On Wednesday, President Shepard provided an update to the campus community addressing plans for the fall term and a phased return to campus for faculty and staff.
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May 15, 2020

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COVID-19: Looking ahead

On Wednesday, President Shepard provided an update to the campus community addressing plans for the fall term and a phased return to campus for faculty and staff.

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Western News


Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Jacqueline Kueper, MSC’17, did not intend to be a pioneer. But the more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized becoming Western’s first combined PhD candidate made sense.

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Student lauds residence experience in pandemic

With his family in India and friends scattered around the globe, Moiz Rajwani will always treasure the support he received from his Western family in his home away from home.

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Silvia Penuela, Matthew Teeter named Young Innovators

Anatomy and Cell Biology professor Silvia Penuela and Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter have been named recipients of a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Awards.

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University investment pushes pandemic research forward

Western-led research to aid humanity in its resilience and recovery efforts during the current and future disease outbreaks got a recent boost thanks to university backing of 13 projects, Research Western announced this week.

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Working at Western

Staff Award

United Way celebrates Janet Smith as Changemaker

In true Janet Smith fashion, her first inclination was to share the credit when presented with the Changemaker Lifetime Achievement Award from United Way Elgin Middlesex.

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Human Resources

Virtual Speaker Series

The Virtual Speaker Series offers faculty and staff practical tips on resilience, parenting, and nutrition during COVID-19.

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Discovery Grants

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Led by Western Education professor Deanna Friesen, a new project will investigate the wide range of reading abilities in children and adults in order to understand what factors lead to better comprehension of the written word.

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Student Experience

Career Design Webinar Series: Want to Build a Podcast?

Want to Build a Podcast? – How to Get into Podcasting with Melina Palmer, host of the Brainy Business podcast.

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Thursday, May 21

Join Gregory Kopp and David Sills from the Northern Tornadoes Project for a live webcast.



Music brings us together during pandemic

As cities all over the world shut down to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus, a new crop of videos emerged on the internet: Italians singing from their balconies; policemen in Spain playing guitar while on patrol; and New York City apartment-dwellers singing along to The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine from their windows.

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Read. Watch. Listen. with Manina Jones

Seek solace by immersing yourself in other-worlds when English & Writing Studies professor Manina Jones takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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