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Budget envisions growth, maintains flexibility

Budget envisions growth, maintains flexibility

In a budget that will enable Western to thrive long-term, the university plans to strengthen research and scholarship, upgrade facilities and support more students in the coming year.

Campus anti-racism group begins its work

Campus anti-racism group begins its work

The university’s anti-racism working group is expected to begin its meeting this month as it works to identify policy gaps and to counter racism on campus, members of Western’s Board of Governors were told Thursday.

Board OKs policy limiting animals on campus

Board OKs policy limiting animals on campus

Four-legged friends will no longer be allowed inside Western buildings, unless approved as service/therapy animals or belonging to faculty members, according to a policy approved by Western’s Board of Governors at its regular meeting Thursday.

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

Remember 30: Replacing bias with balance

On Dec. 6, 1989, I was in my first year working in a consulting engineering firm after university. It was an especially demanding time in my life, and frankly, I do not recall the event being discussed at my office at all, probably because out of about 100 staff, there was only one other female engineer in the firm.

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

The move of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday.

University revises policy on sexual, gender violence

University revises policy on sexual, gender violence

A newly revised Policy on Gender-based and Sexual Violence improves the process for disclosure and support at the university, while also shining a brighter spotlight on education and prevention, according to Western officials.

First dual ceremony welcomes Shepard, Hasenfratz

First dual ceremony welcomes Shepard, Hasenfratz

On Tuesday, Western hosted the simultaneous installation of a president and a chancellor, outside the confines of Convocation and situated within its own ceremony, a singular event in the institution’s history.

Shepard: Meet challenges of future together

Shepard: Meet challenges of future together

On Oct. 22, President Alan Shepard and Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, LLD’19, were installed into their respective positions in a first-ever joint ceremony celebrating the two top spots. Read the text of Shepard’s installation address.

Hasenfratz brings fire to Chancellor role

Hasenfratz brings fire to Chancellor role

“I’m still in the heart of it.” Western Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz embraces the challenge of serving in the key position while still fighting the fires of the corporate world.

New fund targets significant strategic projects

New fund targets significant strategic projects

Western leadership will have more ability to capitalize on significant strategic projects, such as securing national research facilities or investing in global partnerships, thanks to the creation of a new $250-million fund, the Board of Governors announced at its regular meeting last week.

Board approves 2019-20 budget

Board approves 2019-20 budget

Western’s Board of Governors gave its approval Thursday to a $792.2-million university budget, a document reflecting projected spending of $2.3 million more than this year.

Code changes target street-party behaviour

Code changes target street-party behaviour

In an effort to curb extreme behaviour at the Broughdale Avenue street party, the Board of Governors approved changes to the Code of Student Conduct that extend its reach to behaviour at unsanctioned events that have become associated with the university, university officials announced Friday.

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Sam Trosow is “walking on air” following news of his appointment to Western’s Board of Governors. Yet, having served as a member of Senate for two terms, he is well aware of the occasional moments of tension between the university’s bicameral governing bodies.

Board ratifies UWOFA, PMA contracts

Board ratifies UWOFA, PMA contracts

Western's Board of Governors has ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the University’s Faculty Association (UWOFA) – which represents about 1,564 faculty members, of whom 1,001 are full-time probationary or tenured, 255 are full-time limited-term and...

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Western’s Board of Governors granted the Presidential Selection Committee a one-month extension to finish its work in finding the institution’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor, university officials announced today.

Search on course to name next president this fall

Search on course to name next president this fall

As the search moves toward candidate interviews in September, Western remains on schedule to name its selection to be the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor this fall, the Presidential Selection Committee indicated this week.

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Western’s Presidential Search Committee, tasked with finding a successor to President Amit Chakma, was named this week, consisting of 10 members – five elected by the Board of Governors and five elected by Senate.