2022

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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

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

Student Success, Research and Innovation

Postdoctoral scholars named Banting Fellows

November 28, 2022

Recipients carrying out research in avian physiology, polymers

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

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

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

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

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

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, 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

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’

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

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

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

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

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

Western researchers receive combined $2.8M NSERC Discovery grants

June 23, 2022

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

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

Alumni

Be storytellers, John Davidson tells FIMS grads

June 23, 2022

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

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

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

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

War journalist Sally Armstrong says youth bring hope for change

June 14, 2022

Humanitarian and author will receive honorary doctorate at spring convocation

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

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

Diversity, Student Success

Western launches new scholarships for Black and Indigenous students

May 05, 2022

Awards strengthen support for diverse, equity-deserving students

Student Success, Teaching

Western Engineering launches artificial intelligence specialization program

May 05, 2022

Interdisciplinary approach marries traditional engineering subjects with AI fundamentals

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

Sustainability

Western invests in sustainable, equitable future

April 29, 2022

Budget 2022-23 supports university’s strategic priorities

Alumni

Western grad David Simmonds receives Harry Jerome leadership award

April 29, 2022

Community leader a champion for equity, inclusion

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

Inaugural neuroscience fellows ‘looking to make a difference’

April 22, 2022

Three researchers exploring novel ways to study the brain

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

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

Announcements

Western stands in solidarity with Ukraine

March 02, 2022

University issues statement on the war in Ukraine

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

Student Success

4 Western students named Cansbridge Fellows

February 24, 2022

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

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

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

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

Student Success, Teaching

Western launches new creative arts and production program

February 17, 2022

Creativity, collaboration, community cornerstones of new BA major

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

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

Florentine Strzelczyk named provost and vice-president (academic)

February 03, 2022

Distinguished humanities scholar, academic leader joins Western May 1

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

Sustainability

Western gets gold STARS for sustainability

January 20, 2022

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

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

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

Announcements

Western announces phased approach to return-to-class

January 14, 2022

Staggered plan an effort to slow COVID-19 transmission

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

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

Research and Innovation

Scholar, curator named Canada Research Chair

January 12, 2022

Sarah Smith to focus work on cultural diplomacy

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

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