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Coyote: Mainstream is waking up to the fight

Coyote: Mainstream is waking up to the fight

For more than two decades, Ivan Coyote has been using the power of personal narrative to work toward a better world. The award-winning author and seasoned stage performer often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity, as well as...

Huron moves to help those impacted by DACA

Huron moves to help those impacted by DACA

As the United States wrestles with the fate of thousands of its undocumented residents, one Western affiliated college immediately stepped into the fray and offered a helping hand – and a hefty scholarship – to students seeking a way out. Last week, U.S. President...

Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

Alumni named Top 40 Under 40

Western University congratulates five of its alumni for being named to Canada’s Top 40 Under 40 for 2017. Through hard work and dedication, these alumni have earned one of Canada’s most prestigious honours for young leaders. Alumni honoured this year include: Kristen...

Mackinnon: Assess, adapt and change for the better

Mackinnon: Assess, adapt and change for the better

Janice Mackinnon, Canadian historian and former Minister of Finance for Saskatchewan, was celebrated for her accomplishments with an honorary Doctor of Laws (LLD), honoris causa, at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Study: Narcissism leads to social media deception

Study: Narcissism leads to social media deception

High levels of narcissism and a weaker sense of peer belonging is leading millions of young adults to take part in deceptive ‘like-seeking’ avenues on Instagram, a recent Western study revealed.

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Ricks: Small words are powerful

Prepositions and conjunctions – seemingly small and humble words – play a significant role in language and communication, said renowned literary critic and editor Christopher Ricks.

Craig to shout Huron story from the rooftops

Craig to shout Huron story from the rooftops

Barry Craig looks for the same moment in others that was once sparked in him. “Nothing is more exciting than seeing that moment when an 18- or 19-year-old undergraduate student – you know the one who cruised through high school trying to get marks, but not being...

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

Celebrating Shakespeare 400

Western News joins the celebration of the most recognized English language playwright. We recruited this institution’s finest Shakespeare scholars to share their insights into The Bard – and play a little dress-up.

Title page offers as many questions as answers

Title page offers as many questions as answers

Imagine for a moment that we are in London, the year is 1622, and we have just entered the premises of the printer-publisher William Jaggard. Five printed books are in production. One, a dictionary of Christian words, is nearly complete. Three others, all large books...

‘Embedded librarian’ lends a hand to learning

‘Embedded librarian’ lends a hand to learning

When Bill Irwin originally created the syllabus for his Evidence-Based Management class, he didn’t anticipate needing assistance in the classroom. “It’s a resource-intensive course and it’s a little different than some other MOS (Management and Organizational Studies)...

Western affiliates tap two new leaders

Western affiliates tap two new leaders

Susan Mumm and Barry L. Craig have been named to head Brescia University College and Huron University College, respectively, leading the two Western affiliates into new eras. Mumm was appointed the 12th Principal of Brescia, effective July 2016, the Brescia Board of...

Schofield: Revisiting ‘The Bard’ 400 years later

Schofield: Revisiting ‘The Bard’ 400 years later

Scholars, theatre practitioners and curators around the world are readying themselves for a huge global celebration of Williams Shakespeare and his drama. Commemorating 400 years since the death of The Bard in 1616, Shakespeare 400 has inspired Vintage Books to launch...

Author fully present for discussion of ‘Absence’

Author fully present for discussion of ‘Absence’

It was like a big book club meeting – with the author in attendance. Students, staff and faculty from Huron University College, as well as members of the broader Western community, had an opportunity last week to present reflections and questions to writer and...

Huron names St. Thomas’ Craig as its new Principal

Huron names St. Thomas’ Craig as its new Principal

Barry L. Craig has been appointed the 17th Principal of Huron University College, effective July 1, the Huron Executive Board announced today. Craig, currently Vice-President (Academic and Research) at St. Thomas University in Fredericton, N.B., follows Stephen...

Collector brings  Western Archives  into the Golden Age

Collector brings Western Archives into the Golden Age

Over the years, Eddy Smet’s comic book collection grew so fast, he couldn’t keep up with it. Of the thousands he once owned, he’s only read a small portion. “I had my first comic book collection when I was a young boy in the mid-1950s. I don’t know how many I had, but...

Krebs: Defend the Enlightenment values

Krebs: Defend the Enlightenment values

Remember and adhere to the values of the Enlightenment while striving to better the world around you, said John Krebs, former Principal of Jesus College at the University of Oxford.

Huron touts community in new ad campaign

Huron touts community in new ad campaign

Looking to tout its undergraduate research intensity, professor mentorship and the value of a liberal arts education, Huron University College is rolling out a major ad campaign showing the niche that is ‘the Huron experience.” Huron Principal Stephen McClatchie said...

Huron comes together over a single read

Huron comes together over a single read

A new program looks to get every member of one Western affiliate’s community all on the same page. This fall, the Huron University College Library will launch Huron 1 Read, a common reading program to connect incoming students across all disciplines. The inaugural...

Making connections in the community

Making connections in the community

On May 21, the Student Success Centre at Western University, Student Life Centre at Brescia University College and Student Services at Huron University College and their faculty partners invited almost 100 community partners to learn more about how Community Engaged...