Campus & Community

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.

Olsen to deliver Bernier lecture

Olsen to deliver Bernier lecture

The Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes Dr. Bjorn R. Olsen of Harvard Medical School for the fourth annual Suzanne Bernier Lecture in Skeletal Biology.

Discovery Days at Western Friday

Discovery Days at Western Friday

Approximately 450 high school students and teachers from London and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to explore careers in medicine and other sciences at The University of Western Ontario this Friday.

Lacrosse association turns to Western Law

University lacrosse has grown tremendously the last two decades. So when the Canadian University Field Lacrosse Association (CUFLA) recognized a need to redraft the league’s constitution, they called on the Sport Solution Clinic at The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Law.

Western students mentoring London youth

Western students mentoring London youth

At risk youth in the London community will be the centre of attention this weekend as The University of Western Ontario’s Early Outreach Committee is organizing its annual Choose Your Own Adventure May 6-8.

Western hosts young science enthusiasts

Western hosts young science enthusiasts

The All Science Challenge will hit the Western campus Thursday for a day-long science competition for nearly 200 Grade 6, 7 and 8 students from more than 15 London-area schools.

Budget sets tone for universities

Budget sets tone for universities

University officials across the province were quick to praise Ontario’s 2011 budget rolled out by Finance Minister Dwight Duncan on Tuesday.

Universities pleased with budget as election looms

Universities pleased with budget as election looms

In the minutes after Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled the budget in the House of Commons and before opposition leaders rejected it, universities found reason for optimism in the 2011 federal budget. As talk soon turned to a possible election Tuesday, university officials were parsing through the good news the budget contained for them – at least for now.

Western appoints Dean of Education

The University of Western Ontario has announced the appointment of Vicki Schwean as Dean of the Faculty of Education, beginning a five-year term on July 1.

Bangladesh Foreign Minister to visit Western

Bangladesh Foreign Minister to visit Western

Dr. Dipu Moni, the first woman to be appointed Bangladesh Foreign
Minister, will hold a public lecture Monday (Feb. 14) in the Social
Sciences Centre (Room 9420) from 2 to 4 p.m.

Western teams up on unique wastewater project

Western teams up on unique wastewater project

The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local
industry are partnering on what may be a global-leading site for
water treatment technology development, commercialization,
validation and testing.

A Dream Unfolds

A Dream Unfolds

Why a university half a globe away could mean the world to Western

Western holiday hours for Dec. 24-Jan. 2

Western holiday hours for Dec. 24-Jan. 2

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.

Western grad student remembered

Western grad student remembered

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.