Western’s YMCA Child Care celebrates 10 years


“It is hard to pass over your children, to trust that someone else will take care of them the way you would,” one mother in the campus community wrote in a thank-you note to staff at Western’s YMCA Child Care. “I trust the care my daughters are getting. I know they’re enriched by their surroundings and Read More

Six Western researchers named fellows of Royal Society of Canada


Western University congratulates six new fellows elected to the prestigious Royal Society of Canada today.  The newly elected Fellows were elected by their peers in recognition of outstanding scholarly, scientific and artistic achievement. Election to the academies of the Royal Society of Canada is the highest honour a scholar can achieve in the Arts, Humanities Read More

London Bug Day – September 13


Western University has teamed with the Entomological Society of Ontario to host London Bug Day on Saturday, September 13 at the Tourism London Information Centre at Westminster Ponds. This mostly indoor event runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. With a goal of promoting public appreciation and understanding of the ecological and economical importance of Read More

Fanshawe professor named finalist for CBC Poetry Prize


Fanshawe professor Laurie D. Graham is one of five finalists vying for the 2014 CBC Poetry Prize. Graham’s submission, entitled “Settler Education”, was selected from more than 2,500 works of poetry from across the country. In addition to teaching at Fanshawe, Graham is a writer, book reviewer, and editor of Brick magazine. Her first book of poetry, Rove, Read More

London Celebrates Adopt-A-Park


The City of London has a celebration planned for Saturday, September 6, and everyone is invited. The event will celebrate community groups that committed to the role of adopting one of the City’s 200 parks, working together with the City in coordinating clean up projects and park events over the past year. “London’s community groups Read More

Western welcomes its largest first-year class ever


Western rolled out the purple carpet this past weekend for its largest, and among its most diverse, first-year classes in the school’s history. An incoming class of 5,314 full-time, first-year students arrived on Western’s campus over Labour Day weekend. The majority of the students call Ontario home, drawing predominately from London and the Greater Toronto Read More

London welcomes students with new YourLondonCalling.ca website


Together with the Western University Students’ Council (USC) and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU), the City of London launched today YourLondonCalling.ca. The new website was built by students for students as a way to welcome post-secondary students to London, and encourage them to explore every aspect of their city. The student focused website functions as Read More

City issues Report to the Community 2011 – 2014


In 2011, London City Council adopted a new Strategic Plan to guide the activities of Council and Administration from 2011 to 2014. During the past four years, much progress has been made. The economy is showing signs of recovery and growth. Our community is more diverse and engaged than ever before. London continues to be a city rich in environmental Read More

More than 1,500 Delegates Heading to 2014 AMO Conference in London


More than 1,500 participants from hundreds of municipalities and other bodies across Ontario will participate in the Association of Municipalities of Ontario’s 2014 AMO Conference, August 17 to 20 at the London Convention Centre, 300 York Street, in London. The Annual AMO Conference is Ontario’s foremost educational forum for municipal governments. In total, the program Read More

Kitchener, London and Waterloo municipal officials discuss improved commuter rail service with provincial Minister of Transportation


Reinforcing the need for improved commuter rail service and laying the foundation for a High Speed Rail corridor, Kitchener mayor Carl Zehr, London mayor Joni Baechler and Waterloo councillor Karen Scian met with the Hon. Steven Del Duca, Minister of Transportation today at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)’s annual general meeting and conference Read More