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"What made me a poet? Curiosity. The thrill of adventure, of new worlds." | Q&A with poet Penn Kemp

Penn Kemp has been not only been a poet but a cultural icon around my home town of London, Ontario, Canada. Yes, her written words have inspired but her actions in a complex number of fronts have also been a source of enlightenment and engagement for numerous people. 1,866 more words

Canadian Literature

Researchers studying how war-torn experiences of young Syrian refugees may impact them in classroom

TORONTO — Beginning a new school year can be an anxious time for some children. For those shattered by early psychological trauma, it can be especially fraught with emotion. 549 more words

News

Neighbourhood News for early August

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Western’s Renaturalization Project

Western has been working on a naturalization project on the grounds of the University – mostly on the west side of the campus. 745 more words

Events

The Duality of Travel Photography:

Something I have been grappling with here in Tanzania is my attempts to wade through the murky waters of ethical travel photography. As a creative mind, I am constantly spotting things I believe would make for a great shot: landscapes, architecture, plants, animals, unique patterns and garments, or even human interaction. 963 more words

Western's Renaturalization Project

Western is conducting a naturalization project on the Precious Blood Meadow and the lands bordering Springett Lot. They are targeting buckthorn (an invasive, non-native tree) which spreads aggressively, and other woody invasive plants, cutting and removing dead trees including the trees on the line between Brescia and the back of Huron, then doing restoration with native plants. 51 more words

Environment

Man gets five years in prison, 10-year driving ban for killing Western University student

Jared Dejong’s tears were already flowing when his five-year prison sentence was announced Thursday and he was escorted out the London courtroom to start a new life behind bars. 1,047 more words

News

5-year prison sentence for drunk driving crash that killed Western University student

A man who pleaded guilty in an impaired driving crash that killed a university student in London, Ont., was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday, as the victim’s family called for harsher penalties for the crime. 555 more words

Crime