More than half the recipients have Western connections
Two projects, one mission: Spreading messages of cheer
The 2020 Western Award of Excellence represents the highest honour for staff achievement at the university.
Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Lisa Saksida and nine Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2020 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award.
Five teams of Western alumni entrepreneurs are set to make their pitch to investors.
Several Western alumni and honorary degree recipients have been named to the Order of Canada.
Western is providing additional support for Indigenous students through a partnership with Indspire, a charity led by alumna Roberta Jamieson, that invests in education of Indigenous Peoples.
In the history of computational art in Canada, a group of forward-thinking artists and technicians at Western played a starring role.
Ajani Charles stands among the world’s noted photographers but his artistry is a tool for mental health advocacy he learned while a student at Western.
A first-year course in constitutional law sparked in Leaelle Derynck a passion for Indigenous legal traditions.
In a first-of-its-kind program at Western, 100 peer leaders are helping first-year students thrive through university expectations and online learning.
Wearing orange on Sept. 30 is a way to recognize the impact of Canada’s residential schools on Indigenous peoples – the survivors, and those who did not return.
Through rain, shine, and a pandemic, OServes connects more than 1,000 student volunteers with non-profit organizations.
Ask Sara Mai Chitty, BA’14, MA’15, to describe land-based learning, and chances are, the Anishinaabekwe storyteller and educator will share an anecdote to illustrate the concept.
Creative ideas to grow Indigenous teaching and learning across campus will get a boost from a new Indigenous Learning Fund, university officials announced.
Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study and research across campus will have a permanent advocate in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
When Ethan Thomas arrived at Western, he felt alone and out of place. He missed his family and friends, longing for the ceremonies he embraced growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River territory. That soon changed.
About a year into her internship, and some 80 feet up in the air, Katrina Petahtegoose had a revelation.
The Markkanen Awards are presented annually to an Indigenous undergraduate and graduate student from Main Campus based on academic excellence; contribution to Indigenous communities; and commitment to Western’s campus community through engagement outside of the classroom.
On Dec. 6, 1989, I was in my first year working in a consulting engineering firm after university. It was an especially demanding time in my life, and frankly, I do not recall the event being discussed at my office at all, probably because out of about 100 staff, there was only one other female engineer in the firm.