Amanda Grzyb and her colleagues don’t see their efforts in El Salvador as fitting the traditional definition of humanitarian work.
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Mapping memories nets team Humanitarian award

Amanda Grzyb and her colleagues don’t see their efforts in El Salvador as fitting the traditional definition of humanitarian work.

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Fulbright scholar eyes Indigenous voice in Arctic

Indigenous People have a voice in Arctic affairs, but how that voice translates into influence will be central to Brescia University College professor Andrew Chater’s work during his five-month stint at the University of Washington as a 2018 Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Arctic Studies.

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Mustangs rout Guelph to win Yates Cup

The Western Mustangs seized control of the game early and cruised to a convincing 63-14 win over the Guelph Gryphons to capture back-to-back Yates Cup titles. Now it’s on to the Mitchell Bowl, at home against Saskatchewan, on Nov. 17.

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Program gives faculty the ‘write’ stuff

Thanks to a new Research Western program, faculty members have an opportunity to ‘un-block’ and improve upon their academic writing.

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Helping students thrive drives new centre

A single point of entry and one ultimate goal - create a campus where all students thrive - are central to the vision of an integrated Health and Wellness Centre, slated to open summer 2021in a newly renovated Thames Hall.

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Global Entrepreneurship Week

Get ready to take flight, campus entrepreneurs

This week, Western joins the world in celebrating Global Entrepreneurship Week, an international event designed to introduce the possibilities of entrepreneurship to young people. Click here to check out what is on tap.

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United Way

Show your Local Love Fest

Bundle up and join in the Show Your Local Love Fest for the United Way on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 11-12 on the lower Concrete Beach area (beside Weldon Library). Come hear tunes performed by local musicians, grab some free hot chocolate and cookies and drop off a pair of new or gently used boots for the GenNext Boot Drive.

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Could the cause of obesity be in our genes?

Researchers at Western University's Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry may have found a gene that regulates fat accumulation. Their findings may one day shed light on why some people struggle with their weight and others don't.

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Mysterious interstellar comet not an alien probe, says the scientist who discovered it

Robert Weryk, who studied at Western University, discovered the comet while working in Hawaii last year.

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Protecting online elections in Canada

A political scientist and a computer scientist walk into a polling place. “Online voting is more convenient and accessible for many voters who face additional barriers when casting a ballot. It also increases voter turnout,” says the first. “Compared to paper, online voting may be less transparent for voters and more risky for cities,” says the second.

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Embracing hope, hardship, purpose

Matthew Mills answers three simple questions about his reading, viewing and listening habits by taking his turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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