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Campus efforts to reduce bird strikes take flight

From afar, the windows of the Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) appear as vivid as all outdoors. Fluffy clouds scud across a bright blue sky. But approach it as a bird might But approach it as a bird might and it’s soon apparent that the expanse of windows is a solid object that sports an array of dots – enough dots to persuade feathered wildlife that this is an obstacle to fly around. Not through.

Bird’s eye view offers insight into building strikes

Brandon Samuels plans to set up cameras this January in hopes of catching footage of birds crashing into windows across campus. Honestly, he really is a nice guy – it’s for science. The Biology PhD student is working on ways to help mitigate the number of birds...

Budget gets Senate OK; heads to BOG

Key elements of Western’s proposed 2018-19 budget entail several multi-million-dollar projects, including re-locating the Western Wellness Centre to Thames Hall, renewing a pair of libraries and completing construction on the new Engineering building. Added academic...

Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

On June 7, 2006, while on a lunch break as a special education instructor with the Thames Valley District School Board, Vanessa Zita Vanderidder was found dead along the side of her car. Or at least, that is what first responders pronounced her when they arrived on...

Sneak peek showcases construction on campus

A pair of construction projects – valued at about $45 million each — were host to a sneak peek summer preview on Thursday with visits by MPs Kate Young (London West) and Peter Fragiskatos (London North Centre).

Traffic Advisory: Road closure on campus

Commuters in the City of London that use roadways at Western University are being advised of an upcoming construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow for a significant portion of the month of July. Construction has begun on the new Western...

Summer construction season is underway

Campus construction and infrastructure projects will dominate the landscape this summer as the university’s long-term plans lead to short-term service interruptions. The Parking System and Infrastructure Modernization program, a $2.7-million upgrade of gates and...