In the News
- December 10, 2015
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
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
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
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
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
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.