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Alum at helm of Trinidad and Tobago rugby 

Alum at helm of Trinidad and Tobago rugby 

Maria Thomas, BA’05, grew up competing in a dozen or so sports, from ballet to wrestling. Rugby wasn’t one of them. When she arrived at Western for her studies, she spent hours working out in the gym and dabbling in other sports. Rugby still wasn’ …

Research details education’s role in independence fight

Research details education’s role in independence fight

For nearly 15 years, Anthropology professor Randa Farah has tracked the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara, often living among them for months at a time to better understand their lives and struggle for independence.

Recording rediscovery brings past to life

Recording rediscovery brings past to life

Bimadoshka Pucan feels she was chosen to find the long-forgotten voices silenced in the basement of Museum London. “It came at a time when I was questioning my identity as a Saugeen person, my personal growth and how I looked at the world,” said Pucan, a Saugeen First...

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eighteen winners, representing five different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

A Western anthropologist has scored a major assist in verifying the age of the oldest hockey stick known to exist – a piece of Canadiana that dates to the 1770s.

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

The iconic Dutch clog – or ‘klompen’ – may be one of the most recognizable symbols of the nation, but it also might have been a tremendous pain in the foot for rural citizens in the 19th Century, according to Western co-authored research. In 2011, Western Anthropology...

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

In just one day on the job, in less than two minutes, Kyle Ashley had issued six tickets – at $150 a pop – to drivers stopped or parked in bike lanes nearby the Eaton Centre along Toronto’s Shuter Street.

Brock honours Kanatawakhon-Maracle

Brock honours Kanatawakhon-Maracle

Anthropology professor David Kanatawakhon-Maracle, a scholar who has made it his life’s work to teach the Mohawk language, received an honorary degree during Brock University’s Spring Convocation, last week.

Research – not just science – at heart of Naylor Report

Research – not just science – at heart of Naylor Report

The recent release of the Naylor Report marked an important landmark in the development of the Canadian research ‘ecosystem,’ and it is appropriate for Western to “applaud federal re-investment in scientific research.” (Seize the moment: Western applauds federal...

Research details education’s role in independence fight

Research details education’s role in independence fight

For nearly 15 years, Anthropology professor Randa Farah has tracked the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara, often living among them for months at a time to better understand their lives and struggle for independence.

Recording rediscovery brings past to life

Recording rediscovery brings past to life

Bimadoshka Pucan feels she was chosen to find the long-forgotten voices silenced in the basement of Museum London. “It came at a time when I was questioning my identity as a Saugeen person, my personal growth and how I looked at the world,” said Pucan, a Saugeen First...

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eighteen winners, representing five different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women could best today’s top athletes

Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

Exploring Canada’s oldest hockey stick

A Western anthropologist has scored a major assist in verifying the age of the oldest hockey stick known to exist – a piece of Canadiana that dates to the 1770s.

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

The iconic Dutch clog – or ‘klompen’ – may be one of the most recognizable symbols of the nation, but it also might have been a tremendous pain in the foot for rural citizens in the 19th Century, according to Western co-authored research. In 2011, Western Anthropology...

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

Alumnus’ bike lane blitz a viral hit in Toronto

In just one day on the job, in less than two minutes, Kyle Ashley had issued six tickets – at $150 a pop – to drivers stopped or parked in bike lanes nearby the Eaton Centre along Toronto’s Shuter Street.

Brock honours Kanatawakhon-Maracle

Brock honours Kanatawakhon-Maracle

Anthropology professor David Kanatawakhon-Maracle, a scholar who has made it his life’s work to teach the Mohawk language, received an honorary degree during Brock University’s Spring Convocation, last week.

Research – not just science – at heart of Naylor Report

Research – not just science – at heart of Naylor Report

The recent release of the Naylor Report marked an important landmark in the development of the Canadian research ‘ecosystem,’ and it is appropriate for Western to “applaud federal re-investment in scientific research.” (Seize the moment: Western applauds federal...