Continuing Studies
Passion permeates adult ed honourees

Passion permeates adult ed honourees

Three Western students were among 14 learners who recently received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education (LCAE).

Asari leaves classroom to take Trois-Pistoles helm

Asari leaves classroom to take Trois-Pistoles helm

While Kathy Asari may be leaving the formal classroom setting, she knows her love of teaching will never fade, as she prepares to step into the role of Director of Western’s French Immersion School at Trois-Pistoles.

Tuning into Canadian music artists

Tuning into Canadian music artists

Discover the tempos that keep her toes tapping and mind engaged when Carolyn Young of Western Continuing Studies takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Bringing career development to the community

Bringing career development to the community

Ira Timothy, BA’10, had dreams of producing First Nations films to “try and help my people show we have the strength to stand on our own.” But his plans were derailed when he applied to pursue a master’s degree in film from Western, only to discover it was no longer...

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Three Western students were among 10 learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies who received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education May 25. A fourth Western student received the Society of Mature Students (SMS) Mentor of...

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

Connecting carvings to soldiers, sacrifice

The images of carvings – some intricate, others rudimentary – on the walls of a chalk cave deep underground in the French countryside are symbols of Canadian lives lived and lost during the First World War.

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.

Pillar partnership to power non-profits

Pillar partnership to power non-profits

Western’s Continuing Studies has teamed up with Fanshawe College to strengthen the impact of the London’s non-profit sector through enhanced training and education. With a $5,000 contribution from each postsecondary institution, the partnership will co-sponsor...

Positioned to build a smarter future

Positioned to build a smarter future

Even with access to 200 million pages of content, consuming four terabytes of disk storage, IBM’s Watson supercomputer wasn’t able to answer correctly every question during its 2011 Jeopardy appearance. The computer sometimes faltered and flopped – seemingly failing...

Growing a beautiful future for campus

Growing a beautiful future for campus

When Carolyn Young, director of Western Continuing Studies, served as the marketing director of Western Retail Services nearly a decade ago, she initiated a ‘Friday Jeans Day.’ Bookstore staff paid $2 each for every casual Friday; proceeds were directed to Reforest...

Growing a beautiful future for campus

When Carolyn Young, director of Western Continuing Studies, served as the marketing director of Western Retail Services nearly a decade ago, she initiated a ‘Friday Jeans Day.’

Young: Five critical elements of any adult education program

Rapid changes in technology and the impact of globalization are pushing higher education institutions to adapt to the needs of adult learners. How­ever, adult learners’ lives are complex and their needs are both diverse and extensive. There are five principles institutions should adhere to in order to enable adults to return to the classroom and contribute to individual and community growth.

Mills: Online learning provided first steps into a new life

At 22, I found myself divorced and homeless. I had a high school diploma and a 9-month-old baby. Granted, I made some bad decisions in my youth, but I was determined to be nothing less than a role model and an inspiration to my daughter. I wanted to make her proud.

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies at Western’s role in fostering a creative city can be traced back to the foresight 10 years ago in establishing the department in the downtown London core, says director Carolyn Young.

Making the LEAP to a new culture

I’m just going to chill tonight and crash on the couch. Don’t be ditching any of your classes. Can I borrow a loonie from you. These sort of phrases sounds familiar to most first-year students.