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Expert insights: Homelessness is a women’s rights issue

Expert insights: Homelessness is a women’s rights issue

Visible homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the housing crisis across Canada. For women, girls and gender-diverse people, homelessness is often hidden, meaning that they are more likely to avoid shelters, couch surf or remain in abusi …

Student writer coaxing new students out of comfort zones

Student writer coaxing new students out of comfort zones

At 4 years of age, Steven Slowka dictated his first story to his mom, but his attempts to write stories and books ever since have floundered. “They never came full circle,” said Slowka, this year’s Student Writer in Residence, of his recent writing efforts. Then, he...

Modern mummification sheds light on Ramses II

Some millennia ago, Yes might have been the object of worship in ancient Egypt. Today, Yes – a modern, domestic house cat – is helping shed light on the practice of mummification and the lives of ancients, such as Ramses II, the most celebrated pharaoh of Egypt.

Western names Award of Excellence winners

Western names Award of Excellence winners

Western University defines excellence in many ways, but with one award – the Western Award of Excellence. This year’s seven top staff members will be honoured at a special ceremony on Feb. 16.

Campus Digest

Campus Digest

New residence construction continues

Construction of Western’s new, 1,000-bed student residence is underway with Southside Construction working toward the building’s 2013 completion. Roughly 600 beds at the new residence on the southwest side of campus will be available to incoming students for September 2013.

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Two teams led by researchers at The University of Western Ontario have won the second-annual Digging into Data Challenge and will use the power of computers to analyse complex information related to mummies and human rights abuses.

Student writer coaxing new students out of comfort zones

Student writer coaxing new students out of comfort zones

At 4 years of age, Steven Slowka dictated his first story to his mom, but his attempts to write stories and books ever since have floundered. “They never came full circle,” said Slowka, this year’s Student Writer in Residence, of his recent writing efforts. Then, he...

Modern mummification sheds light on Ramses II

Some millennia ago, Yes might have been the object of worship in ancient Egypt. Today, Yes – a modern, domestic house cat – is helping shed light on the practice of mummification and the lives of ancients, such as Ramses II, the most celebrated pharaoh of Egypt.

Western names Award of Excellence winners

Western names Award of Excellence winners

Western University defines excellence in many ways, but with one award – the Western Award of Excellence. This year’s seven top staff members will be honoured at a special ceremony on Feb. 16.

Campus Digest

Campus Digest

New residence construction continues

Construction of Western’s new, 1,000-bed student residence is underway with Southside Construction working toward the building’s 2013 completion. Roughly 600 beds at the new residence on the southwest side of campus will be available to incoming students for September 2013.

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Finding needles in a digital haystack

Two teams led by researchers at The University of Western Ontario have won the second-annual Digging into Data Challenge and will use the power of computers to analyse complex information related to mummies and human rights abuses.