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March 25, 2017

Current Issues in Canadian Corrections


DATE:  Friday March 31, 2017
TIME:  12:30 p.m.
LOCATION:  McKellar Room, UCC

You have all seen the stories in the news about the many problems in our prisons, jails, detention centres. This is our opportunity to hear directly from Howard Sapers, Independent Advisor on Corrections Reform, Ontario and formerly Correctional Investigator of Canada about the issues in our correctional facilities.

Don’t miss it!

All disciplines welcome. No RSVP required.

Contact if you require information in an alternate format, or if any other arrangements can make these events accessible to you.

Seed Your Startup Pitch Competition


DATE: Thursday, April 6, 2017
TIME: 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Propel (WSS 2130)

Watch as six student startups pitch, "Dragon's Den" style, to win two cash prizes of $3,000!  PLUS, all audience members will be entered to win a DRONE! One "Fan Favourite" prize will be awarded to the pitch with the most audience votes.

You won't want to miss this!

R-Ladies #LdnOnt: Data visualization and creating graphics in R!


Drop by our upcoming R-Ladies, London ON event! This time, Sinthiya Thavam will be leading a presentation on visualizing your data and creating awesome graphics in R. Attendees will also be signed up for unlimited access to DataCamp R Courses (available through August). As always, this event is free and fully inclusive. All our events are female-led but open to any and all to attend!

When: Monday April 3, 2017 at 4:00 p.m.
Where: North Campus Building, Room #293 (NCB is located on Perth Drive, just north of the bridge on University Drive)
What: Interactive presentation on using R to visualize patterns in your data and creating high quality graphics. The presentation will be followed by time to play around with plotting, as well as time to peruse the DataCamp courses and discuss which courses to feature at upcoming meet ups.
What to bring: Laptop with R & R Studio installed.
Contact:  Email if you have questions!

Be sure to RSVP on our MeetUp page where we will also post updates about future events!

March 23, 2017

Lifestyle Medicine Student Conference

EIM Lifestyle Medicine Day  Poster

London is making huge advancements in medicine with a lifestyle based medical clinic; the Advanced Medical Group clinic located on Richmond Street brings a lifestyle based approach to medicine with facilities such as a mindfulness centre, a gym, a healthy bistro, massage therapy, kinesiology clinic and more available to all patients.

On April 1, Western students studying Nutrition, Kinesiology, Health Science, Medical Science, Nursing and/or are interested in pursuing a health-related career are invited for a conference at this clinic.

Students will have the opportunity to work with Western faculty and London physicians by engaging in interactive workshops to learn how to prescribe lifestyle.  The day will conclude with a social where students will have their chance to share how they envision the future of our Canadian healthcare system.  This is an excellent opportunity to build your CV, explore future career opportunities and learn from established researchers in the field.

Cost to attend is $15.00 and this will include your meals, a drink and all conference material.


March 22, 2017

Richard J. Schmeelk Fellowship for French-Speaking Graduate Students


Is French your first language? If so, you may be eligible to apply for the 2017 Richard J. Schmeelk Canada Fellowships.

Worth a total of C$10,000 per academic term for up to four terms in total, the Fellowship is awarded to Canadian citizens for graduate-level studies at Western.  Schmeelk Fellows study in the “other official language”, immersing themselves and their families in the other culture, and uniquely preparing themselves to confront and help resolve problems and issues challenging Canadian unity. The Fellows embrace a refreshing new vision of Canada inspired by the conviction that with tolerance and understanding, our cultural and linguistic duality can create a renewed sense of national purpose for all Canadians.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 14, 2017.


Questions?  Please contact Erin Daley at

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