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Celebrating the year that was 2019

Celebrating the year that was 2019

Today, we offer you the 10th annual Western News Newsmakers of the Year – a celebration of some of the people, places and things that shaped the year at this institution. Before we start looking ahead to 2020 – we take one last look at 2019.

Live From Westminster featuring David Malloy

Live From Westminster featuring David Malloy

A bassist-by-trade, guitarist-by-necessity, Kings University College Principal David Malloy recently stopped by the Western News office, playing an acoustic set and introducing himself to the Western community.

Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership

Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership

A new partnership between Western, London hospitals and a medical technology pioneer will make southwestern Ontario a “global powerhouse” when it comes to state-of-the-art imaging research and clinical application.

London named host of rowing championships

London named host of rowing championships

The best university rowers in the world will take to the water in London as the Forrest City has been named host of the 2022 International University Sports Federation (FISU) World University Rowing Championship, U SPORTS officials announced today.

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Twelve engineering students. One nursing student. One university...

Remember 30: Inherited legacy

Remember 30: Inherited legacy

We weren’t alive 30 years ago, but we recognize that we have inherited the legacy of Dec. 6, 1989, all the same. And for us, that legacy has been mostly a positive one.

Working group on racism to begin its work

Working group on racism to begin its work

A working group exploring race relations across campus will begin its work in December with the aim of issuing a report on its findings in early March, Western officials announced.

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

The next generation of leaders will be better armed against unprecedented technical transformation thanks to a new partnership between Western and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) that will establish a program focused on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), university officials announced today.

Senate questions Library collections plan

Senate questions Library collections plan

Western Libraries faced questions from Senators having difficulty with the way the university plans to turn the page on traditional ways of housing its collection in favour of a long-planned renovation to library physical space and an expanded digital collection.

Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

What do you get the Royal Couple who has everything? Absolutely nothing. They are fine. But in honour of the big day, we offer you 50 insights into a writer’s life and writing from Western’s own literary royalty, Jennifer Robson, BA’92.

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

A novel would have offered anonymity through embellishment. A play would have muddied things in actor interpretation. But with a memoir, Eternity Martis’ life is out there for all to see. “A novel. A play. They didn’t feel true,” Martis said. “Why fictionalize it when...

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

Western officials offered support for research that would be conducted at the advanced Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii, while simultaneously stressing the need for an open dialogue between local governments, Indigenous groups and the international science community.

Cancer targeted by genome-editing research

Cancer targeted by genome-editing research

National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to fuel Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor John Ronald research into new imaging tools to monitor a new class of cancer immunotherapies called CAR-T cells.

Orchard: Comments signal rise of far-right feminist-backlash

Orchard: Comments signal rise of far-right feminist-backlash

As a woman seeking fun and romance, I found my Bumble journey quite frustrating. But as a researcher interested in gender, sexuality and digital dating practices, I found it fascinating. What I didn’t expect was the volume of angry comments from mostly male readers.

Media partnership to elevate student voices

Media partnership to elevate student voices

A new partnership between Western and Alternatives Media, one of the country’s leading environmental publishers, will offer students a powerful channel for environment-based reporting and storytelling – all with an eye toward changing the world.

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Enjoy selections tailor-made for enjoyment

Life can be gray and dull, so add a little colour to yours when Kelly Olson, a Classical Studies, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Law professor, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.