Campus & Community
Frogbox founder joins Ivey CSR Day

Frogbox founder joins Ivey CSR Day

Doug Burgoyne’s successful pitch on Dragon’s Den not only provided the investment his moving business needed, it also demonstrated environmentally friendly products can be convenient and affordable. As part of the Richard Ivey School of Business’ 2011 Corporate Social Responsibility Day, the president and founder of Frogbox will share the lessons of his journey at 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 in Ivey Room 1R40, Main Floor.

Field notes: Doctors drawn to build epilepsy program in Peru

LIMA, Peru – He is a neurologist in Canada’s largest epilepsy program, and yet Dr. Jorge Burneo comes from a country with no specialized medical help, and a higher-than-average incidence for this serious neurological disorder. “I’m from Peru, so of course, I feel an obligation to help,” he says.

ArtShare helps campus deck the walls

How would you like to spruce up your office with the colourful artwork of Gerald Trottier or Bob Bozak? How about decorating your department’s common space with the artistic styles of Margot Ariss or Gilbert Moll? What’s stopping you?

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Ask Michelle Hamilton and she’ll tell you Mustangs sports history at The University of Western Ontario has been more a labour of love, than academic pursuit. But for the last two years, students in her public history program have set out to change that.

University faces mental health ‘crisis’

University faces mental health ‘crisis’

Keeping ahead of the surging tide of students with mental health issues is an ongoing struggle, and one counselors and support services employees at The University of Western Ontario do not see quelling anytime soon.

Western honoured for Reserve Force support

Western honoured for Reserve Force support

The University of Western Ontario will receive the National Award for Most Supportive Employer in Canada for support to Canada’s Reserve Force at a ceremony June 1 in Ottawa.

WISE program applications ready

WISE program applications ready

Applications for Western’s Initiative for Scholarly Excellence (WISE) program are open. Now in its 32nd year, this program allows senior high school students to take one tuition-free course at The University of Western Ontario concurrently with their secondary school studies.

Conference focuses on music education

Conference focuses on music education

Ruth Wright, Music Education chair at The University of Western Ontario, has organized the Leading Music Education International Conference (LME) from May 29-June 1 at Western to explore how musicians and educators can enable expression through music.

Exhibit focuses on Egyptian revolution

Exhibit focuses on Egyptian revolution

As Egypt welcomes a ‘new dawn,’ the Egyptian Canadian Association of Ontario (ECAO) has organized “Walk Like an Egyptian: An Exhibit on the Egyptian Revolution,” set for 1-5 p.m. Saturday, May 28 at the Central London Public Library, 251 Dundas St.

Discussions of evolution before Darwin

What began as a small group of Arts and Humanities graduate students sharing a passion for the Romantic era has evolved into an international conference that will be held at The University of Western Ontario May 12-14.

Students explore dying in Canada for CBC series

Developed out of a groundbreaking course on dying in the graduate journalism program at The University of Western Ontario – and led by Faculty of Information & Media Studies faculty member Meredith Levine – ‘A Good Death’ gave 16 students an opportunity to explore end-of-life journeys, the evolution of dying and what changes need to be made to put palliative care onto the public agenda.

Author of ‘Room’ to speak

Author of ‘Room’ to speak

Emma Donoghue, author of the highly acclaimed novel ROOM, will be at Brescia University College May 19 to discuss motherhood both in life and in her works.