Recently elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau tapped William Morneau, BA’86 (Political Science), as Finance Minister and Jane Philpott, MD’84, as Health Minister during ceremonies held today at Rideau Hall.
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.
The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.
Recent Western alumni Melissa Kargiannakis and Aaron Joshua Pinto have been named among the recipients of the 2015 Queen’s Young Leaders Awards, announced by the organization today. Of 2,000 applicants, 60 award recipients across Commonwealth countries were selected....
When I received an invitation to speak to students in Moscow, I immediately said yes. The invitation came from professor Igor Klyukanov of Eastern Washington University. He edits the British-based Russian Journal of Communication, actively follows events in Ukraine...
How will we remember 2014? Probably through one or more of these faces.
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...
Editor’s note: As part of a Canadian election monitoring mission, Western professor Marta Dyczok visited Sumy Region in Ukraine. In this report, which first aired on Public Radio Ukraine, Hromadske Radio, she tells of her experience of visiting Ukraine’s unprotected...
In August 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected, thereby dividing overnight a city and dueling ideologies for the next 28 years. On Nov. 9, 1989, the world watched as jubilant crowds gathered to celebrate its crumbling. To commemorate the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, five Western scholars reflect on that moment’s meaning.
On Aug. 13, 1961, the Berlin Wall was erected, thereby dividing overnight a city, families and dueling ideologies for the next 28 years. On Nov. 9, 1989, the world watched as jubilant crowds gathered on both sides of that Wall to celebrate the opening of its...
In less than a week, recent Western alumnus Aaron Joshua Pinto will fan out across Ukraine, along with hundreds of Canadian election observers, to monitor the integrity of the embattled country’s early Verkhovna Rada parliamentary elections. Pinto has been selected...
For many students, these four people stand at the head of the class.
From Geography and Dentistry to Audiology, the Research Park and even members of the Mustangs rowing team, Western paints the London Speed Skating Club purple.
The Western community is mourning the death of Patrick James Drummond, a second-year Political Science student, who died Dec. 27. A memorial service was held on Jan. 3.
Three Western teams hope to drive away with a national campus competition’s top prize.
Ruslana, a Ukrainian pop star-turned-activist, sat facing Wolf Blitzer in CNN’s Situation Room. She had spent three months in Kiev’s Independence Square, Maidan Nezalezhnosti, singing and making speeches in support of Ukraine’s right to democracy and free speech. In the middle of the night on Dec. 10, when riot police attacked the unarmed protesters, her voice could be heard from the stage and live streaming on television, calling out: “Wake up, anyone who can hear me, come out and help.”
‘Excuse me, who are you and why are you here?’ Ukrainian Public Radio correspondent Andriy Kulykov asked a group of heavily armed men in unmarked uniforms near a military base in Perevalne, Crimea. He received no response.
The creation of a massive online course for Health Science students, helping students develop information literacy and an online dissection simulation for hands-on virtual training will be the focus of the newly created Teaching Fellows Program at Western.
Jaxson Khan’s recent trip to Iqaluit was the start of a dialogue – one he hopes brings about positive change, not only in Canada’s Great North, but across the nation.
M. NourbeSe Philip never wanted to be a poet. She didn’t really want to be a lawyer, either. She wanted to be a spy.