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Alcantara, Ronald named Young Innovators

Alcantara, Ronald named Young Innovators

Political Science professor Christopher Alcantara and Robarts Research scientist John Ronald have been named among the 2016 Petro Canada Young Innovator Awards. The program provides two awards to new researchers at Western ($12,000) and Robarts ($6,000) to recognize,...

Western celebrates Yeung during Hong Kong Convocation

Western celebrates Yeung during Hong Kong Convocation

Recognized as a prolific scholar in urban, global and China studies, Western alumnus Yue-man Yeung, right, received an honorary degree, Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LLD), from Western Chancellor Jack Cowin, middle, and Western President Amit Chakma, left, during the...

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.

In Memoriam: Colleague pays tribute to Allen Pearson

In Memoriam: Colleague pays tribute to Allen Pearson

His many friends and colleagues were deeply saddened this week to learn that former Dean of Education Dr. Allen Pearson has died. Those who had seen him in recent months knew he was not well but his death earlier this week at his home here in London was nevertheless...

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....

Award celebrates her ‘oasis of discovery’

Award celebrates her ‘oasis of discovery’

Debra Dawson never imagined the possibilities. “I never had to do what I did; I wanted to do it. And there’s a difference,” said the Director of Western’s Teaching Support Centre. “There are so many multiple opportunities at a university like this. The things I’ve...

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.

Frempong tapped for Youth Caucus

Frempong tapped for Youth Caucus

Nursing student Akuah Frempong has been named among 50 of Canada’s top youth leaders who will attend the annual National Youth Ambassador Caucus, organized by Global Vision. “I’m extremely excited and honored to be chosen; I’m particularly excited to be collaborating...