Dr. Alan Shepard becomes Western’s 11th President, effective July 1, 2019.
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Introducing Western’s Next President

Dr. Alan Shepard becomes Western’s 11th President, effective July 1, 2019.

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Idea aims for available, affordable meds

The solution to a widespread shortage of certain antibiotics, painkillers and anesthetics is to declare a ‘national pharmacopoeia’ an issue of national security, says the editor-in-chief of the Canadian Journal of Surgery.

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Alumnae among Most Powerful Women

Nine Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2018 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

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lock box

‘Escape box’ teaches teamwork

At first glance it looks like a typical fourth-year lab. Students are huddled in groups working together to solve science-related problems. But if you look a little closer, the heart of this lab isn’t an elaborate experiment with a petri dish or a microscope.

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Business Cares food drive launched at Western

For Wayne Dunn, the Business Cares Food Drive is about Londoners making a difference with, and for, fellow Londoners.

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Working at Western

Freedom of Expression policy

Board approves freedom of expression policy

A second draft of Western’s proposed freedom of expression policy, dated Oct. 23, received unanimous approval from the Board of Governors last week.

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Board ratifies UWOFA, PMA contracts

Western’s Board of Governors has ratified a new four-year collective agreement with the University’s Faculty Association (UWOFA) – which represents about 1,564 faculty members. The board also ratified the university’s new four-year agreement with the Professional and Managerial Association (PMA).

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Great Hall Catering

Holiday meal kits

Enjoy a convenient homemade holiday dinner. All meal kits feature fresh, hand-selected local ingredients and step-by-step recipes—ready to be cooked and enjoyed.

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Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching

Supporting your feedback response rates

One of the most effective ways to support a high response rate for SQCTs is instructor encouragement. Western has created a list of strategies from which instructors might draw to encourage students to complete the SQCTs.

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Social Highlights



Staring at the newly renovated University College will never get old. #WesternU #UniversityCollege


Researchers from @SchulichMedDent and @iveybusiness have created a tool to determine if it is cost-effective to equip high schools with naloxone, a medication which can reverse opioid overdoses.



How to develop the mental health care that refugees really need

From the migrant caravan that has travelled across Central America, to the ongoing exodus from Syria, the plight of refugees has become a global crisis.

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with Chris Thompson

E-learning specialist Chris Thompson answers three simple questions about his reading, viewing and listening habits by taking a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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