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How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

How kudzu became the ‘bad seed’ of plant world

Kudzu’s journey to becoming the bad seed of the continent’s plant world has close parallels in historical attitudes towards immigration, regionalism and nationalism, argues Western environmental historian Kenny Reilly.

Summer program opens research up to undergrads

Summer program opens research up to undergrads

A Western initiative to help undergraduates gain experience and secure summer employment during the COVID-19 crisis will drive forward a key strategic priority that will resonate for students and researchers long after the current pandemic has faded.

Pandemic offers real-time case study for students

Pandemic offers real-time case study for students

Each day, Yun (Cherry) Lee watches as the COVID-19 pandemic unfolds. As one of Schulich Medicine and Dentistry’s 63 Master of Public Health students, she is paying close attention to how the country is managing the crisis.

Musicologist Grier named Guggenheim Fellow

Musicologist Grier named Guggenheim Fellow

Western musicologist James Grier has been awarded a Guggenheim Fellowship – one of just seven Canadians among a prestigious recipient list of 173 global scholars, writers and artists.

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Learning from echoes of past plagues, poxes, flus 

Students in Western medical historian Shelley McKellar’s ‘Plague, Pox and Flu: Disease in Global History’ undergraduate course are in the rare position of learning the historical lessons of pandemics while living in one.

Congress moved online amid COVID-19 concerns

Congress moved online amid COVID-19 concerns

There will be no in-person Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences in London in 2020 in light of concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic, the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences and Western announced today.

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.

Maximizing your eLearning experience

Maximizing your eLearning experience

With Western course going online this week, eLearing experts offered the following advice to faculty and students looking to make the most of this unprecedented moment.

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.

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.

Seven Western programs among global elite

Seven Western programs among global elite

Four Western subjects now count themselves among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings by Subject, released today.

Asper Fellow eyes nuance, context in knee-jerk world

Asper Fellow eyes nuance, context in knee-jerk world

Social media has its place in the debate. But when audiences seek answers to larger questions – Where are we? How did we get here? – veteran Canadian journalist Hannah Sung argues that podcasts offer a unique way of elevating the conversation above the noise.

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

A doubling of the investment in one of the country’s most elite scholarship programs will mean double the opportunity for Canadian students.

Liao embracing Schwarzman Scholar opportunities

Liao embracing Schwarzman Scholar opportunities

Dawn Milne of Ivey Business School recently sat down with Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, to discuss the importance of the Schwarzman Scholar program, why others should consider it, and what lies ahead.

Newsmakers 2019: Wendy Pearson

Newsmakers 2019: Wendy Pearson

For Western professor Wendy Pearson, teaching excellence is about valuing people as much as pedagogy. It is a lifelong commitment that has earned her recognition among the national classroom elite.

Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership

Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership

A new partnership between Western, London hospitals and a medical technology pioneer will make southwestern Ontario a “global powerhouse” when it comes to state-of-the-art imaging research and clinical application.