Ron Robert remembers it well. His career as a journalist was plagued by a feeling of inadequacy, something that nagged and intensified as he worked his way from a local radio-television station in Saskatoon, all the way to the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.
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Classroom helps student recover his past, fight the future

Ron Robert remembers it well. His career as a journalist was plagued by a feeling of inadequacy, something that nagged and intensified as he worked his way from a local radio-television station in Saskatoon, all the way to the Office of the Prime Minister of Canada.

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University Drive Bridge to reopen March 1

After a near five-month closure, University Drive Bridge is getting the green light to reopen this spring again to buses and cars, university officials announced last week.

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tornado

Tornado project takes national spin

A Western-led project to discover and decode tornadoes in remote Northern Ontario has spun into a nationwide mission to identify every Canadian tornado in 2019.

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digital

Digital story maps chief’s historic journey

From the moment she first heard it, Skylee-Storm Hogan understood that sharing the story of Chief Shingwauk was a necessity.

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gym

Rec Centre launches women’s-only space pilot

Western Student Recreation Centre (WSRC) patrons who identify as women will have a space to themselves, starting this week, thanks to a new pilot project.

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Working at Western

Western Staff & Leaders' Conference

Dive In!

This year’s conference features speakers who dove heard-first into their lives, their work and their passions - and they'll inspire you to do the same! The conference takes place February 20-22, 2019.

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Senate and the Board of Governors elections

Nominations open until Jan. 17

Nominations are now open for members of Senate and the Board of Governors. Elections will take place on January 29 and January 30. The deadline for nominations is 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, January 17.

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Social Highlights

Instagram

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A little snow just reminds us it is January...back to class.

Twitter

Two months to go until @JUNOSLdn and we're pumped! 🎼 Check out this growing list of #WesternU @TheJUNOAwards connections, including past winners and nominees #purpleandproud #LdnOnt

Western in the Media

Educating Grayson: Are inclusive classrooms failing students?

Jacqueline Specht, director of the Canadian Research Centre on Inclusive Education and a professor at Western University's Faculty of Education, says the system is clearly broken when a seven-year-old is expelled and can’t be properly accommodated.

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The world shifts when a Black Widow squats

A spider can actively tune its web to channel specific kinds of vibrations, just as a musician might tune an instrument. But as Natasha Mhatre from Western University has found, a spider can also tune itself.

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Commentary

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The importance of thoughtful resistance in the age of Trump

As resistance to Donald Trump’s presidency continues to dominate American political life, it’s worth asking the question: what exactly is being resisted?

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Endnotes

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On extinction, work ethic and a friend’s playlist

Liza Eurich, Manager of the Artlab Gallery, Department of Visual Arts takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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