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alice munro chair in creativity
When Alice Munro published her first story at Western, she began a literary journey measured by creativity. Now, more than 60 years later, praise for Alice (Laidlaw) Munro, LLD’76, has risen to universal acclaim after she was awarded the 2013 Nobel Prize in Literature. In recognition of Ms. Munro’s literary career and artistic life, and her connection with Western, the University has established the Alice Munro Chair in Creativity. (more)

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Police officer-turned-professor takes classroom to crime scenes

Two courses dedicated to sleuths and truths are capturing the imagination of students like a homicide investigator aims to catch a killer. (more)

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Bringing the Humanities to the community

Since 2011, Public Humanities at Western has promoted a type of arts and humanities scholarship that aims to engage the public while forging new relationships within the community and between faculties. (more)

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Unusually Thicke

Alan Thicke, BA'67, is set to star in a new reality show this April, which focuses on his life as an entertainer and family man. Thicke and his family returned to campus last summer to shoot scenes for the upcoming show, called "Unusually Thicke." (more)

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Between a rock and an artistic place

Kelly Jazvac from Visual Arts and geologist Patricia Corcoran have discovered a new rock formation, a fusion of burned plastics with natural elements. They called it 'Plastiglomerate.’ (more)

Of Interest

English alumni Demetres Tryphonopoulos, BA'80, MA'81, PhD'88, and Murray McArthur, MA'81, PhD'85, return to campus to honour the careers of modernists Michael Groden and Stephen Adams on Thursday, April 10 at 2:30 pm in University College 286. Everyone welcome!

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Attention Visual Arts grads! The Richard & Beryl Ivey Visual Resources Library recently posted photos dating back to the 1970s to their Flickr account. Check them out and let us know if you see yourself or your classmates!

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During Reading Week, Spanish students experienced Community Service Learning in Holguín, Cuba. View their photos on Flickr.

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Western's Department of Philosophy has been ranked among the Top 5 institutions in Canada, according to the latest round of QS World University Rankings by Subject.

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Interested in sharing your career advice and experience with current students? We are always searching for alumni to return to campus to share their stories. Contact us today!

Giving to A&H
All gifts to Arts & Humanities stay in our Faculty, helping students reach their academic goals and aiding faculty in the pursuit of new knowledge.

For more information about the Faculty’s philanthropic priorities, please contact:
Jessica Schagerl
Alumni & Development Officer
Faculty of Arts & Humanities
Phone: 519-661-2111 Ext. 87896
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Notable Alumni

Congratulations to Sherrill E. Grace, BA'65, on being named an Officer to the Order of Canada for her contributions to promoting Canadian culture and identity through her collection of published works.

Congratulations to Mary E. Hofstetter, LL.D., on being named a Member of the Order of Canada for contributions in remodelling the Banff Centre into one of the leading arts, culture, training and educational institutions in Canada. Hofstetter is currently an Advisory Council Member for our School for Advanced Studies in the Arts and Humanities.

Congratulations to Wendy Freeman, BA’86, on being named Canadian Women in Communications and Technology’s Woman of the Year. Read more

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