Political Science
Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

Morneau, Philpott named to Trudeau cabinet

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.

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

Scholars named among emerging generation of leaders

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.

Singh, Young earn 2015 Hellmuth Prize

Singh, Young earn 2015 Hellmuth Prize

The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.

Kargiannakis, Pinto named among Queen’s Young Leaders

Kargiannakis, Pinto named among Queen’s Young Leaders

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....

Dyczok: Beaming academic expertise across the globe

Dyczok: Beaming academic expertise across the globe

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...

Student groups answer world’s challenges

Student groups answer world’s challenges

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...

Dyckok: Difficult to cross the line, when you have no idea where it is

Dyckok: Difficult to cross the line, when you have no idea where it is

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...

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

25 years after the fall of the Berlin Wall

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.

Dyczok: Rising up in a far different world

Dyczok: Rising up in a far different world

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...

Pinto tapped among Canadian election observers

Pinto tapped among Canadian election observers

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...

Western takes to the community ice

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.

Flag lowered in student’s memory

Flag lowered in student’s memory

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.

Dyczok: Cutting through Ukraine information and disinformation

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.”

Dyczok: Struggling to inform the world

‘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.

Teaching Fellows Program looks to spark classroom innovation

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.