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White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

White-Eye: Build bridges. Extend a hand.

For her community leadership and dedication to education, Leslee White-Eye, Chief of the Chippewas of the Thames First Nations, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 309th Convocation.

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

Exploring digital dimensions of divorce

While divorce or separation can be hard on children – particularly when one parent lives far away – a King’s University College professor is investigating the pros and cons of using technology, such as Skype or Facebook, when communicating with each other.

Book explores First World War flying ace

Book explores First World War flying ace

Alfred Edwin “Eddie” McKay was a rugby star, hockey player and strong Arts student at Western in 1914 – the first of nine siblings in his family to go to university. What then, prompted him to leave, after only a year, to join the British Royal Flying Corps as a...

Looking at old spaces through new eyes

Looking at old spaces through new eyes

Sylvia Nagy doesn’t like to use the term ‘preserve’ when speaking about heritage buildings. “It sounds like you’re putting something under glass, or pickling it and not retaining any of the flavour,” said the fourth-year King’s University College Bachelor of Social...

King’s to host International Women’s Day

King’s to host International Women’s Day

In celebration of International Women’s Day on Wednesday, the London Status of Women Action Group (LSWAG), the London Women’s History Project (LWHP), and the Voices of Change Project are hosting a rally to take action towards equality at King’s University College. The...

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Two members of the Western community are among eight honourees named by The YMCA of Western Ontario as 2017 Women of Excellence. Dr. Marina Salvadori, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a provincial, national and international...

King’s summit bridges political gender gaps

King’s summit bridges political gender gaps

In order for women to become a more representative part of the political system, we need to change the way we think about politics and gender. But until that happens, women will remain on the fringes of power, according to one King’s University College professor....

Famed photographer turns lens to student-athlete

Famed photographer turns lens to student-athlete

At first, it seemed as if Madison Wilson-Walker just had the flu. But an unusual rash accompanied her symptoms, causing concern and sending her parents rushing to the hospital. Wilson-Walker was only 3 years old at the time. Once at the hospital, she was diagnosed...

Nölke: Knowledge is power, use it

Nölke: Knowledge is power, use it

In what economists have called a “post-factual era,” university graduates have a responsibility to use their education.

Brawn: Lessons from lecture fresh as headlines

Brawn: Lessons from lecture fresh as headlines

Fresh from attending the Electoral Reform Town Hall at King’s University College where the influence of the media on the electoral process was one of the focuses in the break-out group in which I participated, imagine how pleased I was to see an example of an aspect...

McDougall: Build bridges to those around you

McDougall: Build bridges to those around you

Look around. The next generation of Canadian leaders may be sitting next to you today, Don McDougall suggested to graduates at the afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

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.

Words of the long-dead playwright continue to evolve

Words of the long-dead playwright continue to evolve

Dead 400 years in 2016, Shakespeare lives on in tens of millions of copies of his plays and poems in all kinds of media that are read and performed, alluded to and mashed up. My interest is in the editing of Shakespeare, where he seems particularly lively because his...

Advocate to make the world ‘a little less scary’

Advocate to make the world ‘a little less scary’

Travis Tetreault loves to see that ‘a-ha’ moment in others. As a mental-health advocate for youth , the King’s University College student is passionate about helping peers take ownership of issues affecting them to eliminate stigma and raise mental health awareness in...

Students honoured for moment of heroism

Students honoured for moment of heroism

Amidst the frenzy that is Homecoming weekend, Stacia Pepper and Shawn Hope quickly responded to an emergency and possibly helped save a young woman’s life. They weren’t hoping for any accolades, but their vigilance and actions earned them Citizen Citation Awards from...

Western News Newsmakers 2015

Western News Newsmakers 2015

How will we remember 2015? Probably through one or more of these faces. Join us in this spotlight, in brief words and striking images, of some of our favourites from the last year.

King’s uses ‘common language’ in ties with Brazil

King’s uses ‘common language’ in ties with Brazil

While King’s University College lacks the powdery white-sand beaches, music-filled metropolises and enchanting colonial towns of Brazil, it has become a second home for a handful of students and faculty from the South American country. King’s official...

King’s launches two new coordinated websites

King’s launches two new coordinated websites

King’s University College recently released two new coordinated websites – kings.uwo.ca and futurestudents.kings.uwo.ca. “We are excited for everyone to experience the many new features and flexibility of the new main site, including all-new faculty department pages,...