Housing and Ancillary Services
Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Helping bend, shape needs of Western, world

Earlier this month, Clayton Cook and his University Machine Services team constructed a much-need bracket for a local neurosurgeon – a devise to hold a patient’s head in place during lifesaving surgery. Just another Thursday around the shop.

Campus offers critical supplies for front lines

Campus offers critical supplies for front lines

John McCormick saw an opportunity to support colleagues on the local front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, his gesture to provide critical supplies has inspired others across campus.

Purple dye banned because of cancer risk

Purple dye banned because of cancer risk

Engineering students will still be purple and proud during O-Week – but their celebrations won’t include a popular body dye after Western recently banned the use of the product linked to cancer by Health Canada.

FRESH-branded food a hot seller

FRESH-branded food a hot seller

If you brand it, they will eat it, says one Brescia University College researcher who has found highlighting nutritious food items across Western’s residences leads to increased sales – and, more importantly, healthier food purchases for students. The FRESH-approved...

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

Western presence strong on Mayor’s Honour List

There is a strong purple presence on London Mayor Matt Brown’s annual Honour List for this past year as former staff members Susan Grindrod and Therese Quigley, along with former professor emeritus Joseph Cummins, Don Wright Faculty of Music lecturer Dale Yoshida and alumna Sandra Miller, MLIS’01, have been recognized for their community involvement.

Grindrod closes door on storied residence career

Grindrod closes door on storied residence career

In just over a month, Susan Grindrod can finally ignore her phone ringing at all hours of the night. After 34 years of being ‘on call,’ the Associate Vice-President of Housing & Ancillary Services & Liquor Licence Coordinator can simply roll over and go back...

University mourns loss of well-known student mentor

University mourns loss of well-known student mentor

The words of a grieving family resonated across campus this week as the university joined them in mourning the loss of a mother and her son. “As a mother and son, they had a strong and undeniable bond. They were at the core of a very loving family. Together we shared...

Students ready for culinary competition

Students ready for culinary competition

The second annual CHOPT Western student culinary competition continues through Feb. 8 in residence dining halls across campus. Three student competitors from each residence have one hour to create the new dish, including items from a ‘black box’ of five mystery...

Video gets consent conversation rolling

Video gets consent conversation rolling

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-JwlKjRaUaw Consent is like a cup of tea. Or, if you ask members of the Western community, it’s also like a bike ride. Some may recognize the first analogy. Earlier this year, the blog Rockstar Dinosaur Pirate Princess posted an entry...

Plans approved for new residence

Construction of a new 1,000-bed student residence at The University of Western Ontario was given the green light by the Board of Governors Thursday, June 23.