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‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

‘Learning to fall’ fuels grad’s performance

Dean Kernaghan’s portfolio opens with a quote: “You don’t have time to work fast.” Not only has he heard these words often from his mentor in the Engineering student shop, these are words he tries to live by.

Grad proud of part upholding legacy

Grad proud of part upholding legacy

The stakes are high when you head a dynasty. But leading a program that holds the Ontario University Athletics (OUA) all-time record for the most consecutive championships in any sport, David Mill has excelled.

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2021 rankings released June 10.

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study and research across campus will have a permanent advocate in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

Research becomes medium for grad’s creativity

Research becomes medium for grad’s creativity

Alex Levit, MD/PhD’20, sees the entire scientific process as a creative endeavour – from coming up with the research question, to finding ways to answer it, to writing about the findings in a meaningful way.

Grad cultivates entrepreneurial spirit at Western

Grad cultivates entrepreneurial spirit at Western

Rhys Wickens, BSc’20, likes to venture into the unknown. He left his hometown of Calgary to come to Western; he took a year off school for an internship; he’s looking into becoming an entrepreneur.

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Ibsen’s play, ‘An Enemy of the People?,’ is a telling example of how revisiting classic literature can offer timely, prescient and compelling insights of enduring value.