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Announcements

President Alan Shepard appointed to second term

December 05, 2022

Unanimous decision by Board of Governors follows review committee consultation

Sustainability

Western’s second responsible investing report shows momentum towards decarbonization

December 02, 2022

Active engagement with investment managers yielding positive results

Announcements

PM Trudeau visits Schulich Medicine & Dentistry for dental benefit announcement

December 01, 2022

University leaders say benefit is a step in the right direction for improving health equity

Sustainability, Research and innovation

Western Engineering receives $4 million in funding to improve urban climates

November 29, 2022

Project to develop tools to better assess buildings’ greenhouse gas emissions

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western students awarded five Fellowships with London Symphonia

November 29, 2022

Musicians will participate in main stage orchestra programs for the 2022-23 season

Student success, Research and innovation

Postdoctoral scholars named Banting Fellows

November 28, 2022

Recipients carrying out research in avian physiology, polymers

Community impact and partnership, Student success, Research and innovation

Western PhD students named Vanier scholars

November 28, 2022

Three candidates recognized for leadership, scholarly achievement

Teaching, Diversity, Student success

Western’s Writer-in-Residence program celebrates 50th anniversary

November 24, 2022

Canada’s oldest literary residency has hosted famous authors and new voices

Student success, Community impact and partnership

Western students, alumni among London’s ‘Twenty in their 20s’

November 18, 2022

Annual list includes innovators, creatives, community advocates

Alumni, Community impact and partnership, Announcements

Western honours the passing of visionary sports medicine pioneer

November 17, 2022

Dr. Peter Fowler was an internationally renowned orthopedic surgeon and co-founder of the Fowler Kennedy Sport Medicine Clinic

Research and innovation, Teaching

Digital epidemiologist Western’s newest Canada Research Chair

November 16, 2022

Tarun Katapally engages citizens using mobile technology to solve societal problems, address inequities

Research and innovation

Western’s ImPaKT facility gets $16M from feds for pandemic research

November 16, 2022

Funds will help Schulich Medicine & Dentistry expand biocontainment infrastructure to research virus spread, expand COVID-19 research

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

Western planetary geologist to lead science for Canada’s lunar rover

November 14, 2022

Canadensys gets contract, Moon mission expected for 2026

Alumni

Mississauga fire chief among alumni on Most Powerful Women list

November 11, 2022

Deryn Rizzi one of 12 Western grads recognized by Women’s Executive Network

Community impact and partnership, Diversity

New program provides leadership opportunities for Black students in the community

November 11, 2022

Western launches inaugural Black Leadership University Experience program

Community impact and partnership, Diversity, Announcements, Student success, Teaching

Western opens Wampum Learning Lodge

November 07, 2022

Space to serve as touchstone for Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities to gather, learn in spirit of Truth and Reconciliation

Announcements, Community impact and partnership

Graduating more RNs: Western responds to nursing shortage, new realities of health care 

November 04, 2022

Nursing program implements shorter RPN to RN pathway, 1:1 clinical placements 

Research and innovation, Teaching

Healthy relationships work wins researcher top Vanguard Award

October 28, 2022

Claire Crooks honoured by WORLDiscoveries

Sustainability

Western recognized as one of world’s top 20 universities in new global sustainability rankings

October 26, 2022

First-ever QS World University Rankings: Sustainability places Western 3rd in Canada, 17th in the world out of 700 universities

Student success

Student researchers selected for Global Undergraduate Awards

October 25, 2022

Seven honoured for work from diverse disciplines; 15 scholars receive prestigious highly commended rank

Alumni

Western grads receive prestigious medal

October 24, 2022

2022 Governor General’s Gold Medal given for academic excellence

Student success, Alumni, Announcements

Western celebrates first in-person fall convocation in two years

October 18, 2022

Ceremonies will recognize more than 1,900 graduates and six honorary degree recipients

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation, Student success, Teaching, Sustainability

Campus construction aims to enhance both natural and built environments

October 17, 2022

Changes to UC Hill, safety initiatives, new entrepreneurship building among ongoing projects

Student success

Fulbright student award recipient furthers ‘instapoet’ research at Duke

October 06, 2022

Tanja Grubnic one of five Western community members selected to Canada-U.S. exchange program, including visiting Killam fellow from Hawaii

Community impact and partnership, Student success, Diversity

Western to launch Memegwaanh Indigenous Learning Honour

September 29, 2022

New initiative will recognize students’ engagement in efforts towards Truth and Reconciliation during their time at Western

Alumni, Philanthropy, Announcements

English grad bequeaths $10M in scholarships, largest gift ever to Faculty of Arts and Humanities

September 28, 2022

Bill Hodgins, BA’54, remembered as a man ‘big in stature, with a heart to match’

Research and innovation, Announcements

Bryan Neff appointed Acting Vice-President (Research)

September 22, 2022

Seasoned leader will help maintain momentum in furthering Western’s research mission

Research and innovation

Western scientists attract $1.6M to tackle global challenges

September 21, 2022

Stroke researcher Sue Peters one of 7 faculty members awarded CFI funding

Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership, Announcements

Western Academy for Advanced Research officially launches

September 15, 2022

Bringing experts together from around the world to solve global problems

Teaching, Research and innovation

Western researchers selected to the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences

September 14, 2022

Four faculty scholars named CAHS fellows for excellence, commitment to fields of expertise

Teaching

Western offers new minor in Black Studies

September 13, 2022

Open to all students, the courses provide a variety of perspectives on Black history, culture and heritage

Research and innovation, Teaching, Announcements

Royal Society of Canada celebrates Western scholars

September 13, 2022

Among them, Valerie Oosterveld, Christopher Alcantara receive RSC Awards for ‘outstanding achievement’

Announcements

Western mourns the passing of Queen Elizabeth II

September 09, 2022

Campus flags lowered to half-mast in honour of Britain’s longest-serving monarch

Research and innovation

Research team investigating ‘forever chemicals’ in water systems

September 08, 2022

NSERC provides funding to address environmental concern affecting 2.5M Canadians

Announcements

Western extends COVID-19 booster deadline following Health Canada announcement

September 06, 2022

Move comes in response to approval of Moderna’s updated bivalent vaccine

Student success, Community impact and partnership

“A sense of belonging”: 38,000 students set to return for the new academic year

September 01, 2022

Orientation activities aim to foster a welcoming, inclusive and safe experience

Student success

Medical student inspired by health-care pioneer

August 31, 2022

Gavin Raner is one of 13 students across Canada to receive the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame award

Student success

Swimmer set to dive into Western with $100K Schulich Leaders award

August 29, 2022

Brent Davison one of six incoming students to earn prestigious scholarship

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

Western receives $2M to extend program supporting women experiencing intimate partner violence

August 25, 2022

Community partner Middlesex-London Health Unit sees ‘transformational’ impact on survivors

Announcements

Western requires COVID-19 booster and masking in instructional spaces this fall

August 22, 2022

Measures aimed at preserving the in-person learning experience

Research and innovation, Announcements

Western receives critical investment through CFI’s Major Science Initiatives Fund

August 19, 2022

Funding for WindEEE signals the facility’s importance on the national stage

Announcements

Western welcomes new vice-provost for academic programs

August 18, 2022

Susan Lewis starts Sept. 2

Announcements

Lesley Rigg, Western’s vice-president (research), to become Brock University president

August 15, 2022

Rigg officially joins Brock November 1

Research and innovation, Announcements

Western researchers attract more than $7.6M in federal funding

August 12, 2022

Anatomy and cell biology professor Nathalie Bérubé receives $1M for work on improving memory in children with intellectual disabilities

Announcements, Research and innovation

Joy MacDermid, Juan Luis Suárez awarded 2022 Hellmuth Prizes for achievement in research

August 11, 2022

The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international contributions in research

Student success, Teaching

New pilot program makes education more accessible

August 09, 2022

Open educational resources are helping to decrease costs, increase equity

International, Student success

Western student’s education advocacy work goes global

August 05, 2022

Kenisha Arora joins UN General Assembly as youth representative

Student success, Research and innovation

Master’s student recipient of 2022 Women’s Health Scholars Award

July 29, 2022

Jahin Khan’s research examines mental health of migrant women

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western celebrates 90 years of French Immersion School

July 28, 2022

Immersive learning, community connection at heart of Quebec institution

Teaching, Community impact and partnership, Student success

Ivey rings bell for women in asset management

July 27, 2022

Inaugural class to address industry's gender imbalance opens trading day at Toronto Stock Exchange

Diversity, Teaching

Award-winning poet joins Western as new writer-in-residence

July 26, 2022

January Rogers aims to be 'incubator' of new writing talent

Announcements, Research and innovation

Western appoints first-ever chief digital officer

July 22, 2022

Mark Daley to lead creation of new Digital Western unit

Announcements

Tom Haffie, Donna Peterson receive President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

July 15, 2022

Retirees recognized for contributions ‘above and beyond’ their roles at Western

Student success

Career launch program offers unique opportunities for recent grads

July 13, 2022

Novel pilot program brings fresh ideas, top talent to Western campus

Alumni

Melanie Peacock purple-and-proud as new Alumni Association president

July 12, 2022

Human resources professional values connection, authenticity, lifelong learning

International, Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

Western partners with Ugandan research centre to help address global health challenges

July 07, 2022

International collaboration opens opportunities for experiential learning

Announcements, Student success

John Doerksen named Western’s vice-provost (students)

July 07, 2022

Experienced leader will build on long-standing career of helping students succeed

Alumni

Western alumni join prestigious Order of Canada roster

July 06, 2022

Accomplished grads among 85 new appointments announced by Governor General

Alumni

Alumni from 2020 and 2021 celebrate graduation in person

July 04, 2022

Five days of ceremonies to make up for pandemic-delayed convocations

Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship

New Western program aims to empower women innovators

June 27, 2022

WORLDiscoveries to launch new WE-Empower program in September

Research and innovation

Nursing prof receives $2.4 million SSHRC partnership grant

June 23, 2022

Sociologist Fiona Webster examines how marginalization affects patient engagement in chronic pain research

Alumni

Be storytellers, John Davidson tells FIMS grads

June 23, 2022

Dedicated dad, driven to defeat Duchenne muscular dystrophy receives honorary degree

Announcements

Western to host 2022 Vanier Cup

June 23, 2022

Championship game in London, Ont., gives reigning champs chance to defend ‘21 title on home turf

Research and innovation

Western researchers receive combined $2.8M NSERC Discovery grants

June 23, 2022

Successful funding round benefits 66 Western-led science, engineering, medical research projects

Teaching, Diversity

Learning bundles a gift of Indigenous knowledge

June 21, 2022

New curriculum to help Indigenize instruction, build community

Announcements

Western board set to welcome new chair, vice-chair

June 16, 2022

Keith Gibbons, Sarah Shortreed assume roles July 1

Teaching, Research and innovation

Nine Western faculty named new engineering Fellows

June 15, 2022

Awards honour long-standing service and achievements in engineering

Alumni

War journalist Sally Armstrong says youth bring hope for change

June 14, 2022

Humanitarian and author will receive honorary doctorate at spring convocation

Alumni

Astronaut launches grads to next, new adventures

June 14, 2022

David Saint-Jacques to receive honorary degree from Western at convocation ceremonies on June 14

Alumni

Dion Stout: Reconciliation ‘new arena of struggle’ for Canadians

June 13, 2022

Honorary degree recipient Madeleine Kētēskwew Dion Stout invites graduates to be educated, united

Student success, Alumni

In-person convocation returns to Western

June 10, 2022

On-campus events celebrate spring 2022 grads and the Classes of 2020 and 2021

Student success, Alumni

Special coverage: Spring Convocation 2022

June 10, 2022

For the first time in two years, Western celebrates convocation in person, with more than 8,000 graduates, 20 ceremonies and 18 honorary degree ...

Research and innovation

Western-led international corrosion training program nets $1.65M NSERC grant

June 09, 2022

Researcher Yolanda Hedberg will helm collaborative program to educate new corrosion scientists

Announcements

Western community remembers Afzaal family one year later

June 03, 2022

Anniversary commemoration highlights advocacy against Islamophobia, racism

Student success

Schulich Medicine resident awarded prestigious Gates Cambridge scholarship

June 02, 2022

Dr. Benjamin Chin-Yee to explore AI’s impact on patient care as PhD student at University of Cambridge

Research and innovation

New federal funding supports research on teen online harassment

June 02, 2022

Canada Research Chair Kaitlynn Mendes cites victim-blaming factor for non-reporting

Student success

Western engineering students compete in World’s Challenge Challenge global final

May 31, 2022

Team Agri-Edge makes case for precision agriculture to solve farming challenges

Entrepreneurship

$10M gift gives rise to Western’s Ronald D. Schmeichel Building for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

May 25, 2022

Entrepreneur and financier invests in ‘hopes and aspirations of future students’

Western makes new commitments to address, prevent gender-based and sexual violence

May 19, 2022

Re-evaluating OWeek alongside student leaders, appointing special advisor among steps in response to committee report, independent review

Teaching, Entrepreneurship

Western, RBC, The Globe and Mail team up to offer free program for aspiring entrepreneurs

May 16, 2022

New online course teaches step-by-step process of starting, growing successful business

Community impact and partnership

Western’s downtown site to bolster community connections

May 10, 2022

13 projects chosen to strengthen learning, partnerships at 450 Talbot building

Student success, Teaching

Western Engineering launches artificial intelligence specialization program

May 05, 2022

Interdisciplinary approach marries traditional engineering subjects with AI fundamentals

Diversity, Student success

Western launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous students

May 05, 2022

Awards strengthen support for diverse, equity-deserving students

Announcements

Western’s new provost shares first impressions, plans to build connections

May 02, 2022

Q&A with Florentine Strzelczyk

Sustainability

Decarbonization key to Western’s net-zero emissions investment goal

April 29, 2022

Western rolls out responsible investing strategy, outlines pathways to sustainability

Alumni

Western grad David Simmonds receives Harry Jerome leadership award

April 29, 2022

Community leader a champion for equity, inclusion

Sustainability

Western invests in sustainable, equitable future

April 29, 2022

Budget 2022-23 supports university’s strategic priorities

Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership, Teaching, Sustainability

Western first in Canada, third in world in global impact, sustainability rankings

April 27, 2022

Times Higher Education grades universities' efforts to match UN Sustainable Development Goals

Research and innovation

Western team wins Governor General medal for kids’ hearing-aid tech

April 26, 2022

Innovation award recognizes audiology team for world-class software

Research and innovation, Student success, Entrepreneurship

Students bring home $5K prize for health tech go-to-market pitch

April 22, 2022

Science meets business at Proteus Innovation Competition

Research and innovation

Inaugural neuroscience fellows ‘looking to make a difference’

April 22, 2022

Three researchers exploring novel ways to study the brain

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

Designing frugal medical devices among projects receiving Western strategic grants

April 20, 2022

$13.3M awarded in first two of three funding rounds

Research and innovation, Sustainability

New Western Research chair working towards gender-equitable, low-carbon economy

April 14, 2022

Gender and women’s studies prof Bipasha Baruah named new Strategic Focus chair

Teaching

Western honours this year’s most outstanding educators

April 07, 2022

Nine faculty members, anatomy education team recognized for excellence, innovation

Sustainability

Western’s sustainability champions go the distance

March 31, 2022

University honours commitment, innovation of eco-advocates

International, Announcements

Western announces $600K in new funding for globally displaced students, scholars

March 30, 2022

Bursaries, awards and living assistance among additional supports

Alumni

Western alumni among Canada’s ‘changemakers’

March 24, 2022

Shadi McIsaac, Denis Nagasaki, Sarah Landstreet, recognized as emerging leaders finding solutions to the world's most challenging problems

Entrepreneurship, Community impact and partnership, Student success, Research and innovation, International

Western students take on challenge to help solve world’s problems

March 22, 2022

World’s Challenge Challenge final competition March 24

Announcements

Western community remembers philanthropist Sonia Labatt

March 22, 2022

Legacy marked with commitment to make ‘a healthier, more equitable and more just place'

Student success, Research and innovation

New Western specialization links AI and health research

March 21, 2022

One-of-a-kind collaboration to help grad students use machine learning to solve complex health, medical issues

Research and innovation, Teaching

Chakrabarti, Barmby, and Luginaah named Distinguished University Professors

March 17, 2022

Award recognizes careers of excellence in teaching, research, leadership

Announcements

Western extends system of support for students, faculty affected by Ukraine crisis 

March 10, 2022

Series of actions ensures access to financial aid, academic accommodations, mental health services 

Announcements

Western takes steps to enhance safety on campus

March 03, 2022

Improved lighting, more patrols, more after-hours staffing among enhanced safety measures

Student success

‘Never say can’t’: Western Mustang wins courage award

March 02, 2022

Internationally ranked para athlete Madison Wilson-Walker 2022 Jeffrey Reed Courage Award recipient

Announcements

Western stands in solidarity with Ukraine

March 02, 2022

University issues statement on the war in Ukraine

Community impact and partnership

Western raises more than $617K for local United Way

February 24, 2022

University community’s generosity continues to be among highest in the region

Student success

4 Western students named Cansbridge Fellows

February 24, 2022

Prestigious fellowship includes a $10,000 scholarship, summer internship in Asia

Research and innovation

Western researchers receive $1.25M in federal funding

February 23, 2022

More than half a million of grant money for research to develop complex disease profiles

Student success, Teaching

Western launches new creative arts and production program

February 17, 2022

Creativity, collaboration, community cornerstones of new BA major

Announcements

Western issues COVID-19 updates following Ontario announcement

February 17, 2022

Vaccination, mask mandates remain as all students return to in-person learning Feb. 28

Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership

Bell-Western 5G network enabling solutions to real-world challenges

February 16, 2022

Researchers test-drive super-speed connectivity through 8 innovative projects

Student success

Western tops Canada for most student-athletes achieving academic excellence

February 09, 2022

Mustangs scholar-athletes recognized in U Sports Academic All-Canadians national list

Community impact and partnership, Announcements

Community, cross-campus collaboration drives anti-violence work

February 07, 2022

Looking ahead to the fall, interim recommendations focus on student safety, well-being

Announcements

Florentine Strzelczyk named provost and vice-president (academic)

February 03, 2022

Distinguished humanities scholar, academic leader joins Western May 1

Research and innovation

Research that drives meaningful impact

February 03, 2022

At the helm of Western Research, Lesley Rigg rallies campus community with new strategic plan

Announcements

Students begin unique training to prevent sexual violence

January 31, 2022

Two-part training for students in residence brings ‘really difficult conversations’ to the fore

Student success

Enhancing student supports and spaces: ‘It’s our number one priority’

January 27, 2022

Western begins its return to in-person learning next week, looks ahead to fall term

Announcements

Western appoints AVP for innovation, partnerships

January 26, 2022

David Muir tasked with connecting research, industry, government to create greater impact

Student success

New home for student health and wellness services in Thames Hall

January 20, 2022

Welcoming, inclusive site provides single-entry point, shorter wait times

Sustainability

Western gets gold STARS for sustainability

January 20, 2022

International ratings system paves way to ‘make global change happen’

Student success

Western to increase residence capacity for first-year students this fall

January 19, 2022

Renovations to Bayfield Hall will help the university fulfill its first-year residence guarantee

Community impact and partnership, International, Teaching

Education professor to lead international group

January 14, 2022

Shelley Taylor reflects on global educators' role in diversity, social justice advocacy

Announcements

Western announces phased approach to return-to-class

January 14, 2022

Staggered plan an effort to slow COVID-19 transmission

Research and innovation

Scholar, curator named Canada Research Chair

January 12, 2022

Sarah Smith to focus work on cultural diplomacy

Research and innovation

Western chemists engage in ‘game-changer’ metals research

January 12, 2022

Pioneering project to prevent corrosion part of $24M New Frontiers Research grant

Announcements

Mustangs mourn loss of storied football coach Larry Haylor

January 07, 2022

‘The only thing that exceeded his passion for football, was the love for his family’

Announcements

Western remembers sports legend Darwin Semotiuk

January 06, 2022

Coach, professor and administrator a ‘transformational leader’

Alumni

Order of Canada honours for alumni

January 04, 2022

Eight Western graduates among 135 new appointees

Community impact and partnership

Stories of community-engaged learning at Western

January 04, 2022

Partnerships with 200+ non-profit organizations benefit agencies and students

Alumni

Alumni named to London Inc.’s 20 under 40

December 22, 2021

Western grads top list of inspiring Londoners

Announcements

Western delaying start of winter term, shifting to virtual classes

December 17, 2021

Preemptive measures prompted by increasing Omicron variant concerns

Announcements

Staff recognized for going ‘above and beyond’

December 16, 2021

The 2021 recipients of the annual Western Award of Excellence

Announcements

Nathalie Des Rosiers, Sonya Nigam to conduct independent review

December 15, 2021

Review is latest in a series of measures to strengthen campus safety, address gender-based and sexual violence

Announcements

Western moves exams online

December 14, 2021

Student success

Mustangs shine in 2021

December 13, 2021

Year-end highlights of Western’s athletics achievements

Community impact and partnership

Western and St. Joseph’s partnership augments violence-survivor services

December 08, 2021

St. Joseph’s Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment program team to provide additional on-campus care to students

Student success

PhD candidate recipient of Prime Minister’s teaching excellence award

December 07, 2021

High school educator Lisa Anne Floyd recognized for advocacy in computer science learning for youth

Research and innovation, Diversity, Community impact and partnership

NEST receives City of London diversity award

December 03, 2021

Recognition given for work in support of diversity, inclusivity, human rights

Community impact and partnership

New lecture series brings issue of domestic violence to the fore

December 02, 2021

Peter Jaffe Lectures launches on National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

Alumni, Teaching, Philanthropy, Research and innovation

Leadership institute receives $3.5-million investment

November 26, 2021

New funding to build on leader character development programs

Alumni

Western graduates among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

November 25, 2021

Honour recognizes outstanding young Canadians under age 40

Diversity

Western to host national forum on reconciliation

November 24, 2021

Local First Nations communities to be key partners, bringing wisdom and insight

Diversity, Student success

New summer program to help women pursue fund management career

November 23, 2021

vey’s Women in Asset Management course open to second-year undergrad students

Alumni

Mustangs Hall of Fame celebrates athletic greatness

November 19, 2021

Honorees include lifetime legends Helen Luckman, Jack Cowin

Diversity

Western signs national charter to fight anti-Black racism in higher ed

November 18, 2021

Scarborough Charter brings together Canadian universities, colleges committed to equity, diversity, inclusion

Alumni

Western alumni make Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

November 18, 2021

Leaders recognized for 'strength, fearlessness, resilience, heart’

Entrepreneurship

Empowering the next generation of entrepreneurs 

November 12, 2021

Founders program builds skills and community for 10 business-minded students in its inaugural year  

Student success

Two graduate students make city’s Green Leader list

November 10, 2021

Eco-fashion advocate and bird champion recognized by London environmentalists

Student success

Loran scholar creates platform to support Black-owned businesses

November 08, 2021

Abygail Montague among three Western award recipients selected for strength of character, commitment to service and entrepreneurial spirit.

International, Student success

Increasing access to international opportunities

November 05, 2021

Western receives $3M investment to help more students gain global skills

Sustainability

Responsible investing contributes to significant carbon footprint reduction

November 04, 2021

Regular measurement of emissions shows five-year drop in carbon footprint of Western’s long-term public equity investments

Announcements

Fostering agents of change to prevent gender-based, sexual violence

November 02, 2021

Western's Man|Made program, facilitated by Anova, focuses on healthy masculinity and sexuality

Diversity, Student success

Western Engineering awards new diversity-focused fellowship

November 01, 2021

Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship

Announcements

Work begins for Western’s new residence health and safety advisors

November 01, 2021

Unique program part of continued progress on student safety, sexual violence prevention  

Student success, International

Virus researcher among Undergraduate Award recipients

October 27, 2021

Western students recognized for research excellence in global competition

Sustainability, Community impact and partnership

Western joins North American climate change coalition

October 26, 2021

UC3 members commit to sustainable actions, sharing best practices among 23 universities

Diversity, Teaching

Kelly Greene first Indigenous artist-in-residence

October 26, 2021

Student success

Western grads receive prestigious medal

October 22, 2021

2021 Governor General’s Gold Medal given for academic excellence

Student success

Special coverage: Fall convocation 2021

October 21, 2021

Western News celebrates the Fall Class of 2021

Announcements

Western welcomes USC recommendations for safer campus

October 19, 2021

Student input and engagement critical in the work to eliminate sexual and gender-based violence

Announcements

Vaccination rate at Western nears 100 per cent

October 18, 2021

Mandatory vaccinations among several measures contributing to a successful return to in-person classes

Diversity

Western names gender-based and sexual violence action committee co-chairs

October 07, 2021

Terry McQuaid, Nadine Wathen lead new group to support student safety

Diversity

We all learn together: Opiyo Oloya

October 06, 2021

Conversation on Western's equity census and the start of a new journey

Community impact and partnership

Western goes downtown with new property buy

October 04, 2021

Planned space will bring community, culture, academics in one roof

Alumni, Community impact and partnership

Western renames iconic stadium to Western Alumni Stadium

October 02, 2021

New name follows $1.4M gift from Alumni Association

Student success, Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship

New $1M-gift drives Western entrepreneurial programs

September 29, 2021

Funding will support student entrepreneurs, programming, innovation building

Diversity, Teaching, Student success

New space envisions Indigenous ‘home’ on campus

September 29, 2021

Indigenous Learning Space set to open in 2022

Student success

Western ranks 43rd in world for graduate employability

September 28, 2021

New global report places Western in top eight per cent of more than 670 institutions

Student success, Diversity

Western offers scholarships to Afghan refugees

September 27, 2021

Five students, two scholars-at-risk to receive ‘wrap-around aid’ amid international crisis

Diversity, Student success

Summer program gives undergrads immersive research feel

September 27, 2021

BrainsCAN internship aims to promote diversity in neuroscience research

Announcements

Prioritizing student safety on and off campus

September 23, 2021

Culture change needs ‘collective effort’: Shepard

Announcements

Mandatory sexual violence awareness and prevention training begins for students

September 22, 2021

Part of Western’s new student safety action plan

Announcements

Western supports student-led walkout

September 17, 2021

'A difficult but important day to honour survivors'

Announcements

Western launches action plan and Task Force on Sexual Violence and Student Safety

September 16, 2021

New measures part of broader effort to address campus culture

Announcements

President Shepard on community safety

September 14, 2021

'Sexual violence will never be tolerated on our campus'

Student success

Math whiz teen enters Western with $80K Schulich Leaders award

September 08, 2021

Six high-achieving students earn prestigious scholarships to Western

Research and innovation, Teaching

Western researchers receive royal recognition

September 07, 2021

Professors Carolyn McLeod and Catherine Neish named among the nation’s top scholars by the Royal Society of Canada

Student success, Diversity

Western welcomes first National Indigenous Scholarship recipients

September 07, 2021

Recognized for academic excellence, commitment to community, three Indigenous students make up first cohort

Announcements

From vaccination to ventilation: A safe return to in-person learning

September 01, 2021

Western ready to welcome campus community back for fall term

Announcements

Classroom ventilation exceeds standards: report

August 31, 2021

Ventilation in all classrooms at Western meets – and in most cases exceeds – the high standards of measurement to prevent potential ...

Research and innovation

Corrosion expert to aid safe storage of used nuclear fuel

August 25, 2021

Western’s research program gets huge boost with new $1.1M gift from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization

Announcements

Western strengthens COVID-19 vaccine policy

August 25, 2021

Latest step further supports increased vaccination rates

Research and innovation

Nuclear waste-storage research gets $3.3M grant

August 17, 2021

Western scientists engage with best international minds to ensure safe storage of used nuclear fuel

Research and innovation

Bridge-check tech among research grants

August 11, 2021

Nine innovative research projects at Western receive funding through John R. Evans Leadership Fund

Announcements

Western to require proof of vaccination for campus community

August 11, 2021

Campus-wide policy gets support from public health unit

Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship, Community impact and partnership

Feds invest $10M in regional health-tech hub

August 10, 2021

Waterloo, Western universities team up to help drive health innovation and job creation

Research and innovation

Indigenous environmental health research secures $1.3M grant

August 06, 2021

Funds to support professor Diana Lewis’ work measuring impact of industrial development on Indigenous communities

Announcements

Western launches COVID-19 vaccine survey

August 03, 2021

Results will inform planning for safe return to campus this fall

Research and innovation

Province announces $2.6M for novel 3D imaging research

July 19, 2021

Colleges and Universities Minister Jill Dunlop lauds Western research excellence during labs tour

Student success, Announcements, Diversity

Scholarships honour victims of anti-Muslim attack

July 16, 2021

Awards commemorate Madiha Salman and Salman Afzaal, support future grad students

Research and innovation, Student success

Western PhD students named Vanier scholars

July 15, 2021

5 candidates recognized for leadership and research

Diversity

Opiyo Oloya to lead Western’s equity work

July 13, 2021

Renowned advocate for social justice and human rights named associate vice-president of equity, diversity and inclusion

Diversity

Western invests $6 million to support new EDI initiatives

June 25, 2021

Funding continues commitment to systemic change, marks ‘crucial moment' in history

Announcements

Western offers deepest sympathies to Indigenous communities

June 24, 2021

University stands with Indigenous students, staff and faculty

Community impact and partnership, Diversity, Research and innovation

A bold future together

June 23, 2021

With the launch of a new strategic plan, the next chapter in Western’s future takes shape

Research and innovation

12 Western scientists and scholars named Canada Research Chairs

June 15, 2021

From climate change to neuroscience, scope of Western research expertise grows

Announcements, Diversity

Family came to Canada for a better future

June 09, 2021

Western remembers lives of four Londoners – including a PhD student and her alumnus husband – killed in what police are calling a hate ...

Diversity, Announcements

Beyond 215 hours of mourning: A statement to the community

June 09, 2021

We all have a role to play in championing and sustaining Indigenization and decolonization

Research and innovation, International

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

June 09, 2021

The university jumps 33 spots to place 170th in the world among more than 1,300 ranked universities

Announcements

Western stands with Muslim community

June 07, 2021

University and affiliates condemn racist attack

Announcements

Safety first: Western mandates vaccinations for students in residence

May 27, 2021

The university is preparing for a full return to in-person classes this fall.

Research and innovation

Scholarship@Western reaches 10 million downloads

May 26, 2021

The free-to-all electronic repository includes research in more than 1,100 disciplines

Western attracts $1 million to advance virtual learning

May 17, 2021

An Indigenous languages revitalization program is among ten projects receiving eCampusOntario grants

Research and innovation

Tima Bansal and Amit Garg awarded Western’s top research honour

May 13, 2021

Hellmuth Prizes recognize the impact of Ivey researcher in business sustainability and Schulich Medicine kidney scientist.

Philanthropy, Alumni

Alumnus John A. Schweitzer donates $4 million in art to Western

May 13, 2021

Montreal-based artist hopes to inspire others to give

Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship, Teaching, Alumni

$5.5-million gift expands entrepreneurship opportunities at Western

May 06, 2021

Investment from Pierre L. Morrissette Family Foundation provides campus-wide access to entrepreneurial research, education and programming

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

900,000 COVID-19 tests moved through Schulich Medicine & Dentistry’s PaLM labs

April 29, 2021

The Pathology and Laboratory Medicine (PaLM) clinical labs support seven public health units, including hospitals and long-term care facilities, ...

Philanthropy, Research and innovation

Canadian Payroll Association funds Financial Wellness Lab at Western

April 29, 2021

The gift supports researchers translating data-driven insights into tools Canadians can use to improve their financial resilience

Philanthropy, Diversity, Community impact and partnership, Teaching

$1.75-million investment in Ivey set to advance public policy and diversity

April 28, 2021

Thanks to a generous gift from Power Corporation of Canada, Canada Life, and IGM Financial, Ivey’s capacity to advance public policy and ...

Research and innovation, Sustainability, Community impact and partnership, Teaching

Western in top 5% in sustainability, impact rankings

April 22, 2021

Sustainability research, policy and practice earn Western high placement among global peers.

Research and innovation, Teaching, Announcements

Western trio honoured with Distinguished University Professorships

April 22, 2021

Kim Baines, Glenn Bauman, and Deborah Laliberte-Rudman are being recognized for sustained excellence in scholarship

Announcements

Michael Kim to become new dean of Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music

April 22, 2021

The Juilliard-trained pianist is also an accomplished academic administrator.

Announcements

Western budget focuses on bold, strategic growth

April 22, 2021

The 2021-2022 budget invests more deeply in the university's academic and research mission.

Announcements

Brescia names Lauretta Frederking new top leader

April 21, 2021

The new Brescia president will help the institution elevate its brand, profile and international presence.

Student success, Sustainability

Western introduces new climate change major

April 20, 2021

The program will examine the climate crisis by integrating perspectives from science, social science and the humanities

Teaching, Student success

Western celebrates top teaching talent

April 15, 2021

Outstanding faculty members and a team of course designers are being honoured for excellence

Research and innovation, Student success

Summer internship programs aim to help students and faculty

April 06, 2021

Up to 400 positions available, including 300 undergraduate research internships

Diversity

Western establishes first EDI advisory council

March 25, 2021

Western's equity, diversity and inclusion advisory council members are (top: left to right) Bipasha Baruah, David B. Simmonds, Candace ...

Student success

Supporting the next generation of women in engineering

March 24, 2021

Alexander Charles Spencer Faculty of Engineering Building. Image from Faculty of Engineering

Student success, Community impact and partnership

Western joins Business + Higher Education Roundtable

March 18, 2021

National group aims to create access to work-integrated learning for every student.

Alumni, Community impact and partnership

Three Western alumni recognized as YMCA Women of Excellence

March 16, 2021

Michelle Baldwin, Michele Beaudoin and Kyle MacDonald are being celebrated for their contributions to London and the surrounding community.

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western partners with London Economic Development Corp to help new grads launch careers

March 15, 2021

New pilot program helps graduates from the Faculty of Social Science with future employment by creating 12-month, full-time, paid apprenticeship ...

Announcements

‘We can’t let our guard down’: Western urges vigilance following community outbreak

March 11, 2021

The university reminds students to follow public health guidelines.

Student success, Announcements

Western adopts report recommendations to improve accessibility

March 01, 2021

Establishing a student advisory committee and hiring an accessibility engagement coordinator are among immediate actions.

Announcements

Western plans return to in-person classes this September

February 26, 2021

“We expect to return to face-to-face instruction, and more of the on-campus experiences we all love, this coming September,” said ...

Announcements, Alumni

Western names Jeff O’Hagan as Vice-President, University Advancement

February 24, 2021

The alumnus and former Western fundraiser brings deep experience in the postsecondary and healthcare sectors.

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

5G network opens new avenues for research and student support

February 23, 2021

The super-fast, smart network enables new research and can help students thrive at Western.

Diversity

Black History Month a call to spark change

February 08, 2021

The month is an opportunity to ‘use the lessons of history as a force for change now and into the future.’

Announcements

Western among top 50 Canadian workplaces: Forbes survey

February 08, 2021

Western has been named among Canada’s 50 best employers, based on an independent ranking conducted for Forbes.

Student success

Ivey scholarship recipient compelled to give back

February 03, 2021

For Alanna La Rose, receiving Ivey’s MBA Indigenous Entrance Scholarship comes with a personal call to action.

Community impact and partnership, Student success, Announcements

Art, up-close and from a distance

February 01, 2021

The pandemic prompted a show of 'separate togetherness' at Western's Artlab.

Student success, International

Scholarship recipient carries legacy of Iranian friends

January 29, 2021

PhD student Payam Momeni is inaugural recipient of a scholarship in honour of four Western students who perished aboard Flight PS752.

Teaching, Student success, Diversity

More than words: Marking progress on Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan

January 27, 2021

Candace Brunette-Debassige shares highlights from 2020 report

Announcements

Help us develop Western's next strategic plan

January 20, 2021

New website outlines how students, faculty, staff, and alumni can engage in the process.

Community impact and partnership, Student success, Diversity

Engineering fellowships created for Indigenous and Black doctoral students

January 18, 2021

Western is among six Ontario universities that have together created new fellowships for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees ...

Community impact and partnership, International

Scholarships launched in memory of Iranian students

January 08, 2021

Chemistry student Hadis Hayatdavoudi and three other Western students aboard Flight PS752 will be remembered through scholarships.

Alumni, Community impact and partnership

Notable Western researchers, scholars, alumni appointed to Orders of Canada and Ontario

January 04, 2021

A combat surgeon and English professor emeritus are among several Western-connected Canadians to be celebrated with top national and provincial ...

Community impact and partnership, Alumni, Research and innovation

Abe Oudshoorn, Betty Anne Younker, alumni make Mayor’s Honour List

January 04, 2021

More than half the recipients have Western connections

Diversity, Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership, Student success

Christy R. Bressette to lead Indigenous Initiatives at Western

December 21, 2020

A recognized leader in Indigenous education, Christy R. Bressette has been appointed Western University’s first vice-provost and associate ...

Community impact and partnership, Announcements

Honouring exceptional commitment in a year of change

December 11, 2020

The 2020 Western Award of Excellence represents the highest honour for staff achievement at the university.

Community impact and partnership

Western’s Linda Hasenfratz and Max Smith appointed to COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force

December 04, 2020

The Ontario government has appointed Western chancellor Linda Hasenfratz and Western bioethicist Maxwell Smith among eight members of the ...

Alumni

Lisa Saksida and eight Western alumnae among Canada’s most powerful women

December 03, 2020

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Lisa Saksida and eight Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2020 Canada’s ...

Diversity, Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western partners with Indspire, creates Indigenous bursaries

December 02, 2020

Western is providing additional support for Indigenous students through a partnership with Indspire, a charity led by alumna Roberta Jamieson, ...

Research and innovation

Royal Society celebrates six Western scholars

November 27, 2020

Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the ...

Student success, Community impact and partnership, Diversity

New Education scholarships for Indigenous grad students and people living with disabilities

November 27, 2020

Western is clearing a pathway for people who have historically faced social and economic barriers, with a new scholarship program for graduate ...

Research and innovation

Four Western faculty named to Highly Cited Researchers 2020 list

November 19, 2020

Western researchers whose groundbreaking work has earned them a spot on the 2020 Highly Cited list: professors X. A. (Andy) Sun, Brian Feagan, ...

Provost Andrew Hrymak pivots to special advisor role for sustainability and partnerships

November 19, 2020

Western University's Andy Hrymak has been named special advisor on industry partnerships, the green economy and sustainability. He has been ...

Announcements

Donna Kotsopoulos to become new dean of Western’s Faculty of Education

November 10, 2020

Currently a professor of management and organizational studies at Huron University College with adjunct research faculty appointments in ...

Announcements

Nick Harney to become new dean of Western’s Faculty of Social Science

November 10, 2020

Harney, who is currently head of the department of sociology, anthropology and criminology at the University of Windsor, will serve a five-year ...

Sustainability

President renews sustainability committee for greener campus

November 10, 2020

Western is accelerating its sustainability efforts with a renewed advisory committee that will guide the university’s environmental strategy ...

Research and innovation

Vanguard innovator may have found first-ever sepsis treatment

November 04, 2020

Researcher Dr. Qingping Feng is proof of the axiom it takes years to become an overnight success.

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western and affiliates offer aid to students raised in foster care

October 27, 2020

Jane Kovarikova is a Western doctoral student advocating for policy changes to benefit people who 'age out' of child welfare. She is the ...

Student success

Top honours for graduate students

October 27, 2020

Award winners from left to right: Armin Geraili, Elaine Kwok, Moriah Sokolowski

Diversity

Anti-racism advisors: Paving the way for change

October 22, 2020

As special advisors on anti-racism, Nicole Kaniki and Bertha Garcia are laying the foundation for an interim advisory council on equity, diversity ...

Community impact and partnership

Students prepare 1,000 hygiene kits for community

October 21, 2020

Students participating in Western OServes prepared 1,000 bags of hygiene products, which were delivered Wednesday to community centres.

Student success

Western ranks first in global undergrad competition

September 21, 2020

Four Western students have been named top scholars – more winners than from any other university – at the 2020 Global Undergraduate ...

Research and innovation

Royal Society celebrates five Western scholars

September 09, 2020

New Royal Society of Canada honours go to Western scholars Lisa Saksida, Jing (Jin) Jiang, Peter Jaffe, Slobodan Simonovic and Jessica Grahn.

Announcements

Back to school: A fall term like no other

September 03, 2020

September’s return to class at Western always promises a fresh start and new optimism. This fall, Western is aiming for a clean slate in ...

Student success

Six Western students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships

August 20, 2020

Enrolled in Engineering and Science, they have diverse interests from dance and theatre to robotics and competitive swimming.

Student success, Announcements

Wellness director to bring Western to ‘leading edge’ of student supports

August 18, 2020

Wellness director to bring Western to ‘leading edge’ of student supports.

Announcements, Research and innovation

Feds fund innovative Western research

August 14, 2020

Six Western faculties and schools will share almost $3.6 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Philanthropy, Research and innovation

New Parr Centre for Thriving at Western bolsters proactive support for student mental health

August 11, 2020

A $9.2-million gift from Jeff and Shelley Parr has helped Western University launch a centre dedicated to student mental health and well-being.

Community impact and partnership, Announcements

Nicole Kaniki and Bertha Garcia named special advisors on anti-racism

August 06, 2020

Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia will help Western lay the foundation for a sustained strategy to combat racism on campus.

Teaching, Research and innovation

CIFAR grants awarded for COVID-19 research in child, brain health

July 28, 2020

Daniel Ansari, Adrian Owen awarded Manulife CIFAR Population Health and Wellbeing grants to study the long-term health effects of COVID-19.

Research and innovation, Philanthropy, Community impact and partnership

$2.5M Gray family donation supports aging and mobility research

July 28, 2020

A gift from William and Lynne Gray has created a first-in-Canada research chair in mobility and aging.

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

July 24, 2020

Two chairs, in business sustainability and neuroscience, have been renewed.

Research and innovation

Engineering researchers receive COVID-related grants

July 24, 2020

Two Western researchers have received funding for partnership research projects to help understand and prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Philanthropy, Announcements

Kelly Cole named President/CEO of Sunnybrook Foundation

July 14, 2020

Kelly Cole, Vice-President fostered the growth of the university’s collaborative fundraising programs and alumni engagement initiatives.

Research and innovation, Announcements

Mark Daley named CIFAR Vice-President (Research)

July 09, 2020

Mark Daley, Western’s Special Advisor to the President on Data Strategy, has been appointed Vice-President (Research) for the CIFAR.

Teaching, Community impact and partnership

Western exploring new London partnerships as Continuing Studies returns to Main Campus

July 06, 2020

Western Continuing Studies will relocate from Citi Plaza to Main Campus in Fall 2021, as the university continues to explore local partnerships.

Teaching, Philanthropy, Community impact and partnership

Cheryl Forchuk, Jeremy McNeil earn 2020 Hellmuth Prizes

July 02, 2020

Nursing professor Cheryl Forchuk and Biology professor Jeremy McNeil have been awarded the 2020 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research.

Student success, Community impact and partnership

Western creates new leadership role, advisory council to chart a path forward for anti-racism

June 22, 2020

Western will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for ...

Diversity

Western creates new leadership role, advisory council to chart a path forward for anti-racism

June 22, 2020

Western will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for ...

Student success, Community impact and partnership

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

June 19, 2020

Three Western PhD candidates – all from the social sciences and humanities competition – have been named among 166 nationwide ...

Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership

Banting Fellowship puts postdoc’s work in motion

June 19, 2020

BrainsCAN postdoctoral scholar Jonathan Michaels was awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship to continue his work around brain activity during ...

Community impact and partnership, Sustainability

Western signs climate charter; sustainability work continues

June 18, 2020

Western has joined more than a dozen research-intensive Canadian universities to battle climate change through sustainable investing – part ...

Entrepreneurship, Alumni

Stephen Poloz named Chair of Lawrence Centre Advisory Council

June 15, 2020

A trio of Western alumni, including the former head of the nation’s central bank, have been named to guide the university’s top ...

Student success, Diversity, Community impact and partnership

New office elevates Indigenous presence across campus

June 12, 2020

Western efforts to bring Indigenous voices to the leadership table and an Indigenous presence to all levels of work, study and research across ...

Research and innovation

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

June 12, 2020

Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World ...

Student success, Research and innovation

Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

June 11, 2020

To accelerate 5G innovation in Canada, Western has partnered with Bell Canada to turn the campus into a ‘living lab’ that will help ...

Sustainability

President Alan Shepard’s Address to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance

June 08, 2020

On Tuesday, June 2, 2020, Western President Alan Shepard presented to the House of Commons Standing Committee on Finance. The session focussed on ...

Announcements

President's Anti-Racism Working Group

June 08, 2020

President Alan Shepard's update on the final report of the Anti-Racism Working Group that began its work in January.

Announcements

Update on return to campus timeline

June 05, 2020

President Shepard updates faculty and staff on a phased return to campus.

Research and innovation

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

May 13, 2020

Western-led research aiding humanity and recovery efforts during disease outbreaks boosted thanks to university support.

Research and innovation

Labatt family gift supports nursing education and research

May 13, 2020

Research, community involvement and technology at the heart of $5-million gift to Western from Arthur and Sonia Labatt.

Research and innovation

Discovery Grants back 75 Western research projects

May 07, 2020

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in NSERC Discovery Grants.

Research and innovation

Western names Lesley Rigg as Vice-President

April 27, 2020

Internationally recognized academic leader Lesley Rigg joins Western as Vice-President (Research) August 1, 2020.

International

Western ranked among world’s top universities

April 23, 2020

Western stands firmly among the world’s top universities in its commitment to social and economic impact, according to THE Impact Rankings.

Research and innovation

Western researchers earn SSHRC Insight Grants

April 22, 2020

Twenty Western researchers across six faculties received more than $2.7 million in funding.

Community impact and partnership

CIHR awards $1M to study treatment for first responders with PTSD

April 21, 2020

A study co-led by researchers at Western and McMaster on a new approach to treat public safety personnel with PTSD receives close to $1 million.

Student success, Research and innovation

Summer program opens research up to undergrads

April 21, 2020

Initiative helping undergraduates gain experience and summer jobs during COVID-19 crisis driving strategic priority forward.

Research and innovation

Network rallies research to combat pandemic

April 13, 2020

Experiment launched to meet challenges such as the COVID-19 pandemic hoped to resonate long after crisis passes.

International

Musicologist Grier named Guggenheim Fellow

April 13, 2020

Western musicologist James Grier awarded Guggenheim Fellowship as one of seven Canadians among prestigious recipient list.

International

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

April 08, 2020

Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Health Sciences professor Joy MacDermid receive Distinguished University Professorships.

Research and innovation

Western fund to support pandemic research

April 02, 2020

New $1-million catalyst fund to support university research efforts focused on resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks.

Community impact and partnership

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

March 29, 2020

Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields for use in hospitals.

Community impact and partnership

Conflict zone tech deploys to COVID-19 front lines

March 24, 2020

Applying lessons learned in war zones half a world away, Dr. Tarek Loubani is helping front-line health-care workers at home combat COVID-19.

Research and innovation

Federal funding backs Western COVID-19 research

March 20, 2020

Western researchers receive $998,840 toward establishing and testing an effective vaccine for SARS-CoV-2 – the virus behind COVID-19.

Research and innovation

Western University researchers begin work on COVID-19 vaccine

March 19, 2020

A multidisciplinary team of Western University joining global research effort to develop vaccine.

Research and innovation

Researcher ‘optimistic’ as crisis hits close to home

March 19, 2020

COVID-19 pandemic causes professional and personal worlds of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Saverio Stranges to collide.

Community impact and partnership

Med students unite to aid health-care colleagues

March 18, 2020

Medical students rally to support local communities and health-care colleagues during COVID-19 pandemic.

Student success, Teaching

University rallies to move courses online

March 17, 2020

As hundreds of courses go online this week, the university community is embracing a brave new world of e-teaching.

Community impact and partnership

Student team delivers during COVID-19 crisis

March 16, 2020

Western students set up a grocery shop-and-delivery service for at-risk Londoners during COVID-19 pandemic.

Research and innovation

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

March 12, 2020

Eight exceptional faculty members awarded Western’s highest honours for excellence in teaching, leading, and inspiring their students.

Community impact and partnership

President’s statement on COVID-19 effort

March 12, 2020

Western classes move online March 18 in response to the evolving COVID-19 situation.

Community impact and partnership

President’s statement on COVID-19 effort

March 11, 2020

Western cancels future university-sanctioned international travel for all students until June 1, 2020.

International

Seven Western programs among global elite

March 04, 2020

Four Western subjects stand among the Top 50 programs in the world, according to the 2020 QS World University Rankings.

International

Baron named to head Western International efforts

February 20, 2020

Career international education advocate Britta Baron named Vice-Provost and Associate Vice-President (International).

International, Teaching

Zecevic named 3M National Teaching Fellow

February 20, 2020

Health Studies professor Aleksandra Zecevic honoured with top award for leadership in teaching.

Diversity, International

Althea Blackburn-Evans named Chief Communications Officer

February 19, 2020

Althea Blackburn-Evans has been named Western’s first-ever Chief Communications Officer in a reorganized communications portfolio.

Community impact and partnership

Western unveils $619K in support of United Way

February 05, 2020

The Western community raises $619,475 for United Way Elgin Middlesex, providing support and access to vital local services.

Research and innovation, Sustainability, International, Community impact and partnership

President makes Budget 2020 pitch for universities

February 04, 2020

Budget 2020 offers the federal government and universities a unique opportunity to elevate Canada’s place on the world stage.

Philanthropy, Diversity, Community impact and partnership, Student success

Listening sessions set for Anti-Racism Working Group

January 30, 2020

Campus community given opportunity to offer input into the university’s anti-racism efforts through a series of listening sessions.

International

Honouring the Victims of Flight PS752

January 14, 2020

Western University mourns loss of four graduate students who lost their lives on Flight PS752.

International

Vigil honours students lost in Flight PS752

January 08, 2020

The Western and London community gathered in a sombre memorial to mourn deaths of four Western students aboard Flight PS752.

Alumni

Psychologist Gerstein, former Chancellor, dies

January 08, 2020

Reva Appleby Gerstein, LLD’72, the ground-breaking psychologist who served as Western’s first woman Chancellor, died at age 102.

Alumni

Alumni named among Order of Canada recipients

January 06, 2020

Five Western alumni are among 120 newly named appointments to the Order of Canada, one of the country’s highest honours.

Community impact and partnership

Announcement: New Dean Chosen for Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

January 06, 2020

Internationally renowned surgeon Dr. John Yoo will take the helm of Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry May 1.

Alumni

Western mourns passing of Richard M. Ivey

December 31, 2019

Richard M. Ivey, HBA’47, LLD’79, the renowned philanthropist and education advocate who helped elevate Western and its business school ...

Community impact and partnership

Celebrating the year that was 2019

December 12, 2019

Today, we offer you the 10th annual Western News Newsmakers of the Year – a celebration of some of the people, places and things that shaped ...

Community impact and partnership

Regional imaging excellence at heart of partnership

December 10, 2019

A new partnership between Western, London hospitals and a medical technology pioneer will make southwestern Ontario a “global ...

Alumni

Liao named among 2021 Schwarzman Scholars

December 09, 2019

Cynthia Liao, HBA’14, was recently named a Schwarzman Scholar, one of 145 young leaders to receive this distinguished scholarship to pursue ...

Philanthropy, Diversity

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

December 05, 2019

It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what ...

Alumni

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

November 27, 2019

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive ...

Alumni, International

Hickey named among Rhodes Scholars

November 27, 2019

Patrick Hickey, HBA’19, has been named a recipient of the Rhodes Scholarship, one of only 11 Canadian students to earn the esteemed award ...

Research and innovation, Community impact and partnership

Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

November 21, 2019

The next generation of leaders will be better armed against unprecedented technical transformation thanks to a new partnership between Western and ...

Community impact and partnership

Brunette-Debassige, White earn Atlohsa Awards

November 04, 2019

Western community members Candace Brunette-Debassige and Jerry White were named among seven honourees earning Atlohsa Peace Awards for their ...

Student success, Philanthropy, Diversity

President strikes group to target racism on campus

October 31, 2019

In the wake of recent incidents over the past week, Western’s President is launching a working group to better understand and target issues ...

Student success, Teaching

Thompson Centre launch to further Engineering education

October 28, 2019

In support of furthering great ideas, Western recently announced the launch of the John M. Thompson Centre for Engineering Leadership and Innovation

Community impact and partnership

First dual ceremony welcomes Shepard, Hasenfratz

October 22, 2019

On Tuesday, Western hosted the simultaneous installation of a president and a chancellor, outside the confines of Convocation and situated within ...

Community impact and partnership

Hasenfratz: Love finding ways to connect

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 22, Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, LLD’19, and President Alan Shepard were installed into their respective ...

Community impact and partnership

Shepard: Meet challenges of future together

October 22, 2019

On Oct. 22, President Alan Shepard and Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz, BSc’89, MBA’97, LLD’19, were installed into their respective ...

Research and innovation, Entrepreneurship

Hunter earns Vanguard for innovation, patience

October 21, 2019

Chemistry professor emeritus Duncan Hunter – a researcher who “exemplifies what it means to be an innovator” – has been ...

Community impact and partnership

Hasenfratz brings fire to Chancellor role

October 18, 2019

I’m still in the heart of it.” Western Chancellor Linda Hasenfratz embraces the challenge of serving in the key position while still ...

Alumni, Announcements

Alumnus Malloy installed as King’s Principal

October 18, 2019

This week, the Western community welcomed David Cruise Malloy, BA’83 (Physical Education), MA’86, as the ninth Principal at ...

Community impact and partnership, Alumni

Western alumni, students among 20 20s list

October 16, 2019

The Western community was well-represented among the city’s outstanding young professionals as numerous students and alumni were named to ...

Teaching, Community impact and partnership

Awards honour excellence among us

October 10, 2019

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of ...

Research and innovation

Western Space fueled by passion, expertise

October 07, 2019

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 ...

Community impact and partnership, Research and innovation

Dozen projects earn funding backing

October 04, 2019

It’s the personal mission of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Martha Dagnew to see the Great Lakes turn blue again, instead of ...

Diversity, Student success, Community impact and partnership

Survey targets opinions on sexual violence policy

October 04, 2019

Western is inviting the university community to answer a survey and take part in focus-group sessions as part of community consultations to update ...

International, Student success

Western moves up in Maclean’s rankings

October 03, 2019

Western rose one spot from last year, landing at No. 7 in the 2020 Maclean’s University Rankings, released Oct. 3

Student success, Teaching

Kindness key for OCUFA award honoree Irwin

October 02, 2019

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

International, Alumni

President's Alumni Tour kicks off October 1

October 01, 2019

As Alan learns more about the Western story, he is looking forward to meeting you, our ‘purple and proud’ graduates

Community impact and partnership

Mayor: Broughdale response ‘cause for optimism’

September 30, 2019

Officials are crediting early and frequent collaboration across the city as a “cause for optimism” related to managing the annual ...

Research and innovation

Research ranking places Western tops in Canada

September 26, 2019

Western stands atop Canada – and among only a handful of universities around the world – on a list of the fastest-rising institutions ...

Student success, Teaching

Gift advances dentistry education, profession

September 26, 2019

Dentalcorp, a partnership of Canada’s largest network of dental clinics, is supporting students and alumni of the Schulich School of ...

Community impact and partnership

Alan Shepard's address to Western's Leaders' Forum

September 19, 2019

Alan Shepard, President & Vice-Chancellor, addresses Western's Leaders Forum attendees

Student success, Community impact and partnership

Architect named to shape new Indigenous space

September 19, 2019

Redquill Architecture, led by Wanda Dalla Costa, a firm that specializes in Indigenous architecture, planning and design, has been enlisted to ...

Alumni, International

Alumni take top honours among world’s best

September 17, 2019

Research papers by two recent Western graduates – Cynthia Qi and Madelaine Coelho – have been selected as the best in the world in ...

Research and innovation

Fulbright scholar to link synchrotron tech, mining

September 10, 2019

Mining has advanced light years beyond the pickaxe and shovel. Just how much farther it can develop is a question Earth Sciences professor Neil ...

Community impact and partnership, Alumni

Presidents: Postsecondary teamwork key to future

September 10, 2019

Co-operation, collaboration and community are key to the future of postsecondary education in – and beyond – London, according to the ...

Community impact and partnership

Western elite named among Royal Society Fellows

September 10, 2019

Two Western scholars and one professor emerita - Joy MacDermid of Physical Therapy, Ravi Menon of Medical Biophysics, and Ann Chambers of ...

Community impact and partnership

Western emerging generation among New College

September 10, 2019

Two Western scholars - Lauren Flynn of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering and Janice Forsyth of Sociology - were named among the newest ...

Diversity, Community impact and partnership

Daley targets data strategy in new role

September 09, 2019

If Western researcher Mark Daley succeeds in his newest role, the Western community will start using data in such a way that will transform the ...

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Campus springs back to life as Fall Term begins

September 03, 2019

Western grew exponentially in just a matter of days as the university welcomed approximately 31,000 students to campus as the 2019 Fall Term begins

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Program leads 10,000 kids to active living

August 30, 2019

A Western-led program recently reached a milestone by having helped more than 10,000 London kids become physically active. The ACT-i-Pass program ...

Community impact and partnership

Study turns attention to rural homelessness

August 30, 2019

Homeless individuals in rural areas are offered few options when it comes to assistance in their communities, frequently forcing them into urban ...

Community impact and partnership

Med school admission changes open new doors

August 26, 2019

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. ...

Student success, Teaching, Community impact and partnership

University’s role in society at heart of new course

August 19, 2019

If you think the debate over the role of higher education is new, think again. You’ll need to look deeper than today’s headlines for ...

Student success

Brown, Israels named among Schulich Leaders

August 19, 2019

Liam Israels and Katie Brown, two of the nation’s highest achieving secondary students, will begin their undergraduate studies at Western ...

Research and innovation

Six Western projects earn CFI backing

August 12, 2019

From hearing loss and brain activity, to cancer and joints, to sustainable energy and social cues, six Western-led projects, involving 10 ...

Student success, Research and innovation

Programs showcase grad student skills to employers

August 12, 2019

A pair of new programs look to play matchmaker between Western graduate students and employers who may offer an alternative career path outside ...

Alumni, International

Two alumni win award as top Canadian immigrants

July 21, 2019

A senior official with the Toronto Stock Exchange and an up-and-coming real estate lawyer – both community-driven Western alumni – ...

Research and innovation

Democracy project heads SSHRC recipients

July 17, 2019

Political Science professor Laura Stephenson’s C-Dem project headed a list of 97 Western projects and research areas which will collectively ...

Research and innovation

CIHR Project Grants back 10 Western-led projects

July 17, 2019

Health researchers at Western were awarded more than $8 million in funding from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) in the latest ...

Research and innovation

Prichard ready to ‘set the table’ for success

July 17, 2019

One year. That is how long Acting Vice-President (Research) Sarah Prichard has to “set the table” for a permanent research leader

Community impact and partnership, Student success

Western Pride celebrates identity, inclusion

July 15, 2019

Western Pride launched its 2019 celebrations with a mix of rainbows and sunshine. A flag-raising ceremony took place Monday to begin two weeks of ...

Community impact and partnership, International

Western welcomes admissions counselors

July 09, 2019

This week, the Western campus plays host to more than 1,500 members of the International Association of College Admission Counseling for their ...

Announcements, Community impact and partnership

Western names Dr. Alan Shepard as 11th President and Vice-Chancellor

November 29, 2018

Dr. Alan Shepard, one of the country’s most innovative postsecondary leaders, will become the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western ...

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