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Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

Bracelets honour friend’s memory, support mental health

The bracelet, a rugby ball strung through with a blue paracord, bears the initials of Samuel James Baker. It is an enduring memorial to Sam Baker, said his friend Sepand Mesgarzadeh, an Ivey Business student who designed it and is selling identical ones as a...

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Digital mapping uncovers hidden histories

Researchers at the Huron Community History Centre and Western Libraries are uncovering hidden histories of area communities with a digital mapping project that shares places and the past.

‘Loyalist’ project teams up to map history

‘Loyalist’ project teams up to map history

Travel back in time and across an ocean with the Loyalist Migrations mapping project, a joint research venture showcasing the power of geographic information systems (GIS) to communicate humanity’s “vastly complex history.”

Read. Watch. Listen. with Geoff Read

Read. Watch. Listen. with Geoff Read

You don’t have to stray far off ‘Main St.’ to enjoy these hits as Geoff Read of Huron University College takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

Alumnus puts business into context for Canadians

Business insights. Historic context. All in 280 characters or fewer. It’s all part of a unique style of highlighting business winners and losers, near-misses and might-have-beens that has made BNN Bloomberg journalist Jon Erlichman, BA’99 (Huron University College), one of the top Biz Twitter follows in the country.

Seeing the world in new ways

Seeing the world in new ways

Embrace new ways, nostalgia and a touch of artistic danger when Huron University College professor Paul Nesbitt-Larking takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Great books get good reviews at Huron

Great books get good reviews at Huron

A great book can change your life. That’s the impetus behind Sara MacDonald’s successful advocacy for Global Great Books, a new major at Huron University College.

Alumni take top honours among world’s best

Alumni take top honours among world’s best

Research papers by two recent Western graduates – Cynthia Qi and Madelaine Coelho – have been selected as the best in the world in their fields in the 2019 edition of The Undergraduate Awards.

Campus construction heats up with summer

Campus construction heats up with summer

With 100-plus buildings across 500 acres, the Western campus requires thousands of maintenance, repair, and infrastructure upgrade projects throughout the year. As the campus quiets down for summer, those projects will ramp up for Facilities Management.

Students connect to history via small objects

Students connect to history via small objects

It’s through remarkable stories about seemingly unremarkable objects that Huron University College History professor Amy Bell and her students have unraveled the anti-slavery stories of “small things.”

Responding to the reality of mental health

Responding to the reality of mental health

University is filled with incredible opportunities, but the stakes are high. The decisions you make here will define your career and affect relationships for the rest of your life. Social, financial, and academic pressures build up. The stress can be unbearable. Help can seem hard to find.

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Ivey: Welcomes graduates at Convocation

Rosamond Ivey, Managing Partner of JRS Group, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD) at the Friday morning session of Western’s 312thConvocation.

Time to merge Ontario’s two school systems

Time to merge Ontario’s two school systems

There is a pressing need to consolidate Ontario’s separate and public school systems. Long ignored by most politicians, this controversial idea deserves a fresh and serious policy discussion — especially now, with the new Ontario government contemplating cuts to the...

Bringing urban farming to the community

Bringing urban farming to the community

They are unlikely farmers, sure. But armed with a vision of making a social and sustainable impact in London, a lawyer, writer, business instructor and social service worker are rolling up their sleeves and making it work. Urban Roots, co-founded by Heather and Graham...

Huron grad finding success with vegan cheese company

Huron grad finding success with vegan cheese company

While a love for animals prompted Margaret Coons, BA’12 (Huron University College), to become a vegetarian, it was a family passion for entrepreneurship that led her to found the artisanal cheese company Nuts for Cheese. “I didn’t grow up in a vegetarian family. So, I...

Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

Watsa named Huron’s first-ever chancellor

Canadian business icon Prem Watsa, MBA’74, LLD’12, has been named the first-ever Chancellor of Huron University College. The Chairman and CEO of Fairfax Financial Holding Ltd. was selected by Huron’s Board of Governors last month.