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Riverfest returns to Western campus, with focus on water justice

Riverfest returns to Western campus, with focus on water justice

Riverfest, a celebration of the Deshkan Ziibi (Thames River) and what it represents for the communities that live in London, Ont., is back for the second year. Among the themes it explores is the question of water justice, through a unique art exhibit titl …

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards have helped not only the university, but the entire London community, continue to turn over a new leaf when it comes to environmental sustainability. Established in 2008, the Western Green Awards celebrate individuals...

Campus Clean Up set for April 2

Campus Clean Up set for April 2

Western will host its annual Campus Clean Up on Thursday, April 2. The event will be open to all students, staff and faculty at Western. “The clean-up represents a fun and easy way for members of the Western community to get involved on campus,” said Beverley Ayeni,...

Swapculture makes sustainability possible ‘off the rack’

Swapculture makes sustainability possible ‘off the rack’

Sanchi Parulkar, a first-year Foods & Nutrition student, organizes shirts at Western’s first clothing swap, which took place on the second floor of the University Community Centre last weekend. Organized by fourth-year student Jeremy De Mello and Jennifer Hao, his...

Western looks to the STARS and strikes Gold

Western looks to the STARS and strikes Gold

Western shot for the STARS and landed on Gold. The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) recently awarded Western a Gold rating for its sustainability on campus. The university is one of three in Canada with a Gold rating under STARS 2.0, the...

Sharing his frustration around changing climate for science

Sharing his frustration around changing climate for science

It’s probably an understatement to say Gordon McBean is frustrated. The Western Geography professor, a scientific leader on climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental issues, is tired of being on the defensive. Internationally recognized for decades of...

McBean heads International Council for Science

McBean heads International Council for Science

Western Geography professor Gordon McBean assumed the role of president of the International Council for Science at the conclusion of the organization’s General Assembly last month. McBean is only the second Canadian to take up this office. In his inaugural address,...

Coffee cups now recyclable across campus

Coffee cups now recyclable across campus

Western loves its coffee. And we have the numbers to prove it. Every day, the university community throws an average of 12,000 coffee cups into garbage bins across campus. Those once-unrecyclable cups, which provided so much joy when full, created a mess for campus –...

New substation to help power campus growth

With energy demand pushed to the brink across the campus core, Western is planning construction of a new electric substation this spring – one Facilities Management officials say will ease the strain on the existing system.

Western named to Princeton Review’s green guide

For the second consecutive year, Western joined The University of British Columbia as one of only two Canadian universities profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.

Professor charges toward better battery life

While you may see a Chevrolet Volt here, or a Nissan Leaf there, the future of the electric car has a way to go when it comes to safety, cost and, especially, performance. However, Engineering professor Andy Sun may have an answer to that final challenge.

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards have helped not only the university, but the entire London community, continue to turn over a new leaf when it comes to environmental sustainability. Established in 2008, the Western Green Awards celebrate individuals...

Campus Clean Up set for April 2

Campus Clean Up set for April 2

Western will host its annual Campus Clean Up on Thursday, April 2. The event will be open to all students, staff and faculty at Western. “The clean-up represents a fun and easy way for members of the Western community to get involved on campus,” said Beverley Ayeni,...

Swapculture makes sustainability possible ‘off the rack’

Swapculture makes sustainability possible ‘off the rack’

Sanchi Parulkar, a first-year Foods & Nutrition student, organizes shirts at Western’s first clothing swap, which took place on the second floor of the University Community Centre last weekend. Organized by fourth-year student Jeremy De Mello and Jennifer Hao, his...

Western looks to the STARS and strikes Gold

Western looks to the STARS and strikes Gold

Western shot for the STARS and landed on Gold. The Sustainability Tracking Assessment and Rating System (STARS) recently awarded Western a Gold rating for its sustainability on campus. The university is one of three in Canada with a Gold rating under STARS 2.0, the...

Sharing his frustration around changing climate for science

Sharing his frustration around changing climate for science

It’s probably an understatement to say Gordon McBean is frustrated. The Western Geography professor, a scientific leader on climate change, disaster risk reduction and environmental issues, is tired of being on the defensive. Internationally recognized for decades of...

McBean heads International Council for Science

McBean heads International Council for Science

Western Geography professor Gordon McBean assumed the role of president of the International Council for Science at the conclusion of the organization’s General Assembly last month. McBean is only the second Canadian to take up this office. In his inaugural address,...

Coffee cups now recyclable across campus

Coffee cups now recyclable across campus

Western loves its coffee. And we have the numbers to prove it. Every day, the university community throws an average of 12,000 coffee cups into garbage bins across campus. Those once-unrecyclable cups, which provided so much joy when full, created a mess for campus –...

New substation to help power campus growth

With energy demand pushed to the brink across the campus core, Western is planning construction of a new electric substation this spring – one Facilities Management officials say will ease the strain on the existing system.

Western named to Princeton Review’s green guide

For the second consecutive year, Western joined The University of British Columbia as one of only two Canadian universities profiled in The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition.

Professor charges toward better battery life

While you may see a Chevrolet Volt here, or a Nissan Leaf there, the future of the electric car has a way to go when it comes to safety, cost and, especially, performance. However, Engineering professor Andy Sun may have an answer to that final challenge.