Education
Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Six months out of school due to COVID-19 is threatening marginalized and vulnerable students to fall behind their peers. So Western has joined with community partners in a tutoring project to bring kids up to speed.

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Royal Society celebrates Western scholars

Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the arts, humanities and sciences.

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

Western is home to four new Canada Research Chairs, professors whose work will have global impact on autism, data science and children’s learning. Two chairs, in business sustainability and neuroscience, have been renewed. Celebrating its 20thanniversary this year,...

Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

The Western-led LEAP (Learning, Education, and the Pandemic) study aims to assess family experiences with learning during COVID-19. Specifically, Western Education researchers are exploring how family stress and virtual learning during the pandemic impacted students’ education.

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

Ibsen’s play, ‘An Enemy of the People?,’ is a telling example of how revisiting classic literature can offer timely, prescient and compelling insights of enduring value.

Education grad feels right where he belongs

Education grad feels right where he belongs

When Ethan Thomas arrived at Western, he felt alone and out of place. He missed his family and friends, longing for the ceremonies he embraced growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River territory. That soon changed.

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

John Drew, BEd’07, BA’02, and Brock University professor Kendra Coulter, Huron BA’02 (Scholar’s Elective), recently created Animal Neighbours, a new website designed to teach kids about the animal world around them.

Global study explores pregnancy during pandemic  

Global study explores pregnancy during pandemic  

A new Western-led study will investigate how mothers are dealing with stress before, during and after their pregnancies amid the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the short- and long-term effects this moment in human history has on moms and their newborn babies.      

Western experts weigh in on mental health and pandemic

Western experts weigh in on mental health and pandemic

On Wednesday, May 6, Western professors Dr. Chandlee Dickey and Barb MacQuarrie took part in a webcast to answer questions from the community including prioritizing mental health during the pandemic, increased risks of harm and vulnerability of abused women and children in isolation, strategies to cope with domestic violence and child abuse, and more.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).