Noted Canadian industrialist and philanthropist Linda Hasenfratz has been named Western’s 23rd Chancellor, university officials announced yesterday.
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Hasenfratz named Western’s 23rd Chancellor

Noted Canadian industrialist and philanthropist Linda Hasenfratz has been named Western’s 23rd Chancellor, university officials announced yesterday.

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Western News


Close pass of ‘swarm’ calls for close observation

An oncoming swarm of meteors - one blamed for perhaps the most famed Earth encounter since the time of the dinosaurs - may statistically pose a more immediate risk for Earth and its inhabitants than previously believed. That fact, according to Western researchers, makes its observation all the more important.

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Study: Knee surgery benefits from extra step

Young athletes needing anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction surgery may get a leg up by opting for an additional procedure that may drastically reduce the possibility of the injury's recurrence, according to a Western-led study.

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Huner heads ‘back to the future’ to lead Biotron

Examining a neat row of pots in a climate-controlled biome, Biology professor Norm Huner describes how this space will become temporary home to eight tree species that would ordinarily populate a boreal forest.

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Rylett named to lead CIHR Institute of Aging

Western will be at the forefront of research and policy relating to the fastest-growing age group in Canada, thanks to the university playing host to the Canadian Institutes of Health Research’s Institute of Aging, now led by an internationally recognized Western neuroscientist.

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Western Active Transportation Society

Bike to Work Day

Give commuting by bike a try. Join other bike-to-workers in your neighbourhood for a friendly, communal ride to campus. Rides start in the Old North, Old South, Byron and Sherwood Forest.

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Don Wright Faculty of Music

Student Recital: Hyerin Hong (piano)

Please join us for Hyerin Hong's piano recital on May 29, 2019. This public concert represents a component of this performer's Master's degree in Performance at the Don Wright Faculty of Music.

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Canadian Operatic Arts Academy: Opera Scenes. Join us for a performance of various opera scenes by the members of the Canadian Operatic Arts Academy. Friday, May 24, 2019 at 7:30 pm.



Realities must be shared - thanks or no thanks

In a crowded coffee shop in downtown London, I sat with a colleague interviewing a subject for an upcoming story. We hadn’t known her for more than 10 minutes, and yet she spoke to us with the comfort and confidence of a long-time friend.

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PBnJ - Professors Beyond Jobs

When we work with music, learn about it, when music becomes something more than just a product we consume, that is when Kate Helsen says we find ourselves on the side of those trying to eliminate ignorance. Listen to the Don Wright School of Music professor on the latest episode of PBnJ: Professors Beyond Jobs, a Radio Western podcast hosted by Aniruddho Chokroborty Hoque.

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