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Western interns head East – remotely

Western interns head East – remotely

A longstanding partnership between Western students and community groups in Africa took place virtually, from locations all across the globe.

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Business, English grad takes the road less travelled

Ellie Sak may well be the first business student in Ivey Business School history to clinch an internship by reciting Robert Frost poems. And, to borrow from the poet’s voice, that has made all the difference in helping her land a career she loves.

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Western students and their Cuban peers will be at the forefront of understanding how communities can better withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer thanks to a new scholars network designed to offer on-the-ground opportunities for young researchers.

Baron named to head Western International efforts

Baron named to head Western International efforts

Career international education advocate Britta Baron has been named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International), effective July 1, through June 30, 2025, Western officials announced today.

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

About 500 mourners gathered Wednesday in a memorial service at Western’s Alumni Hall in a tearful tribute to four graduate students who lost their lives on Flight PS752.

Student research eyes probiotic food access

Student research eyes probiotic food access

Non-dairy alternatives for the creation of a life-sustaining probiotic yogurt may offer a new affordable option to African communities that have come to depend on the product, all thanks to the work of a group of seven student researchers.

Western brings yogurt enterprise to London

Western brings yogurt enterprise to London

It has been 15 years since Western Heads East first introduced a social enterprise around its probiotic yogurt in Africa. Now, they are looking to replicate that success closer to home.

Western welcomes admissions counselors

Western welcomes admissions counselors

This week, the Western campus plays host to more than 1,500 members of the International Association of College Admission Counseling for their annual education conference.

Sanitary pad innovation answers the Challenge

Sanitary pad innovation answers the Challenge

The SheCycle project – the University of Waterloo student-led initiative to introduce a unique antimicrobial reusable sanitary pad that can be locally sourced and distributed in Uganda – won the 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge, held last week at Western.

Kind Mail eases exam stress

Kind Mail eases exam stress

More than 1,800 on- and off-campus students preparing for exams will be receiving postcards with personal messages from alumni as Western delivers its third year of Kind Mail.

President’s breakfast celebrates diversity

President’s breakfast celebrates diversity

A snowy morning, unfamiliar to some in the room, didn’t stop more than 250 international students from gathering for the sixth annual President’s Breakfast for International & Exchange Students. The event capped off International Week, a week-long celebration of...

Student-founded cello-fest rocks Ecuador

Student-founded cello-fest rocks Ecuador

Western cello student Ivan Fabara has transported his instrument across four centuries and 10,000 kilometres – far from its festive origins in Italy and now home to a festival he founded in Ecuador.

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

Western University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at a special ceremony to launch Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ UNIST. The...

Western assisting Saudi students in transition

Western assisting Saudi students in transition

Western International is helping Saudi students with academic counselling and social supports as they prepare to leave Western University ­– and Canada ­– upon the orders of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

Towards ethical global North-South relationships

To hell with good intentions. This was the title of a speech delivered in 1968 by Ivan Illich, an Austrian philosopher and social critic of contemporary Western culture, to the Conference of InterAmerican Student Projects. Illich warned of the dangers of paternalism...