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Reid awarded Grand Challenge

Reid awarded Grand Challenge

Western professor Dr. Gregor Reid and his Lawson Health Research Institute team have been named Grand Challenges Explorations winners, an initiative funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The researchers, one of only three Canadian recipients, are the first London, Ont.-based team ever to receive the award.

2012 Western Humanitarian Award Winners

2012 Western Humanitarian Award Winners

It was with great pleasure I learned a few weeks ago Henri Boyi received the Western Humanitarian Award. I nominated Henri for the award last semester during my short stint as acting chair of the Department of French Studies, and unlike the many small and not-so-small duties one has to do in that role, I felt this was one that really meant something, especially if it was going to be successful.

Professor’s donation reaches ‘East’ to help

Marianne Larsen admits she gets ‘that feeling’ when she knows something is right. And it was ‘that feeling’ which stirred the emotions in the Faculty of Education professor to make a make a $1.06 million donation to Western Heads East.

Million-dollar gift enriches lives in Africa

Thanks to a $1.06-million gift, The University of Western Ontario will expand its community-driven Western Heads East program that provides disease-fighting probiotic yogurt to people living with HIV/AIDS in Africa.

University needs to dig deep to be global-ready

University needs to dig deep to be global-ready

As a business student, Melyssa Kerr worried she wouldn’t be able “to do good” when she joined a working world focused on the bottom line. But an experience abroad showed her passion for community service did not have to be relegated to a weekend hobby.

Western Heads East gets boost from CIDA

Western Heads East gets boost from CIDA

Western Heads East is one of 37 Canadian university projects to receive seed funding for a new Students for Development program funded by the Canadian International Development Agency.

New senior position targets internationalization

New senior position targets internationalization

As The University of Western Ontario embraces some ambitious goals for attracting more international students, university Senate recently approved the creation of a new senior administration position to focus solely on implementing this stronger international presence on campus.