Student Life

Reflecting on medical school’s history

On May 26 1881, an agreement was signed to establish a medical school at The University of Western Ontario. Putting pen to paper was all the impetus needed to unleash 130 years of groundbreaking research, exceptional medical education and the development of an elaborate health care community in London.

Class opens eyes to a new world

The Rwanda: Culture, Society and Reconstruction course in the Department of French Studies, taught by Professor Henri Boyi, involves a 5-week international service-learning experience in Rwanda. Western News asked three students from that class - Tara Dupuis, Patricia...

Diverse skillset leading English to music success

Richie English says he is blessed with a lot of amazing performing opportunities. While some of The University of Western Ontario doctoral candidate’s success may be attributed to good luck, credit a lot to a good attitude and loads of talent.

Keeping mental health in mind

Keeping mental health in mind

Western has increased its efforts to support mental health and increase services available on campus.

Postdoctoral Research Day slated

Postdoctoral Research Day slated

Postdoctoral scholars at Western are invited to participate in the first Postdoctoral Research Day, showcasing the breadth and depth of the research done by postdocs.

Alternative Spring Break leaders sought

Alternative Spring Break leaders sought

ASB, facilitated by the Student Success Centre and Western Residence Life, takes place over Reading Week (Feb. 20-24, 2012) and offers seven different locales: London, Winnipeg, Louisiana, Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Costa Rica and Panama.

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

Researchers eye stress, breast cancer links

It’s a common belief that there’s a link between chronic stress and an increased risk of cancer. In new research published online by the International Journal of Cancer, scientists at The University of Western Ontario have taken a step toward confirming that belief.

University needs to dig deep to be global-ready

University needs to dig deep to be global-ready

As a business student, Melyssa Kerr worried she wouldn’t be able “to do good” when she joined a working world focused on the bottom line. But an experience abroad showed her passion for community service did not have to be relegated to a weekend hobby.

Program provides entrepreneurial power to students

About eight months ago, University of Western Ontario student Saumya Krishna was awarded $25,000 to attend a summer-long program, partner with three fellow – yet unknown – undergrads from across the country and told to launch a business with $50,000 by the end of the summer.

Buckingham named Banting fellow

Buckingham named Banting fellow

University of Western Ontario postdoctoral scholar Gavin Buckingham has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Visual substitution for lost haptics during skilled object lifting.”

New student chapter to promote animal law

New student chapter to promote animal law

Western Law students have partnered with the national non-profit group Animal Legal Defense Fund to create The University of Western Ontario’s first Student Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF).

Enrolment spike does not derail plans

Sending out 600 fewer acceptance letters this year, The University of Western Ontario did not expect to be welcoming its largest first-year class in its history this week.

University accelerates wireless upgrades

University accelerates wireless upgrades

If you think the summer went fast, don’t try getting any sympathy from Debbie Jones. The Information Technology Services (ITS) director and her team have been busy updating the campus wireless network, eyeing more capacity and faster connections.

Western welcomes over 5,100 new students

Western welcomes over 5,100 new students

The University of Western Ontario welcomes more than 5,100 new students to campus this weekend as the province prepares itself for the largest cohort of students ever to arrive at Ontario’s 21 universities for the first day of classes.

COU site targets first-year students

COU site targets first-year students

The Council of Ontario Universities has launched a new website to provide first-year students with resources to help them navigate university.

Schulich welcomes 171 first-year medical students

Schulich welcomes 171 first-year medical students

The medical school at The University of Western Ontario celebrates its 130th anniversary this year and welcomes the class of 2015 with the traditional White Coat Ceremony on Wednesday, Aug. 31.

Making the LEAP to a new culture

I’m just going to chill tonight and crash on the couch. Don’t be ditching any of your classes. Can I borrow a loonie from you. These sort of phrases sounds familiar to most first-year students.

FIMS student prepares for international internship

For Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Laura George, travelling internationally has always been a favourite activity. But travelling across the world alone will be a first.

Incoming students get early lesson

Incoming students get early lesson

Summer will soon be drawing to a close, and that means life as a university student is just around the corner for thousands of soon-to-be Mustangs.