosophy by the world's leading undergraduate awards programme. Read the full article


2nd Year SASAH student to publish novel

By Lauren Medeiros, The Gazette, April 01, 2021

M. DawkinsMatthew Dawkins on his upcoming book, 'Until We Break', to be released Winter 2022. Read the full article


Artists respond to the wind, and the work of Northern Tornadoes Project

By Keri Ferguson, Western News, March 08, 2021

art display'Written on the Earth' exhibit coordinated by SASAH Director and professor, Patrick Mahon, also includes his own work. Read the full article

  


"Innovation Works, Thank you for Everything"

By Julia Campbell

In a recent fit of nostalgia, I attempted to recall the best moments of my last five years: those that stood out as having changed my life irrevocably for the better. Immediately, one moment in particular came to mind: the rainy day in January 2018 that I walked through the front doors of Innovation Works for the first time. Read the full article


London Neighbourhood Histories: Old East Village’s Artistic Roots Run Deep

By Amelia Eqbal, SASAH alumni

Defined by its historic roots and indomitable spirit, London, ON’s Old East Village exudes a unique and timeless charm. Read the full article.


Congratulations to Sophia Belyk and Sarah Charette who placed in the Highly Commended category at the 2020 Global Undergraduate Awards. To hear about their award winning essays, please click on the links below.


SASAH student Courtney Ward-Zbeetnoff, the 2020-21 Student Writer-in-Residence, had the opportunity to interview Alicia Elliott, the Arts and Humanities Writer-in-Residence about her craft and her hopes for her residency this year. This article was published in the Western News.
Read the full article.


Second year SASAH student, Azadeh Odlin, has been giving back to the London community since moving here three years ago. She is a volunteer with the Cross Cultural Learning Centre and was recently highlighted in their newsletter. Read the full article.


Education without liberal arts is a threat to humanity, argues UBC president

By Sean Foley, CBC Radio, January 14, 2020

Santa J. Ono says studying the liberal arts made him a better scholar, scientist, teacher and father. Read the full article