While her peers were preparing to enter high school, Colette Benko was preparing for aggressive cancer treatment.
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Childhood battle inspires undergrad’s cancer research

While her peers were preparing to enter high school, Colette Benko was preparing for aggressive cancer treatment.

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Project serves up a hot cup of London history

Were you aware the chocolate bar Sweet Marie got its name from a poem Cy Warman wrote in Victoria Park in 1893? Or that The Catcher in the Rye author J.D. Salinger called 95 King St. home from 1961-65? Or that the wind tunnel system used to build the World Trade Center and Confederation Bridge was invented in 1965 at Western?

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Study: Primary-care proximity equitable in city

Proximity to primary health-care providers does not seem to be an issue for London’s most vulnerable populations, according to a Western-led study. These findings, researchers say, point to a system working well when it comes to geographic equity.

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Challenge winners build bridges to better lives

They had only two choices. Bolivian villagers seeking access to schools, health care or markets could either ford a capricious river that goes from trickle to torrent in a matter of minutes or take an eight-hour detour around.

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Funding backs healthy relationships program

High-risk youth from across Canada will soon receive much-needed support around healthy relationships as researchers simultaneously gain a better understanding of what kind of programing works best for these young people – all thanks to federal backing of a new Western-led project.

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WesternU Sustainability

Know someone green?

Nominations are open until March 8 for the 2019 Western Green Awards. Nominate individuals or small groups that have recently created or supported activities with positive environmental outcomes.

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Reading Week adjusted hours

Undergraduate Reading Week runs February 19 - 22, 2019. Find out more about adjusted hours.

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Sometimes we don't love winter, but sometimes it makes campus look like this 🤩⠀


@westernuAlumni Who do you think should be honoured in 2019 for outstanding contributions to @WesternMustangs Athletics? Nominations for team and individual inductees to the Sports Hall of Fame are open!



Earth is the only planet with healthcare: Health policy evidence to support outer space settlements

Permanent settlements on Mars or Earth’s Moon will represent a new frontier for humanity. In preparation for humans becoming a multi-planet species, various disciplines are considering their role, and reviewing the evidence their field can translate to these new settings. To support these discussions in the field of health policy, we conducted an inter-planetary literature review to provide foundational information on the healthcare systems of planets in our solar system.

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Embracing duty, honour and Country Thursdays

Find out how leadership boils down to a combination of honour, duty, teamwork and Country Thursdays when Greg Marshall, Head Coach of the Mustangs Football Team, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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