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Huron University College, students boosting refugee scholarship contributions

Students at Huron University College are helping support refugees who want to attend their school.

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An announcement that the student body voted to increase their per-student contribution to the student refugee fund by 33¬†per cent comes alongside a number of other pledges Monday, in a celebration of the institution’s 20th year in partnership with the World University Service of Canada and its commitment to challenging students to be “Leaders with Heart.” 199 more words

Education

Western University to honour Jane Goodall with honorary degree

Western University announced Friday that Dr. Jane Goodall will receive an honorary degree at a special convocation ceremony in late April.

Founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and the United Nations’ Messenger of Peace, Goodall is recognized worldwide for making countless extraordinary scientific breakthroughs in animal behaviour. 178 more words

Canada

Law student advocates for better relations between police and sex assault victims

Two months after she turned 18, Western University student Ava Williams alleges she was raped at a keg party.

At the time of the attack, she was intoxicated, but when she reported the incident to London, Ont. 588 more words

News

Police report string of break and enters at Saunby Street student housing

Student housing near Western University was targetted in a string of break and enters earlier this month.

London police say they received five reports between March 2 and March 8, in the area of Saunby Street near Western Road. 62 more words

Crime

Celebrate St. Patrick's Day responsibly, London police, student leaders urge

With St. Patrick’s Day festivities coming up, city police are reminding students, and residents in general, that there will be consequences for poor behaviour.

In a joint media release on Monday, London police, Western University Students’ Council, and Fanshawe Student Union urged revellers to party responsibly and be respectful of the community by adhering to school codes of conduct and the law, and by restricting parties to private property. 211 more words

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Western University aiming to be smoke-free by July 2019

Western University is making moves to become a smoke-free campus.

After consulting with groups and individuals at the university, officials learned many felt a smoke-free environment would create a healthier campus for all who come to Western to study, work or visit. 236 more words

Health

Western researchers design less restrictive wearable tech for Parkinson's patients

Western University researchers have developed a new prototype for special gloves that can help people cope with the tremors associated with Parkinson’s disease.

Electrical and computer engineering professor, Ana Luisa Trejos, and her wearable biomechatronics laboratory group, have designed gloves that give people with Parkinson’s better motor control, and that can reduce or even restrict involuntary tremors that impact¬†25 per cent of those with the disease. 287 more words

Health