Campus & Community

Sessions focus on instrument care

Quentin Playfair and David Tamblyn will give a presentation Sept. 10 in the Don Wright Faculty of Music Building (Room 345) focusing on maintenance and repairs of string instruments and bows.

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies at Western’s role in fostering a creative city can be traced back to the foresight 10 years ago in establishing the department in the downtown London core, says director Carolyn Young.

Huron exceeds fundraising goal

Huron University College’s Touch the Future: The Campaign for Huron has raised a record $14-million in gifts, exceeding the campaign’s $12.5 million goal.

Mustangs play host to the Billikens

As the mainstay in the basketball rich Atlantic 10 conference, the St. Louis Billikens will travel north of the border later this month (Aug. 23) to play the Western Mustangs at Alumni Hall.

Research guides city climate change policy

University of Western Ontario professor Slobodan Simonovic sees the City of London on the leading edge of addressing climate change. And he should know. The civil and environmental engineering professor is helping inform city policy on the subject.

Students join Junior Team Canada

Leenat Jilani, a political science student at Brescia University College, and Connor Lyons, a second-year political science student at Western, are two of 21 youth nationwide selected to be a Canadian Ambassador on Global Vision’s Junior Team Canada.

Western exploring its ‘story’ with community

The University of Western Ontario knows what story it wants to tell the world about itself; now it is exploring ways to tell it. And university officials are turning to members of the community for help.

New London clinic has strong Western roots

A new nurse practitioner-led clinic in London, opening this fall, will bring peace of mind to the 3,200 more people who will be able to access health care closer to home.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Guinsburg: Cheers to those behind the scenes

I applaud the recent article on Donna Peterson and the tradition of convocation at Western (“Running the show,” June 9). Despite the immense growth of Western’s student body, the qualities that have made Western’s convocations something of a model for universities across Canada persist. Donna and her colleagues, following in the footsteps of those memorable stalwarts who established this premier tradition, deserve the credit the article affords them, for maintaining the quality, majesty and warmth of these ceremonies.

WORLDiscoveries expands into China

WORLDiscoveries is open for business in China. The organization, a partnership between The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, will open an office in the Jiangsu province in southern China in November.

NYOC creating music on campus

It’s summer at The University of Western Ontario and that can mean only one thing – the National Youth Orchestra of Canada (NYOC) is back in town.

Province earmarks $21 million for Ivey building renovations

The Faculty of Information and Media Studies (FIMS) is bulging at the seams, making the Ontario government’s investment of $21 million to renovate the Richard Ivey School of Business building welcomed news to dean Tom Carmichael.

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.

Western Heads East gets boost from CIDA

Western Heads East is one of 37 Canadian university projects to receive seed funding for a new Students for Development program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

McIntosh growing in the community

The McIntosh Gallery has partnered with the Art Exchange to present Lea Bucknell: Forest City Garden Project, a special display of plants and stories from the community.

Heap & Hamou: Floating the idea of opportunity

Earlier this year a University of Western Ontario student group, Solidarity with Palestinian Human Rights, joined with other community groups, the newly formed London Solidarity Coalition with Palestine, to help raise funds in support of the Canadian Boat to Gaza initiative, a civil society campaign to challenge the blockade of Gaza.

Plans approved for new residence

Construction of a new 1,000-bed student residence at The University of Western Ontario was given the green light by the Board of Governors Thursday, June 23.