Indigenous tree bears rich history, culture for Western

September 30, 2021
A native Ontario tree is poised to make a huge comeback on Western grounds. A new set of pawpaw (Asimina triloba) trees have been planted on UC Hill near the Physics and Astronomy Building recently, in the hopes of increasing the campus’s biodiversity and promoting a healthier natural ecosystem.

Pilot project diverts organic waste from campus eatery

September 22, 2021
Following a small but successful, student-led, green-bin project, the movement may be moving mainstream as Western makes plans for a campus-wide organic waste diversion initiative.

Western's classroom ventilation exceeds standards

August 31, 2021
Ventilation in all classrooms at Western meets – and in most cases exceeds – the high standards of measurement to prevent potential airborne spread of coronavirus, according to a recent analysis of the university’s buildings.

Taking stock: Pandemic supply costs surpass $1M

August 19, 2021
The magnitude of the pandemic will be measured in many ways, some of which are more quantifiable – but no less impactful – than others. As a leader supporting the pandemic supplies initiative on campus, Mark Durnin, points to the volume of incoming pandemic supplies and the strained supply chain as good indicators of the enormity of the pandemic – from Western’s perspective.

Planting the seeds of sustainability

June 24, 2021
Good things are growing across Western’s campus. Construction of a new rain garden and plans to relocate the Indigenous food and medicine garden are underway, and a student-driven community garden is already bearing fruit.

Clearing the air: Assessing and upgrading ventilation systems part of plans for an in-person fall

June 24, 2021
In preparation for a full return to in-person classes and operations this fall, Western is taking extra steps to ensure ventilation systems in buildings and classrooms are maintained and optimized to maximize health and safety.

Building plans aim to beautify, modernize Western’s campus

May 13, 2021
Projects slated for 2021-2022 include a new Entrepreneurship and Innovation Centre and an Indigenous Learning Centre.

Western students honoured for sustainability initiatives

May 4, 2021
Awards celebrate innovative work that aims to reduce the environmental footprint of the university.

Kent North revitalization headlines a busy summer for construction on campus

April 30, 2021
Beginning in April, the stretch of asphalt that runs between Middlesex Drive and Oxford Drive will be overhauled. The space, which was once an awkwardly configured parking lot, will become a more animated, aesthetically pleasing pedestrian commons with a focus on active transportation, outdoor learning, and health and wellness.

Safe practices and new barriers keep Music Faculty humming along

February 11, 2021
In seeking solutions to newly imposed COVID-19 related restrictions, Music Dean, Betty Anne Younker turned to fabrication experts in Facilities Management (FM). A small team of trades led by Operations Manager, Ken Hill, designed and immediately began handcrafting the customized and individual-sized barriers.