Human Resources
WE SPEAK survey results to spark conversations, action

WE SPEAK survey results to spark conversations, action

Insights gained from the WE SPEAK 2020 survey will guide the university as it strives to build a workplace culture where faculty and staff continue to feel valued and understand how their work supports the university mission.

Finding ways to calm work-from-home chaos

Finding ways to calm work-from-home chaos

Working from home has become the ‘new normal’ for many. What is not normal, however, are the kitchens, bedrooms and other spaces recently converted into makeshift workstations.

Western celebrates leaders’ commitment to learning

Western celebrates leaders’ commitment to learning

Western attracts many exceptional leaders and also strongly believes it can ‘cultivate’ leadership skills through the new Excellence in Leadership program. Recently, Western celebrated the learning achievement of 50 leaders in the program.

WE SPEAK survey set to roll out in New Year

WE SPEAK survey set to roll out in New Year

Starting in the New Year, Western is set to deliver the WE SPEAK Faculty and Staff Survey 2020, which runs Jan. 28-Feb. 14, and is designed to measure workplace culture and employee engagement.

New Employee Assistance Program provider named

New Employee Assistance Program provider named

Starting Sept. 1, Western staff and faculty members have access to Morneau Shepell services as the new provider for the university’s Employee and Family Assistance Program (EFAP).

Faculty, staff wellbeing at heart of Western plan

Faculty, staff wellbeing at heart of Western plan

While student mental health and wellness efforts have grabbed headlines in recent months, programs like Living Well @ Western showcase how the well-being of faculty and staff remains a priority for the university.

Western issues weather warning statement

Western issues weather warning statement

An Extreme Cold Warning is expected to continue through the day. Be sure to cover up completely when outside. Frostbite can develop within minutes on exposed skin.

Embracing hope, hardship, purpose

Embracing hope, hardship, purpose

Matthew Mills answers three simple questions about his reading, viewing and listening habits by taking his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Demonstrating dedication from residence halls to administrative offices, from alumni engagement to student counseling, presented here are winners of the 2018 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Western ready to step up to the Challenge

Western ready to step up to the Challenge

Perhaps take the stairs to your third-floor office. How about spending part of your lunch hour walking across campus. You could simply relax with some standing yoga.

Western moves toward smoke-free campus

Western moves toward smoke-free campus

A university community call to clear the air is being heeded as Western officials announced this week their plans to snuff out smoking across campus by July 2019. Starting today, smokers are required to keep at least 10 meters from any campus building. While previous...

Campus smoking changes further clear the air

Campus smoking changes further clear the air

Western community members will be able to breathe a bit easier thanks to a recent expansion of the university’s smoke-free zones. However, don’t look for a totally smoke-free campus any time soon. This week, Western expanded its smoke-free zones, known as Clear Air...