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
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
I am Eshana Ghuman, a 4th year undergraduate student in Interdisciplinary Medical Sciences. Some of my favourite things are long nature walks, camping, "Stranger Things", butter chicken and more butter chicken. I believe I am quite pleasant to be around if you're okay with constant Harry Potter references.
Lilian Esene is a 2nd year medical sciences student, and the Assistant Blog Editor for the 2017-2018 academic year. She enjoys all things that have to do with “the office”, building Lego, and chicken wings. When she is not actively seeking attention and drama, she is busy ranting about anything to anyone. At the moment, … Continue reading Lilian, Blog Assistant Editor 2017-2018
Panchami Bhat is in her fourth year, pursuing a Bachelor of Management and Organizational Studies with a specialization in Consumer Behaviour. She loves to read, write, and travel, with her coolest travel moment being when she swam with stingrays in Antigua. When she’s not studying for exams, she’ll be watching her favorite TV shows like … Continue reading Panchami, Blog Assistant Editor 2016-2017
This year’s annual week-long event, dedicated to celebrating diversity and Western’s international community is from November 21st to November 25th. Join us for a week of fun-filled cultural activities to learn more about the various international opportunities that students have, as well as learning more about cultural diversity. The event is open to all students, … Continue reading International Week at Western
Saturday night gifted most Canadians with an extra hour of sleep. November 6th marked the end of daylight savings time, an annual event that sparks annual confusion and debate across the country. Why exactly do we set our clocks back in November, and forward in March? And are these changes really necessary? This CTV article … Continue reading Time “Falls” Back: Daylight Savings