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Western observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 28, 2023
Campus community is encouraged to reflect on its meaning and significance.


Students from low-income households felt more learning losses during pandemic: Study

September 26, 2023
Research surveys teacher experiences with remote learning in Canada, U.S.


Western-led research aims to prevent workplace violence and harassment

September 14, 2023
CREVAWC-led project secures nearly $2 million in funding from Employment and Social Development Canada..


In pursuit of passion

September 11, 2023
Graduate student Melissa Read shares how an affinity for research and mental health guided her through an uncertain career change.


Honouring a lifetime of kindness

September 07, 2023
Family and friends are working to continue Education alum Heidi Schlumpf’s legacy through acts of kindness and an important fundraising campaign


Western researcher launches land-inspired opera set in a canoe

September 07, 2023
Spy Dénommé-Welch launches his latest foray into music and opera on Sept. 12 with the premiere of Canoe.


New study shows parents’ concerns about children’s reading should not be ignored

September 05, 2023
Study recommends further testing to build on observations from parents.


Expert explainer: Back-to-school worries for kids

August 30, 2023
Associate Professor and Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic Director Colin King provides tips for parents as children return to the ...


Providers team up to offer new, easy-to-access support for children with autism

August 22, 2023
The partnership is also creating valuable learning opportunities for graduate students at Western Education.


The Fourth R prepares for Dominican Republic expansion

August 16, 2023
The skill-focused, relationship-based curriculum will be piloted in four new schools as the vital program expands its international reach.

Announcements Research

Teacher Wellness

August 16, 2023
Learn about Teacher Wellness as well as Trauma and Violence Informed Care in this new course from Susan Rodger, Kathy Hibbert and Jacqui Specht.


Ready for takeoff

August 14, 2023
Western Education alum Jacob Taylor finds a solution in the sky as he works to strengthen and empower Indigenous communities.


Study finds link between screen time and anxiety, depression in children

August 02, 2023
The study’s lead author says the findings are the tip of the iceberg when it comes to understanding screen time’s impact on children.


Securing top athletes and future teachers

July 26, 2023
The Faculty of Education has opened a pathway for guaranteed admission to its BEd program for up to 20 qualifying Western athletes.

People Alumni

Leaving a legacy

July 25, 2023
Education alum Doug Flanders wants his legacy gift to enable children to live happier, more fulfilling lives.


How COVID-19 impacted the physical activity of families with ADHD

July 19, 2023
New research from Western Education explores the unique impact the pandemic had on these families and offers potential solutions for the future.


Education prof seeks to make school safer for trans kids

July 18, 2023
Wayne Martino studies trans-affirmative education, including what students and teachers need to thrive.


The launch of an international relationship

July 13, 2023
Western Education has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ecuador’s Universidad Estatal del Sur de Manabí.


Summer reads: Recent releases, award-winning works from Western writers

July 11, 2023
Among the releases is Secondhand Moccasins, a collection of poetry from Education PhD candidate Melissa Schnarr.


Education grad chronicles history and heroes of Intercounty Baseball League

July 04, 2023
In his new book, Paul Allen celebrates stars of Canada’s oldest semi-pro league, including notable Black athletes and former Western ...


Scientist of the Year: Emma Duerden

June 26, 2023
Western Education Assistant Prof. Emma Duerden is the newest recipient of the CHRI Scientist of the Year award.

Community Events

Showing off our Franco-fierté

June 26, 2023
Western Education held its first-ever French as a Second Language Teacher Appreciation Event as we prepare for some exciting projects.


Celebrating our community

June 21, 2023
The annual Teacher Appreciation Event returned to provide insight and reflect on the remarkable contributions of our alumni and community.


Celebrating Excellence: 2023 Spring Awards Ceremony

June 21, 2023
Look back on the annual Spring Awards Ceremony and learn about 2023's winners.


Changes to Bachelor of Ed program: Getting teachers into classrooms more quickly 

June 12, 2023
New model will allow for a robust curriculum in a consecutive 16-month time-frame, starting fall 2024.


Looking back on SWAAC 2023

June 07, 2023
More than 200 women leaders gathered for the SWAAC Annual Conference, which was hosted this year in London, Ontario.


Two Western research projects among four recipients of Canada Brain Research Fund grants

May 24, 2023
Interdisciplinary teams working on cognition, brain repair receive funds from Health Canada and Brain Canada.


Graduate program earns CPA accreditation

May 18, 2023
Western Education’s PhD in the Field of School and Applied Child Psychology has been accredited for a three-year term.


Western Research launches new mentorship network, co-designed by researchers

May 18, 2023
­­­Program prioritizes equity-deserving groups, building community and connection.

Events Community

Associate Teacher Recognition and Awards

May 11, 2023
It was an evening of gratitude, collaboration, and delicious food as associate teachers and their colleagues gathered at the Faculty of Education.


Dr. Kathy Hibbert honoured with Distinguished University Professorship

April 24, 2023
The associate dean and university professor is the first Faculty of Education member to be named a Distinguished University Professor.


New research highlights unique pandemic challenges of families dealing with ADHD

April 20, 2023
The study finds an inherent vulnerability among these families and points to a need for safeguards to protect their wellbeing during times of crisis.

Events Community

Improving Education for a More Equitable World: the CIES Annual Conference, 2023

March 15, 2023
The CIES annual conference seeks educational improvement and the empowerment of learners, educators, and many more internationally.

Community Research

Opening the door to mental health talks with your kids? Western expert recommends this rabbit

March 15, 2023
Poppy the Puppet offers early intervention option for families dealing with children’s mental health challenges.


Western’s Centre for School Mental Health on the frontlines for kids’ wellness

March 02, 2023
Western researchers are expanding successful education programs to help vulnerable young people build strong relationships and prevent violence.

Announcements People

From research to politics

November 21, 2022
Retired education professor, Marianne Larsen, has been elected as a Thames Valley District School Board trustee.


Declining physical activity

November 18, 2022
Study finds fall in implementation of Ontario physical activity policy.

People Community

Ray Hughes Award

November 16, 2022
Dianne Lafferty has been recognized for successfully piloting the Fourth R program with the Yellowknife Catholic Schools.

Community People

Important lesson

November 07, 2022
Tara Hofbauer’s grandmother has been awarded the Order of Canada, which is inspiring Hofbauer to create a welcoming school environment.

Announcements International Research

Global leader in education

November 04, 2022
Two organizations have recognized Western Education as one of the top faculties of education in the world.

People Research

Future leader in brain research

October 28, 2022
A $100,000 grant will support professor Emma Duerden’s research on fetal and infant brain health.

Research Announcements

Clinic receives Bell grant

October 24, 2022
$20,000 grant will help children with anxiety get increased support from the Mary J. Wright Child and Youth Development Clinic.

People Announcements

Celebrating Fall 2022 graduates

October 20, 2022
Congratulations to the Faculty of Education graduates who have successfully completed their program.

People Research

Art exhibit challenges perceptions

October 18, 2022
Students, faculty, and staff were treated to an art exhibition at the Faculty of Education that challenges perceptions about the world.


ECE bursary

October 17, 2022
Students needing financial assistance to advance their ECE careers could get up to $1,500 from the Faculty of Education.


Fourth place in Canada

October 14, 2022
The Maclean's University Rankings have rated Western Education as the fourth-best education faculty in Canada.

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