Student Life

Grad’s volunteer spirit has family ties

Perhaps we need to rewrite the definition of volunteerism. Once defined as “the principle of donating time and energy for the benefit of others without financial reward,” it would be hard to argue against expanding that to include the phrase “for example, Lisa Herberman.”

Law student shuns tradition to stand out

You’re in a room with 800 other people, all vying for 10 spots on the same team. If you want one of those spots – really want one of those spots – you had better find some way to stand out from the crowd.

Sharing her passion for the game with others

At 18, Lindsay Doxtator discovered her love for lacrosse at a later age than most. But just because she has graduated university and landed a full-time job, it doesn’t mean Doxtator, now 28, has hung up her lacrosse stick – or ever will.

Immigration defines Canada, not just its politics

At the height of the recent provincial election, the nation’s economic struggles were at the forefront of debate. When an ‘Us vs. Them’ mentality began to rear its head, one student couldn’t help but notice its impact on Canada’s longstanding multicultural identity.

Graduating class snapshot

Graduating class snapshot

Results are in for the latest Survey of Graduating Students, the annual questionnaire on satisfaction with various aspects of the university.

Ontario Trillium scholars named

Western students Frederick Armah, Sarbani Banerjee, Gleb Meirson, Mark-Shane Scale, Ahmed El Ansary and Yann Benetreau-Dupin have been named recipients of the Ontario Trillium Scholarships.

Western sets lofty United Way goal

Western sets lofty United Way goal

The campus community has a lofty goal ahead of them as Western launched its United Way campaign this morning by announcing its $650,000 goal.

Sharing her pain so others can avoid it

Ally Crich has had six concussions in her life and she just turned 19. Now, the second-year kinesiology student hopes to bring attention to concussions and post-concussion syndrome, so others do not go down the painful road she has been on. Six times.

Scholars’ programs off and running

Scholars’ programs off and running

The Student Success Centre welcomed the high-achieving students of its Scholar’s Electives program, Western Scholars and Western’s Initiative for Scholarly Excellence program to campus this fall.

Graduate students, Western retirees work out the neuromuscular system

There’s no doubt about it. Exercise is like medicine for aging Canadians. Thanks to a team of graduate students at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) Neuromuscular Lab, the Research Retirement Association (RRA) can tailor their fitness program not...

Info session set for Rwanda course

Info session set for Rwanda course

All students are invited to an information session on the ‘Rwanda: Culture, Society and Reconstruction’ course at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6 in University Community Centre, room 210.