Operations and Finance
New fund targets significant strategic projects

New fund targets significant strategic projects

Western leadership will have more ability to capitalize on significant strategic projects, such as securing national research facilities or investing in global partnerships, thanks to the creation of a new $250-million fund, the Board of Governors announced at its regular meeting last week.

Help shape the future of Western’s great outdoors

Help shape the future of Western’s great outdoors

The public consultation period on Western’s Open Space Strategy is coming to a close this week and those heading up the project say they have received valuable feedback from the campus community and beyond.

Logan named Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

Logan named Vice-President (Operations & Finance)

Lynn Logan has been named Vice-President (Operations & Finance), effective June 22, Western University announced today. Logan joined Western in 2006 and has served as the Associate Vice-President (Finance & Facilities) since 2013 and acting CFO, reporting to...

Alb nominated as NACS President-Elect

Alb nominated as NACS President-Elect

Steve Alb, Director of Western Retail Services, has been nominated as the next President-elect/Secretary of the National Association of College Stores (NACS) Board. Alb, who joined The Book Store at Western as Director in 2001, has been an active volunteer in the...

Fed investment backs new facilities, collaboration

Fed investment backs new facilities, collaboration

A pair of Western facilities currently under construction received a $45-million shot in the arm earlier today thanks to the Post-Secondary Institutions Strategic Investment Fund, a $2-billion federal investment fund seeking to create state-of-the-art facilities on Canadian campuses.

Campus smoking changes further clear the air

Campus smoking changes further clear the air

Western community members will be able to breathe a bit easier thanks to a recent expansion of the university’s smoke-free zones. However, don’t look for a totally smoke-free campus any time soon. This week, Western expanded its smoke-free zones, known as Clear Air...

New business fits Western to a ‘tea’

New business fits Western to a ‘tea’

Andrea Gittens knows everything there is to know about tea. After all, the supervisor of Western’s latest café, Argo Tea, did go to Argo UniversiTea to learn the ins and outs of the tea business. Located in the D. B. Weldon Library (in the former home of Quotes Café),...

Redmond to head Campus Community Police Service

Redmond to head Campus Community Police Service

Chief Superintendent Daniel Redmond, former Regional Commander for the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) East Region, has been named Director of Campus Community Police Service, the university announced this week.

Western raises Pride Flag over campus

Western raises Pride Flag over campus

https://twitter.com/westernu/status/755443816862285824 On Tuesday, Western raised the Pride Flag above campus during a ceremony at noon on Concrete Beach. The flag will fly through the weekend. Originally designed by San Francisco artist Gilbert Baker in 1978, the...

Campus a-buzz with latest addition

Campus a-buzz with latest addition

Kristian Crossen has been in his new role for just over seven months and, already, he looks after more than 300,000 university workers who are ‘busy as bees’ every day.

Traffic Advisory: Road closure on campus

Traffic Advisory: Road closure on campus

Commuters in the City of London that use roadways at Western University are being advised of an upcoming construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow for a significant portion of the month of July. Construction has begun on the new Western...

Weather siren testing today

Weather siren testing today

Be advised that Western's severe weather siren is being tested throughout the afternoon of Friday, June 24. Should there be an actual weather event, you will be advised.

Board outlines university stance on rapid transit

Board outlines university stance on rapid transit

Western's Board of Governors unanimously approved a pair of recommendations earlier today outlining the university's stance on how the City of London's rapid transit system would travel to - and possibly through - the university campus. "We want to work with this city...

Summer construction season is underway

Summer construction season is underway

Campus construction and infrastructure projects will dominate the landscape this summer as the university’s long-term plans lead to short-term service interruptions. The Parking System and Infrastructure Modernization program, a $2.7-million upgrade of gates and...

Grindrod closes door on storied residence career

Grindrod closes door on storied residence career

In just over a month, Susan Grindrod can finally ignore her phone ringing at all hours of the night. After 34 years of being ‘on call,’ the Associate Vice-President of Housing & Ancillary Services & Liquor Licence Coordinator can simply roll over and go back...

Lost, found and sold

Lost, found and sold

Western’s Campus Community Police Service held its annual Unclaimed Found Property Sale on Tuesday at the University Community Centre, featuring everything from bicycles, iPods and jewelry, to watches, a clarinet and even a stainless steel BBQ utensil set. Campus...

Campus encouraged to support fire victims

Campus encouraged to support fire victims

As the tally of damage from the devastating Alberta fires becomes more apparent, Western officials are encouraging university community members to consider supporting recovery efforts through the Red Cross Emergency Fires Appeal. "Our thoughts are with all Albertans,...

Winders: Time to climb aboard rapid transit discussion

Winders: Time to climb aboard rapid transit discussion

Understand, this is not a done deal. Far from it. Earlier this week, Western hosted a pair of consultation meetings to discuss the London Rapid Transit Initiative and how it would interact with the campus. Beyond hearing from university representatives, led by Gitta...