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New program a chip off the Oxford block

New program a chip off the Oxford block

As of next year, Western undergraduate students will have the opportunity to enroll in a program inspired by what The Guardian and BBC once dubbed “the degree that runs Britain.” Oxford University’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program – which makes up a...

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Demonstrating dedication from dining halls to administrative offices, here are the winners of the 2017 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

By 2020, the fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the way we work, live and interact. Many jobs that involve predictable and routine-based tasks will be replaced by robots and machines. As a result, workers will need to embrace new skills in order to prepare...

Answering Summit’s call to global action

Answering Summit’s call to global action

Currently, there is a lack of awareness on how to impact the world around us. However, we all have the potential to be aware of our impact. As Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus told the One Young World Summit, “We all have creative force within us.” It is easy...

Economics celebrates a half century

Economics celebrates a half century

The Department of Economics is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2016-17 academic year. During those 50 years, the department has had a strong international reputation of academic excellence, a path it continues on to this day. When Grant Reuber became the...

Legendary Western economist enters Order of Canada

Legendary Western economist enters Order of Canada

Often called the ‘Grandfather of Free Trade,’ Economics professor emeritus Ron Wonnacott was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his groundbreaking work by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lt....

Sham, alumni receive Order of Canada

Sham, alumni receive Order of Canada

Western faculty member Tsun-Kong Sham, PhD'75, along with 11 other alumni members of the Western community were named to the Order of Canada by Governor General of Canada David Johnston on June 30. Sham, a world-class materials chemist, is the authority when it comes...

Gift to fuel influence in central banking

Gift to fuel influence in central banking

Western is poised to move to the forefront of central banking teaching and research in Canada, thanks to a recent generous donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation announced Monday.

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Sometimes, as a team of Western students can attest, it takes a new set of eyes on a problem to find a solution for the ears. The five-person team, including four Western students and an alumnus, created a winning commercialization plan for OtoTrain, a 3D digital...

New program a chip off the Oxford block

New program a chip off the Oxford block

As of next year, Western undergraduate students will have the opportunity to enroll in a program inspired by what The Guardian and BBC once dubbed “the degree that runs Britain.” Oxford University’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program – which makes up a...

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Demonstrating dedication from dining halls to administrative offices, here are the winners of the 2017 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

By 2020, the fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the way we work, live and interact. Many jobs that involve predictable and routine-based tasks will be replaced by robots and machines. As a result, workers will need to embrace new skills in order to prepare...

Answering Summit’s call to global action

Answering Summit’s call to global action

Currently, there is a lack of awareness on how to impact the world around us. However, we all have the potential to be aware of our impact. As Nobel Peace Prize winner Mohammed Yunus told the One Young World Summit, “We all have creative force within us.” It is easy...

Economics celebrates a half century

Economics celebrates a half century

The Department of Economics is celebrating its 50th anniversary during the 2016-17 academic year. During those 50 years, the department has had a strong international reputation of academic excellence, a path it continues on to this day. When Grant Reuber became the...

Legendary Western economist enters Order of Canada

Legendary Western economist enters Order of Canada

Often called the ‘Grandfather of Free Trade,’ Economics professor emeritus Ron Wonnacott was made an Officer of the Order of Canada for his groundbreaking work by Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lt....

Sham, alumni receive Order of Canada

Sham, alumni receive Order of Canada

Western faculty member Tsun-Kong Sham, PhD'75, along with 11 other alumni members of the Western community were named to the Order of Canada by Governor General of Canada David Johnston on June 30. Sham, a world-class materials chemist, is the authority when it comes...

Gift to fuel influence in central banking

Gift to fuel influence in central banking

Western is poised to move to the forefront of central banking teaching and research in Canada, thanks to a recent generous donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation announced Monday.

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Training tool to aid in better ear disease diagnoses

Sometimes, as a team of Western students can attest, it takes a new set of eyes on a problem to find a solution for the ears. The five-person team, including four Western students and an alumnus, created a winning commercialization plan for OtoTrain, a 3D digital...