Lemos Rodrigues didn’t leave his suite for the next 14 days – not unlike hundreds of other international students.
The ideal political conversation is a lot like a visit to the local coffee shop, says professor Nigmendra Narain.
Professor Tricia Johnson draws on all her experience and creativity as she teaches her visual arts classes online.
Engineering students will face demanding, ‘re-imagined’ labs, often using materials they have at home.
Professor Nicole Campbell empathizes with the challenges her students face in remote learning and has designed a course that builds their success as scholars and as people.
Professor Katrina Moser challenges students in her climate-change class to push themselves – and she expects no less of herself as she puts her course online.
With everyday conversations peppered with phrases such as ‘flattening the curve,’ professor Lindi Wahl hopes her revamped mathematical biology course can help students learn to predict the spread of COVID-19.
Award-winning ‘superclass’ pioneer Mike Atkinson is confident today’s students can also thrive in this new format.
Soprano Adriana Orozco Burbano practises an aria while wearing her facemask – one of many health precautions adopted at Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music this fall.
The challenges of converting 3,000 in-person classes to remote course instruction have been Herculean – but teamwork and collective commitment have made it happen.
A unique mindfulness program developed at Western has led to greater empathy and self-regulation among kindergarten children.
Four active-learning projects will be developed, with and for students, in the début year of the Experiential Learning Innovation Scholars Program.
Western will welcome first-year students to campus this fall with a new strategy that offers more sustained support to help them learn, lead and thrive. It’s an all-in approach focused on setting them up for long-term success at university.
Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study and research across campus will have a permanent advocate in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives.
Romeo’s friend Mercutio, stabbed and dying, curses the Capulets and mutters against the Montagues: “A plague o’ both your houses!”
Research, community involvement and technology are at the heart of a $5-million gift to Western from long-time donors and Western supporters Arthur and Sonia Labatt.
The Western community is mourning the death of medical education pioneer Dr. Douglas Bocking, MD’43, a former Dean of Medicine, who died May 9. He was 99.
Jacqueline Keuper, MSC’17, did not intend to be a pioneer. But the more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized becoming Western’s first combined PhD candidate made sense.
More than 2,000 Western community members from around the world have registered for a six-week virtual masterclass made available for free by Western Entrepreneurship and Ivey Business School.
Western Continuing Studies has seen first-hand the incredible desire for individuals to keep learning and stay connected during the COVID-19 crisis.