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ZonedIn carving its own path in mobile world one sport at a time
Flipping video games on their heads What began as a class assignment would soon gain recognition at venture contests and conferences and have a mobile presence in over 60 countries. When Fanshawe business alumnus Brad Smith observed ... Read more

Seamless transition from Unbound to Parapan Am stage
While TO2015 had all of Canada talking and London boasting of Damian Warner’s success at the Games this summer, someone at Fanshawe College was busy organizing the Unbound fashion show – again. The graduating fashion show is an... Read more

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Deaf students' concerns made clear
Several deaf students met with Fanshawe College senior staff on June 8 in a long-awaited meeting to discuss their concerns and frustrations of not having college support during their studies. The meeting comes after two open letters were sent to... Read more

Fanshawe digs plans for Canadian Centre for Product Validation
Fanshawe College broke ground at the home of the future Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV) on May 29. The event took place on the corner of Bradley Avenue and Bonder Road, near Western University’s WindEEE testing facility. The g... Read more

School of Building Technology has support beams in London
The School of Building Technology at Fanshawe College is now named after the late founder of EllisDon, a London construction company. The Donald J. Smith School of Building Technology was named after the construction company founder, who ... Read more

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New programming and plans to better Fanshawe
Fanshawe is launching a total of 15 new programs in September as part of the college’s plan for the future. This news was brought about in a press release, which highlighted key goals for student success, enrolment, facilities expans... Read more

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Waste bins get a face-lift across campus
When Fanshawe’s sustainability department experimented with new waste bin designs back in February, it wasn’t clear to co-ordinator Mary- Lee Townsend if and when all bins on campus would receive a face-lift. At the end of March... Read more

Londoner directing film in town, looking for actors
Fifteen-year London resident Greg Sager and the team at Matchbox Pictures, a London film production company, will start filming their third feature in the coming months. This time around, they want to tap into more local resources. Sager, ... Read more

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Year-end, one more Project L.E.A.R.N.
After classes, after projects, after exams – there’s always an urge to celebrate. Because of this, London Police Service (LPS) will have more of a presence around the student residences close to downtown London and the Fanshawe and Western Uni... Read more

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Fanshawe ranked high internationally
In a survey conducted worldwide, Fanshawe College ranked second in the world and first among Ontario colleges for student satisfaction. The survey included responses from 183 post-secondary institutions and was conducted through international ... Read more

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It's time to break up and move on
Toronto-area therapist Kimberly Moffit stopped by Western University in March to talk to students about getting rid of anything unhealthy in life. Moffit holds a Master’s degree in Music Therapy from Wilfrid Laurier University and just s... Read more

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Job-search service like Match.com
Magnet – where employers come chasing you, not the other way around. Such is the job-searching service incubated out of Ryerson University created by students for students to find the right job and the right employer. Or is it the ot... Read more

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Toys, T-shirts and a trip to Peru
Inspired by the work her late mother did, Clarisa Gallegos will be making the trek to Peru to do her part to change the world. The misdiagnosing of her mother led her to the Medical Radiation Technology program at Fanshawe, of which she is... Read more
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Student wins national award and then some
He’s living the Canadian dream – and winning awards left, right and centre. Rumman Ullah Khan arrived to Canada in 2012 and enrolled into Fanshawe’s Business Marketing program. Khan was set with a business degree from his... Read more

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From friends to competition champs
Kaytie Ayerhart and Brandon Glasser are not only from the same high school, they’re also classmates and partners in all class assignments. Each is the yin to the other’s yang as she’s good with numbers and he’s good with... Read more

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Itsy, preemies supported by fashion show
A charity created by a former Fanshawe employee is still getting support to this day with the help of students, lots of recycled materials and glue guns. Fashion Merchandising’s annual fashion show raises funds to support Itsy, a cha... Read more
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Prez with a heart of gold
He’s the lanky guy who bears a striking resemblance to the character on Interrobang’s last cover. He’s 31, is in school for IT but doesn’t necessarily want to work in the field. He’s also “young at heart&rdquo... Read more

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Gazette moves to online, decreases print days
The 2014-15 school year for The Gazette at Western University has been an eventful one. The paper received backlash in September for its frosh issue, which included stories about drug use and dating teacher’s assistants. Effectiv... Read more

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Promo code for Comic-con available
For Fanshawe students only, a promotional code for London Comic- con tickets is available. London Comic-con will take place September 25-27 at the Progress building in the Western Fair District. Andrew Kitt, operations and marketing m... Read more
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St. Patrick's Day: What to do and what not to do
Historically, St. Patrick’s Day is filled with sunshine, above zero temperatures and drinks. Lots of drinks. Regardless of how you celebrate the day, there are a few things you can do to make the day an enjoyable – and regret-f... Read more

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There's a new chief in town
Deputy Chief John Pare will be taking over as police chief for the London Police Service, effective May 2. Pare, a long-time Londoner, began his career in LaSalle in 1987. He’s in his 28th year in policing. Being in London, he sa... Read more

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MIA prof reminisces on Oscar winner
Craig Mann took home an Oscar Award for his sound mixing work on the film Whiplash on February 22. Mann is a Music Industry Arts alumnus, who graduated in 1996. Steve Malison began teaching at Fanshawe in 1995. He never taught Mann, b... Read more

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Sharing Shop receives donations from students
Fanshawe Student Union’s Sharing Shop has received bouts of donations thanks to the College Student Alliance (CSA); the Shareo- Grams initiative, which happened before Valentine’s Day; and a generous donation from the Fanshawe Mark... Read more

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Be heard: London youth have a voice
Youth in London have an opportunity to voice their opinions to the city as part of the London Youth Advisory Council (LYAC). Applications for positions to represent each ward are now welcomed until March 15. Emma Blue, elections co-ord... Read more

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Waste management: Back to basics
After a waste audit for 2014 showed a decrease in recycling numbers, Fanshawe College’s sustainability co-ordinator, Mary-Lee Townsend, and her maternity leave replacement started to work on improving recycling at the college. &ldquo... Read more
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We're running out of phone numbers - London needs a new area code
A new area code will be introduced in the southwestern Ontario region starting in June 2016. Currently, the area codes 519 and 226 serve municipalities such as London, Windsor, Kitchener-Waterloo, Guelph, Brantford, Sarnia, Woodstock, Stra... Read more

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Selling scrunchies saving species
A Fanshawe College grad and her business partners are mixing social responsibilities with entrepreneurship. Samantha Laliberte, a former student of Fundraising and Human Resources – now co-founder of lifestyle brand Ezzy Lynn – ... Read more

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I, Robot take your job?
Will we one day live in a Wall-E world where humans no longer have purpose and machines do all our work? This big question came to me after a conversation I had with a VIA rail representative over the phone. Trying to book my ticket bac... Read more

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Networking opportunity for students in March
Industry leaders from nine different sectors will be accessible to students on March 11 at an event called Student 2 Business (S2B). The event takes place at the London Convention Centre and is largely supported and sponsored by Fanshawe’s... Read more

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Londonlicious dishes out fine food for fine price
January and February are notorious for slow business in the restaurant industry. Londoner and organizer of Londonlicious, Andy Wilson, noticed the trend and borrowed an idea from Torontonians. “Londonlicious is just a fun way to go out and... Read more

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The Out Back Shack to change its hours
The Out Back Shack will no longer be in operation until 8 p.m., which was effective January 16. It will be open from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, unless it hosts an event, in which case the Shack will reopen to accommodate as such. Operations ... Read more
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New Fanshawe website coming to a screen near you
Anecdotal feedback that Fanshawe College’s current website isn’t meeting the needs of anybody kick-started the plan to redesign. Executive director for Reputation and Brand Management Tony Frost says it was a long time coming. ... Read more

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Urban design contest extends invites to students across Ontario
It’s time to head to the drafting tables and put on those thinking caps – Fanshawe College is welcoming students across Ontario to compete in an urban design contest to be held at the college March 21. The task: demonstrating ur... Read more

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New rail way will speed through London
The Ministry of Transportation announced December 5 that the province will be moving forward with building a high-speed rail line, which will connect Windsor, London, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto. In the press release, the government st... Read more

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Quit smoking: There's more up for grabs
A contest being put on by Leave The Pack Behind is just the sweet kick in the behind to get smokers to quit this year. The prize? Up to $2,500. Susan Chlipala is Fanshawe’s student co-ordinator heading up the campus’s Leave... Read more

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Celebrating New Years in London?
Maybe you plan to spend the holidays back home with your family and maybe you plan to spend it in London. Either way, there are a few opportunities to ring in the New Year in the Forest City that may convince you to return. New Year&... Read more

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Fanshawe to pay respects to victims of the Montreal Massacre
Though the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women falls on a Saturday this year, Fanshawe will commemorate victims of violence with a memorial ceremony on December 5 – and the college is looking for volunteers t... Read more

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Are you an excellent young woman?
The YMCA of Western Ontario will put on its annual Women of Excellence gala on May 7 and there’s an opportunity for ladies of Fanshawe College to get involved. Under the Women of Excellence umbrella is the Young Women of Excellence M... Read more

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Santa Claus is comin' to help the Sharing Shop
The Fanshawe Student Union will be welcoming Santa Claus to the Oasis and is encouraging students to meet Santa, take photos and donate food or cash in an effort to support the Sharing Shop. The Sharing Shop has been under the FSU’s ... Read more

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Students help seniors cope with holiday stress
A group of six nursing students and a dog presented their final project at 190 Cherryhill Circle on November 25. The students – who have been working with seniors all semester – were tasked with presenting to seniors ways to co... Read more

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Come out to Fanshawe Rotaract's last meeting
Rotaract International is the world’s biggest community service club in the world, and Fanshawe College has its own chapter. First-year Police Foundations student Jim Ulusoy, VP Communications for Fanshawe Rotaract, explained just wh... Read more

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Kingsmill: Building to undergo construction spring 2015
The Kingsmill building will bear the name of Fanshawe in 2017, when the School of Information Technology moves into its new home. Tourism & Hospitality will move in the year following. Construction for the building will begin as early ... Read more

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Business profs bringing students to Haiti
Instructors from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business led a small group of eight students to Haiti for an awareness trip over reading week in February. The trip will be reprised in 2015, but this time the group will be travelling after t... Read more

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FSU to adopt another family this Christmas
Following a tradition that’s spanned six years, the Fanshawe Student Union will be giving a family a little extra help this Christmas. Lori Masterson, a part-time instructor at Fanshawe, works for Merrymount Children’s Centre an... Read more

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Fanshawe student had placement in building that caught fire
A student in the School of Human Services was due to report to 1451 Oxford St. E on November 3 – the day the building caught fire. When news broke that the building – under Keith Charles’s People Helping People organization &nd... Read more

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Ontario bans smoking on patios
The province of Ontario is banning smoking on patios effective January 1. It will be illegal to: smoke on bar and restaurant patios, smoke on playgrounds and public sports fields and surfaces, sell tobacco on university and college campuses. The... Read more

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FSU wants you to win awards
There are two $1,000 awards up for grabs and there’s no reason you shouldn’t apply. The CSA (College Student Alliance) and FSU Leadership Awards were established to recognize students who are academically successful and have de... Read more

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Halloween in London: Another trick or treat?
A 19-year-old man from Fort Erie was charged with cause of disturbance by fighting, assaulting a peace officer, disarming a peace officer and resisting arrest. Officers in the Fleming Drive area observed a fight and pulled up in their vehi... Read more

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Kingsmill deal closed: Devlin almost has keys in his hands
On a crisp fall afternoon, Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin and Kingsmill owner Tim Kingsmill revealed the college’s newest real estate acquisition. Devlin told media that the purchase of London’s historic Kingsmill buil... Read more

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Movember: Month of mighty Mos
Like years past, the Fanshawe Student Union will be forming a team with Fanshawe students for this year’s Movember fundraising campaign. Because registration for 2013 was poor, the FSU decided to focus on approaching students differe... Read more

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Start the conversation at Ladies Night November 4
Personal development coach and motivational speaker Nova Browning Rutherford is making at stop at Fanshawe College to talk to the ladies on campus November 4 at The Out Back Shack. Sorry fellas, you’re not invited. Browning Ruther... Read more

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Don't mess with a scarer...
…Or she’ll laugh at you? Fanshawe student Lisa Kelly has a part-time job of scaring people at Kustermans Family Farm’s Haunted Trail in Mount Brydges. The corn maze’s story features a farmer whose kidnapped daug... Read more

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Wayne Hoffman mentalist and illusionist
World-famous mentalist and illusionist Wayne Hoffman will be making a stop at Fanshawe College on October 29 to share with students his freaky ability. “I’m coming to rock your campus,” he said. Hoffman started off do... Read more
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Voting made easy on campus
Residents across London are casting their votes on October 27 in the municipal election. The area in front of Oasis will turn into a polling station on that day, but according to City Clerk Cathy Saunders, Fanshawe wasn’t originally o... Read more

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Voting made easy on campus
Residents across London are casting their votes on October 27 in the municipal election. The area in front of Oasis will turn into a polling station on that day, but according to City Clerk Cathy Saunders, Fanshawe wasn’t originally on the... Read more

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FSU emphasizes importance of mental health and wellness
The Fanshawe Student Union is stressing the importance of mental health and wellness on the days of October 21 to 24. There will be a series of events during that time, which the FSU calls Mental Health & Awareness Days that are aimed ... Read more

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'I was forced into saying yes'
This was the night Jane was sexually assaulted. She had just broken up with her boyfriend of 2.5 years and found herself at a party, drunk for the first time and looking for some fun. “I grabbed this guy and was like, ‘Let&... Read more

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He said, she said, nobody said
She may not mutter the word “No,” but her unresponsiveness or lack of reciprocation says it all. A campaign developed by Campus Security Services called Silence Isn’t Consent will begin on October 20. The goal of the campa... Read more

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People with intellectual disabilities can learn through CICE
Fanshawe College is opening its doors wider by introducing the Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) program beginning in January 2015. The two-year program is for students with intellectual disabilities and other lea... Read more

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Grads get Googled at Googleplex
A team of Fanshawe grads was the regional winner Google’s Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC) and had the chance to visit Google’s headquarters in San Fancisco, California on October 3. The School of Business graduates competed i... Read more

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Campus Master Plan: What's next?
Fanshawe College held five World Café sessions from September 23 to 25 to discuss the Master Plan. During that time, staff, faculty and students were able to provide insight to what they’d like to see changed in the college’s... Read more

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Marvelous massages at Mend
The opening of clinic Mend on campus means that staff, students and the public can pop by D2006 to enjoy a 45-minute massage from Fanshawe Massage Therapy students. The purpose of Mend is to help massage students fulfill clinic hours, bu... Read more

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International student scores Scotiabank scholarship
A Fanshawe College Civil Engineering Technology co-op student received the inaugural Scotiabank International Leadership Scholarship on September 29 for his hard work and high grade point average. The scholarship, Ronan Mao won was made ... Read more

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Ward 3 candidate Mohamed Salih faces racism
He’s the youngest candidate in the running for Ward 3. He’s also been getting the most press lately, though not for the best reasons. Mohamed Salih, 28, says he’s been the target of racist remarks since he began his cand... Read more

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Fanshawe's United Way Chili Cook-Off fundraiser
This year’s United Way Chili Cook-Off is involving staff and students in a delicious way. Fanshawe Student Union Services Manager, Carol Blazer, is heavily involved in planning the event and said this year things were going to be d... Read more

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Hope for a new three-year game design program
Employees and students alike are anxiously waiting for news on approval for a highly anticipated game design program set to launch for September 2015. Supervisor of the Centre for Digital and Performing Arts, Michelle Giroux, said the pr... Read more

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Gramma's got this one in the bag
Lay’s Potato Chips is at it again with its “Do Us A Flavour” contest, and this year one of its finalists is from London, Ont. Gloria Melanson, a resident of 18 years, is a mother of four, grandmother of five and great-gr... Read more

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Are you in the know and getting tested?
Folks from Regional HIV/AIDS Connection (RHAC) will be on campus during the FSU’s Sexual Awareness week, which runs from September 15 to 19, as well as the week following to conduct a testing week to promote the Are You Doin’ It campaign.... Read more

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Campus Master Plan needs your help
Fanshawe College will be hosting a series of group discussions (called World Cafés) about the campus Master Plan and is seeking the help of employees and students. The Master Plan is the college’s “road map” that ... Read more

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International students can get jobs too
Any incoming international students will be given both study and work permits as of June 1, allowing for part-time employment during regular study periods. Prior to that, it was a much more complex and lengthy process. “Befor... Read more

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Western Gazette frosh issue ruffles feathers
The Gazette was under fire for publishing stories about drug use and dating teacher’s assistants, which were generating buzz – and not the good kind. This isn’t the first time either. “It seems every few year... Read more

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Fanshawe, meet Your London Calling
A new website launched at the end of August will help new incoming students familiarize themselves with the Forest City. Your London Calling was created with the help of student university groups from Fanshawe and Western, and the result... Read more

Look for clubs the easy way; on an app
A newly graduated Carleton University engineering student and his childhood friends are making it easier for post-secondary students to find clubs and make friends. Elias Fare, founder of Campusgrids, regretted missing events and not mee... Read more

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Coaches' corner: A sneak peek into varsity sports this year
With the academic year coming to a fast start, the athletics department at Fanshawe is also gearing up for another exciting year. With Humber College being a strong competitor all across the board, head coaches, Athletic Officer, Ernie Duroche... Read more

Turning up with A Tribe Called Red
Electronic group A Tribe Called Red is looking forward to turning the Fanshawe campus into a dance hot spot. The trio, comprised of Bear Witness, DJ NDN and DJ Shub, will be joining hip-hop artists Shad and Classified, taking to the stag... Read more

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Exercise group for mobility differences
John Soltis, a London man, formed a new exercise group aimed to bring together people with all sorts of mobility differences. The group, under the umbrella of organization Achilles International, was founded by Dick Traum who became the first ... Read more

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Former student seeds his startup
When graphic design grad Daniel Phillips first made himself a background for his computer back in 2012, he never anticipated that he took the first step to the start of something. Phillips’ girlfriend, a Western University graduate, Meghan Kra... Read more

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Good employment news for Canada’s youth
Prime Minister Stephen Harper stopped by Fanshawe College at the beginning of May to make an announcement about employment opportunities for young Canadians. Minister for Employment and Social Development for Multiculturalism, Jason Kenny, ope... Read more

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FSU makes “Remarkable” pledge for facility expansion
Fanshawe College kicked off its newest campaign dubbed Remarkable, which includes a financial goal of $100 million to fund campus enhancements, research and innovation, as well as scholarships and bursaries. College president, Peter Devlin de... Read more

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Break-ins in student housing
A recent bout of break and enters has the London Police Service (LPS) advising the community to lock up and keep valuables out of sight. Within the weeks of March 24 and April 14, police reported eight break-ins that happened to student residents. ... Read more

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Take one, and action!
The Advanced Filmmaking program at Fanshawe College is about to put on its annual First Take Film Festival on April 26, where students hope to share their hard work with you – their peers. “First Take Film Festival is kind of us gathering to watch a... Read more

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Falcon athletes honoured at banquet
Any time anyone does anything great, recognition is warranted, wouldn’t you agree? On April 8, Fanshawe students and athletes were thanked and given awards for their hard work and achievements in the world of athletics. College President Peter... Read more

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Fanshawe logo launches with frosty reception
Fanshawe College unveiled a new logo on April 2 as part of its nine-month branding practice. The logo, dubbed NorthStar, has since garnered media attention due to similarities to a hate symbol – according to some. “The new Fanshawe College lo... Read more

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Eye on Campus: Transitioning
Are we nally seeing glimpses of spring? Looks like it, with temperatures rising above 0 (nally). It seems that students all over campus have caught spring fever, as winter duds were replaced with light jackets, patterns and pops of colour. Huz... Read more

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Fashion design grads are Unbound
Fanshawe College’s Fashion Design graduating students will be showcasing their five-look collections on the runway at the program’s annual Unbound fashion show, taking place at Museum London on April 12. “It’s a really big event,” said gradua... Read more

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Graduating class to showcase works of art
The graduating class of the Fine Arts program here at Fanshawe will present pieces at the annual art show called Overloaded from April 9 to 19. Program co-ordinator and instructor Tony McAulay said while there is no theme to the show, viewers... Read more
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Good donation CDPA campus
The Good Foundation gifted the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts with its biggest donation yet – a total of $500,000 will be the Foundation’s contribution over the next few years. President of the Foundation, Jim Good, said the intent be... Read more

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Fashion show is out of this world
Fashion Merchandising students put on a fundraising intergalactic fashion show on March 27. Proceeds from the annual show will benefit local charity Itsy, which provides financial relief to families with children in the Neonatal Intensive Care... Read more

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Two new awards to benefit students in St. Thomas and Elgin campuses
Fanshawe College announced late February that Ascent Group Inc. had made a generous donation, which will fund two new awards to benefit students at the St. Thomas and Elgin campuses. Ascent Group Inc. is a high-voltage electrical contractor, w... Read more

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Eye on Campus: Cancelling Spring
Man almighty Mother Nature. Enough with the polar vortexes, the spring thaw and especially the snow. We get it, you’re a a bit of a tease. It’s warmed up considerably, but Falcon Fashionistas are sticking to cool layering. Dark neutrals but ligh... Read more

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From purses to dentistry
Toronto native Sarah Shell was on her way to becoming a doctor before she ventured into the fashion industry. “I veered off of it [because] I guess I was really listening to my heart at the time and it was telling me that it wasn’t the time fo... Read more

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Don’t fake it till you make it
The London Police Service released a statement on March 11 that three Toronto-area residents were charged with “Possession of a Forged Passport, Possession of a Forged Document, Personation at Examination and Personation to Gain Advantage” in ... Read more

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Helping hands in Haiti
Eight students and two professors from Fanshawe College recently returned from Haiti on what was previously called an “alternative spring break.” Two students described the experience as “amazing” and “eye opening.” Business Marketing student ... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Mother Nature, you tease. Last week we were graced with above-zero temperatures and sunshine. Spring fever was everywhere on campus, and it showed. ese lovely ladies retired their winter wear and opted for pieces that transition into spring. ... Read more

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Stewart stewards students
With three candidates eyeing the presidential throne, international student Matt Stewart pulled ahead of his opponents for the 2014/15 presidency of the Fanshawe Student Union. “It’s a week and a half of hard work and determination,” said Ste... Read more
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Lady Falcons nab silver
The women’s volleyball team finished off the season by bringing back a medal – the first since 2011, and the first silver medal in the program’s history. Head coach Mark Peckham was happy with the team’s result. “It felt fantastic. It’s a test... Read more

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Art for Africa
What do yogurt and Africa have in common? More than you’d think. Western Heads East (WHE) is a community development program partnering Western University and institutions in East Africa. Bob Gough, program director for WHE, explained how the... Read more

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Are those real?
Bills, people. Check your bills. An incident at the Oasis has catering operations manager Ryan McTavish cautioning people to check their wallets for counterfeits. “There was one that got through in one of our deposits and the bank informed us ... Read more

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A fun and safe St. Pat’s for all
Students far and wide are well aware of the London Police Service’s (LPS) commitment to its initiative Project L.E.A.R.N. (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise), and with the infamous 2012 Fleming Drive riot under the city’s belt, this St. Patri... Read more

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Culinary students a success in food show
Seven Culinary students competed in the Escoffier Society of Toronto’s Culinary Salon competition at the CRFA Food Show in Toronto in early March. Instead of taking a trip to Cabo or relaxing in their hometowns, the students were in cooking la... Read more

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Text later, arrive alive
Put down your phones while you’re driving, because fines are increasing from $155 to $280 effective March 18. Ministry of Transportation spokesperson Bob Nichols said the increase comes with texting and driving continuing to be a prevalent pr... Read more

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Presidential hopefuls discuss the big issues
The three Student Union presidential candidates had one last shot to impress students at a debate in Forwell Hall on March 6. Meaghan Bennett, a representative from the LGBTQ community in the healthcare sector, said she hopes to create awareness for... Read more

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Fanshawe steps up to the plate
Fourty-four Fanshawe students will have an opportunity to represent the College in two more varsity sports. The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) opened up a league for baseball and fastball for the fall 2013 season, and Fanshawe a... Read more

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You’ve got to give a little to receive
Health Sciences student Sabrina Dent was awarded a $1,000 leadership from the College Student Alliance (CSA) on February 15 for her continual involvement on- and off-campus. CSA is a student advocacy organization in Ontario that brings studen... Read more

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Where in the world was Linda Whitehead?
Recreation and Leisure professor and former professional soccer coach Linda Whitehead spent her Reading Week in India, working with a non-profit organization called Yuwa that uses soccer to help combat child marriage and human trafficking. Th... Read more

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Eye on Campus: Warm hues and cool blues
This week was probably the easiest week I’ve had on my Tuesday stroll around campus. I saw a lot of warm reds like maroon and oxblood, some sick camo bottoms and a nod to the great Steve Zissou. These guys know how to keep warm and look cool. ... Read more

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There’s something about Jordan
There is nothing average about this 22-year-old: He stands at 6 ft. 5 in.; he’s a self-proclaimed jock who participated in his high school’s musical; he’s written and recorded a full-length album; and he’s been nominated for his first Juno Awa... Read more

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#Neknominations challenge extended
Charlie Bit My Finger... Harlem Shake... David After Dentist. These are all prime examples of YouTube video sensations that have gone viral in the last few years. With the entertainment factor in tow, that’s just about what all viral videos ha... Read more

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A meet and greet with the new king of rap
“You mind if I go get a beer?” the king asked as he sat down for his FaceTime interview. Let me explain; Shahmeer Ansari – better known as Shah – is a Toronto-born rapper, newly relocated in New York. “Shah” and “meer” both translate to “king”... Read more
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New hospital in town for furry friends
London welcomed a new animal hospital for high-volume spay, neuter and medical services January 27. The East Village Animal Hospital (EVAH), located at 1777 Dundas St., assists low-income families, people on social services and non-profit res... Read more
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Bundle up and raise funds for Coldest Night
Grab some mittens and pack on the layers, because it’s time for the Coldest Night of the Year. The campaign, put on originally by Blue Sea Philanthropy in Kitchener/Waterloo is a national fundraising initiative to raise money for organizations... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Fanshawe made a sizeable donation to the 2013 United Way campaign, raking in $107,381, surpassing its goal of $106,000. College president Peter Devlin thanked participants in events like the stair climb, silent auction and donut eating contest for th... Read more

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Rising country star going back to her roots
Local country-singing darling Genevieve Fisher is returning to her alma mater Catholic Central High School February 8 to perform at its second annual Blue and White Gala, which raises funds for school teams, clubs and classes. “I’m looking for... Read more

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Jobs for grads up for grabs
As of December 2013, the national unemployment rate is sitting pretty at 7.2 per cent, and London averages at 7.8. That number may mean something to post-secondary students expecting to graduate this year. Stats scream bleak, but Susan Coyne ... Read more

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Z Building rises to the top
The City of London makes it a point to recognize the city’s remarkably designed buildings, and last year, Fanshawe’s Centre for Applied Transportation Technologies (CATT), or Z Building as it’s known to most of us, received an honourable menti... Read more

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Ontario increasing online opportunities for students
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities made three announcements earlier this month that will greatly impact students across the province. Starting with Ontario Online, Minister Brad Duguid described it as an “organization that wil... Read more

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Fanshawe’s first Hall of Famers do us proud
It’s not every day someone gets inducted into any hall of fame. Former men’s basketball coach Glenn Johnston and his 1980/81 teams were inducted into the London Sports Hall of Fame, which was announced back in May 2013 – an honour bestowed ont... Read more

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Falcons’ corner
It’s been eventful in the world of sports here at Fanshawe. Let’s take a look at what’s passed. Basketball The men’s team dropped into fifth place in the OCCA West Division standings, after an upset to the St. Clair Saints. By half time, the... Read more

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Falcons’ corner
New year, same game. Let’s see how our Falcons are doing in sports. Basketball The men squeaked by the Lambton Lions in overtime with a final score of 83-71. The Falcons started off on top with a 17-10 lead into the second quarter. A huge t... Read more

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Market Tower purchase hits a brick wall
After months of consideration, Fanshawe’s conditional offer on Market Tower in downtown London has been rescinded, and the College is back to exploring other options for further downtown expansion. Vice President of Administration Bernice Hul... Read more

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Charging up on campus easy as plugging in
Not too long ago, the idea of a vehicle powered entirely by electricity seemed farfetched. Today, electrical vehicles (EVs) are not only a reality, but they’re gaining popularity, and EV chargers are popping up all over the place. Fanshawe acq... Read more

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Lectures inform on nature in our city
Nature London is reprising its Nature in the City lecture series, which will run for six weeks starting January 14. The series, now in its ninth year, will touch on topics that range from climate change to small animals that live in and around... Read more

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Chef Baechler hungry for more
When Chef Scott Baechler touched down in Basel, Switzerland back in November, he was ready to cook his heart out at the prestigious Salon Culinaire Mondial competition. Baechler had months of practice under his belt with the rest of Team Cana... Read more

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Black Falcons rah-rah-rock
Did you know there are over 30 students on campus who are national cheerleading champions? The Fanshawe Black Falcons have been a team for seven years and hold six national championships under their belt. Impressed yet? The Black Falcons comp... Read more

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OSAP changes benefit students; some schools not happy
Big news for students receiving funds from the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP): starting fall 2015, students will not have to pay a cent for tuition until their financial assistance is available. As outlined in a press release dated ... Read more

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Driver’s ed discounted at Fanshawe
For late bloomers who got their driver’s licences just before entering college, Fanshawe may have an offer you can’t refuse. The college has teamed up with DriveWise, a nationally recognized driving school, to bring Londoners in the east end discoun... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Holiday Spirit Second year Interior Decorating students auctioned off some lovely Christmas trees November 29 All proceeds went to Habitat for Humanity London. Does this spark some of your creative juices? Happy holidays, everyone.... Read more

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Disney, where dreams come true
Warning: This story will warm the cockles of the coldest heart and is the most aww-inducing story the reporter has ever written. November 19 marked as a special day for 84 London-area kids who were whisked off to Walt Disney World for the day,... Read more

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Stand up to violence against women December 6
Fanshawe College will be holding a memorial in the Alumni Lounge on December 6 to remembe 14 lives that were lost from the shooting at L’École Polytechnique in 1989. Parliament later declared in 1991 that December 6 would be the National Day ... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Mo Bros anks to all you bros who grew fuzzy moustaches this month. For those of you who aren’t aware, during the month of November, men from around the world band together to grow lip sweaters and simultaneously raising money to support an... Read more

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Local duo to shed Light on London’s multicoloured history
Who would have thought that the move of the Fugitive Slave Chapel would unearth stories about multiculturalism and Black history here in London? Steve Charles, London native and draftsman, saw an ad in the paper about the church’s move and of... Read more

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Competition: A dish best served cold
Fanshawe professor and award-winning chef Scott Baechler left the classroom to travel to Basel, Switzerland to compete with the national culinary team in the Salon Culinaire Mondial – deemed one of the three most prestigious culinary competiti... Read more

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One step toward mending fences
Get to know your neighbours, people. It could be the first step toward bridging the miscommunication gap between London residents and students. The City of London’s core community groups were represented at the Town and Gown meeting, which to... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Winter is coming Holy mother of dragons, did it really snow last week? Nevertheless, your peers at Fanshawe upped the ante in the fashion department. While one might associate winter with greys and blacks, don’t be afraid to add in a pop of colour... Read more

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Falcons’ corner
A lot going on this week in sports, but congratulations are in order to the Men’s Cross Country team for winning back-to-back National Championships. The congratulations don’t stop there, as both men’s and women’s volleyball teams defeated Ca... Read more

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Fanshawe soccer coach(es) of the year
The Ontario Colleges Athletic Association named Fanshawe’s own Paul D’Hollander as the Men’s Soccer Coach of the Year – an honour he was bestowed once before. But D’Hollander offered me a big slice of his humble pie in our interview. “It sho... Read more

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Giddy up, Oklahoma’s comin’ to town!
It’s not every day you see 45 people crammed on the stage at the Palace Theatre on Dundas Street. Oklahoma! director and choreographer Ceris Thomas has been working on the production since spring. The show opened November 14 and runs for 10 da... Read more

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New partnership to provide students more opportunities
Excitement surrounding the School of Public Safety reached a high on October 28 when Intergraph Canada announced that it would be donating software to the School. Intergraph, the world’s largest supplier of 9-1-1 first responder software, don... Read more

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Who will win the Community Cup?
Falcons and police are going head to head on the ice tomorrow. “It’s the second annual Community Cup hockey challenge in support of the United Way,” said Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin. “It’s a fantastic hockey game between the London Polic... Read more

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Eye on Campus
Changing Colours Long gone are the days of sandals and tank tops. Enter blazers, scarves and textures. This week, Interrobang saw a range of styles, and these ladies caught our eye. Read more

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Falcon corner
Basketball There was lots going on in sports as the Fanshawe Falcons faced challenges in both basketball and volleyball. The men’s basketball team remains undefeated in the OCAA West Division after a slam-dunk game against the Niagara Knight... Read more

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London native master of the stage
Do you hear the people sing? Singing the song of angry men. It is the music of the people who will not be slaves again. It would be hard for any child, whose parents were (and still are) enamoured with the arts, to stray from it all. London nat... Read more
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Devlin delivers presidential address
College President Peter Devlin addressed faculty and employees of Fanshawe to give an update on the transition into his new position, and how he plans to move forward as a college. “I am a believer in what I call wholesome family values,” he ... Read more

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Get involved, get recognized
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is combining its Leadership Award with the College Student Association (CSA) Scholarship Award this year. According to Adam Gourlay, president of the FSU, the requirements and qualifications for both awards we... Read more

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Stop stressing, silly – you’ll get sick
Falling ill after the month of September is common. Temperature is at an all-time low and stress levels are at an all-time high for students. But did you know the latter plays a big hand in causing sickness? Wendi Roscoe, program coordinator ... Read more

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Eye on Campus
With temperatures nearing zero (even below at times) these days, it seems that we are left with little choice within the wardrobe, however, it would seem that some students at Fanshawe are both weather- and fashion-conscious. Fall may be a ti... Read more

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Those who can, teach
Teachers’ college is getting a facelift, and it’s only going to be harder to get in. It’s hard enough to get a job nowadays, and it would appear that teachers are getting the short end of the stick like the rest of us – perhaps even more so.... Read more

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Unpaid internships and unemployment to be addressed
In a press release drafted by the Ontario Undergraduate Student Alliance (OUSA) outlined the release of “Youth Employment: Re-imagining the link between learning and labour.” The document outlines steps the Ontario government should take to a... Read more

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Premier tackles youth employment questions using Google+
In mid-October, Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne held her first-ever Google Hangout and invited some high school students from the province to answer questions about the government’s Youth Jobs Strategy. Wynne met the students through the Skype... Read more

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Project L.E.A.R.N. backlash
Students are upset with London Police after officers began door-todoor visits in student-heavy neighbourhoods nearly five weeks ago; actions that are linked to the annual Project L.E.A.R.N. initiative in September. The London Free Press was to... Read more

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Renewable Energy program catching wind in the industry
About 50 per cent of graduates from the Renewable Energy Technician program already have jobs, and the other half are being courted by people from Borea Construction, who stopped by the Fanshawe St. Thomas campus on October 16 for interviews. ... Read more

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Fanshawe instructor lives double life as a writer
Can you agree that writing comes easier to some than others? Creative writing instructor Meg Howald, a former teacher at H.B. Beal Secondary School, has a long history of writing, which started at a young age. Most recently, Howald signed thre... Read more

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I’m sad so I eat; I eat because I’m sad
When I started working on this article, I originally wanted to investigate the correlation between what we eat and the resulting status of our mental health. I thought that eating junk meant that mental health would suffer. But after talking ... Read more

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What did we L.E.A.R.N.?
September 28 marked the close of London Police’s one-month long initiative, Project L.E.A.R.N., which stands for Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise. Police patrol was focused in areas with heavier student presence like Fanshawe communi... Read more

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London ‘underdog’ turned Argos defenseman
CFL team Toronto Argonauts won its 16th Grey Cup championship last November; it was the first championship win for defenseman David Lee. His star is on the rise and will probably shine for years to come. I didn’t report on the win, nor did I h... Read more

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Falcons bump, set and spike to victory
Both men’s and women’s volleyball teams at Fanshawe played their way to victory on home court at the 11th annual Overkill Kick Off Tournament, of which the women are two-time returning champions. The teams bested five other colleges at the tw... Read more

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Idling? Talk to the hand
Hands are doing the talking and will hopefully bring car idling to a screeching halt. Media campaign and initiative Idle Hands is working towards gaining more attention to car idling, particularly exemptions to current bylaws. Meghan Jeffrey,... Read more

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Downtown campus opening delayed to avoid disruption
Fanshawe’s downtown campus plans have been pushed back again, this time giving students the opportunity to start fresh in the new year. Construction is just about finished, but final touches still need to be put in before students can fully m... Read more

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Canadian making sound waves in Hollywood
Canadian-born but admittedly raised in the U.S., Justin Pearson has played a part in producing Hollywood projects, including I Love You, Man, Monster’s University and Oscar-nominated Pixar short La Luna. Pearson, though raised in the country ... Read more

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Are you hurt? Call SERT!
Before you call 9-1-1 for an emergency on campus, try giving Student Emergency Response Team (SERT) a call. It might save you a trip to the hospital. SERT provides first aid to students and faculty on campus. “Anybody on campus that has a med... Read more

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A place for adult students to connect
Stepping foot into a post-secondary institution for the first time can be nerve-wracking enough for an 18-year-old, but it’s potentially even more stressful for a mature student. For the most part, campus is full of 20-somethings scrambling th... Read more

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Disposal disappointment
A month into the school year and the halls are busy, classes are attended and students are gearing up for midterms and assignments. Some things never change – and the same can be said about waste disposal here at the college. According to Mary... Read more

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Host of Eat St. donates to Sharing Shop
Following his Funny Money talk last on September 10, James Cunningham, host of Food Network’s Eat St., donated $500 to Fanshawe’s Sharing Shop program. “Fanshawe’s given so much to Funny Money, I just wanted to give back in some way,” said Cu... Read more

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Arch Tech students can continue studies with the Kiwis
Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand has struck a deal with Fanshawe’s Architectural Technology, allowing direct entry into its Masters of Building Science program. Dan Douglas, dean of Applied Research and Innovation, said a relati... Read more

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Beat the bank, apply for bursaries
One of the toughest things about pursuing a post-secondary education is also arguably the most fundamental – tuition. With tuition fees constantly on the rise, many students turn to government loans and hope scholarships come through. For stu... Read more

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Caskets and controversy
Fanshawe alumnus and current manager of the First Nations Centre Kevin Lamure recently took a short trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Since then, he’s got the locals talking. Lamure, a Fine Art graduate, submitted a piece he’d finished in 2005 ... Read more

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Love the world, start with Haiti
When you start to think about where you want to go for spring break, you might want to ask yourself, “What else is there?” Next February, Lawrence Kinlin School of Business professor Victoria Digby will be bringing a small group of students to... Read more

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Collaborative community coming to computer screens near you
Are you full of project ideas but aren’t sure how to get them off the ground? David Uram might have the solution for you. Uram met his current business partner on Kijiji where both men wanted to work on a project. “When we started working on t... Read more

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Rent a car for your next grocery run
For post-secondary students, it’s common to leave home without a regular mode of transportation. In fact, most post-secondary institutions – including Fanshawe College – supply students with a bus pass to make up for this. But wouldn’t it be n... Read more
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New prez on the block
He sat behind the mahogany conference table on a comfy, leather swivel chair. Burgundy leather placemats, stamped with the Fanshawe College logo, were neatly placed in front each of the same comfy, leather swivel chairs that surrounded the tab... Read more

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He said, she said, nobody said
She may not mutter the word “No,” but her unresponsiveness or lack of reciprocation says it all. On September 16, a campaign developed by Campus Security Services called Silence Isn’t Consent began, raising awareness and educating students. T... Read more

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Gamers to unite downtown for Blitz
On September 21, join dozens of gamers at Chaucer’s Pub downtown for a board game tournament, competing in the Great Canadian Board Game Blitz. Attendees will be rolling dice, drawing cards and placing tiles during the eight-hour marathon. Co... Read more

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This one’s for the ladies
Did we get your attention? It may take forever to find that perfect LBD, and when you do, you may not have an occasion to wear it. Fret not, ladies. September 21 marks the seventh annual Little Black Dress event, hosted by organizer Melissa ... Read more

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Fine art alumna returns
Fine art alumna Jen Hamilton returns to Fanshawe College for an exhibition in the gallery. She has been given the opportunity to show her work at the college, and talk to Fine Art students. Hamilton is now based in London, and is a painter and prin... Read more

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On-campus vandalism affects more than you know
If you look around campus grounds, you may notice the nicely manicured gardens, trees and shrubberies, and just about all else that encompasses Fanshawe’s landscape. It’s maintained by students, and it’s continually vandalized. “We’ve had som... Read more

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Share and share alike
Tucked away in B1050 is the Sharing Shop, a donation-based establishment that helps students in financial need. New Counselling and Accessibility department hire Amy Romao will be heading up the Sharing Shop this year. “There are other commun... Read more

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Share and share alike
Tucked away in B1050 is the Sharing Shop, a donation-based establishment that helps students in financial need. New Counselling and Accessibility department hire Amy Romao will be heading up the Sharing Shop this year. “There are other commun... Read more

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SMART moms are going back to school
Single Women In Motherhood (SWIM) will be hosting its third annual SMART event, honouring mothers and those pursuing a post-secondary education. Scholarships will be awarded during the ceremony. SWIM founder and executive director Ann Marie Ri... Read more

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L.E.A.R.N. from mistakes, but don’t make any more
August 29 marked the beginning of London Police initiative Project L.E.A.R.N., which stands for Liquor Enforcement And Reduction of Noise. The project, now eight years in the running, is a month-long program where law enforcement is at its bus... Read more

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Be safe, drink savvy
“I don’t remember a thing from last night.” It’s one thing to say it after a wild night of drinking, but more often than not, young women (and men) say it because their drinks were spiked with drugs. Thirty-one-year-old Mike Abramson experien... Read more

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Introducing Fanshawe’s School of Public Safety
Fanshawe College is uniting six public safety programs, establishing the new School of Public Safety in September 2014. The School will be adding up to 10 new programs by 2015, making it one of the biggest of its kind in Ontario. “Fanshawe is... Read more

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Aviation facility to jazz up programs
At the end of August, Fanshawe College announced the purchase of facilities formerly owned by Jazz Aviation at the London International Airport. These facilities will become home of Fanshawe’s aviation programming. It also comes equipped with ... Read more

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SMART moms are going back to school
Single Women in Motherhood (SWIM) will be hosting its third annual SMART event, honouring mothers and those pursuing a post-secondary education. Scholarships will be awarded during the ceremony. SWIM founder and executive director Ann Marie Rickett ... Read more

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It’s not easy being green
Kermit said it best when he addressed the issue on Sesame Street: “And green can be cool and friendly-like/And green can be big like an ocean/Or important like a mountain.” Sure, he wasn’t talking being eco-friendly, but he’s got the right id... Read more

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Famous fables from Forest City
Celebrities and murders. Ghosts and Oscar winners. What do these things have in common? They all come out of London. That’s right. London, Ontario, is perhaps more interesting than you’d think. I spoke with two longterm Londoners, a reporter w... Read more

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Oh SnAP, you have to pay interest on that?
Graduating can be a daunting milestone for some. There’s the fear of never landing a full-time job, and the dark cloud of financial debt looms overhead. Like many students in Ontario, the Ontario Student Assistant Program (OSAP) is available t... Read more

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Hide yo keys, hide yo purse
’Cuz they’re stealin’ everything out here! YouTube has a tutorial for pretty much everything, whether you want to learn how to knit, apply makeup, or even break into a car. “The media is the biggest culprit with vehicles getting stolen becau... Read more

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The FUSION of game mechanics with education secures award for Fanshawe
Desire2Learn (D2L) awarded Fanshawe College for its Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), the school’s first ever in applied sustainability. MOOCs are a new development in distance education, which were originally courses for the technology field... Read more

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College eyes another building in the core
Fanshawe College forged onward with its downtown campus plans by making a conditional offer for purchase of the Market Tower building located at the corner of Richmond and Dundas Streets. The College will be assessing the building over the ne... Read more

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College makes conditional offer to buy Market Tower
Fanshawe College forged onward with its downtown campus plans by making a conditional offer for purchase of the Market Tower building located at the corner of Richmond and Dundas Streets. The College will be assessing the building over the next few ... Read more