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Announcements

Launch of the OADE Commitment to Anti-Black Racism Education and Black Inclusion in Ontario Higher Education

May 13, 2024
The Ontario Association of Deans of Education calls on all educators, students, and community partners to commit to address anti-Black racism in ...

Community

Expert insight: Solving teacher shortages requires uniting for children’s futures

May 02, 2024
Although teachers are still entering the profession in Canada, fewer and fewer are staying.

Research

Ontario government funds rollout of The Fourth R to 5,000 teachers in the province

April 29, 2024
Ministry of Education announces support for the healthy relationship curriculum developed at the Centre for School Mental Health.

People

Western honours excellence with 2023-24 teaching awards

April 18, 2024
Among the recipients is a team led by Education Assistant Professor Candace Brunette-Debassige.

Alumni

Instructor, EdD candidate Robyn Michaud runs 38th marathon

April 18, 2024
Robyn Michaud balances long-distance running with teaching, fostering, community service.

Research

Western innovators receive Early Researcher Awards

March 28, 2024
10 faculty attract provincial funding for projects focused on health, homelessness and climate change.

Alumni People

George McAuley on teaching, music, and full circle moments

March 18, 2024
The Western Education alum shares lessons, observations, and fond memories from his time in the classroom and on the stage.

Announcements

Western Education launches OpenEdu

March 08, 2024
The online open educational resources hub offers an equitable experience for accessing relevant materials and programs developed by education ...

Research

Western Education-led study links placental oxygen levels to fetal brain development

February 27, 2024
Researchers use MRI to show how health of placenta may influence childhood cognition, behaviour.

Community

Western Education remains one of the world's top-ranked education faculties

February 26, 2024
For the second straight year, Western Education ranked 4th among Canadian education faculties, according to Times Higher Education.

People Alumni

Dr. Najwa Zebian on the transformative power of authenticity

February 14, 2024
Education alum and writer Dr. Najwa Zebian shares how the lessons in her new book, The Only Constant, always held true in her life.

People

Education alum pursuing law degree to help new immigrant families

February 08, 2024
After completing a Master of Arts in Curriculum Studies, Anna Wang is now expanding her horizons to continue helping those looking for a new home ...

Research

Expert insight: Excessive social media use worsened adolescent mental health during COVID-19

January 19, 2024
Lockdowns and lack of support networks left youth more vulnerable to the negative effects of social media.

People

Drawing on doctoral research, Candace Brunette-Debassige pens first book

January 18, 2024
Tricky Grounds tells the story of Indigenous women administrators and their experiences working in Canadian universities.

People

Claire Crooks appointed to the Order of Ontario

January 10, 2024
The groundbreaking clinical psychologist is being honoured for her lifelong commitment to reducing violence among youth.

Alumni

Indulging curiosities

December 21, 2023
Education alum Jessie Collins shares how she makes play-based learning accessible for all at the London Children’s Museum.

Research

Building a business case for intimate partner violence prevention

December 21, 2023
The CREVAWC-led project will estimate the financial costs of intimate partner violence to workplaces and encourage prevention investments.

People

Nicole Neil honoured with ONTABA Research Award

December 12, 2023
The Associate Dean of Research considers the prestigious award to also be a recognition of the students under her wing.

Research

New toolkit sparks hope for promoting physical activity in classrooms

December 07, 2023
Teachers using the toolkit nearly doubled the average amount of physical activity they implemented in classrooms each week.

Research

A look at Western Education’s new SSHRC Insight Grant-funded projects

November 30, 2023
Catch a sneak peek of the six new projects, which received government support due to the important findings they’re set to bring.

Events

‘A concern for everyone:’ CREVAWC lecture shows link between domestic, mass violence

November 21, 2023
Nova Scotia Mass Casualty Commission member will give keynote at the Peter Jaffe Lectures on Ending Domestic Violence.

Research

Expert insight: School portables are a symptom of overcrowding, not a solution

November 13, 2023
Research suggests school boards have become dependent on temporary facilities to address overcrowding.

Alumni

Education grad receives national award for excellence in teaching

November 12, 2023
Paige Driscoll, MPEd‘23, recognized for her work tailoring curriculum to students’ culture, interests.

Alumni

Celebrating our Doctor of Education Class of 2023

November 09, 2023
Look back on our latest Doctor of Education Reception as we welcomed a new group of graduates into the Western Education alumni family.

Events

Faculty Research Partner Day

November 08, 2023
Join Western Education as we work to forge new research partnerships with local organizations for the benefit of those in our community.

Community Research

Action research opportunities expand for Teacher Candidates

October 24, 2023
The latest opportunities include a focus on literacy that aligns with recommendations from the Right to Read inquiry report.

Research People

Shannon Stewart among recipients of Canadian Academy of Health Sciences honours

October 04, 2023
Education professor Shannon Stewart is one of five Western researchers elected as a Fellow to the CAHS.

Research

S3 Camp: Where friendship, STEM and research collide

October 04, 2023
Look back on how a unique camp gave children a new way to learn and a chance to create lasting friendships along the way.

Alumni

Homecoming 2023: Safe, Healthy, Connected Communities

October 03, 2023
Look back on our virtual Homecoming panel, which featured presentations from some of Western Education’s best and brightest.

Alumni

Lessons on and off the field

October 02, 2023
Education alum Greg Marshall shares why coaching and teaching have so much in common when it comes to molding young minds.

Community

Western observes National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

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

Research

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.

Research

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..

Alumni

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.

Alumni

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

Research

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.

Research

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.

Community

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 ...

Community

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.

International

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.

Alumni

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.

Research

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.

Announcements

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.

Research

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.

Research

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.

International

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.

People

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.

Alumni

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 ...

People

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.

Events

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.

Alumni

Celebrating Excellence: 2023 Spring Awards Ceremony

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

Announcements

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.

Events

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.

Announcements

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.

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