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

Weekly Farmers’ Market at Western


All Londoners all welcome to Western’s Farmers’ Market when you can find some of our region’s finest farm-fresh produce and locally made goodies like honey, jams and baked goods Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the green space beside McIntosh Gallery across from the Social Science Building. It runs late June to early Read More

City of London, Canadian National Railway and Canadian Pacific team up to hold emergency training exercise


  The City of London, Canadian National Railway (CN) and Canadian Pacific (CP) are teaming up to hold an emergency training exercise August 5-9 in London. The training is designed to enhance the City’s ability to respond to a potential railroad accident, and improve collaboration between municipal and railway staff. This is the fourth major Read More

Fanshawe helps girls explore technology at inaugural summer camp


From August 11 to 15, Fanshawe College will host more than 20 girls in grades five to eight from across London for the inaugural Girls Technology Camp, a hands-on introduction into the technology field. Date:              Monday, August 11 to Friday, August 15, 2014;  Time:             9:15 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  Location:      Fanshawe College, 1001 Fanshawe College Boulevard (please see campus Read More

25% Documentary Trailer Released


Today the City of London released the trailer for the upcoming documentary, 25%. This film will encourage greater participation in civics and politics by young women. Expected to be released this fall, the documentary is the culmination of London’s participation in the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) Head Start Program for Young Women; an engagement Read More

Jane Goodall coming to London Sept. 11


Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE (Founder – the Jane Goodall Institute & UN Messenger of Peace) will be speaking at Alumni Hall (Western University) on September 11th – make sure you do not miss her while she’s here! Tickets can be purchased via Docs4GreatApes (including Student Tickets for $25). Proceeds for this event support global work Read More