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Off-site book storage on temporary hold

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

The long-term relocation of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday. About 45,000 Weldon ma …

Faculty employment equity ‘making gains’

Faculty employment equity ‘making gains’

Western continues to move in the right direction in carrying out its commitment to employment equity in faculty hiring, Karen Campbell, Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty), 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.

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Sam Trosow is “walking on air” following news of his appointment to Western’s Board of Governors. Yet, having served as a member of Senate for two terms, he is well aware of the occasional moments of tension between the university’s bicameral governing bodies.

Western gives nod to preferred name use

Western gives nod to preferred name use

Western students who use a name other than their legal name will soon be allowed to use that preference on everything from campus email to their diploma. It is a move, university officials say, that promotes a more inclusive community. “This is an issue that has been...

Some Sunday mid-terms to return

Some Sunday mid-terms to return

Sunday mid-term exams will be reintroduced, for just three weekends per term, during an 18-month trial period that will start during this winter term.

Senate OKs freedom of expression policy

Senate OKs freedom of expression policy

A second draft of Western’s proposed freedom of expression policy, dated Oct. 23, received unanimous approval from Senate Friday. The policy now goes to the Board of Governors on Nov. 29.

Broughdale, UWOFA and Freedom of Expression – Senate, Oct. 19

Broughdale, UWOFA and Freedom of Expression – Senate, Oct. 19

The large student gathering that took place on Broughdale Avenue at the end of September, during what has come to be known as “FoCo,” was among the chief topics of discussion at the October session of Senate, with issues of student safety, communal efforts towards solutions and the “protection” of Homecoming emerging as main concerns.

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...

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Western’s Board of Governors granted the Presidential Selection Committee a one-month extension to finish its work in finding the institution’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor, university officials announced today.

Budget gets Senate OK; heads to BOG

Budget gets Senate OK; heads to BOG

Key elements of Western’s proposed 2018-19 budget entail several multi-million-dollar projects, including re-locating the Western Wellness Centre to Thames Hall, renewing a pair of libraries and completing construction on the new Engineering building. Added academic...

Chair: Senate changes have not been forgotten

Chair: Senate changes have not been forgotten

Senators received assurances that progress into implementing recommendations as to how the university governing body operates have not been forgotten – and will, in fact, be revealed soon.

Hearn: Where are the promised changes to Senate?

Hearn: Where are the promised changes to Senate?

By Alison Hearn, Western Communications  Senator Alison Hearn submitted the following notice of motion that she intends to ask Senate to speed up implementing revisions to the governing body's representation, at Senate's regular meeting April 13: I am disappointed to...

Faculty employment equity ‘making gains’

Faculty employment equity ‘making gains’

Western continues to move in the right direction in carrying out its commitment to employment equity in faculty hiring, Karen Campbell, Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy and Faculty), 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.

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Trosow: Time to do some things differently

Sam Trosow is “walking on air” following news of his appointment to Western’s Board of Governors. Yet, having served as a member of Senate for two terms, he is well aware of the occasional moments of tension between the university’s bicameral governing bodies.

Western gives nod to preferred name use

Western gives nod to preferred name use

Western students who use a name other than their legal name will soon be allowed to use that preference on everything from campus email to their diploma. It is a move, university officials say, that promotes a more inclusive community. “This is an issue that has been...

Some Sunday mid-terms to return

Some Sunday mid-terms to return

Sunday mid-term exams will be reintroduced, for just three weekends per term, during an 18-month trial period that will start during this winter term.

Senate OKs freedom of expression policy

Senate OKs freedom of expression policy

A second draft of Western’s proposed freedom of expression policy, dated Oct. 23, received unanimous approval from Senate Friday. The policy now goes to the Board of Governors on Nov. 29.

Broughdale, UWOFA and Freedom of Expression – Senate, Oct. 19

Broughdale, UWOFA and Freedom of Expression – Senate, Oct. 19

The large student gathering that took place on Broughdale Avenue at the end of September, during what has come to be known as “FoCo,” was among the chief topics of discussion at the October session of Senate, with issues of student safety, communal efforts towards solutions and the “protection” of Homecoming emerging as main concerns.

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...

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Presidential search expected to wrap in November

Western’s Board of Governors granted the Presidential Selection Committee a one-month extension to finish its work in finding the institution’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor, university officials announced today.

Budget gets Senate OK; heads to BOG

Budget gets Senate OK; heads to BOG

Key elements of Western’s proposed 2018-19 budget entail several multi-million-dollar projects, including re-locating the Western Wellness Centre to Thames Hall, renewing a pair of libraries and completing construction on the new Engineering building. Added academic...

Chair: Senate changes have not been forgotten

Chair: Senate changes have not been forgotten

Senators received assurances that progress into implementing recommendations as to how the university governing body operates have not been forgotten – and will, in fact, be revealed soon.

Hearn: Where are the promised changes to Senate?

Hearn: Where are the promised changes to Senate?

By Alison Hearn, Western Communications  Senator Alison Hearn submitted the following notice of motion that she intends to ask Senate to speed up implementing revisions to the governing body's representation, at Senate's regular meeting April 13: I am disappointed to...