Student bravery at centre of a six-month project by The London Free Press

Western Geography student Tim Wiechers, witnessed the accident and ultimately helped save the life of a women that skidded off Hwy. 401, and was trapped upside down in a submerged vehicle for 27 minutes. Read more

Vanessa Ambtman-Smith - New member of London's Police Services Board

One of our own graduate students, Vanessa Ambtman-Smith, has been appointed as the newest member of the board that oversees the London police. Vanessa, the Indigenous health lead for the South West Local Health Integration Network (LHIN), will be sworn in as the police services board’s newest member next week. Read more

How do activities and spaces within gyms become gendered?

Postdoctoral associate, Stephanie Coen, explores this idea in her published article, “It’s gym, like g-y-m, not J-i-m”: Exploring the role of place in the gendering of physical activity” in Social Science & MedicineRead more

Geography Researcher Crashes into Moon Mystery Solution

Western Geography Professor Philip Stooke's latest finding closes a decade-old mystery about the final resting place of SMART-1, the European Space Agency’s first lunar mission sent into a controlled impact with the Moon in 2006, three years after its launch in 2003. Read more

Geography Student Honoured for Life-saving Actions

Geography graduate student Timothy Wiechers was honoured this past month by the Ontario Provincial Police for his role in saving the life of a young woman following a near fatal rollover along Highway 401. Read more

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