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Expert insight: Stop dissing pessimism, it’s part of being human

Expert insight: Stop dissing pessimism, it’s part of being human

In today’s society, being happy and having an optimistic attitude are social expectations that weigh heavily on how we live and the choices we make. Some psychologists have pointed out how happiness has evolved into an industry. In turn, this has crea …

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

A new report calling for paid “attachment leave” for newly adopting Canadian families is reaching the ears of policy-makers in Ottawa, where advocates hope their call find its way into federal party platforms.

Annual Words festival to capture our stories

Annual Words festival to capture our stories

“I love regional literary festivals. When I’m in a town or a city, and there is one happening, I will go,” says Western Writer-in-Residence Cherie Dimaline, among the featured authors at Words: London’s Literary and Creative Arts Festival.

Filmmaker has no problem leaving you with questions

Filmmaker has no problem leaving you with questions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGxUG3cC9Mw It was the summer of 2015 when former U.S. Marine and world-record weightlifter Matt Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. Known for squatting 1,003 pounds, benching 738 pounds and deadlifting 810 pounds, she...

Forging on the feminist fitness journey

Forging on the feminist fitness journey

It started as a personal blog on which philosophers Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan would share their fitness journeys, publicly tackling a challenge to be in the best shape of their lives by the age of 50.

Crossing ‘Borders’ for global understanding

Crossing ‘Borders’ for global understanding

Andrew Botterell couldn’t ignore the email. When a note from Academics Without Borders (AWB) popped up in his inbox, requesting curriculum support for Bahir Dar University’s law school in Ethiopia, it might as well have addressed him directly. Botterell, who is the...

New program a chip off the Oxford block

New program a chip off the Oxford block

As of next year, Western undergraduate students will have the opportunity to enroll in a program inspired by what The Guardian and BBC once dubbed “the degree that runs Britain.” Oxford University’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program – which makes up a...

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

Working with a yeast model of Huntington’s, Patrick Lajoie is uncovering some of the mystery associated with Huntington’s disease. His work was one of four Western projects sharing in nearly $1 million in CFI funding.

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

From delving into the modeling neurodegenerative diseases to looking into digital philosophy, four Western researchers will share in nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

Report advocates for adoptive parent leave

A new report calling for paid “attachment leave” for newly adopting Canadian families is reaching the ears of policy-makers in Ottawa, where advocates hope their call find its way into federal party platforms.

Annual Words festival to capture our stories

Annual Words festival to capture our stories

“I love regional literary festivals. When I’m in a town or a city, and there is one happening, I will go,” says Western Writer-in-Residence Cherie Dimaline, among the featured authors at Words: London’s Literary and Creative Arts Festival.

Filmmaker has no problem leaving you with questions

Filmmaker has no problem leaving you with questions

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TGxUG3cC9Mw It was the summer of 2015 when former U.S. Marine and world-record weightlifter Matt Kroczaleski was publicly outed as being transgender. Known for squatting 1,003 pounds, benching 738 pounds and deadlifting 810 pounds, she...

Forging on the feminist fitness journey

Forging on the feminist fitness journey

It started as a personal blog on which philosophers Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan would share their fitness journeys, publicly tackling a challenge to be in the best shape of their lives by the age of 50.

Crossing ‘Borders’ for global understanding

Crossing ‘Borders’ for global understanding

Andrew Botterell couldn’t ignore the email. When a note from Academics Without Borders (AWB) popped up in his inbox, requesting curriculum support for Bahir Dar University’s law school in Ethiopia, it might as well have addressed him directly. Botterell, who is the...

New program a chip off the Oxford block

New program a chip off the Oxford block

As of next year, Western undergraduate students will have the opportunity to enroll in a program inspired by what The Guardian and BBC once dubbed “the degree that runs Britain.” Oxford University’s PPE (Philosophy, Politics and Economics) program – which makes up a...

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

Working with a yeast model of Huntington’s, Patrick Lajoie is uncovering some of the mystery associated with Huntington’s disease. His work was one of four Western projects sharing in nearly $1 million in CFI funding.

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

From delving into the modeling neurodegenerative diseases to looking into digital philosophy, four Western researchers will share in nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...