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Senate OK’s second look at Convocation process

Senate OK’s second look at Convocation process

Two longstanding groups charged with overseeing Convocation – the Convocation Board and Honorary Degrees Committee – will work together to propose improvements to the process surrounding the biannual event. University Senate approved a plan Friday t …

President releases consultation update

President releases consultation update

The ‘Engaging the Campus Community – Progress Report’ highlights the actions underway to address the issues the president heard about from the university community during formal and informal discussions over the last several weeks.

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Karen Campbell has been appointed to a four-year term as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty), starting July 1, 2016. She will begin Sept. 1 as Special Advisor to the Provost and Vice-Provost-Elect, working closely with Alan Weedon during the final year of his term.

Chakma to Senate: Listening Tour to continue into fall

Chakma to Senate: Listening Tour to continue into fall

Western President Amit Chakma said his initial meetings with groups and individuals, part of his Listening Tour to engage the campus community, have been filled with “tone and substance” and he remains “very optimistic” about the ability to resolve the challenges...

President eyes future after Senate vote

President eyes future after Senate vote

Western President Amit Chakma survived a non-confidence vote from the university Senate last week. Now, the president says he is determined to bring a divided university back together.

Senate readies for non-confidence debates

Senate readies for non-confidence debates

Western President Amit Chakma continues to push forward on his announced 100-Day Plan, even as the university Senate prepares to debate a motion of non-confidence in his leadership on Friday. The president has spent the better part of his post-Senate meeting week...

Senate gives budget OK with eye on uncertain future

Senate gives budget OK with eye on uncertain future

With a provincial deficit at record high levels, Western is facing a somewhat uncertain fiscal future as it embarks on a new four-year budget cycle, according to a report heard by university Senate April 10. The provincial government has missed its expected revenue...

Chakma apologizes, sets engagement plan

Chakma apologizes, sets engagement plan

Calling the criticism of recent weeks “a wake-up call,” Western President Amit Chakma apologized to Senate Friday and outlined a plan for broader engagement between his administration and the campus community.

President’s Speech to University Senate

President’s Speech to University Senate

On Friday, Western President Amit Chakma addressed the university Senate regarding his contract and how he plans to “begin the process of regaining your trust.” View complete text of his remarks here.

Senate explores future financial landscape

Senate explores future financial landscape

While not as drastic as the Common Sense Revolution cuts of the early 1990s, this latest round of provincial cuts to postsecondary education is still akin to “death by 1,000 cuts,” Janice Deakin told university Senate members last week.

Senate OKs new fall break

Senate OKs new fall break

On Friday, Senate passed a motion to include Fall Study Days at the end of October, starting in the 2013-14 academic year. These break days will take place on the last Thursday and Friday of October.

Budget rollout meets with Senate approval

Budget rollout meets with Senate approval

In the wake of a provincial budget that, among widespread cuts, spared post-secondary education, and a federal budget that promises significant investment in research and development at Canadian universities, Western is modestly moving on to year two of its current four-year budget cycle.

President releases consultation update

President releases consultation update

The ‘Engaging the Campus Community – Progress Report’ highlights the actions underway to address the issues the president heard about from the university community during formal and informal discussions over the last several weeks.

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Campbell appointed Vice-Provost

Karen Campbell has been appointed to a four-year term as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty), starting July 1, 2016. She will begin Sept. 1 as Special Advisor to the Provost and Vice-Provost-Elect, working closely with Alan Weedon during the final year of his term.

Chakma to Senate: Listening Tour to continue into fall

Chakma to Senate: Listening Tour to continue into fall

Western President Amit Chakma said his initial meetings with groups and individuals, part of his Listening Tour to engage the campus community, have been filled with “tone and substance” and he remains “very optimistic” about the ability to resolve the challenges...

President eyes future after Senate vote

President eyes future after Senate vote

Western President Amit Chakma survived a non-confidence vote from the university Senate last week. Now, the president says he is determined to bring a divided university back together.

Senate readies for non-confidence debates

Senate readies for non-confidence debates

Western President Amit Chakma continues to push forward on his announced 100-Day Plan, even as the university Senate prepares to debate a motion of non-confidence in his leadership on Friday. The president has spent the better part of his post-Senate meeting week...

Senate gives budget OK with eye on uncertain future

Senate gives budget OK with eye on uncertain future

With a provincial deficit at record high levels, Western is facing a somewhat uncertain fiscal future as it embarks on a new four-year budget cycle, according to a report heard by university Senate April 10. The provincial government has missed its expected revenue...

Chakma apologizes, sets engagement plan

Chakma apologizes, sets engagement plan

Calling the criticism of recent weeks “a wake-up call,” Western President Amit Chakma apologized to Senate Friday and outlined a plan for broader engagement between his administration and the campus community.

President’s Speech to University Senate

President’s Speech to University Senate

On Friday, Western President Amit Chakma addressed the university Senate regarding his contract and how he plans to “begin the process of regaining your trust.” View complete text of his remarks here.

Senate explores future financial landscape

Senate explores future financial landscape

While not as drastic as the Common Sense Revolution cuts of the early 1990s, this latest round of provincial cuts to postsecondary education is still akin to “death by 1,000 cuts,” Janice Deakin told university Senate members last week.

Senate OKs new fall break

Senate OKs new fall break

On Friday, Senate passed a motion to include Fall Study Days at the end of October, starting in the 2013-14 academic year. These break days will take place on the last Thursday and Friday of October.

Budget rollout meets with Senate approval

Budget rollout meets with Senate approval

In the wake of a provincial budget that, among widespread cuts, spared post-secondary education, and a federal budget that promises significant investment in research and development at Canadian universities, Western is modestly moving on to year two of its current four-year budget cycle.