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Senate questions Library collections plan

Senate questions Library collections plan

Western Libraries faced questions from Senators having difficulty with the way the university plans to turn the page on traditional ways of housing its collection in favour of a long-planned renovation to library physical space and an expanded digital coll …

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Western’s Presidential Search Committee, tasked with finding a successor to President Amit Chakma, was named this week, consisting of 10 members – five elected by the Board of Governors and five elected by Senate.

Board: Presidential search to kick off in New Year

Board: Presidential search to kick off in New Year

Western will soon begin the process of finding the university’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor after President Amit Chakma announced last week he will not seek a third term. Given roughly 19 months remaining in the top post, however, Chakma stressed there is still...

Senate seeks clarity on president’s future

Senate seeks clarity on president’s future

Stay tuned, Western. That was the unanimous response to questions that arose during last week’s Senate meeting regarding future plans of Western President Amit Chakma. Senators raised a number of questions regarding the university’s presidential review and appointment...

Kwan sends message of optimism about future

Kwan sends message of optimism about future

Despite an unsettled political climate around the world, and changing, uncertain times in the postsecondary sector, Kathleen Kwan feels Western faces a promising future. “With its reputation, breadth of scholarship and research, there are just so many channels of...

Kwan tapped as University Secretary

Kwan tapped as University Secretary

Kathleen Kwan has been named Western University Secretariat, effective September 2017, university officials announced this week. Kwan has served as Director of Legal Services and University Solicitor at the University of Hertfordshire (U.K.) since 2010.

Senate OK’s Fall Reading Week

Senate OK’s Fall Reading Week

With Reading Week in full swing, Western’s Senate approved a similar study break in October. Late last week, Senators unanimously voted in favour of a Fall Reading Week, replacing the current two-day study break. With the support of the University Students’ Council,...

No violation over Reunion Weekend controversy

No violation over Reunion Weekend controversy

Following an investigation by Campus Community Police Service, Western found no breach of the Student Code of Conduct occurred regarding the four students photographed beneath a banner reading ‘Western Lives Matter’ in a widely circulated photograph from Reunion...

Western suspends Hong Kong Convocation

Western suspends Hong Kong Convocation

Western has suspended its Convocation ceremonies in Hong Kong effective immediately, but left the door open for future ceremonies should interest return. University Senate approved the move at its regular meeting last week. For years, the Ivey Business School has...

Senate, research reports rolled out

Senate, research reports rolled out

As university Senate heads into its summer break, the Western community can look forward to transitioning from ‘fact-finding’ to ‘action-taking’ after more than a year of governing body introspection. Officially, four committees were addressing issues that arose from...

Senate hears about Homecoming plan

Senate hears about Homecoming plan

The time has come for “decisive action” regarding a particularly notorious street party that has marred official Homecoming celebrations and frustrated university and city officials in recent years, two top university officials told Senate Friday afternoon. “Whatever...

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.

Chakma: Attack serves as a reminder work remains

Chakma: Attack serves as a reminder work remains

Condemning the downtown London attack on Western student Mohammad Sharifi in the “strongest possible terms,” Western President Amit Chakma called on the university community to continue working toward a more inclusive institution and, in turn, society. “This is an...

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Members of Presidential Search Committee named

Western’s Presidential Search Committee, tasked with finding a successor to President Amit Chakma, was named this week, consisting of 10 members – five elected by the Board of Governors and five elected by Senate.

Board: Presidential search to kick off in New Year

Board: Presidential search to kick off in New Year

Western will soon begin the process of finding the university’s 11th President and Vice-Chancellor after President Amit Chakma announced last week he will not seek a third term. Given roughly 19 months remaining in the top post, however, Chakma stressed there is still...

Senate seeks clarity on president’s future

Senate seeks clarity on president’s future

Stay tuned, Western. That was the unanimous response to questions that arose during last week’s Senate meeting regarding future plans of Western President Amit Chakma. Senators raised a number of questions regarding the university’s presidential review and appointment...

Kwan sends message of optimism about future

Kwan sends message of optimism about future

Despite an unsettled political climate around the world, and changing, uncertain times in the postsecondary sector, Kathleen Kwan feels Western faces a promising future. “With its reputation, breadth of scholarship and research, there are just so many channels of...

Kwan tapped as University Secretary

Kwan tapped as University Secretary

Kathleen Kwan has been named Western University Secretariat, effective September 2017, university officials announced this week. Kwan has served as Director of Legal Services and University Solicitor at the University of Hertfordshire (U.K.) since 2010.

Senate OK’s Fall Reading Week

Senate OK’s Fall Reading Week

With Reading Week in full swing, Western’s Senate approved a similar study break in October. Late last week, Senators unanimously voted in favour of a Fall Reading Week, replacing the current two-day study break. With the support of the University Students’ Council,...

No violation over Reunion Weekend controversy

No violation over Reunion Weekend controversy

Following an investigation by Campus Community Police Service, Western found no breach of the Student Code of Conduct occurred regarding the four students photographed beneath a banner reading ‘Western Lives Matter’ in a widely circulated photograph from Reunion...

Western suspends Hong Kong Convocation

Western suspends Hong Kong Convocation

Western has suspended its Convocation ceremonies in Hong Kong effective immediately, but left the door open for future ceremonies should interest return. University Senate approved the move at its regular meeting last week. For years, the Ivey Business School has...

Senate, research reports rolled out

Senate, research reports rolled out

As university Senate heads into its summer break, the Western community can look forward to transitioning from ‘fact-finding’ to ‘action-taking’ after more than a year of governing body introspection. Officially, four committees were addressing issues that arose from...

Senate hears about Homecoming plan

Senate hears about Homecoming plan

The time has come for “decisive action” regarding a particularly notorious street party that has marred official Homecoming celebrations and frustrated university and city officials in recent years, two top university officials told Senate Friday afternoon. “Whatever...

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.

Chakma: Attack serves as a reminder work remains

Chakma: Attack serves as a reminder work remains

Condemning the downtown London attack on Western student Mohammad Sharifi in the “strongest possible terms,” Western President Amit Chakma called on the university community to continue working toward a more inclusive institution and, in turn, society. “This is an...