As a kid, she used to hide the fact her lunchbag, and her belly, were empty. Now Jasmine Ball shares how United Way is addressing poverty in London.
Inside Western Logo

November 6, 2018

Western News.Instagram.Facebook.LinkedIn.Twitter.Youtube


Poverty’s toll ‘unignorable’

As a kid, she used to hide the fact her lunchbag, and her belly, were empty. Now Jasmine Ball shares how United Way is addressing poverty in London.

Learn more

Western News


Caring staff are Housing’s ‘special sauce’: Alleyne

Chris Alleyne was a student in residence and today is head of Western University Housing and Ancillary Services (and Retail and Hospitality Services). From singer Rick McGhie to bubble tea, he shares his memories and vision for the portfolio.

Read more


Doctoral students find unique paths

A doctoral degree is no longer a ticket leading only to an academic career. Own Your Future helps doctoral students prepare for multiple career paths.

Read more


King’s expands in size and vision

The campus of King’s University College, an affiliate of Western, has doubled in size after acquiring a little more than 18 acres of land from the Catholic Diocese of London.

Read more


Study: Targeted treatment offers cancer hope

A cancer diagnosis is tough enough to hear, but a diagnosis that cancer has spread through the body has often been considered a death sentence.

Read more

Working at Western

Centre for Teaching and Learning

How to Evaluate eLearning Tools

There are a growing variety of eLearning tools and instructors are increasingly pressed to make timely and informed selections that are best for them, their courses, and their students. Sign up for this Lunch and Learn session and identify key considerations for critiquing eLearning tools.

Read more

Marking Remembrance Day

Monday, November 12

Each year, we gather to remember all those who have served our country during times of war, conflict and peace. The ceremony will commence at 10:30 a.m. in the Mustang Lounge (UCC, Western University) and end promptly at 11:30 a.m. with a moment of silence at 11:00 a.m.

Read more

Social Highlights



Walking University Drive Bridge, with no vehicles anywhere near 😍🙌 #silverlinings #extralegroom #westernu Photo Credit: Tracy Isaacs (@tracyisaacs1)


The pain often experienced during breastfeeding can lead to avoidance. A better understanding of this pain will allow more individualized care, and ultimately allow women to achieve their breastfeeding goals.

Western in the Media

Should we break up? Psychologists discover surprise reason why people stay in unhappy relationships

Samantha Joel, an assistant professor of psychology at Western and adjunct professor at the University of Utah, explained: “The more dependent people believed their partner was on the relationship, the less likely they were to initiate a breakup.”

Read more

The world’s strongest MRI machines are pushing human imaging to new limits

“This is a window we’ve just never had in the intact human brain,” says Ravi Menon, a neuroimaging scientist at Robarts Research Institute at Western University in London, Canada.

Read more



Can music fight the rising hatred?

The last few weeks have been soul-destroying for anyone who believes in the need for mutual tolerance and understanding.

Read more

Do you have an opinion?



Short stories … and sumo wrestlers

Lavish wordplay, good conversation - and sumo wrestling. These are what Jennifer Slauenwhite, digital media technician in the Department of Visual Arts, highlights during her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Read more

Know someone to profile?

Powered by Blackbaud
nonprofit software