WU XIAO Whether it's from travelling or meeting someone from another country, we've all experienced culture shock. Differences in culture aren't always noticeable (language barriers, climate, religion, etc). I wanted to know what were some aspects exchange students found unique about living in Canada (minus the cold weather) that a domestic student wouldn't think about … Continue reading Canada from a Hong Kong Perspective
BETH GULILAT It's that time of the year again! With nearly 2 weeks left, there are still plenty of things to do across the city to get you into the holiday spirit. For students experiencing their first winter holiday season in Canada, you may have noticed the Starbucks holiday-inspired cups, busy shopping malls, and festive … Continue reading Things to do this 2018 Holiday Season
WU XIAO Western students often joke that once mid-terms begin, they don't stop until final exams. Sadly, when exam season finally does hit, it can be a difficult time- especially if the curriculum is foreign. Even Canadian students have trouble understanding and balancing all their courses. Fortunately, there is support available to help students succeed … Continue reading Five Helpful Campus Resources for Exam Season
Nearly 3 weeks ago, Canada became the second country in the world, aside from Uruguay, to legalize marijuana production, sales, and consumption. This may not seem too surprising for Canadians given that it has been a major topic of discussion since Trudeau’s election as leader of the Liberal party in 2015. However, the Canadian government … Continue reading Cannabis Legalization in Canada: What does this mean?
Sharing its borders with the provinces of Ontario, New Brunswick and Newfoundland, Québec is the largest province of Canada; one that is known for its French-speaking population, beautiful landscapes, fine dining and architecture reminiscent of Europe. In addition to be being a tourist hub and brimming with culture, Québec’s history and political referendums are also … Continue reading Québec: A Short History Lesson
Being a VIP (Volunteers In Progress) Program volunteer is a one of a kind experience. It provides a unique opportunity for students to get involved with the international community at Western and witness the diversity that the university prides itself on. With an array of positions available, such as English Conversation Circle Leader and International … Continue reading The VIP Experience
February is Canadian Black History Month. Although Black History Month has been around in Canada since about 1976, it was not officially recognized by the Federal government until 1995. Black history month is a big deal. Why? It is a time dedicated to celebrating and acknowledging the important contributions that black Canadians have made towards … Continue reading February is Canadian Black History Month