In less than a decade, Dean Vicki Schwean and her colleagues have transformed the Faculty of Education, overseeing its evolution from a “teacher’s college” into a fully formed, financially autonomous research faculty that offers innovative academic and professional training in Canada and beyond.
For most Canadians, John McCrae is primarily a poet, the medical officer who wrote ‘In Flanders Fields’ following the death of a friend and fellow soldier at the Second Battle of Ypres in May 1915. For physicians like Dr. Vivian McAlister, his name personifies the zenith of the profession,
As Ingrid Johnsrude looks ahead, she knows looking back will play an important role in the future of Western’s Brain and Mind Institute (BMI).
More than a decade ago, as an MFA student, Brendan Fernandes, MFA’05, attended the opening of the Whitney Biennial, a contemporary exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York City. “Enamoured” in the moment, the young artist pledged to return one day – but as more than an observer.
Some five decades ago, when Jane Urquhart was studying English at the University of Guelph, there was one lonely anthologized textbook to supplement learning for the university’s solitary course in Canadian literature.
While women remain relatively underrepresented in engineering, Elena Uchiteleva is optimistic, doing her part to build on the momentum of women entering the profession.
He laughs as he admits it now but before Awais Khan arrived at Western, years passed without him reading a single book – apart from Harry Potter.
Live from Westminster is a concert series where faculty, staff and students are invited to perform live in the Western News newsroom. Today, Camille Intson takes to the stage.
Silken Laumann is well-acquainted with the connections that bind physical, mental and spiritual health. And with the launch of Unsinkable, a new storytelling platform, the Canadian champion rower hopes her fellow Canadians will come to see them, too. The platform –...
For more than a decade, Greg Beckett grappled with the idea of crisis. Over time, as a researcher in Haiti, the Western Anthropology professor came to realize the term doesn’t come with a universal definition.
Laura Misener certainly didn’t expect it – at least not this early. But less than a decade after her arrival on campus, she was named Director of Western’s School of Kinesiology, effective July 1. She will be the first woman to occupy the role.
Abe Oudshoorn knows emergency shelters have the potential to transition into permanent housing.
Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers
Individuals suffering from depression may have renewed hope for an effective treatment with fewer side effects and no stigma attached thanks to a Western-led study and national clinical trial.
The continued, universal appeal of Nobel-winning novelist Gabriel García Márquez – who would have turned 92 on March 6 – is evident in the latest DataPoints publications of the CulturePlex Lab.
Education PhD candidate Jenny Kassen sees a recent TVDSB student survey as the latest opportunity for school boards to “do better” by all students, particularly those who identify as transgender or outside of the gender binary.
Medical Sciences student Colette Benkosaw saw beyond the hardship she faced, allowing her experience battling cancer to possibly lead to a less toxic treatment for neuroblastoma.
Sam Trosow is “walking on air” following news of his appointment to Western’s Board of Governors. Yet, having served as a member of Senate for two terms, he is well aware of the occasional moments of tension between the university’s bicameral governing bodies.
In an environment often associated with ‘publish or perish’ pressures, emerging scholars face the highest barriers. In response, a trio of Western Kinesiology PhD candidates recently took publication matters into their own hands with the launch of The Journal of Emerging Sport Studies.
Exposure to cannabis – and, specifically, to THC – while in utero leads to heart defects and metabolic limitations likely to result in heart disease and diabetes later in life, according to a Western-led study.