Western will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for tackling racism on campus and in the world.
A trio of Western alumni, including the former head of the nation’s central bank, have been named to guide the university’s top economic think tank, Western and Ivey Business School announced June 15.
Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2021 rankings released June 10.
To accelerate 5G innovation in Canada, Western has partnered with Bell Canada to turn the campus into a ‘living lab’ that will help shape smarter cities and communications systems, boost drone security, better manage business continuity, and more.
For more than two decades, Ivan Coyote has been using the power of personal narrative to work toward a better world. The newly named Alice Munro Chair in Creativity often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity, as well as family, class, social justice and queer liberation in their work.
Nearly 3,400 students received help covering urgent and pressing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic – thanks to $2.6 million distributed by the university as part of its Student Relief Fund.
The Western community is mourning the death of medical education pioneer Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD’43, a former Dean of Medicine, who died May 9. He was 99.
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.
More than 2,000 Western community members from around the world have registered for a six-week virtual masterclass made available for free by Western Entrepreneurship and Ivey Business School.
Western alumnus Tiff Macklem, MA’84, PhD’89 (Economics), has been named Governor of the Bank of Canada for a seven-year term, effective June 3, Finance Minister Bill Morneau announced May 1.
Internationally recognized academic leader Lesley Rigg will join Western as Vice-President (Research) on Aug. 1. Western’s Board of Governors approved a five-year term for Professor Rigg at its meeting on April 23. She is also appointed professor of geography.
Western stands firmly among the world’s top universities measured by its commitment to social and economic impact, according to the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, released April 22.
The loss of physical proximity has not diminished the campus community’s connections with students. From one-on-one acts of simple kindness to sweeping university-wide programs, Western has continued to develop creative ways to connect with and support students during unprecedented times.
Researchers at Western and McMaster universities look to offer hope to public safety personnel suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of a life spent on the front lines of major crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic.
It’s the kind of grand experiment required to meet a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic – and one organizers hope resonates long after this crisis has faded.
She starts with the eyes – perhaps that is why the eyes are the most striking aspect of Abbygale Shelley’s most recent work, ‘The Trenches of COVID-19.’
In a time of isolation, one Western Medical student is helping increase connections for those on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.
By stating its willingness to walk away from the Tokyo Olympics, Canada placed the safety of its athletes at the forefront and set a strong example for other nations.
Famed Western economist Peter Howitt, along with French economist Philippe Aghion, have been named co-recipients of the 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management.
Don’t let the relative silence of the gallery fool you – Kelly Greene’s latest exhibition is as loud a statement as she can make. “Our language, culture and traditions are still alive. We are still alive!”