2023

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Research and Innovation, Announcements, Teaching, Sustainability, International

Western among top 10 universities in the world for sustainability

December 05, 2023

Second annual QS sustainability rankings places Western 3rd in Canada, 10th in the world out of 1,403 universities

Research and Innovation

Celebrating the inaugural recipients of the Western Research Excellence Awards

November 30, 2023

Six scholars recognized for pioneering work in their fields, community advocacy

Research and Innovation, Announcements

Western-led human brain “growth chart” project receives $1M in funding

November 27, 2023

Will allow clinicians to track neural development across human lifespan for first time

Community Impact and Partnership

Western Law professor appointed special adviser to International Criminal Court prosecutor

November 24, 2023

Renowned legal scholar Valerie Oosterveld will advise on strategies and policies concerning crimes against humanity

Research and Innovation

Canada’s most powerful MRI system arrives at Western

November 23, 2023

The 15.2 tesla pre-clinical scanner enables researchers to study the brain with unprecedented resolution

Entrepreneurship, Community Impact and Partnership, Alumni

Thirteen Western alumni make Canada’s 100 Most Powerful Women list

November 22, 2023

Leaders in private, public sectors honoured for leadership, vision

Philanthropy, Research and Innovation

$3-million gift to advance research on the evolution of work

November 16, 2023

Ivey announced a donation of $3 million from corporate director Sylvia Chrominska, HBA ’75, LLD ’14, during its Future We See ...

Research and Innovation, Announcements

Western recruits top neuroimmunologist as Canada Excellence Research Chair

November 16, 2023

With $8 million in funding, Dr. Robyn Klein will set up Canada’s first-ever research program studying impact of infectious diseases on the ...

Announcements

Kamran Siddiqui appointed vice-provost (graduate and postdoctoral studies)

November 15, 2023

Sustainable energy expert, experienced academic administrator to lead development of new learning methodologies

Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation, Sustainability

CleanTech conference links researchers, entrepreneurs and industry

November 15, 2023

Western will ‘pioneer’ clean technology research in renewable energy, sustainable materials and environmental sciences

Teaching, Alumni

Western grad receives national award for excellence in teaching

November 10, 2023

Paige Driscoll, MPEd‘23, recognized for her work tailoring curriculum to students’ culture, interests

Community Impact and Partnership

Words Festival marks 10th anniversary with lineup of Western speakers and artists

November 02, 2023

Writer-in-residence, student writer-in-residence, Alice Munro Chair in Creativity and faculty members featured in creative arts event

Philanthropy

Beyond Brick and Mortar

November 02, 2023

Desh and Ladi Malhotra gift their home to Western University for a renewed cause

Announcements

Western’s commitment to peaceful and respectful dialogue

October 26, 2023

As the citizens of Israel and Gaza continue to experience violence amidst the ongoing conflict in the region, members of the Western community are ...

Student Success

Western scholars among global winners in undergraduate competition

October 25, 2023

Best-ever performance by Faculty of Arts and Humanities students

Student Success, Alumni

Western graduates receive Governor General’s Gold Medal

October 25, 2023

Three PhDs recognized with national award for academic excellence

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership, Teaching, Research and Innovation

Pride Library marks 25th anniversary as it reopens to public

October 19, 2023

Professor James Miller reflects on the role of the library and ‘what this space has meant’

Research and Innovation, Philanthropy

New interdisciplinary chair brings a philosophical lens to AI

October 18, 2023

Western announces chair in ethics and technology with new $1.5M gift from alum Tim Duncanson

Announcements

Kelly Meighen installed as Western’s 24th Chancellor

October 12, 2023

'We have much to learn from each other if we listen. And I assure you, as your Chancellor, I will be listening'

Alumni, Announcements

Five outstanding leaders to receive honorary degrees

October 12, 2023

Academy Award winner Sarah Polley among those being honoured at autumn convocation ceremonies

Student Success, Diversity, Research and Innovation

Vanier scholar values human perspective in her research

October 10, 2023

Neuroscience PhD student Shahnaza Hamidullah came to Canada as Afghan refugee in 2010

Researchers earn Canadian Academy of Health Sciences honours

October 04, 2023

From work on the brain to children’s mental health, research recognized for impact on patient care

Research and Innovation

Behind the Research: Western looks at the final frontier

October 02, 2023

President Alan Shepard in conversation with professors Sarah Gallagher and Jan Cami on Canada’s role in space exploration and research

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership, Announcements

Western observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2023

Campus community is encouraged to reflect on its meaning and significance

Announcements, Research and Innovation

Western appoints Mark Daley as first-ever chief AI officer

September 27, 2023

The newly created role is the first of its kind at a Canadian university

Student Success

Western welcomes 2023 Loran scholar Vanessa Memeh

September 22, 2023

'Four years ago, I never thought this was possible'

Announcements

Western, Brescia begin plans to integrate

September 21, 2023

Move honours Brescia’s legacy, creates new pathways for students

Teaching, Research and Innovation

Western scholars honoured by Royal Society of Canada

September 13, 2023

Literature professor receives 2023 Chaveau Medal; six scholars elected as new fellows

Teaching, Community Impact and Partnership

‘That enjoyment’: Western prof engages teens in world of math

September 08, 2023

Asghar Ghorbanpour awarded for outreach work with local students, teachers

Diversity, Teaching

Western researcher launches land-inspired opera set in a canoe

September 07, 2023

Spy Dénommé-Welch wrote story, co-composed music for Canoe, which premieres Sept. 12

Research and Innovation

Gregory Kopp receives global honour for contributions to wind engineering

August 31, 2023

Northern Tornadoes Project lead researcher is this year’s recipient of the Davenport Medal from the International Association for Wind ...

Student Success

‘It takes a village’: Western set to welcome students for new academic year

August 31, 2023

OWeek will see 6,600 new first-year Mustangs settle in, with focus on safety, community

Announcements, Student Success

Science student shoots for the stars with $100K Schulich Leaders scholarship

August 31, 2023

Emma Harmos is one of six incoming Western students to earn prestigious national award

Announcements, Research and Innovation, Community Impact and Partnership, International

Western prof named to geology team for first crewed lunar landing in 50 years

August 30, 2023

Gordon “Oz” Osinski will work with NASA to determine the mission’s geological science objectives

Teaching, Student Success, Community Impact and Partnership

Record number of future doctors begin training at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

August 29, 2023

The School welcomes 190 first-year students this week

Research and Innovation, Announcements

Six new Canada Research Chairs named at Western

August 29, 2023

From substance use to AI, new CRCs address questions shaping the future of humanity

Announcements, Research and Innovation

New projects aim to help carve new paths for Black youth

August 29, 2023

Professor Godwin Arku-led study of marginalized youth among recipients of national award, SSHRC grants

Announcements, Student Success, Research and Innovation

Western PhD students named Vanier scholars

August 29, 2023

Four candidates recognized for leadership, scholarly achievement

Alumni, Student Success, Community Impact and Partnership

Medical student receives national award for community leadership and advocacy

August 23, 2023

Dene and Metis member Laney Beaulieu plans return to home community in NWT after studies

Student Success, Announcements

Western to build two new residence buildings

August 18, 2023

University Drive undergraduate residence and Platt’s Lane apartment building will offer on-campus housing to about 1,000 students

Student Success, Diversity, Teaching

Western welcomes Téa Mutonji as new writer-in-residence

August 16, 2023

Award-winning poet, author ─ and student ─ brings relatability to role

Philanthropy, Research and Innovation

$5.1 million donation boosts open hardware approach to motor neuroscience

August 15, 2023

Azrieli Foundation support to enable Canada-wide use of electrodes co-developed by Western researcher

Student Success

Western student chapter of the Association for Women in Mathematics wins community outreach award

August 14, 2023

The club, which aims to 'make math more accessible to everyone,' is one of four winners worldwide

Research and Innovation

Western researchers among 2023 Ontario Women’s Health Scholars Award winners

August 10, 2023

Jenna Schulz and Hoda Seens honoured for groundbreaking work on women’s mental, physical well-being

Teaching

Sheila Heti named new Alice Munro Chair in Creativity

August 09, 2023

Award-winning playwright and author returns to Western to teach and inspire

Research and Innovation

Grant recipients addressing critical gaps in health care

August 03, 2023

Western researchers receive nearly $5M from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Sustainability

Western receives $4.75 million in federal funding for new electric boiler

July 13, 2023

Heating upgrade will drastically reduce emissions, provide steam for campus and University Hospital

Alumni, Announcements

Kelly Meighen named Western’s 24th Chancellor

July 05, 2023

The esteemed philanthropist believes healthy relationships, strong supports, fundamental to success

Alumni

Western alumni named to the Order of Canada

July 04, 2023

Recipients recognized for making communities and country ‘better every day’

Teaching, Student Success, International, Research and Innovation

Western launches new international strategy to drive worldwide impact

June 29, 2023

The global engagement plan, Western in the World, will guide international recruitment, research and collaboration efforts

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership

‘Pride doesn’t just end after one month’

June 28, 2023

Western hits stride for Pride month with events, fall celebration plans and a growing group of organizers

Teaching, Research and Innovation, Sustainability, Student Success

Western climbs nearly 60 spots in QS World University Rankings

June 27, 2023

Academic reputation, graduate employment drive significant rise in annual rankings

Community Impact and Partnership, Student Success, Teaching, Diversity

Inclusive leadership program helps leaders develop, model EDI lens

June 22, 2023

Reflection and personal action plan key to cultivating commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion

Teaching, Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership

Western hosts national forum on reconciliation for Indigenous leaders, academics across Canada

June 21, 2023

Building Reconciliation Forum focuses on Indigenizing and decolonizing the academy

Announcements

Longtime Western residence leader earns President’s Medal for Distinguished Service

June 13, 2023

Peggy Wakabayashi honoured for her innovation, legacy in student residence system

Student Success, Alumni

Special coverage: Spring Convocation 2023

June 09, 2023

More than 8,000 graduates and 14 honorary degree recipients will be celebrated throughout the month of June.

Alumni, Announcements

Western to bestow honorary degrees on 14 outstanding leaders

June 05, 2023

Community, arts, business, medical and academic luminaries to be honoured at June convocation ceremonies

Research and Innovation

Behind the Research: Western talks equity and pandemics

June 02, 2023

President Alan Shepard in conversation with Professor Kate Choi and Professor Eric Arts on the social determinants of COVID-19

Sustainability

Western in top 10 of 1,705 universities in global sustainability rankings

June 01, 2023

Times Higher Education 2023 Impact Rankings measure work towards UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

Student Success, Announcements, Teaching

Ivey ranked best in Canada for executive education

May 26, 2023

Secures top spot in ranking for the fourth year in a row

Announcements, Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Two Western research projects among four recipients of Canada Brain Research Fund grants

May 24, 2023

Interdisciplinary teams working on cognition, brain repair receive funds from Health Canada and Brain Canada

Diversity, Research and Innovation, Community Impact and Partnership

Western Research launches new mentorship network, co-designed by researchers

May 18, 2023

­­­Program prioritizes equity-deserving groups, building community and connection

Community Impact and Partnership, Sustainability, Student Success

Climate change action course earns national award

May 15, 2023

The program, recognized for its ‘collaborative innovation’, will be free to the public this fall

Announcements, Research and Innovation, Community Impact and Partnership, Diversity, International, Teaching

Western tops Canadian universities in global rating program

May 10, 2023

QS Stars awards 5 Stars Plus rating to Western, one of only 20 institutions worldwide to obtain the score

Announcements, Community Impact and Partnership

Western to expand medical school training with additional educational and residency spots

May 04, 2023

Ontario government bolsters Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s efforts to tackle physician shortage in region  

Announcements

Build, expand, recruit: Budget 2023-24 paves way for further impact 

April 28, 2023

New spending in $896-million operating budget takes Western’s strategic plan to next level 

Student Success

Western earns award for cultivating unique student strengths

April 27, 2023

Gallup honours campus-wide work to drive personal and professional growth with CliftonStrengths program

Announcements

Penny Pexman named vice-president (research)

April 27, 2023

The London, Ont. native, award-winning researcher and mentor looks forward to ‘catalyzing’ new, interdisciplinary work

Philanthropy, Research and Innovation, Announcements

Western establishes pioneering $4M endowed chair for urologic cancer research

April 27, 2023

Chin-Hardie Chair in Urologic Oncology bolsters Western’s leadership in developing life-saving interventions for cancers of the bladder, ...

Research and Innovation, Announcements, Teaching

Western announces four new Distinguished University Professors

April 27, 2023

Ten Faculty Scholars also named for outstanding academic achievement

Research and Innovation

Western to revolutionize drug development for brain diseases with $24M federal funding boost   

April 26, 2023

First-of-its-kind platform will fast track drug development and help identify effective new therapies within six years

Philanthropy, Alumni, Announcements

Historic $30M gift to transform Ivey’s presence in downtown Toronto

April 25, 2023

Donation from pioneering philanthropist Donald K. Johnson marks the largest ever from an individual in Western’s history

Student Success, Teaching

Western announces 2022-23 teaching award recipients

April 20, 2023

Awardees recognized for ‘outstanding contributions’ to academic development of students

Announcements, Research and Innovation

Major funding for genomics project to combat spider mite infestations

April 19, 2023

Team led by Western prof receives $4 million to protect greenhouse sector from pest

Announcements

Sharon Hodgson, dean of the Ivey School of Business, announces retirement

April 17, 2023

Renowned business leader will step down in June 2024, leaving Ivey firmly positioned to continue legacy of excellence

Community Impact and Partnership

‘Make the world better’: Presidential address stresses community connections

April 11, 2023

More than 500 guests attend Engage Western event to hear from university leaders, students, researchers

Student Success

Western celebrates sports achievements with Mustangs Athletic Awards

April 10, 2023

Top performers honoured with Athlete of the Year, memorial trophies and Purple Blankets

Announcements, Teaching, Student Success

Graduate students, Western scholar earn national awards for outstanding leadership

April 05, 2023

PhD candidates Effie Sapuridis and Olivia Ghosh-Swaby, professor Kathy Hibbert recognized by the Senior Women Academic Administrators of Canada

Announcements, Philanthropy, Teaching, Student Success

$3.5 million gift from BMO expands Ivey’s leadership programming across Western’s campus

April 03, 2023

Philanthropy, Research and Innovation

Western cements leadership in kidney research with new $3.5M endowed chair  

March 31, 2023

The William F. Clark Chair in Nephrology will help attract and retain top talent, enhance life-saving bench-to-bedside research

Teaching, Announcements, Diversity

Bruce Elijah named as first Elder-in-Residence at Wampum Learning Lodge

March 31, 2023

The traditional teacher, healer and respected Indigenous advocate supports students, staff and faculty

Entrepreneurship, Student Success

Entrepreneurial spirit activated: Companies nurtured at Western ‘provide value to the world’

March 30, 2023

Students and grads starting businesses receive free support and resources from Morrissette Institute for Entrepreneurship, Powered by Ivey

Sustainability, Community Impact and Partnership

Students, staff member honoured for contributions to sustainability with Western Green Awards

March 30, 2023

Campus projects related to climate and environment highlighted at Sustainability Impact Showcase

Announcements, International

Lily Cho named vice-provost and associate vice-president (international)

March 27, 2023

First-generation scholar, former Western prof brings commitment to internationalization with a focus on supporting international students

Announcements

Marisa Modeski named university registrar

March 22, 2023

Leader in post-secondary recruitment and admissions through an EDI lens joins Western May 1

Sustainability, Student Success, International

Western students suggest solutions to advance UN Sustainable Development Goals

March 20, 2023

Ten teams in race to qualify for World’s Challenge Challenge global final this year

Student Success

Western increases financial and staff support for graduate students

March 20, 2023

Needs-based funding and off-campus housing staff will be tripled to help graduate students with rising costs

Teaching, Student Success

Preparing Gen Z for an unpredictable future

March 17, 2023

The value of tools like ChatGPT depends on how we use them, which makes interdisciplinary undergraduate education more important than ever

Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Western to be part of new Canada research hub for pandemic preparedness

March 07, 2023

Coalition links universities, hospitals with industry partners

Sustainability, Teaching

New diploma program trains Ivey students to be sustainable business leaders

March 03, 2023

Course is open to students in all streams of the business school’s MSc program

Student Success

First-year Western Law students to get work placements before second year

March 01, 2023

New employment program launches in 2023-24, will let students choose placement options

Research and Innovation

Federal funding boost for Western research into transitions in care

February 27, 2023

Projects examining diabetes, lifelong care programs receive nearly $1.5 million

Research and Innovation

Research projects receive more than $9 million in federal funding

February 22, 2023

Teams working on reducing health-care inequity, AI, cancer receive multi-year grants

Student Success, Announcements

Western announces $500,000 in funding for graduate students hit by inflation

February 17, 2023

Funding will create needs-based bursaries with input from Society of Graduate Students and the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

Alumni, Diversity

Honouring the legacy of Western’s first Black medical graduate

February 16, 2023

Dr. Lewis H. Milburn lived both his dreams, to serve in the military and be a doctor, inspiring future generations

Sustainability, Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Western signs with national partners to advance collaborative research in clean energy

February 15, 2023

Agreement will drive funding opportunities to support internships, awards and research chairs

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership, Student Success

Western names Black student scholarships in honour of notable community members

February 08, 2023

Awards given to 25 students in inaugural year recognize outstanding academic performance, community service

Diversity, Community Impact and Partnership, Research and Innovation

Western researchers create online resource to support physical activity for children with disabilities

February 07, 2023

‘Everyone Can Play’ website lists inclusive activities and programs in London and surrounding areas

Research and Innovation, Teaching, Diversity

Mapping the stories of formerly enslaved Black Londoners focus of new research

February 01, 2023

Interactive website to document histories of individuals who fled slavery in the U.S. and settled in the Forest City

Diversity

Western celebrates Black History Month

January 31, 2023

The Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion is pleased to host a number of events throughout February and March celebrating Black excellence.

Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Gordon McBean honoured by world’s largest scientific society for work on climate change

January 31, 2023

American Association for the Advancement of Science recognizes renowned professor and climatologist for international leadership, communicating ...

Research and Innovation, Sustainability

Ivey faculty ranked third in the world for research aligned with UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

January 30, 2023

Ranking based on hundreds of peer-reviewed papers published over four years

Student Success

Western student-athlete among Top 8 Academic All-Canadians

January 27, 2023

Kate Current recognized by Governor General at Rideau Hall

Community Impact and Partnership

McIntosh Gallery partners with local artist to create mural at supervised drug treatment site

January 25, 2023

Artwork aims to address stigma surrounding substance use and honour those lost to overdose

Research and Innovation, Announcements, Student Success

Weldon Library celebrates revitalized look with grand reopening

January 23, 2023

New two-storey student learning commons, increased seating and family room highlight refreshed space

Announcements, Student Success

‘Designed by students for students’, Western Wellness Hub launches on campus

January 19, 2023

New mental health program fosters connection and peer support by sharing lived experiences

Research and Innovation

Schulich Medicine & Dentistry receives significant funding to make clinical trials research more efficient

January 19, 2023

CIHR grants fund training program for pragmatic clinical trials and create new pan-Canadian consortium

Student Success, Teaching, Alumni

Former Ontario deputy premier is Western Law’s Distinguished Leader in Residence

January 16, 2023

Christine Elliott will provide mentorship to law students and work with university leadership

Announcements, Student Success, Alumni, Community Impact and Partnership

Mayor’s Honour List recognizes Western community members

January 04, 2023

Faculty member, student and alumni honoured for outstanding contributions to the City of London

Community Impact and Partnership, Announcements, Alumni, Research and Innovation

Professor Fred Longstaffe, five alumni appointed to Order of Canada

January 04, 2023

Western community members among 99 ‘trailblazers’ and new appointees

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