Teaching
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.

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.

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at an event Wednesday afternoon in The Great Hall.

Wiseman sets stage for aspiring songwriters

Wiseman sets stage for aspiring songwriters

Can songwriting be taught? Bob Wiseman doesn’t think so. This may seem like a strange admission from someone who taught Popular Music Songwriting in the Don Wright Faculty of Music this term, but this kind of honesty is precisely what Wiseman bought to his students – that, and a lifetime of experience.

Military, medicine partnership grows at Schulich

Military, medicine partnership grows at Schulich

A new office connecting the Canadian Armed Forces and the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will help train military doctors and strengthen existing research and partnerships. The Office of Military Academic Medicine aims to make Schulich a world leader in...

Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award this year. He becomes the 24th Rhodes Scholar in Western history.

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

Off-site book storage on temporary hold

The move of some materials at The D.B. Weldon Library to a storage and retrieval facility is on hold, following concerns from faculty members, President Alan Shepard told members of the Board of Governors Thursday.

Efforts ‘like holding democracy in my hands’

Efforts ‘like holding democracy in my hands’

You can’t get much closer to the pulse of a nation’s democratic heart than was experienced by an invested group of Political Science students during the run-up to the federal election.

Senate sets pass/fail threshold for Ed

Aspiring teachers in the Faculty of Education will need higher marks to progress and graduate from Western’s two-year Bachelors of Education program.

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

Balestrini goes distance in running, research

A typical morning: Roll out of bed. Work out the kinks in his quads and calf muscles. Go for an ‘easy shakeout run’ of 8 kilomentres. Grab some breakfast. Race to a lab meeting. Yes, marathon runner Chris Balestrini does more before 8 a.m. than some of us do all day. But he is not done.