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Photo collection offers bird’s-eye view of past

Photo collection offers bird’s-eye view of past

Most of the time, it is easy to forget that London didn’t always look the way it does now. Now, an online app spanning the past 100 years of aerial photography in London is helping us remember.

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

Project opens doors of prisons to creativity

No one knows what changes the mindset of an inmate. Prison is punitive, intended to strip power and deliver pain. But through creativity, Visual Arts professor Sky Glabush has found a way to empower inmates and deliver a bit of compassion into those dark corners.

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

Online tool eyes youth mental-health care

A new online project aims to improve the experiences of young people entering the mental-health care system with an eye toward building better relationships between providers and youth.

Research turns trauma healing into art form

Research turns trauma healing into art form

Western professors Tara Mantler and Kimberley Jackson were co-investigators in a study that identified cognitive behavioural therapy as helpful for traumatized mothers-to-be. They then had that research translated to visual art and poetry.

Migrants speak in many ways through project

Migrants speak in many ways through project

The Reverie Project is a multi-channel exhibition that shares video portraits of 20 people in a migrant community in Geneva, Switzerland ­– a city that is also home of the 1951 Refugee Convention, the international treaty that defines who a refugee is and sets out the responsibilities of nations that grant asylum.

Campus transit stops return to normal

Campus transit stops return to normal

The New Year just got a little brighter for campus commuters as London Transit services will return to normal Saturday after three weeks of detours.

Building communities by building bridges

Building communities by building bridges

A bridge over Bolivian waters – for the third time, Western’s chapter of Engineers in Action (EIA) are eagerly anticipating helping rural communities bridge gaps in their geographic, economic and social isolation.

Western unveils $619K in support of United Way

Western unveils $619K in support of United Way

The Western community raised $619,475 in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex – a number representing support for 7,350 local individuals to access the organization’s services this year.

Mosaic X-rays reveal Peruvian mummy mysteries

Mosaic X-rays reveal Peruvian mummy mysteries

Western researchers, including two undergraduate students, have become pivotal players in developing a mobile X-ray protocol that could transform how mummies are examined in the field.

Faceoff brings university hockey tradition to Forks

Faceoff brings university hockey tradition to Forks

More than a century of tradition will be on display this week as Western takes to the ice Thursday against the Guelph Gryphons for the inaugural Faceoff at the Forks under the Budweiser Gardens lights.

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the Forest City Velodrome as part of a large team of volunteers/members who also love to cycle.

Researchers team up for freshwater fish focus

Researchers team up for freshwater fish focus

Biology professor Bryan Neff will be – ahem – fishing for answers with his latest project exploring the health of Canada’s 200-plus freshwater fish species in the face of increasing (mostly human-made) challenges.

Alert WesternU now open to campus visitors

Alert WesternU now open to campus visitors

Alert WesternU, the university’s mass communications tool for relaying campus emergency information, is expanding its reach to include an opt-in by visitors.

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

For Dayna Prest, her research is a homecoming. The Women’s Studies and Feminist Research PhD candidate is exploring the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County in an effort to better understand their relationship with these small communities – ones stereotypically seen as heterosexual, white and conservative – and how they shaped personal identity.

Policing partnership puts big data on patrol

Policing partnership puts big data on patrol

Law enforcement agencies across the country could have a new partner in creating safer communities thanks to a Western-led partnership introducing academic research and big data into policing.

Poetry anthology looks to inspire climate action

Poetry anthology looks to inspire climate action

When the planet is on fire, it takes words – and then more than words – to inspire and mobilize Canadians to do battle for the planet. That’s the idea behind a new online poetry and prose anthology, dedicated to the climate crisis and edited by English professor Kathryn Mockler.

Vigil honours students lost in Flight PS752

Vigil honours students lost in Flight PS752

The Western and London community gathered in a sombre memorial Wednesday to mourn the deaths of four Western students who were aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752 when it crashed near Tehran earlier that day.

McClelland, Kopacz named to Mayor’s List

McClelland, Kopacz named to Mayor’s List

This year’s annual Mayor of London Honours List boasted some ‘purple pride’ as alumni Arthur McClelland and Alex Kopacz were honoured by London Mayor Ed Holder.

Senior independent living at centre of research

Senior independent living at centre of research

Seniors across Ontario may soon be building healthier lives and stronger communities right at home, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and colleagues across the province focused on helping seniors live independently as long as possible.