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Pursuit of happiness proves elusive for study

Pursuit of happiness proves elusive for study

There may be no single key to personal happiness, but it doesn’t hurt to be healthy, wealthy and like where you live. While those findings may make some people happy, others find happiness in different ways – and that is still something to smile about, according to researchers.

Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

Alumna puts sting back in classic Marvel character

For her latest adventure, Sam Maggs, BA’10, is proving as ‘Unstoppable’ as the character she is about to pen, when the bestselling alumna releases a YA novel featuring Wasp, one of Marvel’s smallest superheroes in terms of size but certainly not in stature.

Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

Robson offers a royal review of writer’s life

What do you get the Royal Couple who has everything? Absolutely nothing. They are fine. But in honour of the big day, we offer you 50 insights into a writer’s life and writing from Western’s own literary royalty, Jennifer Robson, BA’92.

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

Alumna’s memoir explores race, city and self

A novel would have offered anonymity through embellishment. A play would have muddied things in actor interpretation. But with a memoir, Eternity Martis’ life is out there for all to see. “A novel. A play. They didn’t feel true,” Martis said. “Why fictionalize it when...

Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

Therapists often recommend exercise as part of a wellness prescription for people struggling through mental-health challenges. But it’s rare exercise and counselling are integral parts of the same psychotherapy session.

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Study debunks hormonal misconception of exercise

Women are not only underrepresented in exercise-related studies, but may be receiving incomplete information about physical activity because of a now-debunked belief that hormonal fluctuations linked to menstrual cycles can lead to inconsistent study results.

Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Startup harnesses ‘power of music’ for all

Music isn’t just for those who can pound a piano or blow their own horn, Ryan McCaul stresses. Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those whose motor control might not let them play conventional instruments.

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

Book dials up RIM’s rise, fall and legacy

In ‘Blackberry Town,’ former newspaper reporter Chuck Howitt, BA’76, MAJ’79, explores the explosive rise and fall of Research in Motion (RIM) ad what it has meant to the high-tech industry in the community of Kitchener-Waterloo.

Western celebrates its 314th Convocation

Western celebrates its 314th Convocation

Life-saving and game-changing innovators, award-winning artists and international sporting champions stand among seven distinguished individuals to receive honorary degrees when Western hosts its 314th Convocation this week.

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to Business London’s 2019 20 In Their 20s list.

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

A typical morning: Roll out of bed. Work out the kinks in his quads and calf muscles. Go for an ‘easy shakeout run’ of 8 kilomentres. Grab some breakfast. Race to a lab meeting. Yes, marathon runner Chris Balestrini does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day. But he is not done.

Western alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

Western alumni, faculty among 20 Under 40

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as 15 alumni or faculty members were named among the 2019 20 Under 40 Award, LONDON INC. recently announced.

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL works long hours. He won’t fidget or flinch. He’s always available to lend an ear. And experts around the world are confident he is head and shoulders above any audiology patient simulator on the market.

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Alumna making her mark on e-learning

Crowdmark CEO Michelle Caers, BA’94 (Political Science), stands as one of the country’s leading e-learning entrepreneurs, forging new pathways for educators and students.

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

The former London educators Joanne Lombardi and Deb Parr-Nash have since left the classroom, donned aprons, and now spend their days transforming attitudes and encouraging small acts of kind-heartedness with their cookies.

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature. The London, Ont., native died this week at the age of 85, following a recent stroke.