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Alumni named to London Inc.’s 20 under 40

December 22, 2021

Western grads top list of inspiring Londoners


Western delaying start of winter term, shifting to virtual classes

December 17, 2021

Preemptive measures prompted by increasing Omicron variant concerns


Staff recognized for going ‘above and beyond’

December 16, 2021

The 2021 recipients of the annual Western Award of Excellence


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


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


Western graduates among Canada’s Top 40 Under 40

November 25, 2021

Honour recognizes outstanding young Canadians under age 40


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


Mustangs Hall of Fame celebrates athletic greatness

November 19, 2021

Honorees include lifetime legends Helen Luckman, Jack Cowin


Western alumni make Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

November 18, 2021

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


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


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


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


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


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  

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

Student Success, International

Virus researcher among Undergraduate Award recipients

October 27, 2021

Western students recognized for research excellence in global competition

Diversity, Teaching

Kelly Greene first Indigenous artist-in-residence

October 26, 2021

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

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


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


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


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


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

Diversity, Teaching, Student Success

New space envisions Indigenous ‘home’ on campus

September 29, 2021

Indigenous Learning Space set to open in 2022

Student Success, Philanthropy, Entrepreneurship

New $1M-gift drives Western entrepreneurial programs

September 29, 2021

Funding will support student entrepreneurs, programming, innovation building

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

Diversity, Student Success

Summer program gives undergrads immersive research feel

September 27, 2021

BrainsCAN internship aims to promote diversity in neuroscience research

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


Prioritizing student safety on and off campus

September 23, 2021

Culture change needs ‘collective effort’: Shepard


Mandatory sexual violence awareness and prevention training begins for students

September 22, 2021

Part of Western’s new student safety action plan


Western supports student-led walkout

September 17, 2021

'A difficult but important day to honour survivors'


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


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

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

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


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

September 01, 2021

Western ready to welcome campus community back for fall term


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 ...


Western strengthens COVID-19 vaccine policy

August 25, 2021

Latest step further supports increased vaccination rates

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

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


Western to require proof of vaccination for campus community

August 11, 2021

Campus-wide policy gets support from public health unit

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

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


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


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


Western invests $6 million to support new EDI initiatives

June 25, 2021

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


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

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

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

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 ...


Western stands with Muslim community

June 07, 2021

University and affiliates condemn racist attack


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

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

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, 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 ...


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.


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.

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

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.


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


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 ...


‘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.


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.


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.


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.’

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


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.

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

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 ...

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