Communications and Public Affairs
Keep on rolling on a ‘River’ .. and more

Keep on rolling on a ‘River’ .. and more

No need to ‘Cry Me A River’ over this list, as there is plenty for everyone when Helen Connell, Associate Vice-President (Communications and Public Affairs), takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Western shines in star-studded Junos opener

Western shines in star-studded Junos opener

The biggest stage in Canadian music was tinted purple Sunday night as Western alumni and students kicked off the 2019 Juno Awards with a surprise “once-in-a-lifetime performance.”

An homage to change, food – and love

An homage to change, food – and love

When the world whirls faster every day, it helps to embrace the spin. Terry Rice, Western’s executive director of Marketing Communications, makes pays homage to smart change, great food and brilliant music in this latest chapter of Read. Watch. Listen.

Bringing fun and games to the community

Bringing fun and games to the community

Libraries are great for borrowing books, magazines and music. ­And now, board games, too? Thanks to a donation by Project Play – an annual gamer event co-led by Western website developer Mathew Hoy – Londoners now have free borrowing access to a range of some of the...

Best books of 2017, according to Western

Best books of 2017, according to Western

As 2017 winds down, Western News brings you a list of book recommendations from members of our campus community. Included are the year’s favourite reads from students, staff, faculty and alumni.

Making plans to mark the occasion

Making plans to mark the occasion

You’re going to see a lot of red and white mixed in with purple next year as the university prepares to help Canada celebrate its sesquicentennial.

Awards of Excellence celebrate our own

Awards of Excellence celebrate our own

The Western Award of Excellence has welcomed six more individuals and one team to Western’s highest level of recognition for staff members.

Big screen helps capture small moments

Big screen helps capture small moments

The sight of family and friends angling for a better view of their loved ones crossing the Alumni Hall stage has been as common as gowns and gonfalons at Western’s Convocation. Now, guests may have to strain their necks no more. A large-screen video display board made...

Flickr provides us a snapshot of a decade

Just a few short months after the launch of the image-hosting website Flickr in 2004, Western posted its first photo – a simple shot of the Physics & Astronomy building.

ProjectPlay works toward a stronger community

Almost three years ago while noshing on some chicken wings, two tech-savvy and game-friendly family men, Mathew Hoy and Greg Picken, came up with a brilliant idea. So splendid, in fact, the charity that idea spawned is now a finalist for the 2013 Pillar Community Innovation Awards.

Are you the face of Western?

Are you the face of Western?

Why not share your most memorable moments as a Western University student and become the ‘Face of Western.’

Western rolls out new branding

Western rolls out new branding

In some ways, it’s back to the future for Western University.

Today, Western rolled out a new visual identity – and with it a ‘new’ name – top administrators say will project a more unified brand as well as better position the university on the global stage.