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Fulbright scholar eyes Indigenous voice in Arctic

Fulbright scholar eyes Indigenous voice in Arctic

Indigenous People have a voice in Arctic affairs, but how that voice translates into influence will be central to Brescia University College professor Andrew Chater’s work during his five-month stint at the University of Washington as a 2018 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies.

Research shows cities take long road to recycling

Research shows cities take long road to recycling

Among municipalities recycling and re-using construction waste, including gravel, concrete, sand and asphalt, Ontario has its ‘leaders’ and its ‘laggards,’ explained Kate Graham, a Political Science professor at King’s and Brescia University Colleges.

FRESH-branded food a hot seller

FRESH-branded food a hot seller

If you brand it, they will eat it, says one Brescia University College researcher who has found highlighting nutritious food items across Western’s residences leads to increased sales – and, more importantly, healthier food purchases for students. The FRESH-approved...

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Friday morning session of Western’s 312thConvocation.

Brescia team reaches helping hand north

Brescia team reaches helping hand north

Any day now, a family on the northernmost tip of Canada’s mainland will receive a care package from a group of university students. And when the boxes arrive, their journey north will have been at least as interesting as the food and clothing they contain. It’s a...

Brescia to build $14-million academic pavilion

Brescia to build $14-million academic pavilion

Brescia University College is investing in future women leaders with the construction of a new $14-million academic pavilion for Fall 2019, coinciding with the 100th anniversary celebration of the university’s founding. The 30,000-square-foot building will include...

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Christy Bressette When Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, first stepped onto Western’s campus more than two decades ago, it was “an isolating experience.” Thankfully, this won’t be the case for an incoming student today. In the coming year, Bressette...

Simon: Your strength, courage and instincts will prevail

Simon: Your strength, courage and instincts will prevail

In recognition of a career dedicated to social justice, community service and advocacy for Inuit communities worldwide, Mary Simon, Arctic Institute of North America fellow, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, at the Monday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

Alumni make music in The Early Morning

A simple love of music brought a lawyer, a dietician and a French immersion teacher together to form a band and craft their own unique sound – after their day jobs and the kids are asleep. Western alumni Malcolm Scott, Johanna Kaipainen and Sandy MacDonald are all...

Honouring a ‘beacon’ for academic women

Honouring a ‘beacon’ for academic women

Helene Cummins acted quickly when the governing council of Brescia University College considered eliminating its Equity Committee two years ago. She worked to unite the faculty and staff of the women-only institution to convince the institution of the committee’s...

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Findings confirm need to rethink school lunches

Findings confirm need to rethink school lunches

Following a study into the eating habits of school kids during their lunch breaks, one researcher is calling on Canadians to rethink what – and how – we are feeding our nation’s school kids.

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Prepositions and conjunctions – seemingly small and humble words – play a significant role in language and communication, said renowned literary critic and editor Christopher Ricks.

Afshin-Jam MacKay: Use your talents, blessings

Afshin-Jam MacKay: Use your talents, blessings

You are masters of your own destinies – so go live out your passions, Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay told graduates at the Monday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Western affiliates tap two new leaders

Western affiliates tap two new leaders

Susan Mumm and Barry L. Craig have been named to head Brescia University College and Huron University College, respectively, leading the two Western affiliates into new eras. Mumm was appointed the 12th Principal of Brescia, effective July 2016, the Brescia Board of...

Brescia names Queen’s Mumm as its new Principal

Brescia names Queen’s Mumm as its new Principal

Susan Mumm has been appointed the 12th Principal of Brescia University College, effective July 2016, the Brescia Board of Trustees announced today. Mumm, currently Dean of Arts and Science at Queen’s University, follows Colleen Hanycz, who left to become president of...

Krebs: Defend the Enlightenment values

Krebs: Defend the Enlightenment values

Remember and adhere to the values of the Enlightenment while striving to better the world around you, said John Krebs, former Principal of Jesus College at the University of Oxford.

Sen: Education can change the world

Sen: Education can change the world

“What distinguishes us from animals is our ability to reason – about our own lives and the lives of others,” Amartya Sen, winner of the 1998 Nobel Prize in Economics, told graduates at the Monday, June 15, afternoon session of Western’s 305th Convocation.