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Joyce Foundation donates $5 million to ignite students’ potential

Joyce Foundation donates $5 million to ignite students’ potential

A $5-million donation to Western from The Joyce Foundation will offer students facing adversity hope for a promising future. The gift will provide financial and educational support to students who may not otherwise have envisioned attending university. A portion of...

Study shows domestic violence no longer stays at home

Study shows domestic violence no longer stays at home

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XjJR4jnLk0M Kim Gibson’s husband would often sit outside her workplace and call her boss to complain. He was an annoyance, but no one, not even Gibson, saw it as a dangerous situation. Later that day, when she left work, Gibson was...

UWOFA awards annual scholarships to outstanding students

UWOFA awards annual scholarships to outstanding students

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships Wednesday to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties. These awards are funded by UWOFA members, reflecting their commitment to students and to the...

Crawford: Honest, sincere thinking not cause for frustration

Crawford: Honest, sincere thinking not cause for frustration

I understsand Gordon McBean's frustration with the Harper government when it comes to climate change and its lack of initiative. (Sharing his frustration around changing climate for science, Western News, Oct. 16.) On the other hand, some people read various sources...

Urquhart: Unplug, unschedule, enjoy

Urquhart: Unplug, unschedule, enjoy

Graduates must take the time to explore the world unchained from modern technologies, Jane Urquhart, one of Canada’s best loved authors, said at the Friday afternoon session of Western’s 304th Convocation. Urquhart spoke to graduates from the faculties of Arts &...

World Café, lecture to focus on Indigenous students

World Café, lecture to focus on Indigenous students

Indigenous student success takes centre stage during two events this week. On Tuesday, a World Café will focus on what elements contribute to Indigenous graduate student success, and what the Western community can do to promote them. The event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m....

Teaching takes centre stage at conference

Teaching skillfully requires a constant openness and flexibility to experimenting with whatever approaches help students learn, according to University of St. Thomas (Minn.) professor Stephen Brookfield, who will deliver the keynote address at the Fall Perspective on Teaching Conference on Wednesday.

Mercer: Time to get out there, and fix my country

Mercer: Time to get out there, and fix my country

There are endless opportunities for today’s graduates, comedian Rick Mercer told graduates from the Faculty of Education and the School of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies at the Friday, June 13, morning session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “At this point in...

Retired schoolteacher found adventure in Farley’s lessons

Rudy Pilz, Dpl’82, BA’84, was in the middle of a tool-and-die apprenticeship when the company he was working for burnt to the ground. It was 1967, and options for a new apprenticeship were limited for the 20-year-old.

Bringing inclusion to the community

Classmates of 15-year-old Kurtis Duchene could easily tell you the importance of inclusion at school. That’s because they will leave high school better prepared for a world that doesn’t shut its doors to a teenager living with cerebral palsy, said Kathy Waybrant, Duchene’s mother.

Bringing understanding to the community

Summer Bressette has decided to undertake a monumental journey – changing the “lopsided vision” Canadians have about First Nations people.

Bringing learning to the community

The American presidential elections. Music. Wind engineering. Black holes. These are only a few of the subjects covered since Ivey Business School professor Darren Meister delivered the first session of Classes Without Quizzes in October 2007.

UWOFA honours work of students

Each year, the University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) awards scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at the university. These awards are funded by UWOFA members, reflecting their commitment to students and to the university community. Winners were honoured at an event Monday in the Dr. David S. Chu International Student Centre, Western Student Services Building.

Conference spotlights social media and sexual violence

Conference spotlights social media and sexual violence

As these alarming statistics continue to climb, educators, parents, mental health and social service professionals, police, victim advocates and students are set to meet in London for a conference Thursday and Friday, Nov. 7-8, organized by Western’s Centre for Research on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in collaboration with the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health and the Thames Valley District School Board (TVDSB).

‘Masked Men’ serve as painter’s muse

Who is that maked man? Michael Slotwinski may have asked himself that question many times over the course of this past summer, while adding to his Hockey’s Masked Men oil painting series, now in its ‘second period’ touring Ontario Hockey League (OHL) arenas, including Budweiser Gardens this New Year’s Eve.