It has been a busy year for Cherie Dimaline. The award-winning writer and editor from Ontario’s Georgian Bay Métis community has seen great success with her latest book, 'The Marrow Thieves.'
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Dimaline refuses to settle for soundbites

It has been a busy year for Cherie Dimaline. The award-winning writer and editor from Ontario’s Georgian Bay Métis community has seen great success with her latest book, 'The Marrow Thieves.'

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Western News


Science Minister names seven Canada Research Chairs

Western will be home to three new Canada Research Chairs whose work will have global impact on earthquake disaster preparedness; psychology and brain science; and neuroimaging to help people with epilepsy.

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New Propel director casts entrepreneurship vision

Deniz Edwards is here to take Western’s entrepreneurship experience to the next level. And she couldn’t be more excited to embark on the journey.

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Study: Pollen DNA provides potential forensic insight

For one Western University researcher, DNA found in pollen grains can provide a fingerprint to determine their precise origin.

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Muslim ban still resonates with academics

Matthew Leavitt was attending the annual conference of the Society for Neuroscience when he realized the palpable, negative effects of U.S. President Donald Trump’s travel ban.

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Working at Western

Student Questionnaires on Courses and Teaching

Course feedback period now open

Each term, students have the opportunity to provide feedback on their courses. For most courses this term, the course feedback period runs from November 19 to December 7.

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Human Resources

Time for a financial wellness checkup

Human Resources is celebrating Financial Literacy Month presenting free financial workshops on topics like Investing with Confidence, and Understanding the Value of your Western Pension Plan. Sessions from Nov. 20 - 23.

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Senate update

Senate unanimously approves freedom of expression policy

A second draft of Western’s proposed freedom of expression policy, dated Oct. 23, received unanimous approval from Senate Friday. The policy now goes to the Board of Governors on Nov. 29.

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Professional & Management Association

Western, PMA reach tentative deal

Western and the Professional and Managerial Association (PMA) negotiations committee have reached a tentative four-year agreement.

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Social Highlights



Mustangs win the #MitchellBowl! 🏆🏈 Final Score: 47-24 for your 2x #backtoback semi-national champs, headed to defend the #VanierCup vs Laval!


Master of Fine Arts graduate Sharmistha Kar presents @preswesternu with an original peice of art as a thank you gift for his support of international students. #westernu #internationalweek

Western in the Media

Real postcards from the First World War that survived a century

The notes sent between those at war and home were preserved as part of the Wartime Canada project at Western University.

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Who really practises polyamory?

Researcher Rhonda Balzarini and her colleagues at Western compared the demographic backgrounds of 2,428 polyamorous individuals and 539 monogamous ones.

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Visual tropes of migration tell predictable but misleading stories

The “caravan” of thousands of Central Americans currently travelling through Mexico has become a touch-point for U.S. President Donald Trump’s anti-immigrant rhetoric. This group, made up primarily of Hondurans, but including people from other countries in the Northern Triangle, left San Pedro Sula on Oct. 13, 2018.

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Reflections of a reluctant hockey mom

Reading, writing and recommendations from author and alumna Angela Abdou will make for some warm reading on a chilly day. Cozy up with her observations in our newest Bookmarks.

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