Most classes and exams move online, students encouraged to leave residence.
Group will advise and support Western’s future associate vice-president of equity, diversity and inclusion
National group aims to create access to work-integrated learning for every student.
“We expect to return to face-to-face instruction, and more of the on-campus experiences we all love, this coming September,” said President Alan Shepard.
Update from Western President Alan Shepard
Western delays in-person instruction to February 21, following Reading Week. Virtual classes go ahead as planned.
Western’s renewed and renewable commitment to sustainability is far more than a (phosphate-free) laundry list of activities.
After leading Western’s academic operations through the tumultuous COVID-19 pandemic, Professor Andrew Hrymak will take on a critical new role in building Western’s future, as special advisor to President Alan Shepard on industry partnerships, the green economy, and sustainability.
Western is accelerating its sustainability efforts with a renewed advisory committee that will guide the university’s environmental strategy across campus.
Western – along with Brescia, Huron and King’s university colleges – will provide financial support for students who are former crown wards.
As they work to embed equity, diversity and inclusion principles into institutional structure, Western’s first anti-racism advisors are asking the campus community to join them in their journey.
Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia will help Western lay the foundation for a sustained strategy to combat racism on campus.
Western will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for tackling racism on campus and in the world.
The campus community will have an opportunity to offer input into the university’s anti-racism efforts as part of a series of listening sessions scheduled for next month.
The university’s anti-racism working group is expected to begin its meeting this month as it works to identify policy gaps and to counter racism on campus, members of Western’s Board of Governors were told Thursday.
A working group exploring race relations across campus will begin its work in December with the aim of issuing a report on its findings in early March, Western officials announced.
In the wake of recent incidents over the past week, Western’s President is launching a working group to better understand and target issues of racism on campus.