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Alumna baking up batches of kindness

Alumna baking up batches of kindness

The former London educators Joanne Lombardi and Deb Parr-Nash have since left the classroom, donned aprons, and now spend their days transforming attitudes and encouraging small acts of kind-heartedness with their cookies.

Investment looks to aid, train BC educators

Investment looks to aid, train BC educators

If federal and provincial investments in early childhood learning signal a society willing to consider it a public right, then the system should be prepared with the most well-trained educators possible, according to a Western researcher.

Projects eyes domestic homicide risk factors

Projects eyes domestic homicide risk factors

Researchers with a Western-led study are now looking to speak with 200 survivors and families and friends of those who were killed, as part of a new study for the Canadian Domestic Homicide Prevention Initiative for Vulnerable Populations to understand risk factors and patterns of domestic violence.

Architect named to shape new Indigenous space

Architect named to shape new Indigenous space

Redquill Architecture, led by Wanda Dalla Costa, a firm that specializes in Indigenous architecture, planning and design, has been enlisted to help the Western community shape a new Indigenous space on campus.

Hibbert tapped as Acting Dean of Education

Hibbert tapped as Acting Dean of Education

Veteran Education researcher and administrator Kathy Hibbert has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education, for a term that runs Oct. 1-June 30, 2020, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) announced this week.

Student team takes research to new heights

Student team takes research to new heights

It was a launch in partnership with the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) that took more than their research vehicle to new heights. For a group of Western students, it was a continuing lesson in technology and teamwork.

Western to help launch Junior Astronauts

Western to help launch Junior Astronauts

Thanks to a new $400,000 grant from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA), Western is going to shape how Canada’s youth get engaged in the interstellar opportunities this mission provides.

Lefty, righty brains count on same area for numbers

Lefty, righty brains count on same area for numbers

Lefties and righties may put pen to paper from different sides of the page, but when it comes to numbers, everything adds up using the same point in the brain, according to a recent Western study.

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Epilepsy Toolkit earns national honours

Sometimes when Dylan Di Girolamo zoned out in class, her teachers or classmates thought she was just tired. One person, thinking she was high, once phoned police for help. Unfortunately, those misconceptions about seizures did not simply vanish when someone thought to check her MedicAlert bracelet.

New centre brings researchers, classrooms closer

New centre brings researchers, classrooms closer

Led by Education professor Daniel Ansari, the new Centre for the Science of Learning looks to generate evidence-based insights into how children learn best and then work closely with school boards and teachers to put that knowledge into classrooms and education boardrooms.

Hellmuth Prize 2019 awarded to Jaffe, Sun

Hellmuth Prize 2019 awarded to Jaffe, Sun

Education professor Peter Jaffe and Engineering professor Andy Sun have been awarded the 2019 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five innovative, early-career Western researchers have been awarded funding for interdisciplinary research, ranging from pre-term birth predictors to concussions.

Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

Education evolution moves faculty to new levels

In less than a decade, Dean Vicki Schwean and her colleagues have transformed the Faculty of Education, overseeing its evolution from a “teacher’s college” into a fully formed, financially autonomous research faculty that offers innovative academic and professional training in Canada and beyond.

Backed program targets domestic violence

Backed program targets domestic violence

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) at the Faculty of Education has received $2.088 million to develop training for federally regulated workers to recognize and respond to domestic violence in the workplace.

‘Quinn-tatorship’ marches band to unrivalled success

‘Quinn-tatorship’ marches band to unrivalled success

Quinn Fleming sat in the Mustang Lounge of the University Community Centre pondering a question he asked himself. It took him awhile to come up with an answer. But the one he eventually landed on reflected perfectly on who he has become at Western.

Education launches Global Initiatives Office

Education launches Global Initiatives Office

Western Education will look to its newly created Global Initiatives Office to strengthen the faculty’s international presence and improve supports for its graduate students, university officials announced this week.

Survey calls us to ‘do better’ for students

Survey calls us to ‘do better’ for students

Education PhD candidate Jenny Kassen sees a recent TVDSB student survey as the latest opportunity for school boards to “do better” by all students, particularly those who identify as transgender or outside of the gender binary.

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

Plaques honour research, advocacy legacy

The past continues to be on display across campus as the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) and Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel were unveiled this week as the latest heritage plaques celebrating significant research-related moments in the university’s history.

Coping with student stress and distress

Coping with student stress and distress

Western News has drawn in three leading experts for a conversation about what’s going on and why universities spend a growing share of time and budgets on student mental wellness.