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September 24, 2020

A gift to support research internships for engineering undergrads is helping students get an early start on their research careers.

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Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

September 9, 2020

Western has joined with community partners in a tutoring project to support marginalized and vulnerable students at risk of falling behind their peers.

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Parr Centre for Thriving announced

August 11, 2020

A $9.2-million gift from Jeff and Shelley Parr helped Western University launch the centre dedicated to proactive support for student mental health and well-being.

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Students’ Basket Project brings essential supplies to the street

July 28, 2020

Two Western students launched the project to support people experiencing homelessness and have since delivered 1,500 bags of health-care essentials.

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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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