Western alumna Heidi Jacobs, MLIS’06, was awarded this year’s Stephen Leacock Memorial Medal for Humour for her debut novel ‘Molly of the Mall: Literary Lass and Purveyor of Fine Footwear.’
Master of Library and Information Science students will examine the role information plays during disasters and pandemics, all within a summer course taking place during the COVID-19 global pandemic.
Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.
During her lifetime, ground-breaking botanist Kate Crooks received international acclaim for her work. But the whereabouts of those labours today – 500 pages of plant samples Crooks collected and pressed in the 1860s – remain a puzzle that Anna Soper, MLIS’16, is determined to solve.
A few taps on any smartphone can tell you that Eldon House, London’s oldest residence, was once home of the Harris Family, but it takes a collection like the Harris Family Fonds to gain a deeper understand of what that legacy means.
Dog-eared pages, stacks of magazines and a worn library card can all represent the rich relationship senior Canadians have with their books. And Faculty of Information & Media Studies professor Paulette Rothbauer is using these representations to help change...
Ashraf El Damatty can think of no better motivator than when the 2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects tapped Western’s Department of Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and No. 12 globally. “I feel very proud of my department, my faculty and staff...
Janet Adekannbi’s expertise lies in knowledge management – something she hopes to build on, and offer to, the Western community during her time on campus. Adekannbi, an information scientist from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria, is one of three Visiting Fellows...
You’re going to see a lot of red and white mixed in with purple next year as the university prepares to help Canada celebrate its sesquicentennial.
Graduate teaching assistants (TAs) are currently negotiating a new contract with the university. Life is extraordinarily precarious for many graduate students, making it difficult to be both an effective educator and a good student. We seek a fair deal in exchange for...
The opportunity was right up Christina Wilson’s alley.
When Melanie Sellar visited Guatemala in 2011 to help build a library for a local school, it brought great excitement to the many kids who had never seen one before.
Elementary school students in Guatemala will be able to borrow books from the library for the first time, thanks in part to the work of Western students.
Western students Frederick Armah, Sarbani Banerjee, Gleb Meirson, Mark-Shane Scale, Ahmed El Ansary and Yann Benetreau-Dupin have been named recipients of the Ontario Trillium Scholarships.
For Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Laura George, travelling internationally has always been a favourite activity. But travelling across the world alone will be a first.
It’s hard to imagine a city with as much history – as much historical influence on the world we live in today – than Washington, D.C. Okay, maybe Rome, Athens, and Cairo come close.