News and Stories

Mobility, healthy aging the aim of Gray Research Chair

July 28, 2020

A $2.5-million gift from William and Lynne Gray has created a first-in-Canada research chair in mobility and aging to understand, improve, restore and manage mobility outcomes that affect people throughout all stages of life.

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Investment bolsters pandemic research

June 19, 2020

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks

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Western signs climate charter as sustainability work continues

June 18, 2020

Western has joined more than a dozen research-intensive Canadian universities to battle climate change through sustainable investing.

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Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

June 11, 2020

Bell will invest $2.7 million and deploy 5G network infrastructure throughout Western’s campus, turning it into a ‘living lab’ to help shape smarter cities and communications systems, better manage business continuity and more.

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Fundraising idea has students off and running

May 31, 2020

David Zhu, a second-year Medical Sciences student, organized 5-ing COVID-19 in support of the SickKids Foundation. For every $10 they raise, Zhu and his team will run a kilometre.

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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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