Uncategorized
Pulling up roots after 46 years

Pulling up roots after 46 years

If you glance out Janet Williams’ office window in Middlesex College, you’ll see a lovely, mature 35-year-old beech tree. She remembers the day it was planted. “There used to be two, but about three years ago one suddenly died,” said Williams, an academic counsellor...

Mental-health strategist added to university team

Mental-health strategist added to university team

Western has hired a mental-health strategist to work with the Student Mental Health and Wellness Advisory Committee, as well as other partners supporting mental health and well-being across campus. Debbie Chiodo, who holds a Masters in Psychology and a Master of...

Koval earns Distinguished Service Award

Koval earns Distinguished Service Award

Mathematics professor John Koval, King's University College, was named among seven outstanding statisticians honoured at the 44th Annual Meeting of the Statistician Society of Canada (SSC), on June 5. Koval received the 2016 Distinguished Service Award, an honour...

Rylett tapped as College of Reviewers Chair

Rylett tapped as College of Reviewers Chair

Physiology and Pharmacology professor Dr. Jane Rylett was recently named among 15 College of Reviewers Chairs by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Selected from among more than 100 candidates across Canada, these chairs will oversee strategies aimed...

Fridman: Go forth and fulfill your duty

Fridman: Go forth and fulfill your duty

The next generation of nurses and lawyers has a duty to carry on the storied histories of proud professions, Gerald Fridman told graduates at the Wednesday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Blackstock: Love is more powerful than hate

Blackstock: Love is more powerful than hate

The world can be a complicated, intolerant and trying place, but you must carry the love of this day forward with you, Cindy Blackstock told graduates at the Wednesday morning session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Howman: Do not be tempted to seek shortcuts

Howman: Do not be tempted to seek shortcuts

If you lose your reputation, it’s very difficult, if not impossible to get it back, David Howman told graduates at the Tuesday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Afshin-Jam MacKay: Use your talents, blessings

Afshin-Jam MacKay: Use your talents, blessings

You are masters of your own destinies – so go live out your passions, Nazanin Afshin-Jam MacKay told graduates at the Monday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Rowe: Use your critical thinking and knowledge

Rowe: Use your critical thinking and knowledge

Listen. Consult. Explain. Genuinely care. These four keys to success are as simple as they are difficult, Kerry Rowe told graduates at the Friday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Thompson: Your success is society’s success

Thompson: Your success is society’s success

Despite a somewhat overwhelming future, remember the world needs you to stay connected and address its challenges, Mary Thompson told graduates at the Wednesday afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

McDougall: Build bridges to those around you

McDougall: Build bridges to those around you

Look around. The next generation of Canadian leaders may be sitting next to you today, Don McDougall suggested to graduates at the afternoon session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Stein: We should be horrified, not terrified

Stein: We should be horrified, not terrified

Despite the perception of fear all around, there has never been a better time to be alive – never in human history, Janice Stein assured graduates at the morning session of Western’s 307th Convocation.

Funding spurs perinatal health-care efforts

Funding spurs perinatal health-care efforts

In the last 25 years, the rate and number of child deaths around the world has been cut by more than one half. While this progress is impressive, child deaths, as well as maternal deaths, remain a huge issue for developing countries, including Rwanda and Burundi....

Senate, research reports rolled out

Senate, research reports rolled out

As university Senate heads into its summer break, the Western community can look forward to transitioning from ‘fact-finding’ to ‘action-taking’ after more than a year of governing body introspection. Officially, four committees were addressing issues that arose from...

Zecevic named GSA fellow

Zecevic named GSA fellow

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic has been named among the newest cohort of international fellows for the Gerontological Society of America (GSA), the nation’s largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to the field of aging.

University to honour ‘lucky’ Jameson

University to honour ‘lucky’ Jameson

Retired in 2009, former Executive Assistant to the President and Provost Dalin Jameson will be presented with the President’s Medal for Distinguished Service as part of the university’s 307th Convocation.