News and Stories

Student-led Kind Collective rallies to aid community

May 20, 2020

A Western student-led team is reaching beyond campus to raise money in support of the community’s most vulnerable residents amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Relief Fund eases pandemic burden for students

May 19, 2020

Donors stepped up and nearly 3,400 students received help covering urgent and pressing needs created by the COVID-19 pandemic, thanks to $2.6 million distributed as part of the Student Relief Fund.

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Labatt Family gift supports nursing education

May 13, 2020

Research, community involvement and technology are at the heart of a $5-million gift to Western from long-time donors and Western supporters Arthur and Sonia Labatt.

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Student effort offers lifeline to isolated seniors

May 3, 2020

Western student volunteers and community partners joined forces to start the Stay in Touch initiative and offer a little joy to seniors isolating alone during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Western fund to support pandemic research

April 2, 2020

A new $1-million catalyst fund will support university research efforts focused on resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks.

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Med students providing protective gear, care packs

March 23, 2020

Medical students at Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are volunteering with a local effort to supply personal protective equipment to primary care teams across the London region.

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Funding backs Western COVID-19 vaccine efforts

March 19, 2020

Western efforts to develop a COVID-19 vaccine received a major jolt thanks to million-dollar investment by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR)

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Western unveils $619K in support of United Way

February 5, 2020

The Western community raised $619,475 in support of United Way Elgin Middlesex, representing support for 7,350 local individuals to access the organization’s services.

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Grant bolsters Western-led MSK network

January 27, 2020

Patients suffering from musculoskeletal problems may find relief closer than ever, thanks to a federal multi-million dollar investment in a Western-led research network.

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Anonymous donation bolsters hands-on learning

January 23, 2020

Four Experiential Learning Innovation Scholars will be selected from among full- and part-time faculty applicants, thanks to an $80,000 anonymous gift.

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