News and Stories

New $1M-gift drives Western entrepreneurial programs

September 29, 2021

Aspiring student entrepreneurs at Western will soon benefit from a $1-million gift from the Sabourin Family Foundation that will support student entrepreneurs, programming and innovation building.

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Western welcomes first Indigenous scholarship recipients

September 7, 2021

Three Indigenous students are the first recipients of Western’s new National Indigenous Scholarships. Part of the university’s expanded investment in Indigenous recruitment and financial aid.

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A journey of success

August 26, 2021

Donor support helped Justin Alexander leave behind a difficult past to imagine a better future for himself.

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A performance for one

August 26, 2021

When Susan Agranove could no longer attend performances because of the COVID-19 pandemic, a grateful award recipient brought the music to her.

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From tragedy, a lasting legacy

August 26, 2021

The Nursing Class of ’79 honoured their former classmate by rallying together to establish a student award in her memory.

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Purple and proud

August 26, 2021

Western gave Anne Baxter an education, opportunity and life-long friends. Now she is giving back.

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Inspired by medical students

August 26, 2021

Drs. Vipin and Bhooma Bhayana have established an award to inspire the medical students who have inspired them.

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Corrosion expert to aid safe storage of used nuclear fuel

August 25, 2021

Award-winning electrochemist Samantha Gateman is the new chair in radiation-induced chemistry at Western. Gateman’s research is funded through a new $1.1-million grant from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).

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Nuclear waste-storage research gets $3.3M grant

August 17, 2021

The joint investment helps Western solidify its role as a global, interdisciplinary powerhouse in understanding how to store nuclear fuel waste as safely as possible.

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Feds invest $10M in regional health-tech hub

August 10, 2021

A Waterloo/Western University partnership will help drive health innovation, job creation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

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