Chemistry professor Mark Workentin’s students are merging art and science in a novel project that harnesses their scholarly imaginations.
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Professor, students find art in chemistry

Chemistry professor Mark Workentin’s students are merging art and science in a novel project that harnesses their scholarly imaginations.

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Alumnus tapped for top Bank of Canada role

Western alumnus Toni Gravelle, BA’88, PhD’96 (Economics), has been named a Deputy Governor of the Bank of Canada, effective Oct. 1, the Board of Directors announced this week. Gravelle fills the vacancy created by the retirement of Lynn Patterson, HBA’83, in July.

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Gibson remembered as ‘cutting-edge’ author

Author and conservationist Graeme Gibson, BA’58, is being remembered as a writer who was in the vanguard of Canadian literature. The London, Ont., native died last week at the age of 85, following a recent stroke.

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Study eyes ‘silent’ stroke threat after surgery

Seniors who suffered a ‘silent stroke’ after surgery faced double the risk of dementia or further strokes than those patients who did not have a stroke, according to a recent Western-led international study.

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Western, London Police eye safety in MOU

In the latest step taken to deal with safety concerns regarding large unsanctioned street parties, Western and the London Police Services Board have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that allows for the exchange of information in relation to limited and serious cases of alleged illegal behavior by Western students at these large unsanctioned events.

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Stop signs added

Two all-way stops added for campus safety

Two new all-way stops being added to campus look to improve safety for all in areas where high volumes of pedestrian and vehicular traffic intersect, Facilities Management officials announced today.

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Senate update

Senate Oks second look at Convocation process

Two longstanding groups charged with overseeing Convocation - the Convocation Board and Honorary Degrees Committee - will work together to propose improvements to the process surrounding the biannual event.

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Closures and route alterations

Campus closures, changes set for Purple Fest

In support of the University Students’ Council (USC) Purple Fest event, Western officials are drawing attention to a number of closures, route alterations and changes on and around campus on Sept. 28 as a result of the event.

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Community Engaged Learning

Alternative Spring Break expanded, renamed

After a year-long review of the Alternative Spring Break program, including student-led efforts through a Community Engaged Learning course, the popular program has been renamed Impact Experience to reflect its expanded offerings now at three points in the year.

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Scholars to Leaders Speaker Series - The Honourable James Bartleman



O Cannabis: What have we done by legalizing marijuana in pregnancy?

Those were the words of Minister of Health Ginette Taylor in November 2017, spoken as the government of Canada began to put together Bill 45, known as The Cannabis Act.

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Life can be gray and dull, so add a little colour to yours when Kelly Olson, a Classical Studies, Women’s Studies and Feminist Research and Law professor, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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