Adela Talbot
Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

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.

McCrae holds ‘special significance’ for McAlister

McCrae holds ‘special significance’ for McAlister

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,

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

Whitney Biennial provides another stage for alumnus

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.

Urquhart named 2019-20 Writer-in-Residence

Urquhart named 2019-20 Writer-in-Residence

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.

PhD candidate honoured for support of women

PhD candidate honoured for support of women

While women remain relatively underrepresented in engineering, Elena Uchiteleva is optimistic, doing her part to build on the momentum of women entering the profession.

Alumna sets out to make us all ‘Unsinkable’

Alumna sets out to make us all ‘Unsinkable’

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 –...

Misener named to top Kin role at ‘exciting time’

Misener named to top Kin role at ‘exciting time’

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.

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

CulturePlex explores global reach of ‘Gabo’

CulturePlex explores global reach of ‘Gabo’

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.

Survey calls us to ‘do better’ for students

Survey calls us to ‘do better’ for students

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.

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

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.

New journal gets young scholars ‘through the door’

New journal gets young scholars ‘through the door’

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.

Study explores impact of THC exposure in utero

Study explores impact of THC exposure in utero

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.