Keri Ferguson
Speak up on sexual violence prevention

Speak up on sexual violence prevention

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).

Faculty, staff wellbeing at heart of Western plan

Faculty, staff wellbeing at heart of Western plan

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.

Program creates a new life in a new home

Program creates a new life in a new home

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.

Helping students thrive drives new centre

Helping students thrive drives new centre

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.

Grant looks to bring brain researchers closer together

Grant looks to bring brain researchers closer together

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...

Paterson following his passion for public policy

Paterson following his passion for public policy

“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.

Bringing career development to the community

Bringing career development to the community

Ira Timothy, communications co-ordinator with the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians in London, turned his passion for film-making into a post-degree diploma through Western Continuing Studies.

United Way giving translates into community healing

United Way giving translates into community healing

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.

Facing dementia with strength and resilience

Facing dementia with strength and resilience

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,”...

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

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...

Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

Entrepreneur inspires girls to pursue education

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.

Research shines light into darker side of gaming industry

Research shines light into darker side of gaming industry

In its early days, the video game industry was perceived as a fun, high-tech business where young creative types were ‘paid to play games all day.’ Then, in 2004, in an open letter to Electronic Arts (EA) executives, a disgruntled partner of an EA employee brought the...