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Archival records repatriated to Six Nations of the Grand River

Archival records repatriated to Six Nations of the Grand River

A letter book kept by Mohawk leader John Brant during his term as resident superintendent of the Six Nations of the Grand River has returned to its rightful owners.   The book, along with four letters dating back to Brant’s death in 1832, were previ …

Lindberg: Encouraging a bit of bus courtesy

Lindberg: Encouraging a bit of bus courtesy

I take the No. 13 Wellington bus daily to work downtown. This route takes many students to the Western campus for their classes and, as a result, it’s particularly crowded.

Foster: Thanks from libraries for Homecoming success

Foster: Thanks from libraries for Homecoming success

With the excitement of Western’s Homecoming 2011 still fresh in our hearts, I wish to take a moment to thank friends and donors of Western Libraries for making Libraries’ annual Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1, an unforgettable experience.

Western, PSAC reach tentative agreement

Western, PSAC reach tentative agreement

The University of Western Ontario and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), representing approximately 40 Post Doctoral Associates (PDAs) at the university, have reached a tentative agreement on terms of their employment conditions.

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Paivi Berg, Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland, will deliver two lectures this week at events sponsored by The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Education Research Office.

Truth and Reconciliation book launch today

Truth and Reconciliation book launch today

The Public Humanities @ Western presents the launch of Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, the third and final volume in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s series on Truth and Reconciliation, today (Oct. 3).

Jamie Q:  Comments anything but artful

Jamie Q: Comments anything but artful

I was a bit surprised at some of the comments made in the feature on Eric Simard (“Artist knows no other way,” May 12) specifically his comments about the art world being “so subjective,” and describing “the reality of painting for his instructors’ likes and dislikes.”

Chakma puts positive spin on criticism

Chakma puts positive spin on criticism

The fact that people in London are talking about The University of Western Ontario, even if it is criticism, is good news to president Amit Chakma.

McMorris:  Thou doth protest too much

McMorris: Thou doth protest too much

Protest. It’s a word that makes people cringe, and tends to force them to one side of the fence or the other. The year 2011, to date, has seen its fair share of protests, many of which have been large enough to make international headlines. From Tunisia to Lebanon and other Arab nations seeking fair democracy and freedom; from Greece to Spain and other EU Nations in serious financial crises; and now, it is London, England that is under the spotlight.

Henschel:  Project asks wrong questions about democracy

Henschel: Project asks wrong questions about democracy

Laura Stephenson (associate professor and undergraduate chair at Western’s Department of Political Science) says: “Electoral reform is often talked about as a way of increasing the fairness of an election. To date we have not been able to understand exactly how election outcomes in Ontario might change if voters were casting their ballots under different rules” (“Political scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes.” Sept. 19).

Lindberg: Encouraging a bit of bus courtesy

Lindberg: Encouraging a bit of bus courtesy

I take the No. 13 Wellington bus daily to work downtown. This route takes many students to the Western campus for their classes and, as a result, it’s particularly crowded.

Foster: Thanks from libraries for Homecoming success

Foster: Thanks from libraries for Homecoming success

With the excitement of Western’s Homecoming 2011 still fresh in our hearts, I wish to take a moment to thank friends and donors of Western Libraries for making Libraries’ annual Homecoming celebration on Saturday, Oct. 1, an unforgettable experience.

Western, PSAC reach tentative agreement

Western, PSAC reach tentative agreement

The University of Western Ontario and the Public Service Alliance of Canada (PSAC), representing approximately 40 Post Doctoral Associates (PDAs) at the university, have reached a tentative agreement on terms of their employment conditions.

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Paivi Berg, Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland, will deliver two lectures this week at events sponsored by The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Education Research Office.

Truth and Reconciliation book launch today

Truth and Reconciliation book launch today

The Public Humanities @ Western presents the launch of Cultivating Canada: Reconciliation Through the Lens of Cultural Diversity, the third and final volume in the Aboriginal Healing Foundation’s series on Truth and Reconciliation, today (Oct. 3).

Jamie Q:  Comments anything but artful

Jamie Q: Comments anything but artful

I was a bit surprised at some of the comments made in the feature on Eric Simard (“Artist knows no other way,” May 12) specifically his comments about the art world being “so subjective,” and describing “the reality of painting for his instructors’ likes and dislikes.”

Chakma puts positive spin on criticism

Chakma puts positive spin on criticism

The fact that people in London are talking about The University of Western Ontario, even if it is criticism, is good news to president Amit Chakma.

McMorris:  Thou doth protest too much

McMorris: Thou doth protest too much

Protest. It’s a word that makes people cringe, and tends to force them to one side of the fence or the other. The year 2011, to date, has seen its fair share of protests, many of which have been large enough to make international headlines. From Tunisia to Lebanon and other Arab nations seeking fair democracy and freedom; from Greece to Spain and other EU Nations in serious financial crises; and now, it is London, England that is under the spotlight.

Henschel:  Project asks wrong questions about democracy

Henschel: Project asks wrong questions about democracy

Laura Stephenson (associate professor and undergraduate chair at Western’s Department of Political Science) says: “Electoral reform is often talked about as a way of increasing the fairness of an election. To date we have not been able to understand exactly how election outcomes in Ontario might change if voters were casting their ballots under different rules” (“Political scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes.” Sept. 19).