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Your Guide to Reading Week

Reading Week is the perfect time to relax and gear up for the rest of the semester. If you're staying in London for reading week, there are plenty of things you can try out. If you want to enjoy the... Continue Reading →


The Importance of Leadership

Leadership is the ability to inspire and influence others, and it is a skill which can be difficult to master. Individuals with strong leadership skills are important, as they are able to ensure that tasks are completed and they make... Continue Reading →

Panchami, Blog Assistant Editor 2016-2017

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... Continue Reading →

12 Things to do in London over the Holidays

There are more than just twelve days of Christmas. In fact, the city of London has been celebrating the holiday season since early November, with the annual Santa Claus parade and Christmas train having already stopped through town. But don’t... Continue Reading →

What’s Your Bravest Moment?

For this post, we asked students what their bravest moments were and if they had any tips for students in their first year. Check out their answers below! _________________________________________________________________ "Being brave and talking to other exchange students at orientation. I... Continue Reading →

International Week at Western

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,... Continue Reading →

Time “Falls” Back: Daylight Savings

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... Continue Reading →

Five Facts About Remembrance Day

As Canadians across the country prepare for Remembrance Day, here are five facts about the important occasion to share with your friends at home and classmates on campus: Canada celebrates Remembrance Day annually on November 11. At 11 a.m.—11th hour... Continue Reading →

The U.S. Presidential Election

This year's U.S. presidential election has been dominating the media for several months now, all culminating to the final election on November 8th. The United States is a large country that has a global economic impact, this explains why the... Continue Reading →

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