Campus & Community
‘Be fearless and be yourself’: Faflak wins OCUFA teaching award

‘Be fearless and be yourself’: Faflak wins OCUFA teaching award

Joel Faflak’s faculty profile will tell you he teaches British Romantic poetry of the 18th century. But the award-winning prof will tell you – and his students and colleagues will attest – that his primary aim is to teach to the soul, to their humanity itself.

Western supporting students following COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has declared a COVID-19 outbreak in London Hall, a Western University campus residence, where there are currently four confirmed positive cases. The university is collaborating with the MLHU on contact tracing and is supporting students who need to get tested and quarantine.

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Explainer: How clinical trials test COVID-19 vaccines

Provided that a COVID-19 vaccine successfully navigates Phase 3 clinical trials and is subjected to continuing safety monitoring after it is licensed, we have good grounds to believe that the vaccine both works and is safe.

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

New COVID cases prompt swift action from Western

As COVID-19 cases rise across Ontario, Western University has learned that positive cases among its students now total 28, most of whom are off campus.  One student is in residence and now in isolation. These new cases are prompting the school to halt many...

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.

Western students among latest confirmed COVID-19 cases in London

The Middlesex-London Health Unit (MLHU) has informed Western University that five Western students who live off campus have tested positive for COVID-19. MLHU, in collaboration with Western, leads COVID-19 contact tracing for any member of the Western community. At...

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Six months out of school due to COVID-19 is threatening marginalized and vulnerable students to fall behind their peers. So Western has joined with community partners in a tutoring project to bring kids up to speed.

Back to school – a fall term like no other

Back to school – a fall term like no other

This fall, Western is aiming for a clean slate in more ways than one as the term starts with an emphasis on health and safety as well as quality education and student growth.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Lauren Barr

Read. Watch. Listen. with Lauren Barr

From the final words of a civil-rights leader to the antics of the Rosebud Hotel, Lauren Barr finds inspiration and a smile on Read. Watch. Listen.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Alison Meek

Read. Watch. Listen. with Alison Meek

Even conspiracy-busters need a dollop of escapism in these strange times, so sit yourself down with King’s University College professor Alison Meek for a summer Read. Watch. Listen. that’s more fun than fraught.