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.
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.
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.
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.
Often heralded as a “theatrical force” and “an icon in the London theatre community,” award-winning director John Gerry is quick to wave off his contributions to the local arts scene. “It’s like summer camp. It’s just a job,” he said. The Western alumnus and former...
Two pianos. Four hands. Nearly 50 years of friendship. All have been instrumental to the success of the internationally acclaimed piano duo, Anagnoson and Kinton, and to their most recent distinction as Honorary Fellows of The Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM).
Western is seeking input from across the campus community as the university looks to address gender-based and sexual violence. This effort is part of Western’s continued commitment to provide and maintain an environment in which sexual violence is not tolerated, explained Jennifer Massey, Associate Vice-President (Student Experience).
While student mental health and wellness efforts have grabbed headlines in recent months, programs like Living Well @ Western showcase how the well-being of faculty and staff remains a priority for the university.
At first, everything was fine. At 11, Mariana Garcia emigrated from Mexico to Canada. She welcomed the chance to make a life in a new country. “ But soon, the realities of her situation took hold. No one at her school spoke Spanish, leaving Mariana isolated. By the final years of high school, she was quite vulnerable.
At first glance, Jason Paiero seems like he was always on track to thrive at Western.
At 22, Fanny Munezero has survived more than what most people face in a lifetime.
A single point of entry and one ultimate goal – create a campus where all students thrive – are central to the vision of an integrated Health and Wellness Centre, slated to open summer 2021in a newly renovated Thames Hall.
When Ann Lamanes came to Western in 1996, she hoped to study Geography and perhaps pursue a career in urban planning. But rapid technological advances changed the map – and her plans.
Organizers see a first-of-its-kind grant program as more about collaboration, rather than competition, in supporting the efforts of researchers to address challenges in brain health. The McGill-Western Collaboration Grant program supports neuroscience and...
Western is mourning the passing of Lorraine (Ivey) Shuttleworth, who died on March 15, at the age of 98.
“Put yourself in a position where you’ll learn something new.” That’s advice Alex Paterson first heard at Western, and has applied throughout his career, from roles at the CBC and Greenpeace, to his current role as Director of Communications and Operations for Canada 2020.
That message on a simple plaque – intentionally continuing its thought via a semi-colon – is the first thing visitors see when they enter Rebecca Machado’s office at Daya Counselling Centre in downtown London. The plaque was a gift from a client who, before counselling, had contemplated suicide.
On Sundays when he was much younger, Anthony Carapinha would tag along with his Mom to the nursing home where she worked as a long-term care provider. “I would sit with Mr. Jones, Mr. Boyle and an international judge who spoke five different languages – all at once,”...
It was Badru Mugerwa’s curiosity that drove him to find out who, or what, was killing the cat. The African Golden Cat, to be more specific. But, he wondered, was it actually being killed? Or was ecotourism behind its marked drop in sightings in the Bwindi National...
Roberta Lindal, BA’14, credits an early mentor for sparking her idea to create clothing that inspires girls to pursue their education, and help others who face incredible obstacles in their learning.