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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...

Western drafts freedom-of-expression policy

Western drafts freedom-of-expression policy

Freedom of expression is an essential component of a healthy democracy. After extensive campus community consultations, the Western Provost’s Ad Hoc Committee for Freedom of Expression has established a draft policy that will be presented to Senate on Oct. 19,  for...

Dates set for Freedom of Expression consultation

Dates set for Freedom of Expression consultation

The Provost’s Ad Hoc Committee on Freedom of Expression is inviting the university community to offer its thoughts on what considerations the committee should reflect upon when drafting Western’s policy on freedom of expression, Michael Milde, Committee Chair, announced today.

Committee to eye policy on campus free speech

Committee to eye policy on campus free speech

Western has struck an ad hoc committee dedicated to codifying, in consultation with the campus community, the university’s policy on free speech, Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Andrew Hrymak announced Monday.

Provost sets down vision for changing campus

Provost sets down vision for changing campus

Andrew Hrymak said goodbye to his old job three times and then hello to his new one – all while never leaving his favourite campus parking space. Even for the former Western Engineering dean, that’s a nifty trick.

Remembering the ‘father of the modern Western’

Remembering the ‘father of the modern Western’

With the death of Grant Reuber, the Western community mourns the loss of a vital force in the university’s progress over a half century. Those who called him friend are stunned by the disappearance of a truly remarkable man who had seemed indestructible.

Engineering Dean Hrymak named new Provost

Engineering Dean Hrymak named new Provost

Western Engineering Dean Andrew Hrymak will become the Provost & Vice-President (Academic), effective Aug. 1, following the approval of his appointment by Western’s Board of Governors.

Provost to step down in 2018; search to begin immediately

Provost to step down in 2018; search to begin immediately

Western Provost & Vice-President (Academic) Janice Deakin, one of the longest-serving provosts among Canada’s U15 universities, will step down from her role July 31, 2018, Western President Amit Chakma announced today.

University to honour ‘lucky’ Jameson

University to honour ‘lucky’ Jameson

Retired in 2009, former Executive Assistant to the President and Provost Dalin Jameson will be presented with the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service as part of the university’s 307th Convocation.

Schwean appointed to second term as Education dean

Schwean appointed to second term as Education dean

Vicki Schwean has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of Western’s Faculty of Education, beginning Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, 2022, Janice Deakin, Western’s Provost & Vice-President (Academic), announced last week. Schwean’s re-appointment was advanced...

‘People are now ready to do something.’

‘People are now ready to do something.’

Western professor Victoria Esses stressed that our nature is to help. “People want to do something, but they need a solution,” said the Director of Western’s Centre for Research on Migration and Ethnic Relations. “Sometimes, if you’re bombarded with information and,...