Student Life

Singers learn from the masters in Italy

About a dozen singers and four pianists from the Don Wright Faculty of Music have joined Theodore Baerg and Irena Welhasch Baerg at La Musica Lirica in Novafeltria, Italy this summer.

Graduate student wins film prize

Western graduate student Dave Kemp (Visual Arts) was given top honours at the recent Mississauga Celebrate the Square short film call for his video Watched.

Grad student named competition finalist

Western graduate student (MFA) Kim Neudorf has been announced as a semi-finalist by the Canadian Art Foundation in the 2011 RBC Canadian Painting Competition.

White asks grads to ‘share knowledge’

The secret to Mary Anne White’s success stems back to the friendships she forged and the lessons she learned 40 years ago when she started her academic career at The University of Western Ontario.

Doctors-to-be take the pulse of rural medicine

It is easy to be seduced by the glamour and resources of a metropolitan hospital or medical centre, but a rural community offers doctors a different kind of pace and practice.

Top grad students earn gold medals

Ken Valyear, who completed his PhD in Neuroscience in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, and Chris Bundock, who completed his PhD in the Department of English, were selected as the two Governor General’s Gold Medal recipients as graduate students with the highest academic standing.

Donna Peterson and running the show

There was the year a student did a cartwheel across the stage. The time someone handed over a baby during the ceremony. Oh, and don’t forget the year there was a streaker.

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.

Brescia OK’s plans for new residence

At a meeting on March 31, the Brescia Council of Trustees gave financial approval for the residence construction – an approximately $30 million project – to break ground in early 2012, with planned occupancy by September 2013.

University faces mental health ‘crisis’

Keeping ahead of the surging tide of students with mental health issues is an ongoing struggle, and one counselors and support services employees at The University of Western Ontario do not see quelling anytime soon.

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.

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.

Brescia to build new residence

Brescia University College is planning to build a new low-rise residence to accommodate its growth, with plans to open the doors in September 2013.