In the News

  • December 10, 2015
    Paul Mayne
    Sports and Rec gallops under new leadership

    Western Sports and Recreation Services will continue its “proud tradition of excellence” under new leadership as the unit shifts under the leadership of the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience) portfolio, assured Health Sciences Dean Jim Weese. Senate approved the change at its Dec. 4 meeting.

  • November 25, 2015
    Drishti Kataria
    LGBTQ+ acceptance has grown at universities across campus

    It’s 2015. Life as an LGBTQ+ student is, surprisingly, not that bad. Universities across Canada have become more accepting and understanding — both at an administrative and student level — of different sexualities. Support programs abound for students to help them transition and feel comfortable in university, from separate floors in residence to designated safe spaces on campus.”

  • November 18, 2015

    Community Engaged Learning Spotlight

    Check out a Rogers TV interview with Michelle Franklin, Executive Director from the Epilepsy Support Centre, talking about the CEL program and their partnership with Western. Go to 2 minutes into the following clip.

  • November 11, 2015
    Adela Talbot
    Pan-university strategy sought on mental health

    “With a myriad of mental-health supports and services available to Western students, the only piece missing has been a unifying approach to addressing the issue. But that won’t be the case much longer, promised Jana Luker, Associate Vice-President (Student Experience).”

  • November 03, 2015
    Communications Staff
    Funding backs Western-led sexual violence prevention project

    Western has received a significant grant from the Ontario Women’s Directorate to fund a new program aimed at preventing incidences of sexual violence on Ontario postsecondary campuses

  • October 01, 2015
    Adela Talbot, Western News
    New post feels like ‘coming home’ for Luker

    Jana Luker is the Associate Vice-President (Student Experience), having stepped into her role June 1. She succeeded Angie Mandich, who served in an acting role since the new portfolio was created in April 2014.

  • September 23, 2015
    Jessica Padgett, Gazette News
    Peer Support Centre re-opens

    The Peer Support Centre opens its doors this month to a new space with a completely restructured system.

  • September 17, 2015
    Adela Talbot
    New centre ready to open doors to support students

    Western’s new Peer Support Centre, under the purview of the University Students’ Council (USC), opens later this month. As of Sept. 29, it will offer a new structured support system for Western’s student body, said Alex Benac, USC Vice-President (Internal).

  • September 14, 2015
    Moses Monterroz, The Gazette
    Startup from the bottom now we’re here

    Business and innovation is quickly turning London into a city that can only be described as an entrepreneurial haven.

  • July 29, 2015
    Adela Talbot
    PhD student writing new circuit solutions

    Tengyuan Zhang, a PhD student in Mechanical and Material Engineering, recently developed Nectro, a conductive pen that can be used to draw electric circuits quickly and with ease. He is one of the many students in the Propel space working on interesting initiatives.