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Students help break down barriers to justice

Students help break down barriers to justice

COVID-19 is making access to justice more difficult for marginalized communities, and that reality coupled with the move of many legal services online is prompting more Western law students than ever to step up to meet the need.

Western mourns death of law student, military vet

The Western community is mourning the death of retired major Charles Edmund Thomas, a military veteran who was studying towards a doctorate in law and who died unexpectedly in Stratford on Oct. 10.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Suzanne Chiodo

Read. Watch. Listen. with Suzanne Chiodo

Oh, you’ve got to hold on, ready or not, you live for the fight when it’s all that you’ve got when Law professor Suzanne Chiodo takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Alumna receives highest Law Society award

Alumna receives highest Law Society award

If they see a barn on fire, most people will call 911, stand back, wait for the firefighters and hope the horses survive. That’s the wise and considered approach, said Heather Joy Ross, LLB’84.

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

Western-led research to aid humanity in its resilience and recovery efforts during the current and future disease outbreaks got a recent boost thanks to university backing of 13 projects, Research Western announced this week.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.

McLaren to lead IWF corruption probe

McLaren to lead IWF corruption probe

Western Law professor Richard McLaren will lead an investigation into alleged corruption within the governing body of the sport of weightlifting and its long-time leader, Tamas Ajan, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF) Executive Board announced last week.

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

What the coronavirus emergency declaration means for Canada

As of this writing, there have been three confirmed cases of 2019-nCoV Ontario, and one in British Columbia. Public health officials continue to stress that the risk of infection in Canada is low. So what does the emergency declaration mean for Canadians and Canada’s role internationally?

Read. Watch. Listen. with Thomas Telfer

Read. Watch. Listen. with Thomas Telfer

Take a moment to unhitch your mind from worries about the future, to-do lists or regrets about the past when Western Law Professor Thomas Telfer takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Twelve engineering students. One nursing student. One university...

Remember 30: More than memories

Remember 30: More than memories

I was an undergraduate student at the University of Ottawa when the École Polytechnique massacre took place. I had been taking courses that year that discussed how the issue of violence against women had been addressed within the Canadian political system.

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at an event Wednesday afternoon in The Great Hall.