Two Western faculties recently named interim leadership as the university begins the process of searching for new deans to lead its two largest professional faculties.
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August 14, 2018

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Cheng, Kopp named Acting Deans

Two Western faculties recently named interim leadership as the university begins the process of searching for new deans to lead its two largest professional faculties.

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Research details education’s role in independence fight

For nearly 15 years, Anthropology professor Randa Farah has tracked the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara, often living among them for months at a time, to better understand their lives and struggle for independence.

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Cancer drug earns FDA nod after decades

Duncan Hunter chokes up a little when it is suggested that work he began at Western three decades ago will now, finally, be applied to saving hundreds of lives.

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Recent grad embraces new life in ‘Memoriam’

Elliot Keel, the fictional character of writer Sydney Brooman, is 18 with an unusual ability. An obituary writer, the non-binary teen is able to interact with ghosts.

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Paper trail uncovers rich history of Middle East

There’s a good, present-day reason to study the economic history of the medieval Middle East – and that would be today’s economic realities in the region.

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Course Readings Simplified

Send Western Libraries your syllabus and they’ll do the rest

The Course Readings service from Western Libraries is an expansion of traditional print library reserves. Through Course Readings, the library will make supplemental course material more accessible to students, and reduce the work of instructors in organizing and arranging access to items in their reading lists.

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Western News boxes seek new homes

Can you repurpose a box in your building?

With the Western News ceasing its print edition, the metal boxes that housed the papers will soon be removed from their locations across campus.

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Social Highlights



#WesternU is becoming smoke-free, are you ready to join us? The process of quitting smoking can be long, and varies for each person. However, there are many resources available to you at Western University.


@WesternU Tracing the lasting impact of experiences ⏳ Research shows that childhood inequalities follow us into adulthood.

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Designing the death of a plastic

“We can have a big change in properties or complete degradation of the polymer just from one event,” says Elizabeth Gillies, a polymer chemist at Western.

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10 days of paid leave could give domestic violence survivors a new start

“We’ve got a real patchwork in Canada of legislation, but we are starting to see this wave, this groundswell of support across the country of the idea that survivors of domestic violence require leave," said Barb MacQuarrie, director of the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children at Western.

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It’s time to merge Ontario’s two school systems

There is a pressing need to consolidate Ontario’s separate and public school systems. Long ignored by most politicians, this controversial idea deserves a fresh and serious policy discussion — especially now, with the new Ontario government contemplating cuts to the education system.

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with Stephanie Hayne Beatty

With interesting recommendations like this, we get the feeling Stephanie Hayne Beatty may have a few more people wanting to join that book club.

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