Education

Campus Digest, March 15

Arts, Ed and FIMS plan Research Day 2012 Three Western faculties – Arts and Humanities, Education and Information and Media Studies – will come together next week for one celebration of their collective work at Research Day 2012, scheduled for 3-5:30 p.m. Monday,...

Miss Canada turns spotlight on abuse

For years, Jaclyn Miles was afraid to share her story. But today, the Faculty of Education student is using her new role as Miss Canada to speak out against abuse – in all its forms.

Professor’s donation reaches ‘East’ to help

Marianne Larsen admits she gets ‘that feeling’ when she knows something is right. And it was ‘that feeling’ which stirred the emotions in the Faculty of Education professor to make a make a $1.06 million donation to Western Heads East.

Campus Digest, Dec. 8

Western News deadlines for 2012 Today’s Western News edition represents the semester’s final. We’ll return on Thursday, Jan. 5. Coming events and advertising deadline for that edition, the first of 2012, is noon Thursday, Dec. 15. UWOFA announces scholarship winners...

Addressing mental health in the classroom

Thanks to a donation from former University of Western Ontario graduate student and elementary teacher Walter M. Lobb, the Faculty of Education begins a crucial step in developing a new mental health program and scholarship fund to address the needs of teachers who deal with students’ mental health issues every day.

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

Attawapiskat crisis offers a teaching moment

While media and government officials have been drawing attention to the state of Attawapiskat, it’s almost impossible for a resident of southwestern Ontario to understand the issues at hand, say two graduate students at The University of Western Ontario.

Book calls male teacher push into question

Book calls male teacher push into question

Desperate attempts by school systems to recruit male teachers, especially at the elementary level, do not necessarily pay off in improved student performance, a new book by Western researchers suggests.

Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

Violence no longer ‘part of the game’

CBC’s Hockey Night in Canada personality Don Cherry has built a career on celebrating fighting in hockey. But in light of a public growing less and less tolerant of sports violence, even the colourful commentator has been forced to back down.

Western explores violence in the media

Western explores violence in the media

Canada’s leading expert on concussions and a former NHL tough guy-turned-politician headline a major conference on the portrayal of violence in the media later this week at The University of Western Ontario.

Coulter invited to link into Circle

The only way reconciliation is possible for Aboriginal peoples in Canada is if there is justice, says Faculty of Education professor Rebecca Coulter.

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Finnish professor to lecture on physical education

Paivi Berg, Department of Social Psychology, University of Helsinki, Finland, will deliver two lectures this week at events sponsored by The University of Western Ontario’s Faculty of Education Research Office.

Boys left out of body image conversation

Starting high school can be a rough time, never mind the difficulties some boys face in ‘fitting in physically’ with their male counterparts. The social code and attitudes of what it means to ‘be a man’ can leave some boys on the sidelines when it comes to health education.

Discovery Days at Western Friday

Discovery Days at Western Friday

Approximately 450 high school students and teachers from London and surrounding areas will have an opportunity to explore careers in medicine and other sciences at The University of Western Ontario this Friday.

Western appoints Dean of Education

The University of Western Ontario has announced the appointment of Vicki Schwean as Dean of the Faculty of Education, beginning a five-year term on July 1.