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Registration open for Staff and Leaders Conference

Registration open for Staff and Leaders Conference

Come find, build and share your insights with the campus community by taking part in the 14th annual Western Staff & Leaders’ Conference. Scheduled for Feb. 17-19, the conference will feature keynote speakers, workshops and tours to strengthen your connection to...

Harmonizing the mind, body and spirit

Harmonizing the mind, body and spirit

Tai Chi, an ancient method of wellbeing that works at both a physical and mental level, aims to harmonize the mind, body and spirit, promoting both mental and physical wellbeing. Living Well @ Western is a cross-campus initiative designed to encourage and promote a...

University looks to ‘clear the air’ on campus smoking

University looks to ‘clear the air’ on campus smoking

Western has drawn the line – or several of them, actually – on smoking on campus. Launched Wednesday, the Let’s Clear the Air Here campaign looks to engage the university community in a conversation about smoking policies on campus. As part of that discussion, the...

Vader’s Legion steps out and answers the ‘Challenge’

Vader’s Legion steps out and answers the ‘Challenge’

You can say that ‘The Force’ is strong in this team. Vader’s Legion, a group of Facilities Management co-workers, took the top spot among Western’s teams in the recent Global Corporate Challenge (GCC). Made of up of grounds workers Marc Vanden Heuvel, Phill Scott,...

Heat warning issued for Monday

Heat warning issued for Monday

Now, that's what we call summer. The Middlesex-London Health Unit has issued a heat alert for Monday, Aug. 17, as temperatures are expected around 31 degrees Celsius, and when combined with high humidity, may create humidex values that will make the temperature feel...

Fitness challenge gets Western moving

Fitness challenge gets Western moving

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. And that first step could simply be the walk to campus for lunch. Starting today, 455 Western employees, making up 65 teams, will participate in the Global Corporate Challenge (GCC), a workplace fitness program...

Leave for Change applications open

Leave for Change applications open

Applications for Leave for Change 2015 are open now. Offered through Western’s Staff International Engagement Committee, Leave for Change is a corporate volunteerism program that brings the world to Western’s workplace. The staff member gains experience, exposure to...

Sun Life gets BOG nod as preferred RIF provider

Sun Life gets BOG nod as preferred RIF provider

Changes are coming for members of Western’s Retirement Income Fund (RIF), as the Board of Governors approved Sun Life Financial as the university’s preferred external provider. The move to discontinue the Western RIF, in favour of a group RIF program with an external...

Western community urged to stay indoors

Western community urged to stay indoors

With temperatures in London expected to soar to 36 degrees Celcius on Thursday, and the humidex predicted to make it feel more like 48 degrees, the university is urging members of the Western community to remain indoors unless absolutely necessary.

Staff urged to practice heat safety

Staff urged to practice heat safety

Precautions are urged for members of the Western community working outside as temperatures continue to soar this week, and in light of the increases Environment Canada has issued a humidex advisory for July 18.

Humidex warning continues (Updated)

Humidex warning continues (Updated)

Environment Canada’s local humidex advisory continues Wednesday, June 8. Precautions are urged for those members of The University of Western Ontario community working outside.

Heat alert issued

Heat alert issued

The London-Middlesex Health Unit has issued a heat alert for today warning the forecast high of 32 degrees C, combined with very high humidity, will likely create humidex values making the temperature feel like 41 degrees.