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FSU donates $2,700 to Crohn's and Colitis Canada
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presented Crohn's and Colitis Canada with a $2,700 cheque on April 20. Focusing on the organization's London, Ont. branch, the funds were raised during the winter semester through the Charity Ball run by Kaisar and a planning committee. 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

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Vancouver-based $4.95 menu restaurant coming to London
The Warehouse Group, a restaurant company that originated in B.C., is now coming to London. It will be replacing the Mongolian Grill on Richmond Row at 645 Richmond Street. Read more

HPV-prevention vaccine could reduce cancer rates amongst men in the LGBTQ+ community
Offering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, to more eligible people could help the LGBTQ+ community. The vaccine is offered for free for men, including those who either identify as gay, bisexual or transgender and are under 27-years-old who have had sex with other men. Read more

Positive changes with this year's Unbound fashion show
Fanshawe's third year fashion design students are working steadily while putting together the final touches to their collections for this year's Unbound fashion show. Read more

OSAP updated to fight against misinformation
The Ontario School Assistance Program (OSAP) is used to fund the education of many college and university students, but not all of them know exactly how the program works. Read more

London raising its hands against racism
Tuesday, March 21 marked the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which it aims to support actions in the lives of everyday people to stand up, encourage and defend the rights of others. Read more

CASA pleased with the government's 2017 federal budget
The Canadian Alliance of Student Associations (CASA) is in strong support of the efforts the federal government is taking to ensure students are set for the future. 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

Paramedic students donate 560 pounds of food to The Sharing Shop
With a second year project assigned, one group decided to make a difference amongst fellow students. It's a project where students have to create an initiative and one group decided to donate to The Sharing Shop on campus. 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

Collaborative efforts made with First Nations communities and environmental experts
The Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians (AIAI) held a symposium with environmental experts on March 21 and 22, in an effort to bring more awareness and address concerns the First Nations community has in terms of the environment. Read more

Turning back time with fashion
Fanshawe's fashion merchandising students, directed under the marketing and management program are putting on their second big show of the year with Fashion Rewind on March 29 at London Music Hall. Read more

Fanshawe participating in 100th Anniversary Vimy Ridge Gala
More than 50 Fanshawe students and 15 staff from about seven programs are helping out with the 100th Anniversary Dinner: The Battle of Vimy Ridge. The gala will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge. Read more
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SACL informal survey opens discussion about sexual violence
An informal survey from Sexual Assault Centre London (SACL) is sparking conversation about sexual violence on buses. Read more

Lynn Beyak defended "well-intentioned" residential school system
Conservative Senator Lynn Beyak caused a stir in Senate when she tried to point out positives of the residential schools. Some were shocked by her comments about the indigenous children in government-funded, church-operated schools who endured widespread sexual and physical abuse. Read more
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Fanshawe professor helping make the college and Earth a better place
Tom Davis a professor in the Donald J. School of Building and Technology can be considered an environmental pioneer with an impressive resume that makes it easy to see just how much he cares for the environment, sustainability and climate change. Read more

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CICE empowering individuals with learning challenges to discover their full potential
CICE is a specialized two-year certificate program that encourages students with developmental disabilities, acquired brain injuries and other significant learning challenges in furthering their education and helping integrate them into a work field of choice. 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 professor receives triple honours at international conference
Dr. Angela Bourne, professor of interior design at Fanshawe, received triple honours at the Interior Design Educators Council (IDEC) Design and Knowledge conference. Read more

FSU votes to leave the CSA unanimously
In a unanimous vote of 13-0, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) has made the decision to leave the College Student Alliance (CSA) after more than 20 years of membership. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union helps celebrate Holi
A large crowd of students came out to Forwell Hall on March 13, where the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) was putting on their own celebrations for Holi. Read more

Canada ranked second best country in the world
A new report released by the U.S. News and World Report in partnership with the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania has ranked Canada as the second best country in the world following Switzerland as the first. Read more
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Fashion students studying abroad
George Brown College announced it would provide a new pathway for graduates of its School of Fashion Studies students to study in the U.K. by allowing them to apply their credit towards the London College of Fashion at the University of Arts London. Read more

NDP MPPs held town hall meeting with Fanshawe students
NDP MPPs Peggy Sattler, for London West and Teresa Armstrong for London-Fanshawe region came to Fanshawe on March 14 to speak with students in a town hall meeting-style, about a variety of student-based issues. 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

Safety of students on downtown campus a growing concern
On Feb. 11, Skye Vidler, a first year video game design and development student at Fanshawe's downtown campus, the CDPA, was on her way home when she was assaulted in an unprovoked attack. Read more
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How the rise of gluten-free and vegan options affects peope with food allergies
According to the Allergy, Genes and Environment Network (Allergen), about 2.5 million Canadians have at least one food allergy. Restaurants, bakeries and other food and beverage businesses are working to be more accommodating. Read more

LHSC provides pilot program
Noticing a gap in the mental health care system, the London Health Sciences Centre (LHSC) in a collaboration with Addiction Services of Thames Valley and mindyourmind, has brought forth Cornerstone Counselling. Read more

New fund awards $15,000 ideas to student ideas
A newly announced innovation fund is looking to kickstart creativity in Ontario, and Fanshawe students and alum can apply. Read more