Measuring What Matters

Learn how to navigate the wonderful world of evaluation and measure what matters. Through a combination of presentation, discussion and practical application, this workshop will provide you with the content, resources and tools to measure the impact of your programs, services and organization in a way that is easy to understand and implement. This workshop Read More

The Cardboard Café opens in downtown London


Just steps from Budweiser Gardens, the Covent Garden Market, and Fanshawe College, The Cardboard Café has opened at 114 Dundas Street.   Customers can visit to play board games while enjoying their coffee, pastries, or a number of other yummy things on the menu.     From traditional board games we all grew up with Read More


Website redesign contract awarded to London businesses.

news_webFanshawe College today announced that it will completely overhaul its website – the first significant change since 2011. To help create an engaging, first-class online experience for site visitors, Fanshawe has partnered with two London businesses – ResIM and Digital Echidna.

“Fanshawe’s website is the primary point of interaction between the College and our audiences,” says Tony Frost, Fanshawe’s executive director of Reputation and Brand Management. “Our goal is to provide an online experience that is second-to-none in our sector and completely meets the needs of site users.”

ResIM and Digital Echidna are well-established firms in London’s growing technology hub. Together, ResIM and Digital Echidna employ nearly 50 people in London and count 30 Fanshawe College graduates as full-time employees.

 “The College plays an important role in the prosperity, education and social well-being of our community,” says Jonathan Kochis, president of ResIM. “The opportunity to work with them to develop a rich, robust website is very exciting.”

ResIM has created more than 16 post-secondary school websites for institutions across Canada and the United States. ResIM’s work with post-secondary education has been recognized by EduStyle and the International Association for Business Communicators. A project with the London Regional Cancer Program was a finalist at the 2011 South by Southwest Interactive Awards and the 2014 Webby Awards.

Digital Echidna has a wealth of experience gained from over 15 years in the internet and software development industry. The firm has a wide variety of clients in the public, private and not-for-profit sectors.

The Fanshawe project is already underway with the new website expected to be launched in fall 2015.

For further information, please visit Fanshawe’s web redevelopment webpage.

Londoners invited to apply for new 2015 community funding

The City of London is launching a new community grant program called treeMe. This program provides funds to neighbourhood groups to initiate, manage and implement tree planting projects on private property. Applications are also being accepted for the fifth year for the SPARKS! Neighbourhood Matching Fund, a community grant that provides funding to improve and Read More

Western professor, alumni named to the Order of Canada

Biology professor Jeremy McNeil and six Western alumni have been named to the Order of Canada, one of Canada’s highest civilian honours. Governor General David Johnston announced 95 new appointments last month including three new companions, 12 officers and 79 members. The Order of Canada was established in 1967 to recognize outstanding achievement and dedication Read More

$5-million gift supports Western/Thames Valley District School Board partnership

A $5-million donation to Western from The Joyce Foundation will offer students facing adversity hope for a promising future. The gift will provide financial and educational support to students who may not otherwise have envisioned attending university.A portion of the gift will go toward doubling current enrolment in the School Within a University (SWAU) program. Read More

Canadian Arrhythmia Network to be hosted at Western

The Government of Canada announced $26.3 million in funding today to establish the Canadian Arrhythmia Network (CANet) as a Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE) hosted at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry. This announcement positions Western and London as the national centre for research into the effective diagnosis and treatment of heart Read More

London Fire Department with Partner Environics Analytics Wins Prestigious Canadian Marketing Association Award

The Canadian Marketing Association (CMA) has honoured the London Fire Department (LFD) and its analytics partner Environics Analytics (EA) with a prestigious national award for a data-based marketing campaign, “Fighting Fires with Marketing Analytics.” The LFD received a bronze award in the category of Direct Engagement/Not for Profits at the 44th annual CMA Awards ceremony Read More