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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.

Newsmakers 2019: Western Space

Newsmakers 2019: Western Space

Launched in October, Western’s Institute for Earth & Space Exploration is the next step in making the university an internationally renowned focal point for studying the rocks beneath our feet and the stars above our heads.

Newsmakers 2019: Grace Parraga

Newsmakers 2019: Grace Parraga

As a lung-imaging scientist, Grace Parraga has seen the devastating effects cigarette and cannabis smokers can have on the quality of life. The popularity of vaping has since added yet another concern to the Medical Biophysics professor’s research focus.

Newsmakers 2019: Pamela Cushing

Newsmakers 2019: Pamela Cushing

In recognition of her efforts towards identifying disability not as a deficit but as a difference, King University College professor Pamela Cushing was named the 2019 recipient of the Canadian Disability Studies Association’s Tanis Doe Award, which honours a professor who advances the study and culture of disability in research, teaching or activism.

Newsmakers 2019: The Fab Five

Newsmakers 2019: The Fab Five

Ever day, Social Sciences’ ‘Fab Five’ work to help students achieve success and complete their degrees. This year, it was their turn.

Newsmakers 2019: Jen Gunter

Newsmakers 2019: Jen Gunter

Known for “wielding the lasso of truth” online. Dr. Jen Gunter is a fierce advocate for women’s health now tackling those issues with a docuseries on CBC Gem.

Newsmakers 2019: Smoking Ban

Newsmakers 2019: Smoking Ban

July 1 was a big day on campus as Western officially went smoke – the final step in an evolution that has seen a gradual shrinking of designated smoking areas and an increase in cessation supports.

Newsmakers 2019: Laura Stephenson

Newsmakers 2019: Laura Stephenson

Beset by political misinformation, disinformation, populism and polarization, democracy faces some of its biggest challenges in a generation. Political Science professor Laura Stephenson aims to take the pulse of Canadian democracy and improve the health of electoral participation.

Newsmakers 2019: Simu Liu

Newsmakers 2019: Simu Liu

From a Western classroom to Hollywood’s big screen, Western alumnus Simu Liu, HBA’11, will fight alongside the latest wave of Marvel Comics superheroes to follow Iron Man, Captain America and Thor in populating the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

Senate questions Library collections plan

Senate questions Library collections plan

Western Libraries faced questions from Senators having difficulty with the way the university plans to turn the page on traditional ways of housing its collection in favour of a long-planned renovation to library physical space and an expanded digital collection.

Only one ‘Let Down’ in these picks

Only one ‘Let Down’ in these picks

Experience a bit of seasonal storytelling, and at least one major ‘Let Down,’ when Occupational Therapy professor Carri Hand takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Shining a light on the community

Shining a light on the community

Discover stories of inspiration and motivation when Kathryn McAuley, the 2019 Western Sponsored Employee for the United Way Elgin Middlesex campaign, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

Program seeks local solutions to diabetes care

Communities from coast to coast to coast are discovering unique, local ways of providing relief for people living with diabetes thanks to a partnership between Western and Indigenous community leaders.

Embracing key conversations

Embracing key conversations

Although World Space Week has come and gone, we’re still celebrating by seeking out picks from our brightest minds with feet firmly planted on Earth but eyes boldly cast towards the stars. Today, Sara Mazrouei, Space Matters Lead with the Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Loving being up a ‘Creek’

Loving being up a ‘Creek’

Cross Tar Heel marshes, swim up a ‘Creek’ and embrace being ‘Lonely’ when Geography professor Beth Hundey takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Experience a retelling of the American story

Experience a retelling of the American story

Turn the page on how you think the United States of America developed as a nation and an idea by wrestling with a recent past when Political Science Chair Matthew Lebo takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen. 

MPH student finds focus in grey areas

MPH student finds focus in grey areas

Working alongside volunteer agencies in Vancouver’s downtown eastside, Master of Public Health (MPH) candidate Nour Kachouh realized she wanted to dedicate her work to supporting people who are most impacted by oppression and marginalization.