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Critical thinking in music education can change the world

Critical thinking in music education can change the world

Ludwig van Beethoven believed “music can change the world.” Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Paul Woodford might add that change is more likely if we listen to that music critically and understand its origins. [caption id=”attachment_43684″  …

Notice to grads, guests arriving on campus

Notice to grads, guests arriving on campus

Due to campus road work, parts of Huron Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will be closed through June 30. Convocation attendees are encouraged to enter University grounds by the Richmond Street Gates and proceed to the Medway Parking Lot (behind the Elgin Hall residence).

Western community to drive into carpool program

Western community to drive into carpool program

Imagine having your own reserved parking space in a lot of your choice on campus. It’s yours – that is, if you choose to carpool with a campus colleague or two, on your way to work. The reserved parking space is just one incentive offered through a new carpool program...

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Spring 2015 edition of Reflections, The Teaching Support Centre newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission of the author. When you think about the most important learning experiences of your life, where did they take...

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

It’s painful, inconvenient and costly. But if detected early, implant loosening – the slight movement of a newly replaced hip – can be dealt with, without the need for a major follow-up surgery, according to a group of Western students. Roughly half a million patients...

All hands on deck for ‘explosive’ exercise

All hands on deck for ‘explosive’ exercise

Campus emergency responders gathered for Harmony 10, Western’s annual emergency exercise, in response to a simulated explosion at Western's North Substation last Thursday morning. Campus responders involved in the exercise included Campus Community Police Service;...

Campus construction season is in full swing

Campus construction season is in full swing

Now that we (mostly) have the kids out of the house for a few weeks, let’s get a little work done around here. Construction season is already in full swing on campus, with a number of capital and infrastructure improvements on the slate for summer. A trio of large...

Student serves success beyond the kitchen

Student serves success beyond the kitchen

At first, Danielle Hausberg was just taking photos of her meals to show her family she was making healthy choices. Today, the Sociology student has a half million followers looking over her plate.

Western celebrates two years on Instagram

Western celebrates two years on Instagram

Earlybird or Mayfair? Lo-Fi or Inkwell? No single Instagram filter can cover Western’s glamour. On May 16, Western celebrated the second anniversary of its Instagram account, @westernuniversity, the second largest Canadian university account that currently boasts more...

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake unleashed a tsunami that slammed into the country, disabling infrastructure and destroying everything in its path. Just days later, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Fifteen learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education earlier this month. Two Western students were among these award recipients. A third Western student received the SAGE...

Future scientific minds converge at Western

Future scientific minds converge at Western

What do you use to build a wind-powered elevator? Tape. Cardboard. Straws. And a string. Those were the only materials a Grade 6 student needed to make an elevator strong enough to lift a pair of earplugs up 10 centimeters. At Western, more than 240 Grade 6-8 young...

Cook: Proposing a solution to suffering from ‘other’

Cook: Proposing a solution to suffering from ‘other’

I would like to add my congratulations to Western News for the stance adopted in reporting the recent controversy – it was well balanced (“Reporting has lived up to ‘delicate challenge,’” Western News, May 7). Since the tradition of publishing letters somewhat...

Notice to grads, guests arriving on campus

Notice to grads, guests arriving on campus

Due to campus road work, parts of Huron Drive and Philip Aziz Avenue will be closed through June 30. Convocation attendees are encouraged to enter University grounds by the Richmond Street Gates and proceed to the Medway Parking Lot (behind the Elgin Hall residence).

Western community to drive into carpool program

Western community to drive into carpool program

Imagine having your own reserved parking space in a lot of your choice on campus. It’s yours – that is, if you choose to carpool with a campus colleague or two, on your way to work. The reserved parking space is just one incentive offered through a new carpool program...

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Fischer: Taking learning outside the classroom

Editor’s note: This story first appeared in Spring 2015 edition of Reflections, The Teaching Support Centre newsletter. It is reprinted here with permission of the author. When you think about the most important learning experiences of your life, where did they take...

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

Student-engineered ‘smart implant’ may save money, relieve pain

It’s painful, inconvenient and costly. But if detected early, implant loosening – the slight movement of a newly replaced hip – can be dealt with, without the need for a major follow-up surgery, according to a group of Western students. Roughly half a million patients...

All hands on deck for ‘explosive’ exercise

All hands on deck for ‘explosive’ exercise

Campus emergency responders gathered for Harmony 10, Western’s annual emergency exercise, in response to a simulated explosion at Western's North Substation last Thursday morning. Campus responders involved in the exercise included Campus Community Police Service;...

Campus construction season is in full swing

Campus construction season is in full swing

Now that we (mostly) have the kids out of the house for a few weeks, let’s get a little work done around here. Construction season is already in full swing on campus, with a number of capital and infrastructure improvements on the slate for summer. A trio of large...

Student serves success beyond the kitchen

Student serves success beyond the kitchen

At first, Danielle Hausberg was just taking photos of her meals to show her family she was making healthy choices. Today, the Sociology student has a half million followers looking over her plate.

Western celebrates two years on Instagram

Western celebrates two years on Instagram

Earlybird or Mayfair? Lo-Fi or Inkwell? No single Instagram filter can cover Western’s glamour. On May 16, Western celebrated the second anniversary of its Instagram account, @westernuniversity, the second largest Canadian university account that currently boasts more...

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake unleashed a tsunami that slammed into the country, disabling infrastructure and destroying everything in its path. Just days later, Japan’s Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power...

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Fifteen learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education earlier this month. Two Western students were among these award recipients. A third Western student received the SAGE...

Future scientific minds converge at Western

Future scientific minds converge at Western

What do you use to build a wind-powered elevator? Tape. Cardboard. Straws. And a string. Those were the only materials a Grade 6 student needed to make an elevator strong enough to lift a pair of earplugs up 10 centimeters. At Western, more than 240 Grade 6-8 young...

Cook: Proposing a solution to suffering from ‘other’

Cook: Proposing a solution to suffering from ‘other’

I would like to add my congratulations to Western News for the stance adopted in reporting the recent controversy – it was well balanced (“Reporting has lived up to ‘delicate challenge,’” Western News, May 7). Since the tradition of publishing letters somewhat...