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Fanshawe's international business management program co-ordinator pleads guilty during court martial
Nord Mensah plead guilty to a charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline at a court martial in British Columbia on Dec. 4.  Read more

Fanshawe's Gary Curtis, receives an Outstanding Educator award from OACETT
Gary Curtis, a Fanshawe civil engineering professor, recently received a prestigious award for his contributions in educating civil engineering students. Read more

Former Fanshawe Vice President Student Services earned well-deserved lifetime achievement award
An outstanding woman who has dedicated almost 40 years of her life to a career at Fanshawe College has been recognized for her excellence. Read more

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Multiple student associations say the Student Support Fund is insufficient
Several student associations from across the province are urging the provincial government to reconsider the structure and regulations pertaining to the Student Support Fund. Read more

Fanshawe faculty and students return to classrooms after weeks off due to Ontario college's faculty strike
Back to school, back to class, back to stress, semester saved for over 43,000 Fanshawe students and faculty as Ontario government takes action in halting college faculty strike. Read more

Purple, lights and chalk walks: Fanshawe's support for raising awareness on violence against women
In an effort to further extend the support of the London Abused Women's Centre's Shine the Light campaign, Fanshawe simply took it one step further with a number of things, including a chalk walk. Read more

Fanshawe's School of Public Safety students learn from city mock disaster scenario
On Oct. 12, Fanshawe students and emergency services participated in a mock disaster scenario around the Westminster Pond area. Participants were left in the dark on what the scenario would be until the start of the exercise, in order to test their comprehension and ingenuity. Read more

Fanshawe landscape design students miss out on planned semester abroad in Europe
Fanshawe landscape design students are voicing their concerns to government officials, news outlets and the College after their planned semester abroad in Europe was cancelled as a result of the faculty strike. Read more

Strike in full swing across 24 Ontario Colleges
The hallways at Fanshawe College were almost vacant on the morning of Oct. 16, as a result of the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) faculty strike. Rather than teaching students in their classrooms, Fanshawe faculty members created picket lines around the College. Read more

Fanshawe gains a new special constable
On Oct. 3, Special Constable Justin Caron was sworn-in and received his badge as the newest member of Campus Security Services. Read more

OPSEU sets Oct. 16 as strike deadline across 24 Ontario Colleges
A strike deadline has been set by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m. Read more

On campus services that help mental health
To help deal with anxiety and stress, Fanshawe College provides services to help find ways to conquer the stress. The largest service for mental health on campus is the Counselling and Accessibility Services department. Read more

Program for students with developmental and intellectual disabilities comes back for second year at Fanshawe
The Community Integration Through Co-Operative Education (CICE) program, is a two-year certificate program designed for people with learning challenges that are interested in seeking higher education for future career success. Read more

Fiftieth Anniversary Tour comes to Fanshawe
A 42-foot interactive trailer is touring across all 24 Ontario colleges to celebrate the history and success of the college education system in the province. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union hosts annual Craft Beer Festival
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its annual Craft Beer Festival at Forwell Hall last Tuesday. The event, which ran on Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., gave students the opportunity to learn more about the local breweries around the London area while taste testing a few of their delicious brews. Read more

Olympian Silken Laumann spoke to Fanshawe about physical and mental health
On Sept. 21, REDTALKS special guest Silken Laumann spoke to members of the Fanshawe community about her life as a professional athlete and the obstacles she has overcome both physically and mentally during and following her athletic career. Read more

Ontario college faculty vote in favour of a strike mandate
On Sept. 14, faculty from across all 24 colleges in Ontario cast their ballots to determine if their bargaining team would have the power to institute a strike. After the dust had settled, 68 per cent voted in favour of a strike mandate. Read more

Faculty strike vote and bargaining talks on the rise for Ontario Colleges
On Sept. 14, a faculty strike vote will take place to determine whether the faculty from the 24 colleges from across Ontario support the Ontario Public Service Employees Union's (OPSEU) or the College Employer Council's (Council) vision for the future of the college system. Read more

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Fanshawe becomes Polytechnics Canada member
Fanshawe College is the newest member of Polytechnics Canada, a Canadian national association of elite colleges and institutes of technology. Read more

Frosh week heading in a new direction
Before hitting the books, incoming Fanshawe students will have the opportunity to participate in the newly developed orientation day on Sept. 5. Read more

Budweiser Gardens to host three Canadian acts for Fanshawe's 50th anniversary
Get ready Fanshawe, Canadian bands Hedley, Barenaked Ladies and special guest Brave Shores are making their way to the Budweiser Gardens stage. Read more

Rainbow crosswalk painted at Fanshawe
Fanshawe College students and faculty as well as Fanshawe Student Union members came together to paint a rainbow crosswalk in front of the of the new Wellness and Fitness Centre. Read more

Fanshawe hosts Indigenous basketball tournament
Fanshawe held an Indigenous basketball tournament on June 7th in Fanshawe's fitness center gymnasium. Open to students, parents and spectators, the games kicked off at 10 a.m. and ran through to 2 p.m. Read more

Construction updates to Fanshawe's downtown campus
Fanshawe representatives and community members held a press conference in the Good Foundation Theatre of the downtown campus, the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (CDPA), to discuss updates on the progress of the construction of the new downtown London campus, on June 9. Read more

Fanshawe launches new agri-business management graduate program
Fanshawe celebrated the launch of its one-year agri-business management graduate certificate program on June 7. Read more

Fanshawe marks well with key performance indicators survey
With a student population of roughly 43,000 students, Fanshawe College is an institution filled with different people from all walks of life. According to data collected amongst the 24 major colleges in Ontario, it seems that students who chose Fanshawe as their post-secondary institution have made an effective and sound decision. Read more

Fanshawe College ranked high by international students
Fanshawe College ranked highly for the seventh year in a row in the 2016 i-graduate International Student Barometer (IBS), according to a Fanshawe news release. Read more

Fanshawe and FSU gear up for Pride London Festival
Fanshawe and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) are getting ready for this summer's Pride London Festival. Read more

Provincial government grants Fanshawe $2.6 million
Ontario Deputy Premier, MPP for London North Centre and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews, visited Fanshawe to make a special announcement on May 26. Read more

Fanshawe Wellness and Fitness Centre open for business
Fanshawe welcomed its students into the new Wellness and Fitness centre with a soft launch on May 8. The three-story centre, located in J building, has been under construction for roughly two years. Read more

Fanshawe holds mock disaster training exercise
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at Fanshawe to respond to a mock emergency that took place in front of B building on May 25. The incident, a Fanshawe Emergency Management Office (EMO), disaster training exercise, titled Fanshawe Exercise 50, was organized by a core planning team. Read more

Fanshawe business professor joins Peter Devlin as president for the day
Professor Shannon Webb from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business joined Peter Devlin as Fanshawe's president for the day on May 24. The day was arranged as the prize for an online silent auction that took place to fundraise for Fanshawe's United Way campaign.  Read more

School of Public Safety receive grant from Siemens Canada
Fanshawe's advanced ergonomic studies students will have an even greater opportunity to pursue their schooling with the help of an in-kind grant on April 11 from Siemens Canada, worth a commercial value of over $28 million. Read more

Minister of Health addresses positive benefits of the 2017 budget at Fanshawe
The Honourable Jane Philpott, Minister of Health paid a visit to Fanshawe on March 27, to discuss the ways in which the 2017 budget will help Canadians be able to attend school and have the necessary skills needed to find a good job in the middle class section. Read more

Fanshawe's Research and Innovation Day a success
Fanshawe students, faculty, staff and some community members celebrated the work of a variety of different groups who presented their findings at the Research and Innovation Day on March 21. Read more

Is Fanshawe doing its part to remain eco-friendly?
Sustainability has long been a priority for Fanshawe, a move reflected by its decision to join the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) in 2012 Read more

New recycling program puts butts to good use
Fanshawe is one of the first schools in Southwestern Ontario to recycle cigarette butts from its campus. Read more

Fanshawe delivers promise of free tuition for 10 Syrian refugee families
Fanshawe College has kept its promise in supporting the City of London's plan to help Syrian refugees who came to Canada during the Syrian Crisis. Read more

Fanshawe makes highest contribution to United Way in its history
Fanshawe president Peter Devlin announced that Fanshawe had exceeded its United Way campaign goal. The goal was set at the beginning of the campaign in September 2016 and was exceeded by over a few thousand, reaching a record-setting $115,153. Read more

Extra reading week a possibility for Fanshawe in the future
In light of Western University adding an extra reading week in the fall for their students, there may be good news ahead for Fanshawe students as well. Read more

Big acts to play Fanshawe's 50th anniversary celebration concert
According to a Feb. 23 Fanshawe Corporate Communications press release, the concert titled Fanshawe at 50: Live in Concert will see a trio of Canadian bands headline the event and is presented by Johnson Insurance. Read more

REDTALKS: Fanshawe presents futurist Richard Worzel
Fanshawe's second REDTALKS is coming up on March 2, with a theme of looking to the future. Richard Worzel, Canada's leading futurist is this semester's speaker. Read more

Fanshawe introduces Women in Carpentry pilot project
In an effort to gain more females interest in the world of carpentry, Fanshawe introduced a pilot project of a women-oriented learning experience. The initiative, which began last September, will continue on next year due to the positive feedback from stakeholders. Read more

Student satisfaction and engagement survey back on campus
Another round of the key performance indicator (KPI) student satisfaction and engagement survey is set to happen at Fanshawe from Feb. 6 to 10, according to Christine Spicer, reporting co-ordinator of institutional research for the college. Read more

Mysterious red chairs
Walking around campus, one might have noticed two sets of fancier red chairs that closely resemble those used for Bell's Bell Let's Talk mental health initiative. You may be wondering where they came from, who put them there and why are they on campus? Read more

Potential salary hike for Ontario College presidents and senior executives
College presidents and vice presidents across all 24 provincial institutions could see an increase in pay of over 50 per cent, according to proposal drafts by college boards. This includes Fanshawe president, Peter Devlin, who could be making roughly 42 per cent more. Read more

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Course Contemplation: Social service worker program: Regular versus fast track
The social service worker program is a generalist program that covers a lifespan of individuals. It is most suitable for people who are devoted to helping others wherever and whenever they need help. Read more

Siemens donates new grant to Fanshawe Applied Science and Technology department
On Jan. 25, Fanshawe engineering students gained a new opportunity for success with an in-kind grant from Siemens Canada, worth a commercial value over $248 million. Read more

Students pleased with the "You Don't Say" campaign
Fanshawe's You Don't Say campaign is receiving positive feedback from students. Since October 2016, posters of student leaders have been displayed across the campus, with captions explaining why they don't say certain expressions. Read more

Colleges and universities team up to bring the best of the education worlds
The time of polarization between university and college is ending or at least becoming less noticeable in certain fields. Read more

Fanshawe welcomes Bahamian student on exchange
Fanshawe gained a new exchange student for the next two semesters, with the arrival of Dion Mackey, an information technology major from the Bahamas Technical and Vocational Institute. Read more

Positive progress for Wellness and Fitness Centre
Construction and progress on Fanshawe's new Wellness and Fitness Centre is set to be finished mid-April 2017. The Interrobang went on a tour of the centre in mid-December, and was able to see the progress that has been made. Read more

Missing Fs culprit strikes again
Yet another incident of missing Fs was reported which follows a popular trend over the last year. Since summer 2016, reports of the missing letters have gone on in October, November and early December. Read more

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Counselling and Accessibility ensuring there are no barriers for students with academic accommodations
Fanshawe College's Counselling and Accessibility Services has slightly changed the process of letting professors know what accommodations their students need. Read more

Fanshawe concert supports United Way
Fanshawe staff and students are getting set to host one of the final projects for this past year's United Way campaign. The Memphis Jam headline Aeolian Hall on Jan. 14. Fanshawe MIA band Head and Tail, as well as DJ Styles will also be in attendance. Read more

Social media bridges the gap between #Fanshawe and its students
Fanshawe is one of many educational institutions across Canada to successfully engage with its student body via a wide array of social media platforms. Read more

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Course Contemplation: Electrical techniques program
Scientist. Engineer. Technologist. Technician. Techniques. These are words synonymous with the School of Applied Science and Technology at Fanshawe College. Read more

Positive feedback and progress
Students and faculty at Fanshawe's downtown London campus will soon be benefitting more from the construction of the second building on site. Read more

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Fanshawe leaps up in ranking on Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges
Fanshawe moved up from 49th to 32nd on the Re$earch Infosource Inc.'s Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges 2016 list. Read more

Canadian Hall of Famer and former racecar driver receives Fanshawe honorary diploma
Canadian auto racing driver and Hall of Famer, turned businessman Paul Tracy received an honorary degree from Fanshawe on Nov. 3. Tracy has 31 IndyCar victories, a 2003 Championship Auto Racing Team (CART) member and was inducted into the Canadian Motorsport Hall of Fame in 2014. Read more

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MTP program shifting gears with little notice to students
Students in the media theory and production program (MTP), a dual four-year program between Fanshawe and Western University were shocked to learn it will be revamped come 2018. Read more

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Fanshawe gaining more students and revenue, but at what cost?
With the new school year, Fanshawe has seen an ever-growing increase in student population. With this being said, there comes the question of how many students are too many students to have on campus? Read more

Course Contemplation: Public relations and corporate communications
With the Fanshawe community poised to celebrate the 50th anniversary of our esteemed college, it is unquestionable that the School of Contemporary Media ranks high on its list of achievements. Read more

Student Feedback Survey given a second go online
The Student Feedback Survey (SFS) is back this year, with the hopes of having better results than the previous year. Read more

Is a fall reading week necessary for Fanshawe?
While Western adopted a two-day fall study break starting in 2012, Fanshawe students continue to go without a longer break mid-semester. A break could improve the mental health of students. Read more

Student leaders shut down stigma in "You Don't Say" campaign
Fanshawe student leaders from across the campus have come together to challenge oppressive language and create a dialogue about deeper social and cultural issues. Read more

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Work study: Many students applying, few getting in
The work study program offered through Fanshawe is designed to help students find work on campus. However, vague questions, strict algorithms and short time-out windows have led to the rejection of a large number of students in need of financial assistance. Read more

F this, F that, F everything: The story of the missing Fs
Two more Fs from the Fanshawe logo have gone missing. On the morning of Oct. 13, students and staff were welcomed to two Fs missing from the entrance sign at Fanshawe College Boulevard and Cheapside. Read more

Nine million dollars in funding for Fanshawe
On Oct. 7, Fanshawe was buzzing with big names in politics. Peter Fragiskatos, Member of Parliament (MP) for London North Centre announced the $6.2 million joint federal-provincial investment to renew infrastructure at Fanshawe. Read more

Fanshawe strides to de-stigmatize mental health disorders
Over the past few years, Fanshawe has made large strides to help put the stigma of mental health to rest and help educate and raise awareness amongst faculty and students alike. Read more

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Fanshawe opens new English Language Institute
Fanshawe's faculty of arts, media and design has opened a new English Language Institute (ELI) to enhance ESL programming. Read more

Fanshawe participating in EASI skill-assessment pilot project
Fanshawe is one of the 11 Ontario schools participating in the Essential Adult Skills Initiative (EASI) run by the Higher Education Quality Council of Ontario (HEQCO). Read more

Fanshawe group focuses on showcasing mental health resources
The Ontario Human Rights Commission made a new directive earlier in the year that would change the way students with mental health conditions are to be accommodated on campus. Read more

REDTALKS come to Fanshawe for the first time
In anticipation for its 50th anniversary, Fanshawe will host its first ever REDTALKS on Oct.19 featuring furturist Brian David Johnson. Read more

New changes and chili help launch Fanshawe's United Way campaign
The annual kick off to Fanshawe's United Way campaign is off to a different start this year, but will still include the much loved chili cook-off. Read more

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Marshall working with Fanshawe and community partners for sexual violence prevention and education
Sexual violence prevention advisor at Fanshawe, Leah Marshall, works with the college and community partners to bring two sexual violence prevention awareness initiatives to campus a month each year. Read more

Minimal problems with parking as the school year kicks in
Getting to campus and making it on time to class can be a challenge, add on trying to find a parking spot and that can create even more stress for students and staff alike. Read more

Saffron's new "to-go" menu is going to be your new "go-to" for lunch
Saffron's, a dine-in restaurant run by the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Fanshawe, has created its first to-go menu. Read more

Fanshawe responds to the needs of the students: An inside look at the new and improved C building
As Fanshawe paves the way for a new Wellness Centre, set to be opened in 2017, they have had to respond to demands of students who were being misplaced over the last year of construction. Read more

Canadian Centre for Product Validation opens new doors and gains new partnerships
On Friday Sept. 16, Fanshawe celebrated the grand opening of the Canadian Centre for Product Validation (CCPV). Read more

Broadcast television students collaborate with Rogers for a new mini series about Fanshawe
Broadcast television students at Fanshawe have been given the opportunity to collaborate with Rogers for a mini series about Fanshawe as a part of their program curriculum. Read more

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Fanshawe students place in top 10 in the Google Online Marketing Challenge
Fanshawe students placed in the top 10 position in the world for the Google Online Marketing Challenge (GOMC), according to an Aug. 31 press release. Read more
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Where to go when you gotta go: The definitive guide to Fanshawe bathrooms
In order to help you from pooping in a one-star bathroom at Fanshawe when you could put your butt on the five-star toilet you deserve, follow this helpful guideline and poop in peace. Read more
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Season of change
At Fanshawe, change is afoot. Students may see new buildings being built, a new eatery popping up in T-building or the FSU's hotdog and sausage cart in the Student Union Building courtyard. But the real changes are happening in the ivory offices of Fanshawe. Read more

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Fanshawe launching 10 new programs for fall 2016
Responding to the demand of both students and employers, Fanshawe has made it its mission to implement enough courses each year to respond to the growing demand in the workforce. Read more

Recent fire department chief to lead new Fanshawe program
Brantford Fire Department chief, Jeff Mc Cormick, will join Fanshawe as the co-ordinator of the new fire inspection and fire safety education program, the first of its kind in Ontario. Read more

Fanshawe to work with Peruvian Institute
Fanshawe and the Armed Forces Public Technological Institute in Peru signed a four year partnership on July 22 according to a press release. Read more

Two new vice presidents coming to Fanshawe
Fanshawe students and staff are set to welcome two newly appointed vice presidents to campus on August 29. Read more
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Blastoise captured at Fanshawe
Interrobang Pokemon Go beat reporter Nick Reyno gets to the bottom of a Blastoise sighting near the Student Centre at Fanshawe. Read more

Fanshawe mourns death of incoming student
On the afternoon of Thursday, July 14, 18-year-old William Johnston, also known as Willie to friends and family, jumped off a pier with his girlfriend into the water at Port Stanley beach, but he never made it back to shore. Read more

Fanshawe grad wins national award
Nick Reyno, a graduate of Fanshawe's Music Industry Arts (MIA) program and Interrobang contributor, was a winner of the MusiCounts Fred Sherratt award. Read more

Fanshawe wins three awards national scholarships in broadcast journalism
Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism students won three national awards at the Radio, Television and News Digital News conference. Read more

Fanshawe sets out to help kids go to camp
For the second year in a row, campus security and special constables assisted Tim Hortons for the Tim Hortons Camp Day. Read more

Goslings rescued from roof of F building
Two geese were spotted on the top of Fanshawe's F Building with their unhatched baby goslings. Read more

Fanshawe present at Bill 132 announcement
Leah Marshall, sexual violence prevention advisor at Fanshawe College and Cathie Auger, vice president at Fanshawe College attended an announcement on Jan. 18 made by MPP London North Centre, Deb Matthews regarding Bill 132. The bill will address s... Read more

Fanshawe leading the way in sexual violence prevention
As was revealed by Metro through an Access to Information request, former minister on the Status of Women Kellie Leitch said that in general, Canadian colleges and universities were falling behind when it came to preventative and responsive measures surrounding sexual violence on their campuses. Read more