Provost and Vice-President (Academic)
New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study and research across campus will have a permanent advocate in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for health-care workers within days if not hours.

Yoo: Relationships central to success

Yoo: Relationships central to success

Understanding the value of relationships came early for Dr. John Yoo. And that philosophy will continue on as he prepares to step into his new role as Dean of the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what remains the deadliest mass shooting in the country’s history. Twelve engineering students. One nursing student. One university...

Remember 30: Equity leaders

Remember 30: Equity leaders

When I think about Dec. 6, 1989, I remember the feelings of that day – the shock and the horror that grew with each image and story that began to emerge.

Brunette-Debassige, White earn Atlohsa Awards

Brunette-Debassige, White earn Atlohsa Awards

Western community members Candace Brunette-Debassige and Jerry White were named among seven honourees earning Atlohsa Peace Awards for their contributions in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.

Architect named to shape new Indigenous space

Architect named to shape new Indigenous space

Redquill Architecture, led by Wanda Dalla Costa, a firm that specializes in Indigenous architecture, planning and design, has been enlisted to help the Western community shape a new Indigenous space on campus.

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.

Education Library circles into Indigenous centre

One of the most remarkable spaces on campus will take on new importance as Western creates a new Indigenous learning and gathering space, as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Western, London welcome the world this summer

Western, London welcome the world this summer

The world comes to Western this summer in a big way during an intense few weeks of conferences and gatherings that will bring economic heft and international flavour to the city.

CRC push opens doors to diverse applicants

CRC push opens doors to diverse applicants

Western has opened the Canada Research Chair (CRC) application process in a special call for candidates who demonstrate research excellence and who meet equity, diversity and inclusion criteria.

Coley named Western Engineering Dean

Coley named Western Engineering Dean

Nationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, effective July 1, Andrew Hrymak, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced Friday.

Hodgson named Ivey Business School Dean

Hodgson named Ivey Business School Dean

Former IBM executive Sharon Hodgson has been named the next Dean of the Ivey Business School, Andrew Hrymak, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced today.

Provost: Tuition cuts to pack a budget punch

Provost: Tuition cuts to pack a budget punch

Lower base spending will have to take place at Western – both institutionally and at the unit level – as the impact of tuition rollbacks ripples through campus budget planning, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President Academic, told university Senate Friday.

Provost: Closing decisions ‘not made lightly’

Provost: Closing decisions ‘not made lightly’

Weather-related university closings – like weather forecasting itself – is not an exact science, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic), told university Senate Friday.

Western issues information on cannabis on campus

Western issues information on cannabis on campus

Western has issued this statement, below, about the use of cannabis on campus. It identifies the current regulations that restrict or permit cannabis use, and the process for determining its future use on campus: Western information on cannabis on campus: Recreational...