Community
Pandemic inspires Summer Shakespeare

Pandemic inspires Summer Shakespeare

Summer Shakespeare enters its 40thyear with a production of Pandemic Julius Caesar inspired by North America’s own Ides of March.

Sustainability champions honoured

Sustainability champions honoured

A Hospitality staffer committed to waste diversion and a student who designed an app to improve use of electric-vehicle charging stations are among winners of this year’s Western sustainability awards.

‘Digital shield’ offers physically distant triage tool

‘Digital shield’ offers physically distant triage tool

Family Medicine professor Dr. Daniel Pepe describes it as “a digital shield” – a virtual COVID-19 triage tool designed to protect health-care workers while providing rapid care for patients now in use across Southwestern Ontario.

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Archives preserving local pandemic memories

Western Libraries is gathering up memories and moments of the local community in a new project, ‘COVID-19 in London, Ontario: Capturing the local experience.’

Western, General Dynamics team on face shields

Western, General Dynamics team on face shields

Based on an initiative, concept and design by Western, General Dynamics Land Systems-Canada is now producing approximately 500 medical face shields per day to support Canada’s fight against COVID-19. 

Study: Boredom takes toll mentally and physically

Study: Boredom takes toll mentally and physically

Boredom comes and goes for us all – especially as we have isolated ourselves from one another for weeks now. But for those facing homelessness, profound boredom has been a way of life that can lead to poor mental health, drug use and even suicide, according to a Western study.

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

Pandemic poetry books lighten load, raise funds

As March arrived with the leonine claws of COVID-19, Aaron Schneider thought it was clearly time to let poetry do what it does best – offer challenge, comfort and shared experience.