Student Life

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.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Students join Junior Team Canada

Students join Junior Team Canada

Leenat Jilani, a political science student at Brescia University College, and Connor Lyons, a second-year political science student at Western, are two of 21 youth nationwide selected to be a Canadian Ambassador on Global Vision’s Junior Team Canada.

Music student charts own success

Genevieve Fisher’s bio reads like someone well beyond her 19 years. Entering second year at The University of Western Ontario’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, she released her first recording, made last fall at OmniSound Studios in Nashville, to great success.

Butler wins Community Energy Challenge

Butler wins Community Energy Challenge

Thomas Butler, fourth-year green process engineering, recently won the FortisBC Community Energy Challenge, a competition held in conjunction with the International Student Energy Summit (ISES) in Vancouver.

Singers learn from the masters in Italy

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

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

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

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

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.