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Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Four Western professors and a King’s University College professor have been named among the 48 new members of the Royal Society of Canada’s College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists.

Turning the page on ‘their own terrible story’

Turning the page on ‘their own terrible story’

For Seifan Istefan, seeing his 2-year-old son Zenos giggle and roll around in the grass of King’s University College is beyond words. Just two weeks ago, a moment like that seemed impossible.

For the Murrays, Western is a family affair

For the Murrays, Western is a family affair

All you have to do is count the number of degrees hanging up at Neil and Glenda Murray’s home and you’ll see Western is something of a tradition in the family. When Kimberly Murray, their youngest, graduated in June with a Bachelor of Education, she completed the...

Dowdeswell: Unite to accomplish extraordinary things

Dowdeswell: Unite to accomplish extraordinary things

“There is no simple set of instructions on how to proceed in turbulent times,” Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Ontario’s 29th Lieutenant Governor, told graduates at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 305th Convocation.

Student-led initiative opens new conversations on mental health

Student-led initiative opens new conversations on mental health

A fourth-year Psychology project for four King’s University College students made such waves in the community, it recently earned the 2015 Champion of Mental Health Award from the Canadian Mental Health Association. PEARS (Psychological Education, Awareness and...

Werstine earns Mellon Excellence in Research Award

Werstine earns Mellon Excellence in Research Award

King’s University College professor Paul Werstine, a Literature professor and Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, has been named the first Hugh Mellon Excellence in Research Award recipient, the King’s Faculty Research Activities Committee announced last week....

Read All Over reviews

Read All Over reviews

Family-Making: Contemporary Ethical Challenges Edited by Carolyn McLeod and Francoise Baylis  With the advent of new reproductive technologies, and the wider acceptance of same-sex families, has also come with an array of new options – and ethical considerations – in...

Donahue named director of King’s School of Social Work

Donahue named director of King’s School of Social Work

Peter Donahue has been named the new director of King’s University College’s School of Social Work, effective July 1, Principal David Sylvester announced last week. Donahue will succeed Barbara Decker Pierce, who will step down after nine years in the position....

Student groups answer world’s challenges

Student groups answer world’s challenges

The second annual World’s Challenge Challenge took place during Western International Week earlier this month. This competition stems from President Amit Chakma’s honorary doctorate address at the University of Waterloo (2010) in which he stated: “If you embrace a...

Munroe-Blum: Learn to succeed, shed fear of failure

Munroe-Blum: Learn to succeed, shed fear of failure

Graduates must prepare for failure on the path to success, Heather Munroe-Blum, a distinguished academic administrator and scholar, told graduates from King’s University College, Information and Media Studies and Social Science at the Thursday morning session of...

Klatt: Wanted: A connaisseur or connaisseuse of student experience

Klatt: Wanted: A connaisseur or connaisseuse of student experience

On Sep. 11, Western News ‘erroneously’ published an earlier draft of an advertisement (“Western invites applications and nominations for two senior administrative positions,” Western News, Sept. 11 advertisement) which was replaced by its final version. We regret the...

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Fraser: Muster courage, stand up for what is right

Be open to opportunity, even if it strays from the path you’ve chosen for yourself, former Canadian auditor general Sheila Fraser told graduates at the Tuesday, June 10, afternoon session of Western’s 303rd Convocation. “Even if your heart is set on a particular...

King’s completes incorporation process

King’s completes incorporation process

Following the completion of an institutional incorporation process, King’s University College is now a separate entity apart from its initial parent, Diocese of London, both institutions announced last week.

Beatty: Most important accountability is to yourself

Education must never stop or slow down, and it must encompass ethics and a sense of giving back to one’s community, said Perrin Beatty, president and chief executive officer of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce.

Sylvester re-appointed as King’s principal

Sylvester re-appointed as King’s principal

David Sylvester has been re-appointed to a five-year term as principal of King’s University College, the Western affiliate’s Board of Directors announced today. Sylvester, who began his first term in 2009, will now serve as head of King’s through 2019.

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Four Western students were among 16 learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies who received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education in May.