Why a university half a globe away could mean the world to Western
Many University of Western Ontario services will be closed for the
holiday period, Friday, Dec. 24-Sunday, Jan. 2. Classes will resume
on Monday, Jan. 3, and academic and administrative offices will
re-open the same day.
The University of Western Ontario community is mourning the recent
death of Dr. Mahdi Al Darwish. Al Darwish, a research fellow in the
Clinical Investigator Program at Schulich School of Medicine &
Dentistry, fell ill and passed away while visiting his family for
the holidays in Saudi Arabia.
Associate professor Michael Milde has been appointed as acting dean
beginning Jan. 1 for a term ending June 30, 2012.
Stephen McClatchie, Provost and Vice-President, Academic and
Research, Mount Allison University, has been appointed the new
principal of Huron University College effective July 1, 2011.
For the second time this month, The University of Western Ontario
closed its doors on Wednesday, Dec. 15 due to inclement weather.
The revised exam schedule for Sunday, Dec. 19 is now available for
students who had exams canceled as a result of Western’s Dec. 15
weather-related closure. The schedule can be accessed <a href=
here</a>. An important note is that previously scheduled 9 a.m.
exam start times will begin at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 19.
The University of Western Ontario. There’s now an app for that.
Officially launched today, the Western app for iPhone/iPads is
available for free at the iTunes Store or by clicking through to
Western’s mobile launch site.
A beaker used by the discoverer of insulin will be more accessible in its new location at the Banting House National Historic Site in London.