When he listens closely, Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Robert Toft can hear the 16th century singing to him.
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Feb. 11, 2020

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Music researcher resurrects past for today’s voices

When he listens closely, Don Wright Faculty of Music professor Robert Toft can hear the 16th century singing to him.

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Scholar pens memoir of lifelong bond with 'Ulysses'

For most of us, James Joyce’s 'Ulysses' is a daunting 600-page modernist novel that meanderingly chronicles the adventures of Leopold Bloom over the course of a single day, June 16, 1904, in Dublin, Ireland. But for Michael Groden, 'Ulysses' has been his life.

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Barlow hopes to inspire action in Brescia role

Inspired by lessons from her father, new Brescia University College Chancellor Maude Barlow dedicated her life to social justice and environmental activism, and she continues to make an impact around issues such as women’s rights and access to clean water.

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Getting at underlying factors of eating disorders

Psychology professor Lindsay Bodell is exploring how subtle differences in brain activity may be the key to unlocking the cause of eating disorders and lead to a more proactive approach in tackling the disease.

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Moving the needle on active transportation

With the support of a $1-million grant, the Human Environments Analysis Laboratory (HEAL) will investigate the effectiveness of methods to change people’s attitudes and promote more active and sustainable models of transportation to and from school.

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Working at Western

Valentine's Treats on Campus

Order from Great Hall Catering

Choose from chocolate covered- strawberries, mini donuts, cookies with custom messages and more. Order today and pick up on February 13 or 14 at Green Leaf Café.

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Facilities Management

Job Fair - Caretaking (Custodial)

Facilities Management is filling multiple Caretaker positions which include cleaning and maintaining university facilities.

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Social Highlights


united way

Western contributed $619,475 towards United Way Elgin Middlesex efforts to make issues like poverty and homelessness UNIGNORABLE.


February is #BlackHistoryMonth around the world, and here on our campus. This time is meant to share the experiences of the Black community. #westernu



‘Fought the Good Fight’ on GROW

'Fought the Good Fight, Finished My Course': George Dixon Amid the Rising Tide of Jim Crow America,’ a Kinesiology doctoral thesis by Dr. Jason A. Winders, traces the meteoric rise and tragic fall of Canadian-born world boxing champion George Dixon (1870-1908). GROW (Graduate Research of Western) unpacks cutting-edge Masters and PhD research by Western students.

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Read. Watch. Listen. with Hannah Sung

Podcasts. Perspectives. And a Parasite. All that - and more - as Asper Fellow Hannah Sung takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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