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Protecting family-violence survivors

November 26, 2020
CREVAWC has received just under $1.2 million from the federal government to reach 15,000 health, violence prevention and family law professionals.

Community Announcements

Winter break message

November 26, 2020
What a year this has been. The pandemic has challenged us in ways nobody could have predicted. Thank you for rising to the challenge with your ...

Community People

Holiday greetings from Acting Dean

November 26, 2020
A message of holiday greetings from the Acting Dean, Kathy Hibbert.

Research Community Events Media release

Let’s talk education series

November 26, 2020
Educators and parents can influence children’s writing through teaching writing strategy and spelling while concentrating on printing or ...

Media release

New interactive dashboard tracks COVID-19 cases in Ontario schools

November 24, 2020
Western University professor Prachi Srivastava has launched an interactive tool that reports and maps confirmed school-related cases of COVID-19 ...

People Community

Addressing community need

November 12, 2020
Colin King, education professor and academic director of Western’s Child and Youth Development Clinic is grateful for donor support amidst ...

Community People

Resources for Remembrance Day

November 11, 2020
Western’s virtual Remembrance Day ceremony, hosted by the University Students’ Council, will be broadcast live from the Mustang Lounge ...

Announcements Media release

Western News - Donna Kotsopoulos to become new dean of Western’s Faculty of Education

November 11, 2020
Donna Kotsopoulos will begin her role as dean of the Faculty of Education in January 2021.

Events International

Western global education expert leads COVID-19 event ahead of G20 Summit

November 04, 2020
Western’s Prachi Srivastava will lead an international summit to identify how countries' education systems can recover from the effects ...

People Research Community Events

Writing education

November 03, 2020
The Let’s Talk Education Speaker Series will look at how research on writing education has shifted over the last five years to ensure ...

People

EGSA Fall convocation message

October 29, 2020
Congratulations on the well-deserved success and graduating this fall. We come, we learn, we laugh, and finally, we part ways for hopeful tomorrows.

Announcements

Congratulations Fall Class of 2020 from Dean Kathy Hibbert

October 29, 2020
To the graduating class of October 2020, congratulations. This message is to you, our students, on a day when we should be able to be together.

People

Faculty of Education Congratulates 2020 Fall Graduates

October 29, 2020
Faculty members, including Dean Kathy Hibbert, as well as staff congratulate the Fall graduating class of 2020.

People

Celebrating Fall 2020 graduates

October 29, 2020
Congratulations to the Faculty of Education graduates who have successfully completed their program.

Media release

The forgotten ones

October 22, 2020
Western researchers Eric Arts, Kate Choi, and Prachi Srivastava are highlighting the inequalities that have caused vulnerable populations to be ...

Community Research

National survey focuses on workplace sexual harassment and violence

October 21, 2020
A new national survey will examine workers’ experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace.

Research

National survey focuses on workplace sexual harassment and violence

October 21, 2020
A new national survey will examine workers’ experiences of sexual harassment and violence in the workplace. The Centre for Research...

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COVID online education panel

October 13, 2020
As part of the university’s virtual homecoming celebration, the Faculty will showcase some of their pandemic work during an online panel ...

People

Peer Mentorship Program

September 29, 2020
The Peer Mentorship Program ensures teacher candidates are supported throughout the academic year.

Media release

Early childhood education expert available to comment on proposed national childcare plan

September 25, 2020
Veronica Pacino-Ketchabaw has been studying the effectiveness and likeliness of a national childcare program for nearly 20 years.

People Community

Embodied Learnings

September 24, 2020
Embodied Learnings advocates for the inclusion of the body through dance education and movement integration into the elementary classroom.

People Events

There’s power in uncertainty

September 15, 2020
There’s power in uncertainty and each person has the power to make change, use their voice to express themselves and connect and inspire ...

Community Alumni People

TikTok about education

September 15, 2020
Catherine Zeisner is a social media influencer. She has over 200,000 followers, 3.3 million likes and millions of comments and direct messages on ...

Community People

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

September 09, 2020
Six months out of school due to COVID-19 is threatening marginalized and vulnerable students to fall behind their peers. So Western has joined ...

Research People

Royal Society celebrates five Western scholars

September 08, 2020
Four Western researchers were named Fellows of the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), commonly recognized as the country’s top honour in the ...

Community People

Tutoring vulnerable, marginalized students

September 04, 2020
Six months out of school due to COVID-19 is threatening marginalized and vulnerable students to fall behind their peers once classes resume.

Announcements Community

Message from the Dean

September 01, 2020
Fifty years ago, futurist Alvin Toffler (1970) suggested that one of the most important skills in the 21st C would be our capacity to be ...

People

Preparing for online teaching

September 01, 2020
Teacher candidates are preparing to teach in a virtual world because many of them will be splitting their time between a physical and virtual ...

Alumni Community People

Shark passion goes virtual

August 31, 2020
Gabriella (Gabby) Seewald’s family turned to the Faculty of Education’s virtual tutoring service to help with her shark project.

Events

Ask the Expert: How to help with return to learning

August 25, 2020
On August 17, Dr. Colin King answers your questions about preparing children for the return to learning this fall.

Research

Mindfulness study promotes calmer, more caring classrooms

August 20, 2020
A unique mindfulness program developed at Western has led to greater empathy and self-regulation among kindergarten children.

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.

Alumni

December 2019 Alumni Newsletter

December 31, 2019
Transforming the Teacher Education program to reflect today’s profession .

Alumni

Voice of the Raptors finds home at the mic

December 06, 2019
Teacher by day, Toronto Raptors broadcaster by night, Paul Jones, BEd’82, MA’84, has compressed two careers into one lifetime – ...

Events Community

Remember 30: The École Polytechnique Massacre

December 05, 2019
It stands among the darkest days in Canadian history. On Dec. 6, 1989, 14 women were murdered at École Polytechnique de Montréal in what ...

Community Events

Remember 30: Needed company of men

December 05, 2019
After the Montreal Massacre, the Canadian government appointed a nine person Panel on Violence Against Women to travel across the country and ...

Community Events

Remember 30: Recognizing signs

December 05, 2019
As women, we’ve always been aware of the complex risks of being a woman in society, risks that too often include living and working in ...

Announcements

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

December 05, 2019
The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from ...

International

Case competition silver medal

December 03, 2019
Relevant. On the edge. Thought provoking. A case study on student activism and sexual violence policies at colleges and universities has earned ...

People

Lending a 'Voice' - and far more

November 27, 2019
From an amazing reading list “guided by Hags,” to the direct beautiful storytelling of American country music legends, Education ...

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