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Announcements

Nicole Kaniki and Bertha Garcia named special advisors on anti-racism

August 06, 2020
Dr. Nicole Kaniki and Dr. Bertha Garcia will help Western lay the foundation for a sustained strategy to combat racism on campus.

Research

Grants awarded for COVID-19 research in child, brain health

July 28, 2020
Two Western researchers are among six interdisciplinary project teams awarded Manulife CIFAR Population Health and Wellbeing grantsto study the ...

Research

Canada Research Chairs

July 27, 2020
History has been made at the Faculty of Education. For the first time, the faculty has a Canada Research Chair (CRC). In fact, the faculty has ...

Announcements

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

July 23, 2020
Western will be home to four new Canada Research Chairs, professors whose work will have global impact on autism, data science and ...

Announcements

Western-branded, made-in-Ontario facemasks supplied to campus community

July 20, 2020
Students, faculty and staff can wear their purple pride as they don Western-branded masks to protect the health of campus colleagues.

Announcements

Working together

July 16, 2020
Those returning to campus will experience a new environment - additional signage, new rules and regulations, changes to our physical spaces - ...

Announcements

We Speak survey results to spark conversations, action

July 09, 2020
Insights gained from the WE SPEAK 2020 survey will guide the university as it strives to build a workplace culture where faculty and staff ...

Announcements

Associate teacher awards

July 06, 2020
The Faculty of Education recognized four associate teachers for contributing to teacher education.

Announcements

AFE supervisor awards

July 06, 2020
The Faculty of Education has announced the recipients of the Alternative Field Experience Supervisor’s Award for Excellence.

Community

New partnership unites riders, community against bike thieves

June 30, 2020
Campus cyclists can now enlist the help of thousands of extra eyes across the city in an effort to keep their bikes safe from thieves, thanks to a ...

Research Community

Recommendations on schools reopening

June 26, 2020
Professor Prachi Srivastava, along with two colleagues, have provided recommendations to the Ontario government regarding the reopening of schools.

People Community Alumni

Virtual tutoring wraps up

June 23, 2020
Teacher candidates, retired teachers and volunteers have supported 400 students through Western Education’s virtual tutoring service.

Announcements

Western creates new leadership role, advisory council to chart a path forward for anti-racism

June 22, 2020
Western will create a new leadership role and an advisory council that will guide university-wide efforts to develop a sustained strategy for ...

Research

Study investigates virtual learning impact on families

June 18, 2020
The Western-led LEAP (Learning, Education, and the Pandemic) study aims to assess family experiences with learning during COVID-19. Specifically, ...

Alumni

Graduation 2020 marks a year to remember

June 18, 2020
It has been a year like no other for Western graduates, so it makes sense that the university is marking their achievements with a celebration ...

Announcements

Congratulations Class of 2020 from Dean Kathy Hibbert

June 11, 2020
Congratulations on achieving this important milestone in your lives, this year of all years.

People

2019-20 academic awards

June 11, 2020
The Faculty of Education has announced the award recipients for the 2019-20 academic year.

People

Education community congratulates Class of 2020

June 11, 2020
Faculty, staff, alumni and donors congratulate the 2019-20 academic-year award winners and the graduating Class of 2020.

People

Easy to become an enemy when speaking truth

June 10, 2020
Ibsen’s play, 'An Enemy of the People?,' is a telling example of how revisiting classic literature can offer timely, prescient and ...

Events

Faculty of Education Online Meet & Greet

June 09, 2020
Western University's Faculty of Education is excited to be hosting an online Meet and Greet on Tuesday June 16th from 4:30pm - 6:00 pm.

Alumni People

Education grad feels right where he belongs

June 08, 2020
On June 19, Western Education student Ethan Thomas will join more than 300,000 Western alumni living around the world as a newly minted graduate ...

Alumni

Nature site shows kids their wildlife neighbours

June 04, 2020
John Drew, BEd’07, BA’02, and Brock University professor Kendra Coulter, Huron BA’02 (Scholar’s Elective), recently ...

Research

Expanding young minds at heart of supported projects

May 29, 2020
Two Western Space initiatives designed to encourage young minds to cast their eyes to the stars will expand thanks to backing from PromoScience ...

People

AFE at Blyth Academy

May 25, 2020
Teacher candidate Colin Pierce was gearing up for the Alternative Field Experience (AFE) – his last assignment before graduating – as ...

People

Ska-Nah-Doht Village and Museum placement

May 25, 2020
Understanding and recognizing Treaties are important for Truth and Reconciliation to occur with Indigenous Peoples. That’s the lesson one ...

Media Release

Global study examines pregnancy and stress during COVID-19 pandemic

May 19, 2020
Pregnancies, at the best of times, are stressful. When the world is experiencing a global pandemic, human response to risk — real or ...

Events

Western experts weigh in on mental health and pandemic

May 12, 2020
On Wednesday, May 6, Western professors Dr. Chandlee Dickey and Barb MacQuarrie took part in a webcast to answer questions from the community ...

Research

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

May 07, 2020
Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences ...

Community

Fostering resiliency in children

May 05, 2020
During the COVID-19 pandemic, parents can introduce small, daily practices to foster resilience in their children.

Events

Writing Commons

May 01, 2020
Graduate students aren’t alone in their academic journey. No matter where they are in their studies, or where they live, they have a unique ...

Research People

David Wilson award recipient

April 23, 2020
Mentorship. Service. Leadership. The Comparative and Interational Education Society of Canada (CIESC) has recognized these attributes in Education ...

Alumni Community

Western experts field COVID-19 ethics, education questions

April 23, 2020
On April 15, Western professors Prachi Srivastava and Maxwell Smith took part in a special webcast to answer questions from the community ...

Events

Resiliency can be learned

April 21, 2020
Social media and modern parenting are two reasons for the resiliency crisis that children and youth are facing. However, parents and teachers are ...

Research

Study: Bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’

April 21, 2020
Despite numerous social, employment, and lifestyle benefits, speaking more than one language does not improve your general mental ability, ...

Media Release

Despite social and employment benefits, bilingualism does not make you ‘smarter’

April 21, 2020
New study fom Western University’s renowned Brain and Mind Institute shows being bilingual does not improve general mental ability.

Research

Math anxiety is real

April 15, 2020
Shallow breathing. Sweaty palms. These are some of the symptoms of mathematics anxiety. These feelings are not part of a student’s ...

Community

Special-ed students, families being tested

April 07, 2020
Kids with special-education needs are not alone in suffering the impacts of a prolonged absence from the classroom – the whole family needs ...

Research Events

Student symposium moves online

April 06, 2020
History was made at the Faculty of Education. For the first time, the Robert Macmillan Symposium in Education (RMSE) went completely virtual.

Community

Learning resources for students

April 01, 2020
The Faculty of Education is providing free, online resources for elementary and secondary school students to support their learning during the ...

Community

Virtual tutoring

April 01, 2020
Elementary and secondary school students who need help with their studies during the COVID-19 pandemic can get it from the Faculty of Education.

Events Community

Online – Let's Talk Education

March 31, 2020
The COVID-19 pandemic has closed the London Public Library, but it won’t stop the Let’s Talk Education Community Speaker Series. ...

Research

Advanced Manufacturing pivots to face shields

March 29, 2020
Western teams across campus are supporting production of low-cost, substantively effective medical face shields that could be in hospitals for ...

Announcements

Message from the Dean

March 27, 2020
We are collectively engaged in a call to action unlike anything in our history: a call to achieve social distancing, to allow our health care ...

Community

Math resources during COVID-19

March 24, 2020
An extended March break due to COVID-19 doesn’t mean education has to stop. Parents and their children concerned how the extra time off will ...

Research

Reducing kids’ pandemic panic a ‘balancing act’

March 24, 2020
Under normal circumstances, uncertainty provokes worries among children – and these aren’t ordinary circumstances.

Events People

3MT competition

March 17, 2020
Stepping out on stage to speak in front of family and friends can be nerve wracking. Add to this nervousness by trying to explain your graduate ...

Community Events

Climate change exhibit

March 13, 2020
Disruption. Disorientation. Dialogue. An exhibit at the London Regional Children’s Museum is focusing teacher candidates and early childhood ...

People

Surviving domestic violence

March 06, 2020
Samra Zafar had big dreams. She was planning to go to university. But, her dreams were taken away from her when she was forced into an arranged ...

People

Modigliani inspires diversity

March 04, 2020
Art mirrors society. For teacher candidates in the junior-intermediate program, their project reflects the provinces’ diverse classrooms.

Research

Preterm births and learning

March 02, 2020
Preterm babies are more likely to fall behind their counterparts when it comes to learning at school. But, identifying the preterm babies who will ...

Events

Dancing for social justice

February 20, 2020
Dance and drama are more than performing arts. Rather, these disciplines teach important life-skills such as communication, collaboration, ...

Alumni

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

February 13, 2020
While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, ...

Community

Supporting Kids Help Phone

January 29, 2020
Teacher candidates played soccer in a bubble, had fun and raised money for Kids Help Phone, but when it comes to mental health awareness, they ...

Events

‘The Showdown in the Downtown’

January 29, 2020
Physician, philanthropist and former mixed martial artist has taken his passion for combat sports and turned it into a fundraising event for the ...

Alumni Community

Alumnus touts ‘roller coaster’ at velodrome

January 28, 2020
For six years, Craig Saari, BA’01 (Kinesiology), BEd’02, has been president, coach, manager, troubleshooter and mobilizer at the ...

Events Community

CYDC celebrates second anniversary

January 22, 2020
One referral every 1.5 days. That’s how busy the Child and Youth Development Clinic has been in two years of operation. Since the clinic ...

Media Release

Junior Astronauts touching down at H.B. Beal

January 13, 2020
Western Space will lead 100 Grade 9 students at H.B. Beal Secondary School in Junior Astronauts programming on Tuesday, January 14, 2020.

Announcements

Wellness committee providing support

January 09, 2020
Mental health and physical wellness will be at the forefront for faculty, students and staff at Western Education in 2020.

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