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University rallies to move courses online

University rallies to move courses online

As hundreds of courses go online this week, the university community is embracing a brave new world – one that would not have been possible without a spirit of flexibility, collaboration and resilience across campus, Western e-learning experts say.

Caution urged in wake of LifeLabs cyber-attack

Caution urged in wake of LifeLabs cyber-attack

Western is aware that LifeLabs, a health-care laboratory test company, has experienced a cyber-attack that involved unauthorized access to its computer systems. This resulted in the potential exposure of personal information of approximately 15 million client accounts.

Awards honour excellence among us

Awards honour excellence among us

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Couchman: Keep cyber security front of mind

Couchman: Keep cyber security front of mind

Did you know that October is Cyber Security Awareness Month? Study after study state that the most effective tool for cyber security is awareness and building a strong culture of cyber resiliency. At Western, we call this being Cybersmart. 

Computer network outage scheduled for Sunday

Computer network outage scheduled for Sunday

Computer network services will be interrupted in several campus buildings early Sunday morning while scheduled maintenance takes place. During the interruption, some emergency ‘blue phones’ – the standalone campus phone booths marked ‘EMERGENCY’ – will be out of...

Western joins CANARIE effort against cyberattacks

Western joins CANARIE effort against cyberattacks

Canadian postsecondary institutions are now finding strength in numbers when combating cyberattacks. Western has joined forces with 27 other colleges and universities across the country to combat cyberattacks as part of the CANARIE Network Joint Security Project,...

OWL updates will land by week’s end

OWL updates will land by week’s end

Western’s OWL will land later this week with a fresh look and a host of new features for users from veteran faculty members to first-year students, Western Technology Services (WTS) representatives announced today.