Alumni
Education grad feels right where he belongs

Education grad feels right where he belongs

When Ethan Thomas arrived at Western, he felt alone and out of place. He missed his family and friends, longing for the ceremonies he embraced growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River territory. That soon changed.

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

John Drew, BEd’07, BA’02, and Brock University professor Kendra Coulter, Huron BA’02 (Scholar’s Elective), recently created Animal Neighbours, a new website designed to teach kids about the animal world around them.

New alumni leaders rally behind common purpose

New alumni leaders rally behind common purpose

You’d be hard-pressed to find another setting where the interests of Mark Brown and Tyler Forkes might otherwise meet. Yet their paths have converged in a commitment to grow connections between Western community members.

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

Known by many names – The Leap, The Flying Goal, The Flying Orr or, simply, The Goal – Ray Lussier’s photograph of Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Stanley Cup-winning goal remains today the most famous photograph in hockey history. Fifty years later, the image continues to inspire.

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Western Libraries is gathering up memories and moments of the local community in a new project, ‘COVID-19 in London, Ontario: Capturing the local experience.’

Researcher, expert combat conspiracies with facts

Researcher, expert combat conspiracies with facts

The COVID-19 pandemic has generated its own mythology – much of it untrue – among those seeking a community of like-minded believers. But these wild theories and conspiracies are more than harmless fun. In fact, warn Western experts, they can endanger or cost lives.

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

As March arrived with the leonine claws of COVID-19, Aaron Schneider thought it was clearly time to let poetry do what it does best – offer challenge, comfort and shared experience.

Brent Shea named to Campus Police top job

Brent Shea named to Campus Police top job

He wore dress blues for more than three decades with the London Police Service. Now Brent Shea is purple and proud as the new Director of Campus Community Police Service.

Alumna sends message from the front lines

Alumna sends message from the front lines

Watching people out in their cars, coming out of stores with large cartsful and talking with their neighbours – all within arm’s length of each other. That’s hard to see. Please stay home. Because I don’t have the option.