Jason Winders
Seven Western programs among global elite

Seven Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western community among Order of Ontario honourees

Western professor Aaron Fenster and alumnus Dr. Zane Cohen, BA’65, stand among 21 new appointments to the Order of Ontario, Lieutenant Governor Elizabeth Dowdeswell recently announced.

Data shine light on sexual violence prevention efforts

Data shine light on sexual violence prevention efforts

This week, the Council of Ontario Universities (COU) released further data related to the 2018 Student Voices on Sexual Violence Survey that showed the scope of the problem on campuses and gave voice to student demands for better efforts toward addressing the issue.

Study: Online tool help combat partner violence

Study: Online tool help combat partner violence

Canadian women experiencing intimate partner violence benefited from the use of a personalized digital lifeline linking them to information, supports and help, according to a new study into the use of the online tool co-developed by a Western researcher.

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

Western will play a key role in humanity’s return to the Moon, thanks to a major investment by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in a university-led advancement that could represent a flagship Canadian contribution to international missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

The families and friends of four Western students whose lives were cut short in the downing of Ukraine International Flight PS752 will not only see their loved ones’ academic careers celebrated, but ambitions live on in opportunities for future students.

Baron named to head Western International efforts

Baron named to head Western International efforts

Career international education advocate Britta Baron has been named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), effective July 1, through June 30, 2025, Western officials announced today.

Scholar pens memoir of lifelong bond with ‘Ulysses’

Scholar pens memoir of lifelong bond with ‘Ulysses’

For most of us, James Joyce’s ‘Ulysses’ is a daunting 600-page modernist novel that meanderingly chronicles the adventures of Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland. But for Michael Groden, Ulysses has been his life.

New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

She admits it feels weird to consider the well-worn term – “game-changer.” But what Political Science professor Joanna Quinn and her colleagues have assembled in their latest book may be exactly that when it comes to how the world approaches transitional justice.

President makes Budget 2020 pitch for universities

President makes Budget 2020 pitch for universities

Budget 2020 offers the federal government and universities a unique opportunity to elevate Canada’s place on the world stage when it comes to the most-pressing issues of our time, Western President Alan Shepard told members of the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance Tuesday in Ottawa.

Grant bolsters Western-led MSK network

Grant bolsters Western-led MSK network

Patients suffering the effects of musculoskeletal problems like arthritis, osteoporosis, back pain, and more may find relief closer than ever thanks to a federal multi-million dollar investment in a Western-led research network.

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Image sets off monster galaxy quest

Image sets off monster galaxy quest

An image of UGC 2885 – a majestic spiral galaxy 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way with 10 times as many stars – sparked widespread interest last week when released at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Campus parking lots reopen (update 6:15 a.m.)

Campus parking lots reopen (update 6:15 a.m.)

Parking lots across campus have reopened this morning as Western joins the rest of Southwestern Ontario in drying out after a record-setting rain swept through the region this weekend.

Author, activist Barlow named Brescia Chancellor

Author, activist Barlow named Brescia Chancellor

Award-winning Canadian author and activist Maude Barlow has been named Chancellor of Brescia University College, the Board of Trustees announced today. Barlow will serve a three-year term in this honorary position, acting as an ambassador and inspirational leader for the Western affiliated college.

Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school to international prominence, died Saturday, Dec. 28. He was 94.