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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

Second drag show back at Fanshawe
What a Drag, A Night of Illusions, is a collaboration project between the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and ProjectBE Event Productions, a London based LGBTQ+ community. DJMLive/ Studio 32 production company will also be back to provide music for the event. Read more


Does Fanshawe's international student enrollment increase coincide with Trump's presidency?
Full-time international student enrollment at Fanshawe nearly doubled from 2,007 in 2015 to 3,446 in 2016. Although international students enjoy studying at Fanshawe, they say that U.S. President Donald Trump's 2016 election is unrelated to the increase. Read more

Fanshawe succeeds in creating 600 faceless dolls
Over the past six months, Leah Marshall, the sexual violence prevention advisor, and Chris Hannah, the student success advisor in the First Nations Centre, have been bringing the Faceless Dolls Project to each Fanshawe campus in hopes of making 600 dolls. Read more

Uber caught in the camera eye again
Uber, the popular ride-sharing application, has been in a long-term battle with city council to be accepted as a legal business in London. Read more
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London Police Service restructuring investigations into sexual violence cases
The London Police Service is restructuring the way in which officers deal with cases of sexual violence, after a recent Globe and Mail article discovered London has one of the highest number of unfounded case rates of the 25 largest police communities in the country. Read more


Crime prevention tip of the week
With the crimes that have happened in Canada as of late, particularly in Quebec this past week, the weekly crime prevention tip is taking a slightly different direction. 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

Sexual violence campaign spells out support
Making campus a safer and more supportive place is as easy as writing a letter. A new sexual violence awareness campaign hopes to channel some of the Valentine's Day love and send it to survivors of sexual violence. Read more

MIA pays tribute to Canadian music in Share the Land
For the sixth year in a row, the Music Industry Arts (MIA) program is getting the chance to test their skills in a public performance. Read more

Sugaring and student debt: Why more students are signing up for sugar relationships
A growing trend with students is entering a sugar relationship to pay their way through school. The website released a list of the top 20 universities and colleges across Canada with registered members. Western University was 13th. Read more

All dressed up and someplace to be
Fanshawe students have partnered once again with the Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) including Woodstock Police Service and a variety of other groups to help young women feel their absolute best at prom this year. 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


Climate change will have Canada experiencing milder weather
A recent study conducted by Karin van der Wiel, a postdoctoral researcher at Princeton University and the Geophysical Fluid Mechanics Laboratory, indicates that Canada will see milder weather. Read more

Find your inner leader
In collaboration between the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) and Fanshawe, students are presented the opportunity to attend Launching Leader, a one-day student leadership conference. Read more

London city hall considering the removal of all city-owned vending machines
Public health was discussed over a city hall plan to ban all pop and candy machines from London city-owned facilities. Read more

Film festival taps into power of smartphones
The Western Smartphone Film Festival is gearing up for their screening of student-shot short films on Feb. 4. The festival, now in its second year, sets itself apart by its content: every film is shot entirely with a phone camera. Read more

Kevin O'Leary in the race for Conservative leadership
Businessman and reality TV star Kevin O'Leary made a late bid for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada in mid-January. Read more

Go booze free for dry February
Dry February is a month long online fundraiser that challenges participants to go alcohol free for the month of February to help raise funds for the Canadian Cancer Society. Read more

Trudeau still has work ahead of him
As Prime Minister Justin Trudeau continues his town hall talks, his liberal cabinet retreat in tow and with a new American president now in the office, Canadians are continuing to see how Trudeau is able to handle everything that's been coming his way. Read more

Premier visits aviation technology students
Kathleen Wynne, Premier of Ontario, stopped by Fanshawe's Norton Wolf School of Aviation Technology, on Jan. 24 as part of her list of recent campus tours. 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

London Wine and Food Show gets a taste of what Fanshawe has to offer
The 12th Annual London Wine and Food Show's guests tried Tom Collins cocktails, ricotta gnocchi and double chocolate stout sticky toffee pudding prepared by Fanshawe's School of Tourism and Hospitality faculty and chefs. Read more

Virtual reality expands knowledge of Iroquois longhouse
Londoners can now experience an Iroquois longhouse via virtual reality at the Museum of Ontario Archaeology (MOA). On Jan. 12, the exhibit opened to the public. Read more

London North Centre MPP delivers new changes to OSAP
The Ontario government is making it one step easier for students to understand the cost of post-secondary education, along with grant and loan opportunities with the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). Read more

XXX-rated hypnotist returns to Fanshawe for 40th time
XXX-rated hypnotist Tony Lee, is set to return to the Fanshawe stage in what will be his 40th time performing at the college. Though he wasn't born here, Lee said London is like a hometown to him, since he has a number of friends in town and grew up a bit in the area. Read more