News Briefs

Western students study crater

Western students study crater
October 2, 2013 No Comments »

Thanks to the collaboration of Western and NASA, top Canadian planetary geologist and Western prof Gordon Osinski and 30 graduate students are in the midst of a six-day exploration of the eminent impact crater structure in Sudbury, Ontario. This excursion ... Read More »

Brescia principla reappointed

April 9, 2013 No Comments »

Colleen Hanycz has been the principal at Brescia University College since 2008. Last week, she was reappointed by the school’s Council of Trustees for a second term. “I have almost completed five years at Brescia, and there are many exciting ... Read More »

McIntosh gallery goes granny-smith green

McIntosh gallery goes granny-smith green
November 6, 2012 No Comments »

As of October 9, Western’s McIntosh Gallery is Canada’s first building to be certified under Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design-New Construction 2009—a version with more strenuous energy and water efficiency requirements well beyond the Ontario building code. According to ... Read More »

Canada’s well-being deteriorates

November 2, 2012 No Comments »

Researchers at the University of Waterloo have pooled the stats, and the results are in—the Canadian Index of Wellbeing has revealed quality of life in Canada has declined by 24 per cent between 2008 and 2010. 2008 represents the onset ... Read More »

USC unveils support hotline

October 30, 2012 No Comments »

Have you ever felt the need to talk to someone late at night, but had no one to turn to? Next time, you won’t be alone. As a part of the Peer Support Centre’s grand opening yesterday, the University Students’ ... Read More »

Lab tech hospitalized in Robarts explosion

Lab tech hospitalized in Robarts explosion
October 24, 2012 No Comments »

A research technician is being treated for minor chemical burns and shock after an explosion took place in Western’s Robarts Research Institute yesterday afternoon. According to Keith Marnoch, director of media and community relations for Western, the explosion, which was ... Read More »

New hospital funding model proposed

March 20, 2012 No Comments »

A new funding model for hospitals was proposed by Ontario Health Minister Deb Matthews on Monday. Effective April 1, the Health Based Allocation Model model will take factors such as quality of services and demographic information into consideration when determining ... Read More »

News briefs—November 10, 2011

November 10, 2011 No Comments »

University not good for learning According to McLean’s Magazine, “big box” universities with large class sizes are not servicing students who choose university for the sake of learning, rather than a stepping-stone to employment. In response, some schools have started ... Read More »

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November 3, 2011 No Comments »

Let there be lattes According to a press release, starting November 14 Canada’s most poplar coffee shop will offer new speciality coffees made with premium espressos, such as lattes, mocha lattes and cappuccinos. “We carefully explored lattes for some time,” ... Read More »

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November 2, 2011 No Comments »

Bike deaths preventable A new review is being conducted on the rising number of cyclist deaths annually in Ontario. There are 15 to 20 deaths per year as a result of cycling accidents. A review issued by the office of ... Read More »

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October 19, 2011 No Comments »

Sears assault solved The London Police Service has charged 35-year-old Shawn Riddick with one count of sexual assault. This charge is in relation to an incident last Saturday at the Sear’s outlet store at 530 Oxford Street West. Riddick was ... Read More »

News Briefs

October 18, 2011 No Comments »

Schulich strikes again Seymour Schulich has launched a $100 million scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students attending Canadian and Israeli Universities. The initiative is focused on increasing enrolment in subjects like science, technology, engineering and mathematics. David Goodman, director of the ... Read More »