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Remembrance Day 2020: Western remembers

Remembrance Day 2020: Western remembers

Each Nov. 11, we remember those who served our country during times of war, conflict and peace. This year’s Remembrance Day ceremony will be virtual, and broadcast live at 10:45 a.m. with a moment of silence at 11 a.m.

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

The great diabetes idea, 100 years on

You’d be hard pressed to find a more unlikely medical hero than Sir Frederick Banting, a young doctor and Western lecturer who didn’t even know how to spell ‘diabetes’ when – exactly 100 years ago – he came up with a radical idea to prevent millions of deaths .

Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....

Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

The bracelet, a rugby ball strung through with a blue paracord, bears the initials of Samuel James Baker. It is an enduring memorial to Sam Baker, said his friend Sepand Mesgarzadeh, an Ivey Business student who designed it and is selling identical ones as a...

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Provided that a COVID-19 vaccine successfully navigates Phase 3 clinical trials and is subjected to continuing safety monitoring after it is licensed, we have good grounds to believe that the vaccine both works and is safe.

Partnerships pegged for SSHRC funding

Partnerships pegged for SSHRC funding

The strength of partnerships – including work to improve refugee settlement services hampered by the pandemic – was key to unlocking funding support for five London-led research projects.

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, Western University has learned that positive cases among its students now total 28, most of whom are off campus.  One student is in residence and now in isolation. These new cases are prompting the school to halt many...

Four named inaugural Canadian nursing Fellows

Four named inaugural Canadian nursing Fellows

Four Western nursing faculty have been named to the inaugural class of Fellows of the Canadian Academy of Nursing – a program that recognizes and celebrates the most accomplished nurses in Canada.