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Urquhart: Unplug, enjoy a self-education adventure


Adela Talbot
Friday, October 24, 2014

Graduates must take the time to explore the world unchained from modern technologies, Jane Urquhart, one of Canada’s best loved authors, said at the Friday afternoon session of Western’s 304th Convocation.

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D’Aquino: Door to opportunity is as wide as it gets


Adela Talbot
Friday, October 24, 2014

Despite its challenges, our world is one of unparalleled promise and opportunity, Thomas D’Aquino, lawyer, entrepreneur and educator, told graduates at the Friday morning session of Western’s 304th Convocation.

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Abella: Don’t let recent events muddy tolerant waters


Adela Talbot
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Canada needs today’s graduates, their ideas and their contributions, to protect the country’s cultural mosaic, Irving Abella, eminent historian and president of the Academy of the Arts and Humanities of the Royal Society of Canada, told graduates at the Thursday afternoon session of Western’s 304th Convocation.

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President outlines a year dedicated to translation


Paul Mayne
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Western President Amit Chakma stressed this coming year is about translating aspirations into actionable items during his annual presidential priorities address, presented last week to university Senate.

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Golden innovation shines light on solar possibilities


Paul Mayne
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Giovanni Fanchini knows a ‘golden’ discovery when he finds one. And his may just lead to a more sustainable future.

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Positioned to build a smarter future


Adela Talbot
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Even with access to 200 million pages of content, consuming four terabytes of disk storage, IBM’s Watson supercomputer wasn’t able to answer correctly every question during its 2011 Jeopardy appearance. The computer sometimes faltered and flopped – seemingly failing to understand the questions.

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'Beautiful' work turns the pages of the past


Mark Kearney
Thursday, October 23, 2014

At first glance, it looks more like something you might rest your feet on rather than read. But at more than 3-inches thick, and a good 20-inches high and 12-inches wide, the Decretalium libri V. Gregorii Papae cum ordinaria glossa Berhardt is one of the gems of Western Libraries’ collection.

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Class opens eyes – and minds – to Guatemala


Dilani Logan and Madison Price
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Community Service Learning in the Hispanic World: Guatemala - History, Culture and People in Context

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Research explores role of timing, aggression in lung cancer


Paul Mayne
Thursday, October 23, 2014

Western-led research has discovered that timing, in combination with aggression, are possible keys to long-term survival for patients with limited metastatic lung cancer.

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Western lecturer explores life in perpetual motion


Adela Talbot
Thursday, October 23, 2014

What’s missing from Meredith Levine’s new multimedia project on chronic vertigo is her own story.

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Kidnie wins OCUFA Teaching Award

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