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International Announcements

Western Education launches international office

December 04, 2015
Western's Faculty of Education is looking to take on the world. The Faculty, which is already involved in many international collaborations ...

Research

Research eyes better outcomes for at-risk kids

November 24, 2015
Education professor Shannon Stewart is working with a team of international experts to help improve the lives of young children through an ...

Research

Identifying risk, increasing success

November 20, 2015
Associate Professor Shannon Stewart is working with a team of international experts to help improve the lives of young children.

Media Release

Western expert available for comment on bullying in society

November 16, 2015
With Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week about to launch once again in Ontario, and a growing desire by the general public to understand, ...

Media Release

Western receives funding for sexual violence prevention program

November 03, 2015
Western University has received a significant grant from the Ontario Women’s Directorate to fund a new program aimed at preventing ...

Announcements

Schwean appointed to second term as Education dean

November 02, 2015
Vicki Schwean has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of Western’s Faculty of Education, beginning Sept. 1, 2016, through Aug. 31, ...

Events Alumni

Educating for Reconciliation

October 29, 2015
Aboriginal education in Canada has undergone many significant changes over the years. Christy Bressette, Co-ordinator of Aboriginal Education for ...

Media Release

Western University announces innovative research centre for early childhood development and intervention

October 29, 2015
Western University has taken a significant step towards becoming a global leader in the field of early childhood development research and ...

Announcements

Western, Merrymount launch Wright Centre

October 29, 2015
On Thursday, Western announced the opening of the Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre at Merrymount, a partnership between the university ...

Media Release

Western supports Ontario government’s action plan to eradicate sexual violence and harassment

October 28, 2015
Western University supports the action plan of the Ontario government, introduced today, to eradicate sexual violence and harassment in all its ...

Media Release

Western University to announce innovative research centre for early childhood development and intervention

October 27, 2015
Members of the media are invited to attend as Western University announces the formation of a unique research Centre that will help enable the ...

Events

Jamieson: All things, all people have a role

October 23, 2015
Today’s graduates have great potential to realize a collective responsibility and leave a legacy of hope for future Canadians, said Rebecca ...

People

First Nations - Unique Student Experience

October 05, 2015
Lisa Gibson was living in the United Arab Emirates, teaching in Dubai, when she decided to pursue her dream of completing a master's degree. ...

Media Release

National initiative led by Western examines risk factors for vulnerable populations

September 15, 2015
Intimate partner violence accounts for 26 per cent of all violent crimes in Canada; in 2012, they represented 20 per cent of all homicides.

Alumni

For the Murrays, Western is a family affair

September 10, 2015
All you have to do is count the number of degrees hanging up at Neil and Glenda Murray’s home and you’ll see Western is something of a ...

Media Release

Western University experts available for comment on back-to-school anxiety

August 31, 2015
Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students and parents each year. With only one week of summer remaining and school bells across the ...

Media Release

Western researcher says new approach to youth criminal rehabilitation needed

August 04, 2015
Punishment and deterrence are often believed to be the most effective means of reducing youth crime and improving community safety, but Western ...

Research

Researcher re-examines youth criminal rehabilitation

August 04, 2015
Punishment and deterrence are often believed to be the most effective means of reducing youth crime and improving community safety, but Western ...

Research

CREVAWC named national Knowledge Hub

July 30, 2015
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $1,008,271 from the Public Health Agency of ...

Media Release

Western’s CREVAWC receives $1 million to become national hub for supporting victims of family violence

July 30, 2015
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $1,008,271 from the Public Health Agency of ...

Announcements

Western named national hub for supporting family violence victims

July 30, 2015
The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received more than $1 million from the Public Health ...

Events

Cracking the code

June 24, 2015
Symposium examines how to teach computer coding to kids. Many people use technology - few people create it. George Gadanidis, professor at the ...

Alumni

Former Mustangs heading to Pan Am Games

June 23, 2015
Three years after spending time on the Purple and White roster together, current London Western Track and Field Club training partners Caroline ...

People

Faculty of Education awards celebrate student excellence

June 17, 2015
Timothy Irvine worked in microbiology at Research Western for ten years before he decided to pursue a degree in education in September 2014.

International

International Student Success

June 15, 2015
First year university can be tough. The classes are large, the lectures are long, and it can be hard to keep up. But for many international ...

Media Release

Study finds gap between aims of Canadian physical education curriculum and expectations

June 12, 2015
A study of physical education curriculum across Canada has found that while the curriculum’s stated aims are focused on healthy active ...

Events

Patterson: Don’t be betrayed by destinations

June 12, 2015
One of the greatest gifts in life is the ability to learn, said Bonnie Patterson, president and CEO of the Council of Ontario Universities (COU).

People Community

Student-designed Mural

May 25, 2015
When Bachelor of Education candidate Jenna Roy and her fellow classmates wanted to show their support for victims of violence against women, they ...

Media Release

White Ribbon Campaign and Western Mustangs team-up for 9th annual Father’s Day Breakfast

May 25, 2015
Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) will host its 9th annual ...

People

Colgan: Some more big ideas on Big Ideas

May 21, 2015
I wish to broaden the philosophical landscape sketched by the authors in the Big Ideas special issue (Western News, May 7).

People

Determined learners never done studying

May 21, 2015
Jill Dombroski received the SAGE Student of the Year Award at the annual Excellence in Leadership Awards, presented by the The Student Success ...

Research

Education professor keeping lessons of Fukushima alive

May 21, 2015
Education professor Kathryn Hibbert recently travelled to Japan to work in collaboration with hospitals, governments and physician educators to ...

Media Release

Western expert available for comment on state of Ontario’s public school system

May 19, 2015
The former director of the Thames Valley District School Board, Bill Tucker is an associate professor at Western’s Faculty of Education, ...

Announcements

Violence prevention campaign honoured

April 18, 2015
The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) recently won a top honour in the fourth annual Avon ...

Research International

Lessons from Fukushima

April 17, 2015
On March 11, 2011 a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck off the northeast coast of Japan. The quake unleashed a tsunami that slammed into the country, ...

Announcements

Make It Our Business campaign earns nod

March 26, 2015
Western’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children has been named among 20 global organizations chosen ...

Events

Seminar explores host community needs

March 25, 2015
The traditional focus of international service learning is often on the students themselves. But how do their host communities benefit, if at all, ...

Announcements

Faculty of Education welcomes 13 Faculty Fellows

March 20, 2015
Western's Faculty of Education is pleased to announce the appointment of 13 Faculty Fellows in its Doctor of Education (EdD) in Educational ...

Community International

International Service Learning

March 20, 2015
The traditional focus of International Service Learning (ISL) - where students travel to communities around the world to do voluntary humanitarian ...

Media Release

Western welcomes Susan Aglukark, Wab Kinew as Faculty of Education hosts conference on legacy of Canada’s residential schools

March 06, 2015
The London Area Truth and Reconciliation Committee, in collaboration with local indigenous and non-indigenous educational and community partners, ...

Announcements

Read All Over reviews

March 05, 2015
There is no doubt the poems collected in this svelte volume have been memorially ‘lived in’ that must negotiate a world with and ...

Events

Burm: Education conference explores legacy of residential schools

March 05, 2015
More than 130 residential schools operated across Canada. More than 150,000 First Nations, Métis, and Inuit children attended these schools ...

Media Release

Western’s commitment to sexual violence prevention and victim/survivor support

March 04, 2015
Today, Western University officially launched a revamped website devoted to sexual violence prevention and victim/survivor support.

Media Release

Western launches new Bachelor of Education program to address system needs, prepare global educators

March 02, 2015
Western’s Faculty of Education is proud to announce the launch of its new two-year Bachelor of Education program, a reimagined degree ...

Events

Fantastical Fun

February 13, 2015
"A person's a person, no matter how small." Western's Faculty of Education is bringing those words of wisdom, and a number of ...

Research

Professor sets teaching of Shakespeare aloft in the clouds

February 12, 2015
Nearly four centuries have passed since his death, but William Shakespeare’s plays and themes remain timeless – not antiquated, argues ...

Events

Thinking outside the box

February 06, 2015
Staff from Salthaven Wildlife Rehabilitation and Rescue Centre visited the Faculty of Education today to kick off a day-long series of ...

Media Release

Western Faculty of Education researcher appointed to Order of Ontario

February 04, 2015
Barb MacQuarrie, researcher with the Faculty of Education and community director for the Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against ...

People Announcements

Standing up for the less fortunate

February 03, 2015
Barb MacQuarrie knew she wanted to dedicate her life to helping others as soon as she graduated high-school.

Events

Faculty of Education connects students with employers

February 03, 2015
Lisa Pace wants to be a teacher. The 22-year-old London native is currently halfway through her Bachelor of Education degree at Western's ...

Media Release

Dr. Mary Wright’s legacy to continue with community-based research initiative

January 30, 2015
The legacy of renowned child psychologist and early education pioneer Dr. Mary Wright will begin a new chapter next year.

Community

Education initiative to unify mental-health help for kids

January 15, 2015
Starting in February, the Faculty of Education will begin Phase One of the Single Ceiling initiative, a project designed to put all child-focused ...

Research

Study fuels solutions to foster care crisis

January 08, 2015
Faculty of Education professor Alan Leschied recently published a new study – the largest of its kind – revealing a crisis in the ...

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