Student Life
Nothing masks flavour

Nothing masks flavour

Andrew Duhasky is unit chef at Ontario Hall and wants to make sure the food is better, much better, than just ‘good’.

Med-school admissions add more diversity

Med-school admissions add more diversity

This year’s incoming medical school class at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry will include a diverse cohort of students that are more representative of Canadian communities.

Pandemic inspires Summer Shakespeare

Pandemic inspires Summer Shakespeare

Summer Shakespeare enters its 40thyear with a production of Pandemic Julius Caesar inspired by North America’s own Ides of March.

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Developed by a pair of Western students, Smile Masks are partly transparent face coverings that allow the wearer to speak, emote and make themselves understood by people who need to both see and hear you.

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

BLM movement finds new urgency, allies because of COVID-19

COVID-19 has exacerbated the problems of racial injustice, isolation, frustration and stagnation and caused higher unemployment, which provides the time to air these grievances. When coupled with mixed messages from elites, the spark lit a fire that continues to burn.

Thriving Foundations offers new suite of first-year supports

Thriving Foundations offers new suite of first-year supports

Western will welcome first-year students to campus this fall with a new strategy that offers more sustained support to help them learn, lead and thrive. It’s an all-in approach focused on setting them up for long-term success at university.

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Contest puts a sharp focus on science

Contest puts a sharp focus on science

Two Western PhD students have a sharp focus on their love of science and are now among the Top 20 finalists for the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Science Exposed contest.

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

Your emotions are the new hot commodity

The potential to improve our emotional traits and skills through apps appears limitless. While there is nothing wrong with pursuing a more fulfilling emotional life, there is a danger in being blinded by the quest for happiness.

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Three Western PhD candidates – all from the social sciences and humanities competition – have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of 2020-21 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Graduation 2020 marks a year to remember

Graduation 2020 marks a year to remember

It has been a year like no other for Western graduates, so it makes sense that the university is marking their achievements with a celebration like no other in its history.