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Stitching together Western memories 

Stitching together Western memories 

Grace Andrews has a deft touch with a needle – a talent that has little to do with her long-time nursing career. Andrews, née Greenhalf, who graduated from Western in 1955 with a diploma in clinical nursing instruction, has crafted quilts for each of …

A walk through black history in Canada

A walk through black history in Canada

  Western Libraries’ Archives and Research Collections Centre is home to rare, and in some cases unique, resources that illuminate important insights into black history in Canada and beyond. Here, we highlight just a few of the collection’s primary and secondary...

North points new way for funding athletes

North points new way for funding athletes

A trio of Western entrepreneurs, determined to reduce the financial sacrifices Canada’s elite athletes make in pursuit of excellence, has built a fitness clothing line predicated on supporting them.

Feedback sought on new mental-health plan

Feedback sought on new mental-health plan

Student mental health must be stitched into the fabric of Western, says a new draft strategic plan that recommends both expanding academic and social supports and consolidating health-and-wellness care.

Hub connects academia, Indigenous communities

Hub connects academia, Indigenous communities

Western has become the hub of a provincial network for Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. Launched Thursday with working meetings and a ceremony, the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario includes 13 research institutions and a team of 70 researchers, trainees and community collaborators.

New nursing facilities officially open to students

New nursing facilities officially open to students

Roger is a 72-year-old retired tobacco farmer with diabetes and circulatory problems that cost him part of his left leg. His breathing is raspy, and a low-pitched rattling sound comes from his lungs.

A walk through black history in Canada

A walk through black history in Canada

  Western Libraries’ Archives and Research Collections Centre is home to rare, and in some cases unique, resources that illuminate important insights into black history in Canada and beyond. Here, we highlight just a few of the collection’s primary and secondary...

North points new way for funding athletes

North points new way for funding athletes

A trio of Western entrepreneurs, determined to reduce the financial sacrifices Canada’s elite athletes make in pursuit of excellence, has built a fitness clothing line predicated on supporting them.

Feedback sought on new mental-health plan

Feedback sought on new mental-health plan

Student mental health must be stitched into the fabric of Western, says a new draft strategic plan that recommends both expanding academic and social supports and consolidating health-and-wellness care.

Hub connects academia, Indigenous communities

Hub connects academia, Indigenous communities

Western has become the hub of a provincial network for Indigenous health training that is both culturally relevant and scientifically rigorous. Launched Thursday with working meetings and a ceremony, the Indigenous Mentorship Network Program of Ontario includes 13 research institutions and a team of 70 researchers, trainees and community collaborators.

New nursing facilities officially open to students

New nursing facilities officially open to students

Roger is a 72-year-old retired tobacco farmer with diabetes and circulatory problems that cost him part of his left leg. His breathing is raspy, and a low-pitched rattling sound comes from his lungs.