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Margaret Mutumba turns advocacy into action

Margaret Mutumba turns advocacy into action

When Margaret Mutumba joined Western as the director of Frugal Biomedical Innovations, she brought a deep-rooted passion to address inequities in health care.  Born in Kampala, Uganda, she often travelled with her father, a public health physician, to  …

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

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.

Education grad feels right where he belongs

Education grad feels right where he belongs

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.

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

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.

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

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.

Remember 30: Totally different story

Remember 30: Totally different story

I remember the moment, distinctly. I had just graduated from my chemistry program. It was a horrible moment for all Canadians, but especially for women in science. For those of us in that area, and in Engineering, it was particularly meaningful.

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

In ‘Blackberry Town,’ former newspaper reporter Chuck Howitt, BA’76, MAJ’79, explores the explosive rise and fall of Research in Motion (RIM) ad what it has meant to the high-tech industry in the community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett’s ‘Under the Gamma Camera’ provides a frank portrait of the emotional and clinical aspects of her battle with breast cancer, and a broader picture of humanity’s internal struggle with external realities.

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Mary Lou Smoke was surprised enough to learn she was being inducted into the Forest City London Music Hall of Fame. But she never could have imagined the text she received on her way to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

The award-winning director will be presented with a Lifetime Membership Award for his dedication and vision in founding London Musical Theatre 30 years and 75 productions ago.

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

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.

Education grad feels right where he belongs

Education grad feels right where he belongs

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.

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

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.

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

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.

Remember 30: Totally different story

Remember 30: Totally different story

I remember the moment, distinctly. I had just graduated from my chemistry program. It was a horrible moment for all Canadians, but especially for women in science. For those of us in that area, and in Engineering, it was particularly meaningful.

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

In ‘Blackberry Town,’ former newspaper reporter Chuck Howitt, BA’76, MAJ’79, explores the explosive rise and fall of Research in Motion (RIM) ad what it has meant to the high-tech industry in the community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

Professor explores poetry’s power in tenuous times

English and Writing Studies professor Madeline Bassnett’s ‘Under the Gamma Camera’ provides a frank portrait of the emotional and clinical aspects of her battle with breast cancer, and a broader picture of humanity’s internal struggle with external realities.

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Music Hall celebrates Smoke for lifetime in song

Mary Lou Smoke was surprised enough to learn she was being inducted into the Forest City London Music Hall of Fame. But she never could have imagined the text she received on her way to accept her Lifetime Achievement Award.

Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

Gerry honoured for lifetime in theatre

The award-winning director will be presented with a Lifetime Membership Award for his dedication and vision in founding London Musical Theatre 30 years and 75 productions ago.