Strange & Familiar: The Architecture of Fogo Island

After the collapse of the fishery, Fogo Island’s main employer, the Newfoundland island was in dire straits until the return of native islander Zita Cobb, who funneled her self-made fortune into an ambitious project combined innovation, artistic vision, environmental responsibility, and community involvement in order to revitalize the ailing Fogo Island economy. In recent years, the…

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Finding Beauty in the Buildings

Ever thought the International Graduate and Affairs Building was poetic? Thought of a sonnet in the Visual Arts Centre? Felt melodious in Weldon library? Western’s 2016/17 Canada Council Writer in Residence is fusing our campus world with the multiverse of poetry, and she’s looking for undergraduate and graduate student writers to help. Margaret Christakos, an…

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Purple Sex: It’s Better in Public

Sex and sexuality are so prevalent in political and social discourses today, but the protests, the policies, and the executive orders so rarely come from the actual bodies in question. Purple Sex, Western’s only annual creative writing show, is here to give those bodies the chance to share their own thoughts, experiences, and feelings in…

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