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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

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.

Western Space fueled by passion, expertise

Western Space fueled by passion, expertise

If you’ve somehow misplaced your awe of the universe, Jan Cami advises you to gaze first at the heavens and then at your hands. Not only is the cosmos infinitely out there, it is also within your grasp.

Course lands Juno Beach connections back home

Course lands Juno Beach connections back home

Graham Broad anticipates the looks on his students’ faces as they share the same soil as thousands of Canadian soldiers who stormed Juno Beach on June 6, 1944, during the Second World War.

Great books get good reviews at Huron

Great books get good reviews at Huron

A great book can change your life. That’s the impetus behind Sara MacDonald’s successful advocacy for Global Great Books, a new major at Huron University College.

Kindness key for OCUFA award honoree Irwin

Kindness key for OCUFA award honoree Irwin

Health Studies professor Jennifer Irwin has been named one of Ontario’s most outstanding university teachers by the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations.

Investment looks to aid, train BC educators

Investment looks to aid, train BC educators

If federal and provincial investments in early childhood learning signal a society willing to consider it a public right, then the system should be prepared with the most well-trained educators possible, according to a Western researcher.

Media partnership to elevate student voices

Media partnership to elevate student voices

A new partnership between Western and Alternatives Media, one of the country’s leading environmental publishers, will offer students a powerful channel for environment-based reporting and storytelling – all with an eye toward changing the world.

Alumnus named to top Bank of Canada role

Alumnus named to top Bank of Canada role

With the appointment of Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), as a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, Western continues its tradition of leadership at the bank, with four of the top six positions being held by alumni.

Hibbert tapped as Acting Dean of Education

Hibbert tapped as Acting Dean of Education

Veteran Education researcher and administrator Kathy Hibbert has been named Acting Dean of the Faculty of Education, for a term that runs Oct. 1-June 30, 2020, Andrew Hrymak, Provost and Vice-President (Academic) announced this week.

Ceremony welcomes future doctors, dentists

Ceremony welcomes future doctors, dentists

It may be a simple white coat to most, but for the 172 new Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry students, receiving their ceremonial lab coats is the first step in becoming future doctors and dentists.

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Mike Bartlett has a back-to-school story for the ages, specifically, for all his ages. Newly retired as a Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, Bartlett is returning to the classroom in September – this time as a student.

Med school admission changes open new doors

Med school admission changes open new doors

When Gabby Schoettle was 8 years old, her mother died of metastatic breast cancer. Soon afterward, her father became ill and was unable to work. The health-care providers who showed her compassion throughout this tragic journey left a lasting impact on her.

Project adds Indigenous voice into textbook

Project adds Indigenous voice into textbook

A sociology textbook used by universities across Canada received an Indigenous-focused update in hopes of exposing young scholars to the ongoing issues facing many communities – all thanks to a new Western summer research program.