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Labatt’s archive opens doors to corporate history

Labatt’s archive opens doors to corporate history

With what will certainly become the cornerstone of its archive collection, The University of Western Ontario welcomed the documented history of the Labatt Brewing Company, bringing together more than 160 years of one of Canada’s most significant collections of historic corporate materials.

Taking climate change fight to the cities

Taking climate change fight to the cities

As part of the International Research Initiative on Adaptation to Climate Change (IRIACC), a new initiative led by Gordon McBean at The University of Western Ontario will help cities around the world mitigate risks created by climate change.

Western launches new space program

Western launches new space program

Some students are chastised for having their heads in space. A new training program led by The University of Western Ontario will ensure they are rewarded for it – for thinking about space in new ways, that is.

Walking Tour guidebook now available

Walking Tour guidebook now available

Enjoy some of the lesser known features of The University of Western Ontario campus with the recently released guidebook, “Walking Tour: A self-guided tour of Canada’s most beautiful campus.”

Labatt makes historic donation to university

Labatt makes historic donation to university

Two decades before Canada attained nationhood, John Kinder Labatt was brewing beer in London. More than 160 years later, the Labatt Brewing Company’s documented history returns to the Forest City, finding a permanent home for the iconic collection at The University of Western Ontario.

You are where you live

You are where you live

Believing geography matters significantly to the health of Canada’s next generation, researchers at The University of Western Ontario are using innovative technology to measure and monitor the physical activities of 1,200 children in 60 elementary schools across Southwestern Ontario.

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Mustangs history gets boost from history program

Ask Michelle Hamilton and she’ll tell you Mustangs sports history at The University of Western Ontario has been more a labour of love, than academic pursuit. But for the last two years, students in her public history program have set out to change that.

Boys left out of body image conversation

Starting high school can be a rough time, never mind the difficulties some boys face in ‘fitting in physically’ with their male counterparts. The social code and attitudes of what it means to ‘be a man’ can leave some boys on the sidelines when it comes to health education.

Internet anonymity reduces mental health stigma

Mental illness continues to carry a stigma that is as glaring as a neon sign, leading many young people to seek advice through the anonymity of the Internet, according to a recent study.

Conference focuses on music education

Conference focuses on music education

Ruth Wright, Music Education chair at The University of Western Ontario, has organized the Leading Music Education International Conference (LME) from May 29-June 1 at Western to explore how musicians and educators can enable expression through music.

Applied Math students catch ‘vertical air’

Three University of Western Ontario undergraduate students have a world-class edge when it comes to designing snowboarding courses. And they have the top prize to prove it.

Artist knows no other way

As a child on vacations, Eric Simard followed his father – a professional photographer – across Canada, loading film, learning how to operate equipment, acting as an assistant. He has since dipped his toe in portrait photography and weddings with success, although throughout high school, there was little uncertainty. He aspired to be a professional artist – a painter, in fact.

Discussions of evolution before Darwin

What began as a small group of Arts and Humanities graduate students sharing a passion for the Romantic era has evolved into an international conference that will be held at The University of Western Ontario May 12-14.

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.

Institute offers promise of partnership

NAIROBI, Kenya – The official launch of The Africa Institute at The University of Western Ontario in Nairobi, Kenya on May 3 spoke not only to existing research strengths, but offered a promise for the future.

Celebrating a lifetime of their research

The Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research spotlights faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.

New institute expands expertise in Africa

The University of Western Ontario’s commitment to making a difference in Africa will receive a major boost with the opening of a new institute consolidating Western’s research strengths in the world’s second-largest continent.