Schools and Programs
2007 News Archive
Mustang athletes donating blood
By Western News
Tuesday, December 4, 2007 The Student Health Clinic on campus will be getting a real workout this week with more than 100 varsity athletes expected to donate blood.
Dozens of varsity athletes donated blood on Monday afternoon and by the end of the day Wednesday, more than 100 varsity athletes will have donated their blood at the UCC facility.
Rob Walsh, athletic therapist for Mustang Athletics, has been running the clinics.
New program holds promise of better life for stroke survivors
The Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (a Faculty of Health Sciences research centre) is introducing a program that holds the potential to vastly improve the lives of Canadians recovering from a stroke.
The FaME (Fitness and Mobility Exercise) program is being launched in a community setting in London on November 13 by the centre.
Task Force on Organizational Structure
The Faculty of Health Sciences Task Force on Organizational Structure report is now available!
Dean Jim Weese, Associate Dean Kevin Wamsley and Darwin Semotiuk welcome Dr. Walter Tokarski and Dr. Gerard King, guests from the world-renowned German Sports University who are on campus to sign a co-operation agreement with the School of Kinesiology and the Faculty of Health Sciences. The agreement involves student exchange and research collaboration.
Professor Lesley Bainbridge Delivers the 6th Barbara Edwardson Lectureship in the School of Physical Therapy
Director of the School of Physical Therapy Jayne Garland congratulates Professor Lesley Bainbridge in receiving the Sixth Barbara Edwardson Lectureship as a ceremony on October 15.
Faculty of Health Sciences Members Recognized at Alumni Awards Dinner
The Faculty of Health Sciences congratulates recent Alumni Award winners Dr. Alison Doherty, Dr. Darwin Semotiuk and Dr. J. Stanley Hill. Click here for more information.
Dean Jim Weese welcomes Claudia Quaresma (University of Nova Lisboa) and Patricia Paquete (Alzheimer Portugal Association) both visiting from Portugal and the special guests of Occupational Therapy's Lilian Magalhaes.
Come Home to Western
Western and the Faculty of Health Sciences are ready to welcome back alumni during Homecoming 2008. Click here for more details.
The 8th Annual Faculty of Health Sciences Career Directions Fair takes place on Wednesday, October 10, 2007 from 10:30 am until 3:00 pm in Great Hall, Somerville House. The Fair highlights professional programs, private companies, and volunteer organizations that are of interest to Faculty of Health Sciences students. This is an opportunity for you to see some of your options for graduate studies, volunteer possibilities, and future employment. For a list of exhibitors, click here.
To make your time at this event a more valuable networking experience, you should attend the workshop entitled “How to Prepare for the Faculty of Health Sciences Career Directions Fair.” It will be held on Thursday, October 4, 2007 at 4:00 pm in 3M room 3250. For those who have scheduling conflicts, a copy of the workshop presentation will be posted here on October 5th.
ICOS symposium heading to Beijing
For only the second time in 18 years, the International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) will hold its biannual symposium at the site of the Olympic Games. A previous symposium was held in Australia in 2000.
Author Paulette Bourgeois visits School of Occupational Therapy
On the eve of receiving a Doctor of Laws, honoris causa (LL.D.), graduate of Western's Occupational Therapy program author Paulette Bourgeois paid the faculty a visit. Bourgeois is most famous for her Franklin the Turtle series of childrens' books which has sold over 50 million copies in 31 different countries and has been translated into 17 languages. Check out the photos here.
2007 Faculty of Health Sciences Year-End Reception
The Faculty recently celebrated award-winning faculty and staff at a special yearly reception. Click here to see more photos of the event.
Athletics funding boost benefits teams, scholarships
The University of Western Ontario is taking assertive new action to support excellence in varsity athletics.
Nursing program the highlight of funding announcement
The innovative Compressed Time Frame BScN Program that allows students to complete their education in just 19 months was one of several funding announcements made May 7 by Ontario Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities the Hon. Chris Bentley.
National Centre for Audiology and Western benefit from Ontario Research Fund
On April 27, 2007, the Centre hosted four MPP’s (including two Ministers – Bentley and Peters) and members of the campus community for the announcement of the most recent CFI/ORF grants. The NCA was awarded one of the CFI Grants awarded in this competition. A Tour of the NCA followed the announcement.
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Announcement - next Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders
I am writing to advise you that Dr. J.B. Orange has accepted our offer to become the next Director of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders. Dr. Orange will assume the role on July 1, 2007.
An event is being scheduled in the School to formally welcome Dr. Orange into the role. We will also have the opportunity to thank Dr. Ron Watson for his work in the Acting Director's chair.
I again thank faculty, staff and students who participated in this process. I also want to thank the members of the School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Director Selection Committee (noted below) for their efforts. Most of all, I want to thank Dr. Orange for stepping forward to assume this leadership position.
Thanks to all.
Dr. Jim Weese, Professor and Dean
Faculty of Health Sciences
School of Communication Sciences and Disorders Director Selection Committee
Dr. Genese Warr Leeper
Dr. Ruth Martin
Dr. Prudy Allen
Dr. Richard Seewald
Dr. Deb Lucy
Dr. Thelma Sumsion
Dr. Tony Vandervoort
Dr. Roma Harris
Dr. Jim Weese (Chair)
School of Occupational Therapy Names New Director
The Faculty of Health Sciences and the School of Occupational Therapy are proud to announce that Dr. Angie Mandich will assume the role of Director on July 1, 2007.
Fowler to lead Middle East sports clinic
Dr. Peter Fowler, one of London's most respected medical leaders, is heading abroad to accept a new position as Chief Medical Officer for The Qatar Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinic and Hospital in the Middle East.
Western's Richard Seewald to be honoured by American Academy of Audiology
At the American Academy of Audiology conference in Denver, Colorado on April 19th, 2007, Dr. Richard Seewald was awarded the International Award.
The award is given to honor and recognize achievements of international significance in audiology by an audiologist, hearing scientist, or audiological physician. Recipients are non-residents of the United States who have given outstanding service to the profession of audiology in a
clinical, academic, research, or professional capacity and who are in good standing in their country.
Please join us in congratulating Richard for this well-deserved honour!
FHS International Committee
Sugar Bush Tour
On Saturday, March 10, faculty members and international students enjoyed a day taking in a truly Canadian tradition-the yearly maple syrup run. McLachlan Brothers Maple Syrup and Pancake House hosted the event taking visitors on a horse drawn wagon ride through the bush and demonstrated the art of making maple syrup.
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