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Pursuing a dream to serve vulnerable populations

Pursuing a dream to serve vulnerable populations

Winifred Twum-Ampofo has a heightened sense of purpose, nurtured by her childhood experiences and strengthened during her physician training. Born in the small Ghanian village of Asuom, Twum-Ampofo is the daughter of a teacher: her mother who challenged …

Forgione: Return to the table for the students

Coming to campus is an exciting time for all students. You get to see old friends – or make new ones if it’s your first time here at Western – and it is something we all look forward to with the last days of summer slowly changing over to autumn.

Williston: Alumnus disappointed in negotiations

Williston: Alumnus disappointed in negotiations

It is disheartening as a Western alumnus to see Provost Janice Deakin’s seemingly heartfelt entreaty (“Message from the provost on negotiations,” Sept. 7) for the librarians/archivists to return to the negotiating table.

Mansur: Footnote to the ramblings of a madman

On Monday morning (July 25), following the Friday (July 22) rampage by the mass murderer Anders Breivik in Oslo, Norway, I was informed by a reporter from the Canadian Press about my name, besides those of a few other Canadians, appearing in his manifesto.

Winders: Avoiding the pitfalls of rebranding

I’ll admit as a newspaper reporter I salivated at the thought of covering the oftentimes comical rebranding processes cities, businesses, civic organizations and, yes, even universities would go through.

Four to receive honorary degrees

Four to receive honorary degrees

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation in October.

‘Future of Food’ comes to Western

‘Future of Food’ comes to Western

As part of London Biotech Week 2011, the Pest Genomics and Plant Breeding in Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management Group at The University of Western Ontario, in partnership with TechAlliance, will host the Future of Food: bioCEP3 (Biotechnology, Crops, Education, Policy, Production and Perception).

Enrolment spike does not derail plans

Sending out 600 fewer acceptance letters this year, The University of Western Ontario did not expect to be welcoming its largest first-year class in its history this week.

Remembering a round played across campus

Few today remember that between 1924 and 1960 The University of Western Ontario shared its property with The London Hunt and Country Club, an 18-hole golf course that wended its way between the buildings and along both sides of the Thames River.

Abelson: Does 9-11 still trump everything?

Sept. 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil that left more than 3,000 people dead and reduced the iconic World Trade Center to rubble.

Forgione: Return to the table for the students

Coming to campus is an exciting time for all students. You get to see old friends – or make new ones if it’s your first time here at Western – and it is something we all look forward to with the last days of summer slowly changing over to autumn.

Williston: Alumnus disappointed in negotiations

Williston: Alumnus disappointed in negotiations

It is disheartening as a Western alumnus to see Provost Janice Deakin’s seemingly heartfelt entreaty (“Message from the provost on negotiations,” Sept. 7) for the librarians/archivists to return to the negotiating table.

Mansur: Footnote to the ramblings of a madman

On Monday morning (July 25), following the Friday (July 22) rampage by the mass murderer Anders Breivik in Oslo, Norway, I was informed by a reporter from the Canadian Press about my name, besides those of a few other Canadians, appearing in his manifesto.

Winders: Avoiding the pitfalls of rebranding

I’ll admit as a newspaper reporter I salivated at the thought of covering the oftentimes comical rebranding processes cities, businesses, civic organizations and, yes, even universities would go through.

Four to receive honorary degrees

Four to receive honorary degrees

The man credited with conceiving the idea for the Special Olympics, an acclaimed CBC journalist, a leading voice in Canadian arts and an internationally recognized curator and philanthropist will receive honorary degrees when The University of Western Ontario hosts its 298th Convocation in October.

‘Future of Food’ comes to Western

‘Future of Food’ comes to Western

As part of London Biotech Week 2011, the Pest Genomics and Plant Breeding in Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management Group at The University of Western Ontario, in partnership with TechAlliance, will host the Future of Food: bioCEP3 (Biotechnology, Crops, Education, Policy, Production and Perception).

Enrolment spike does not derail plans

Sending out 600 fewer acceptance letters this year, The University of Western Ontario did not expect to be welcoming its largest first-year class in its history this week.

Remembering a round played across campus

Few today remember that between 1924 and 1960 The University of Western Ontario shared its property with The London Hunt and Country Club, an 18-hole golf course that wended its way between the buildings and along both sides of the Thames River.

Abelson: Does 9-11 still trump everything?

Sept. 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil that left more than 3,000 people dead and reduced the iconic World Trade Center to rubble.