The health and safety of our campus community is a shared responsibility. Take Care Western encourages everyone to do their part to ensure a safe and healthy Western community. Learn more by visiting the campaign website.

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September 2020 Web Version

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Take Care Western: Our shared responsibility to prevent the spread of COVID-19

A safe return to campus

The health and safety of our campus community is a shared responsibility. Take Care Western encourages everyone to do their part to ensure a safe and healthy Western community. Learn more by visiting the campaign website.

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New Parr Centre for Thriving at Western bolsters proactive support for student mental health

A $9.2-million gift from Jeff (BA'82) and Shelley Parr has helped Western University launch a unique centre dedicated to providing collaborative and innovative approaches to proactive student mental health and well-being.

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Terry McQuaid poses for a photo outdoors on Western's campus.

Wellness director to bring Western to ‘leading edge’ of student supports

Western has appointed Terry McQuaid – a psychologist with national leadership experience in equity, mental health and violence prevention – as its first director of student wellness and well-being.

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Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia

Special advisors appointed on anti-racism

President Alan Shepard has appointed Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia as special advisors to help Western lay the foundation for a sustained strategy to combat racism on campus.

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Six Western students awarded Schulich Leader Scholarships

Six of the country’s highest-achieving secondary school graduates will begin their studies at Western this fall as recipients of prestigious Schulich Leader Scholarships.

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Western-branded, made-in-Ontario facemasks supplied to campus community

Alumni can also wear their purple pride by ordering theirs through The Bookstore at Western.

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WESTERN IN THE NEWS

CTV NEWS – Some COVID-19 mysteries being unraveled by London researchers

BLACKBURN NEWS – Teaching kids kindness, empathy lowers classroom stress: study

CBC NEWS – Mars covered in ice sheets, not flowing rivers, Western study shows

LONDON FREE PRESS – Southwestern Ontario is living up to its reputation for tornadoes

CAREER CORNER

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Video Interviews: What they are and how to win at them

Video interviewing is different than a standard face-to-face interview, which is why how to answer should be different, too.

DISCOVER THE WORLD

Mountains

Travel Webinar: Nature hot spots in Canada

As our opportunity to travel during the past months has been limited, this look at some of Canada's best parks, conservation areas and wild places will take us on a journey from the comfort of our own homes.

PURPLE PERKS

Western Continuing Studies

Achieve your career goals or pursue a new interest through Continuing Studies. Alumni save 15% on tuition!

CLASS NOTES

Celebrate your life's milestones

Share your news and photos with fellow Western alumni.

HOMECOMING 2020

October 16-18, 2020. Virtually Canada's best homecoming. Celebrate with us wherever you are.

Homecoming 2020 goes virtual!

While we won’t be gathering for Homecoming in person, we’re inviting you to join us virtually October 16-18 from wherever you are. A full list of programs and events will be announced soon.

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WEBCAST REWIND

The Return to Learning (K-12)

Are you ready for your K-12 child's return to learning this fall?

Dr. Colin King, Director of the Child & Youth Development Clinic at Western, answered parent questions about their child's return to learning during a live webcast on August 27.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

Sept. 10: Mini Medical School (Virtual)

Sept. 20: Terry Fox Virtual Run UK (Virtual)

Oct. 16-18: Homecoming 2020 (Virtual)

Oct. 16: Engineering Virtual Discussion and Drinks with the Dean (Virtual)

Oct. 17: A Conversation with John Yoo (London, Ontario)

Oct. 17: Engineering Research Talk with Clare Robinson (Virtual)

Oct. 17: Engineering Clubs and Team Coffee Chat (Virtual)

Nov. 13: Local Government Alumni Conference: Turning Obstacles into Opportunities (Virtual)



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