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Challenge winners build bridges to better lives

Challenge winners build bridges to better lives

Civil Engineering students Karn Kalra, Jackson Chin and Andrew Bebnowski form the winning team of the Western World’s Challenge Challenge for their idea for building bridges to link isolated communities in rural Bolivia.

Project serves up a hot cup of London history

Project serves up a hot cup of London history

With the help of Western Public History student Katie Anderson, Pour Over London aims to bring local heritage into Londoners’ everyday lives – one cup at a time.

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Proximity to primary health-care providers does not seem to be an issue for London’s most vulnerable populations, according to a Western-led study. These findings, researchers say, point to a system working well when it comes to geographic equity.

Campus leads #LetsTalk conversation

Campus leads #LetsTalk conversation

Western talked – and listened – in record numbers on social media during Bell Let’s Talk Day on Jan. 30. But the 2,600 tweets and retweets from a variety of university-affiliated accounts represented just a fraction of the deeper discussions that took place.

Six named among YMCA Women of Excellence

Six named among YMCA Women of Excellence

There is a strong purple-and-proud feeling among honourees of the eight annual YMCA Women of Excellence Class of 2019, the YMCA of Southwestern Ontario announced today.

Hats and chats mark Bell Let’s Talk

Hats and chats mark Bell Let’s Talk

Blue toques and speech bubbles on Wednesday, Jan. 30, will mark an important opportunity for conversation – a day dedicated to checking in on each other’s mental health.

Poverty’s toll ‘unignorable’: United Way rep

Poverty’s toll ‘unignorable’: United Way rep

As a kid, she used to hide the fact her lunchbag, and her belly, were empty. Now Jasmine Ball shares how the United Way is bringing hope to London’s hidden poor – and how you can help.

Piano Project has been music to student’s ears

Piano Project has been music to student’s ears

You can’t miss them. With their vibrant colours, painted abstract shapes and flowering inspiration, Steven Wolfe said it’s probably harder not try and tickle the ivories a bit.

Western joins push for welcoming, inclusive city

Western joins push for welcoming, inclusive city

Their message is simple – All are welcome in the Forest City. Under a program of that same name, a desire to amplify that message has brought together a number of local groups and organizations – including the International Student Centre, Equity and Human Rights...

Program, community help new grad find new hope

Program, community help new grad find new hope

Life was far from easy for Lisa Pierce. And then, she broke her back. She was 32 and in an abusive relationship, raising three children while working as a heavy-equipment operator. After breaking her back in a workplace accident, the medication she was prescribed...

‘Hear, Here’ dials up history around city

‘Hear, Here’ dials up history around city

For Michelle Hamilton, public history wields a special kind of power. It preserves the past, informs the present and has the potential to influence the future. This is the driving force behind her latest project.

Outreach event introduces the future to history

Outreach event introduces the future to history

Pirates and punk rock. Gruesome assassinations and weird operations. More than 260 high schoolers and their teachers were treated Wednesday to an eclectic sampler of some of human history’s unheralded tales and learned why these stories are important.

Western to host more than 8,000 scholars in London

Western to host more than 8,000 scholars in London

Western has been selected to host the 2020 Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, the country’s largest multidisciplinary gathering of academic scholars in the humanities and social sciences. The conference, which will run from May 30 to June 5, 2020, is...

Project helps divert families from homelessness

Project helps divert families from homelessness

A pilot project aimed at keeping families at risk of homelessness off of the streets is showing promising results thanks to diversion efforts that appear to be an effective measure at combatting the issue long-term, according to one Western researcher.

Join us in stepping ‘Outside the Gates’

Join us in stepping ‘Outside the Gates’

Today, Western News celebrates a handful of the hundreds of programs, organizations and people who lend their talents to the wider community – Outside the Gates, if you will. Please enjoy this brief window into what this university, and its people, add to the London...

Bringing artful partnerships to the community

Bringing artful partnerships to the community

With some of the city’s most intriguing works of art – and the fascinating opportunity to see their creation in real time – London’s SATELLiTE Project has become a space for artists of all ages to create what’s inspiring them. The result of a multi-way partnership...

Bringing healthy aging to the community

Bringing healthy aging to the community

Meet Georgina Wadsworth – 90 years strong. She is one of 500 Londoners who stays limber, mobile and active by participating in fitness classes available three times a week at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Wadsworth attributes at least some of her...