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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

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

Morganna Sampson crushes the competition and becomes the next FSU president
Fanshawe students voted and Morganna Sampson is the new Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president 2017-2018. Sampson, who has been involved with the FSU for two years and is currently VP Entertainment, will begin her one year term on May 1. Read more

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Don't be tricked by the scammers: National Top 10 Scams of 2016
The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has compiled a list of National Top 10 Scams of 2016. BBB revealed that Canadians lost more in 2016 than in the previous two years. Read more

"Brewfing" part of public nuisance bylaw
The City of London is cracking down on large gatherings involving drinking on rooftops, also known as brewfing. London City Council passed a motion amending public nuisance bylaw to include the activity. Read more

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Raised awareness of sexual violence increases province-wide need for counsellors
Over three years ago, an anonymous Fanshawe student was sexually assaulted by someone she didn't know. As she subsequently pursued a legal case against her attacker, she sought out support from the Sexual Assault Centre of London (SACL) in the summer of 2016. Read more

Meet your 2017 FSU Election candidiates
Log in to FanshaweOnline between 9 am on Monday, March 6th, 2017 and 2 pm on Thursday, March 9th to cast your 2017 Fanshawe Student Union election ballot. Read more

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London-based technology company leading the way in web development in Canada
Digital Echidna, a London technology company, has been named one of the leading companies to specialize in web development in Canada. Scores were determined by three categories: client reviews, client experience and market presence. Read more

Seven Earth-sized planets discovered
With the help of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, seven Earth-sized planets have been discovered surrounding a single star. The exoplanet system has been given the name TRAPPIST-1. 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

FSU presidential election commences
Current VP Internal Affairs Kevin Kaisar, VP Entertainment Morganna Sampson and newcomer Josh Mullan tried their best to not only give the most impressive campaign speech, but also answer student questions from both the audience, and online. Read more
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Fanshawe's surrounding area plagued with crime
Fanshawe's surrounding area, notably the areas that are popular for students to occupy, have been plagued by recent crimes. Popular student streets such as Fleming and Thurman, and their surrounding areas, have been the main targets for criminals to commit break-and-enter and car hopping related crimes. Read more

Uber gets their way in a seven to six vote
The votes are in and Uber will not only remain in London, but will not be required to have cameras installed either. In a Feb. 14 city council meeting, the viewing gallery was filled with a number of taxi drivers as well as some Uber representatives. Read more

Fanshawe creates on-site entrepreneurship program for indigenous students
Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business partnered with the First Nations Centre and the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Employment and Training to create an on-site entrepreneurship program that began on Feb. 6. Read more

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Student housing in London not meeting demand
A recent survey conducted by Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CHMA) indicates that current off-campus student housing availability in London is insufficient. Read more

Voices.com recruiting Fanshawe graduates
About a quarter of staff at Voices.com graduated from Fanshawe. Voices.com, which recently moved to 100 Dundas Street, is a top voice over marketplace that provides job listings and opportunities for 200,000 voice actors from around the world. 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

Faceless Dolls Project fills Siskinds Gallery
As 2 p.m. struck all but a few of the chairs set for the event were filled with students and faculty eager for it to begin. Elder and Healer Liz Akiwenzie took the podium and set the mood for the event, one of hope rather than one of sadness.  Read more

Minister of National Defence announces upgrades to army vehicles
Canada's Minister of National Defence Harjit Singh Sajjan announced on Feb. 10, the government will provide an additional $404 million dollars to upgrade 141 existing army vehicles. Read more

Size doesn't matter
This year sees the return of Canada's biggest coffee contest, with over $75 million in prizes available. The contest enters its 31st year, making it popular with both customers and profit margins. Read more

Trudeau breaks promise of electoral reform
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau cancelled his plans of introducing an electoral reform system to the Canadian political landscape, something that was a main campaign promise from the liberals in the October 2015 federal election. Read more