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Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Given the diverse program offerings available to graduate students at Western, Linda Miller knows it can be difficult to measure students’ academic achievements using the same criteria. This is especially true when it comes to deciding which students should receive...

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Seven days have passed since Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, assumed office. And while the world looks on with numerous concerns over everything from accessible healthcare for Americans, women’s rights, immigration, minority and...

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

There is a strong purple presence on London Mayor Matt Brown’s annual Honour List for this past year as former staff members Susan Grindrod and Therese Quigley, along with former professor emeritus Joseph Cummins, Don Wright Faculty of Music lecturer Dale Yoshida and alumna Sandra Miller, MLIS’01, have been recognized for their community involvement.

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

With a historically heavy focus on the protagonists of the Salvadoran civil war, the stories of tens of thousands of refugees have fallen by the wayside. But now, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and their colleagues, that history is being rescued and...

Remembering a Canadian poet, songwriter

Remembering a Canadian poet, songwriter

When Leonard Cohen said, “I’m your man,” it was as if he was speaking to every ear listening. The Canadian music and literary icon was everybody’s man.

Music alumnus bringing it all back home

Music alumnus bringing it all back home

It’s a feeling of coming full circle for Don Wright Faculty of Music alumnus Adam Scime, BMus’07, MMus’09, as his new composition, Liminal Pathways, was performed recently by ECM+ musical ensemble at Western Music’s von Kuster Hall. “Some of the first pieces I ever...

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Prepositions and conjunctions – seemingly small and humble words – play a significant role in language and communication, said renowned literary critic and editor Christopher Ricks.

Alumna rides challenging ‘River’ in production

Alumna rides challenging ‘River’ in production

On paper, it was not her style. But that is exactly why Louise Pitre accepted the gig. “Joni Mitchell is the last thing I though I would be singing on stage. I know her famous songs, but I never owned any of her albums. I thought, ‘Oh my god. It’s just not my thing.’...

‘Brain for science’ makes ‘History’

‘Brain for science’ makes ‘History’

Stephen Ingram may have taken piano lessons since he was 5 years old, but he was never really “into music” until high school. Even still, the fourth-year Music student contemplated switching to Science in his second year at university, perhaps a nod to his parents,...

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Eight Western professors have been named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), including six newly named Fellows and two New Scholars. James Grier, Paul Potter, Gregor Reid, David Shoesmith, Xueliang...

McKellar mourned by Western community

McKellar mourned by Western community

The Western community is mourning the death of Don McKellar, former Faculty of Music Associate Dean and music pioneer, who died Sunday, Aug. 28. He was 90. Born and raised in St. Thomas, Ont., McKellar taught secondary school music in Ottawa after graduating from the...

Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Performance-based pursuits earning fair shot at OGS

Given the diverse program offerings available to graduate students at Western, Linda Miller knows it can be difficult to measure students’ academic achievements using the same criteria. This is especially true when it comes to deciding which students should receive...

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Trump’s unpredictability, anti-intellectualism raise red flags

Seven days have passed since Donald Trump, the 45th President of the United States of America, assumed office. And while the world looks on with numerous concerns over everything from accessible healthcare for Americans, women’s rights, immigration, minority and...

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

There is a strong purple presence on London Mayor Matt Brown’s annual Honour List for this past year as former staff members Susan Grindrod and Therese Quigley, along with former professor emeritus Joseph Cummins, Don Wright Faculty of Music lecturer Dale Yoshida and alumna Sandra Miller, MLIS’01, have been recognized for their community involvement.

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

Team looks to rescue, reunite refugees with their history

With a historically heavy focus on the protagonists of the Salvadoran civil war, the stories of tens of thousands of refugees have fallen by the wayside. But now, thanks to the efforts of Western researchers and their colleagues, that history is being rescued and...

Remembering a Canadian poet, songwriter

Remembering a Canadian poet, songwriter

When Leonard Cohen said, “I’m your man,” it was as if he was speaking to every ear listening. The Canadian music and literary icon was everybody’s man.

Music alumnus bringing it all back home

Music alumnus bringing it all back home

It’s a feeling of coming full circle for Don Wright Faculty of Music alumnus Adam Scime, BMus’07, MMus’09, as his new composition, Liminal Pathways, was performed recently by ECM+ musical ensemble at Western Music’s von Kuster Hall. “Some of the first pieces I ever...

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Prepositions and conjunctions – seemingly small and humble words – play a significant role in language and communication, said renowned literary critic and editor Christopher Ricks.

Alumna rides challenging ‘River’ in production

Alumna rides challenging ‘River’ in production

On paper, it was not her style. But that is exactly why Louise Pitre accepted the gig. “Joni Mitchell is the last thing I though I would be singing on stage. I know her famous songs, but I never owned any of her albums. I thought, ‘Oh my god. It’s just not my thing.’...

‘Brain for science’ makes ‘History’

‘Brain for science’ makes ‘History’

Stephen Ingram may have taken piano lessons since he was 5 years old, but he was never really “into music” until high school. Even still, the fourth-year Music student contemplated switching to Science in his second year at university, perhaps a nod to his parents,...

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Scholars named among Royal Society elite

Eight Western professors have been named among the nation’s top scholars in the arts, humanities and sciences by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), including six newly named Fellows and two New Scholars. James Grier, Paul Potter, Gregor Reid, David Shoesmith, Xueliang...

McKellar mourned by Western community

McKellar mourned by Western community

The Western community is mourning the death of Don McKellar, former Faculty of Music Associate Dean and music pioneer, who died Sunday, Aug. 28. He was 90. Born and raised in St. Thomas, Ont., McKellar taught secondary school music in Ottawa after graduating from the...