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Poll calls for more job-secure faculty: OCUFA

More than two-thirds of southwestern Ontario residents recently polled on behalf of the Ontario Confederation of University Faculty Associations …

‘Freelator’ scores student entrepreneurs a victory

A mobility aid that offers seniors a safe, comfortable way to exercise took top honours at the annual Business 2257 Feasibility Study …

Mustangs celebrate top student-athletes

Soccer player Jenna White, football player Alex Taylor and swimmer Gamal Assaad were recognized for their outstanding careers Tuesday night at the …

Ferguson casts eyes on The Future

Special to Western NewsJoshua M. Ferguson, BA’09 (Film Studies), is publishing a memoir – Me, Myself, They: The Future is Non-Binary – with Canada’s …

Proposing cutting-edged solutions to combat health inequities

The Health Care Challenge is a student competition run by the Health Studies Students’ Association (HSSA) where Health Sciences students – in tandem …

Award empowers student to take next step

Paul Mayne // Western NewsMaster of Media in Journalism & Communication student Angela McInnes will be heading to Toronto and Halifax this summer as …

Brescia team reaches helping hand north

Taloyoak, formerly known as Spence Bay until 1992, is located on the southwestern coast of Boothia Peninsula at the Northwest Passage. It is the …

Green Awards turn attention to sustainability

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards are all about reduce, reuse and recycle when it comes to environmental sustainability.<p>Established in …

Study calls attention to cyclist-motorist collisions

Special to Western NewsRebecca Henderson, a PhD Candidate in Health Sciences, led a research team that spent two years examining pre-emptive causes …

Avoid case of the Mondays in dealing with doc

Crystal Mackay // Special to Western NewsDr. Adam Kassam, Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich …

Mining

Western receives $11M to reduce greenhouse gases

Jo Ann Johnston // Western NewsPaul Martin, Director (Business Operations), Mike Herman, Plant Manager, and Lynn Logan, Vice-president (Operations & …

Natural Gas

Baby, he was born to run – and bike, and swim

Paul Mayne//Western News<p>First-year Science student Liam Donnelly is gearing up for a busy summer of triathlons, including representing Team Canada at …

Exploring how yoga healed a broken country

Mark Wolfe // Special to Western NewsMayme Audra Lefurgey, a graduate student in Western’s collaborative program between Women’s Studies and Feminist …

Hall honours ‘football bum’ on, off gridiron

John P. Metras Sports Museum // Special to Western NewsAs a young high-schooler growing up in Hamilton, Frank Cosentino, HBA’60, did what most …

Do profs need social media insurance?

I’m on parental leave and spending way too much time scanning online news sites while bouncing my 4-month-old son on an exercise ball. My head is all …

Study: Amputee brain rewires to embrace artificial limb

Adela Talbot // Western NewsWestern neuroscientist Jody Culham’s research could be helpful in shaping how rehabilitation takes place after …

Fashion offers new window into ancient Roman society

Paul Mayne // Western News<p>For her latest book, Masculinity and Dress in Roman Antiquity, Western Classical Studies professor Kelly Olson studies the …

Presidential search seeks community input

Jo Ann Johnston // Special to Western News<p>Faculty and staff got together Tuesday for a great discussion on day one of community consultations in the …

Shuttleworth remembered as ‘friend and generous philanthropist’

Western is mourning the passing of Lorraine (Ivey) Shuttleworth, who died on March 15, at the age of 98.<p>“We will remember Lorraine as a wonderful …

Four named Distinguished University Professors

Four professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members …

Funding to boost personalized medicine

Adela Talbot // Western NewsDr. Richard Kim, a clinical pharmacologist who is a professor in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and the …

Computer Science

Western releases annual salary disclosure

In keeping with the <i>Public Sector Disclosure Act</i>, Western has released an annual list of employees whose 2017 income met or exceeded $100,000, as …

Alumna embraces ‘Yes, and ...’ toward a better world

Special to Western News<p>Jennifer Stranges, BA’12 (Media, Information & Technoculture), never expected how much her role at Cystic Fibrosis Canada …

Williamson tapped for Bank of Canada Fellowship Award

Economics professor Stephen D. Williamson has been named a 2018 recipient of The Bank of Canada’s Fellowship Award.<p>Recognized as an international …

Paterson following his passion for public policy

“Put yourself in a position where you’ll learn something new.”<p>That’s advice Alex Paterson first heard at Western, and has applied throughout his …

Read. Watch. Listen. with Sharla Thompson

<i>Read. Watch. Listen.</i> introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about …

Books

MIT alumnus brings his vision to reality television

Special to Western News<p>Mike Bickerton, BA’01, Amazing Race Canada co-producer, understands what it takes to create compelling television – and he …

University issues statement on GTA strike vote

Graduate Teaching Assistants (GTAs) who work at Western are conducting a strike vote this week, Mar. 19-22.<p>While a strike vote does not necessarily …

Cuba’s revolutionary heroine made of ‘honey and iron’

Oficina de Asuntos Historicos // Special to Western NewsThe first picture taken of Celia with Fidel Castro, Feb. 17, 1957. She helped supply …

Cuba

COU highlights universities’ value heading into Ontario election

Special to Western NewsAs Ontario prepares to head to the polls in fewer than 100 days, David Lindsay, President and CEO of the Council of Ontario …

Health Care