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Jessica Jordan has a successful first season as a Falcon basketball player
Fanshawe women's basketball rookie, Jessica Jordan, had a successful season as a Falcon and experienced the Provincial and National Championships for the first time. Read more

Simcoe/Norfolk campus offers a tighter knit community
Fanshawe's Simcoe/Norfolk campus is continuously growing in order to meet the needs of the labour market. Read more

Fanshawe athletics to host National University/College Golf Championships
Fanshawe Athletics was chosen to host this year's Canadian University/College Golf Championships on May 27 to 31. Read more

London's tbk Creative announces scholarship for Fanshawe women in technology
A London marketing agency, tbk Creative, announced a new scholarship that will be provided to incoming first year female students of Fanshawe's interactive media design program. Read more

Fanshawe to open new site in Woodstock
Fanshawe announced that there will be a new site in downtown Woodstock in a Fanshawe News, March 14 press release. Read more

Fanshawe theatre arts-performance program brings two plays to stage
The Fanshawe theatre arts-performance program will be holding two plays this spring. Read more

First ever tea and kombucha festival coming to London
The first annual London Tea and Kombucha Festival is coming to the city next weekend. This event aims to bring together the tea-loving community in southwestern Ontario and surrounding areas. Read more

Giving and receiving during the FSU clothing swap
The annual Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) clothing swap returns this month. Read more

New business pitch event taking place during Research and Innovation Week
The Pitch: 131 Seconds for $50,000 is running for the first time ever on March 20 and senior leaders from Fanshawe will have an opportunity to pitch their research project ideas. Read more

Video games may be ruining your relationship
Being in the room when your boyfriend or girlfriend has been playing a video game all day is a state you never want to see them in. Read more

How I would survive a zombie apocalypse
Here are some tips to how you would have a better chance surviving a zombie apocalypse and keep in mind that zombies may end up being the least of your worries as people are fighting for survival and are willing to do anything they can to protect themselves, their families and their friends. Read more

7 dog breed groups for the dog geek
Dogs may just be the greatest gift on earth and it is OK to geek out over them from time to time. Read more

Fanshawe's women's basketball members win big this year
Fanshawe's women's basketball coach wins Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) coach of the year and Chuot Angou is named OCAA women's basketball player of the year. Read more

Ngu and Pham representing Falcon badminton team at national Championships
The badminton Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Championships took place Feb. 15 to 16 at University of Toronto Mississauga. Read more

Londoner Scott McDonald heading to Brier
London-raised curler, Scott McDonald, is heading to the Brier in Manitoba March 2 to 10. Read more

Fanshawe volleyball teams finish their regular season undefeated
The men's and women's volleyball teams at Fanshawe have just finished an undefeated regular season. Read more

Leap Junction preparing for third year of summer incubator
Leap Junction will be running the third year of the summer incubator program this year. Read more

Five budget-friendly things to do during reading week
Not everyone can afford to spend their reading week at a five star resort in the Bahamas. Here are some cheap activities to do to make the most of your reading week. Read more

Why you should learn a new language
With the number of translation apps that are accessible now it is becoming easier and easier to only speak one language. Read more

What LGBTQ+ stands for
The LGBTQ+ community is often known to many people solely by the acronym. Some people do not know what each of these letters mean. Read more

Five Disabilities to learn more about
According to Statistics Canada, 13.7 per cent of Canadians are living with a disability. There are several different classifications of disabilities and each individual is unique in their symptoms and traits. Read more

Indigenous peoples in Canada
According to the Government of Canada website, in 2016 there were 1.67 million people who identified as an Indigenous person and this group has the fastest growing and youngest population in Canada. Read more

Movies to watch on Valentine's Day
Valentine's Day is a great time to celebrate how much you and your significant other love each other. Your movie choice on Valentine's Day could make or break your night so it is important to choose wisely. Read more

Tips to proposing
Proposing to your loved one is one of the biggest gestures you can do in your relationship so it is a given that it can come with a lot of pressure. Read more

How to support your significant other if they are mentally ill
The prevalence of mental illnesses seems to be increasing more and more in today's society. Not only can it be difficult for the person with the mental illness to deal with, but also their boyfriend or girlfriend. Read more

Five ways to spice up Valentine's Day
Falling into a routine is inevitable in any relationship, but it is important to switch things up every once and a while to keep things exciting Read more

Why being in love is so great
Being single can be fun sometimes, but it sure doesn't beat how great it feels to be in love. Read more

Logistics and supply chain management heading to case competition in Chicago
Two teams of students from logistics and supply chain management programs will be attending a regional case competition in Chicago on Feb. 15 to 16. Read more

Falcons basketball teams start winter term off strong
The Falcon basketball teams have started the winter semester off strongly. Read more

How to optimize your LinkedIn
Your headline is one of the first things that employers see on your LinkedIn. If you do not create your own headline, LinkedIn will just use your current job title as a headline. Read more

An overuse of social media can lead to mental health problems and a lower quality of life
While social media is a good way to connect with friends and feel part of a community, it does have several negative effects in terms of mental health and the overall quality of life. Read more

Fanshawe marketing students participate in Google Ad Grants Online Marketing Challenge
Students in the business administration - marketing (BAM) advanced diploma and the marketing management (MKM) graduate program are participating in the first year of the Google Ad Grants Online Marketing Challenge. Read more

Five soft skills you need to have to be successful
Whether you are looking for a job in business or health care you will always notice that certain soft skills are listed in the requirements section of the posting. Read more

Musical taste is subjective
There is no winner in the argument about which type of music is the best. Whether it be electronic dance music (EDM) or jazz, music is a completely subjective thing. Read more

Falcon volleyball teams are on a high with a winning streak
The Fanshawe Falcons are on their way to a record-setting year and both the men's and women's volleyball teams are contributing strongly to the success. Read more

Fanshawe paramedic students publish research projects
Two groups of Fanshawe paramedic students have developed research projects that are now published. Read more

Falcons on track to record-setting year
The Fanshawe Falcons had their best fall season in history and are on the verge of having another record-setting year. Read more

Stop hating on New Year's resolutions
Many people have negative opinions about New Year's resolutions and find that they often do not last more than a couple of months. However, that does not mean that people should stop making resolutions to better their lives. Read more

Tips to saving money after the holidays
Student budgets are not that forgiving so it is important that you get our finances back on track after a little too much spending over the holidays. Read more

Fanshawe starts Here for You campaign to drive awareness of student services
Fanshawe's student services is launching a campaign to promote the number of services available to students. Read more

The pros and cons to four popular diets
This is a look into four popular diets and why they may or may not be beneficial to your health. Keep in mind that everyone is different so these ideas are based on research of the average person and if you are planning to go on a diet you may want to consult your doctor first. Read more

Etiquette at the gym
Regardless of what gym you go to there will always be certain people that get on your nerves without even realizing it. If no one bothers you at the gym, there is a good chance that maybe you are the annoying one. Read more

How to cope with the holiday blues
Although the holidays are often deemed the most wonderful time of the year, some people do not feel the Christmas spirit like others do. Read more

Holiday cuisine around the world
No matter what country you are in, the holidays generally involve a lot of food. Each country has different holiday traditions and feature unique cuisine to celebrate. Read more

Fanshawe succeeds at the OCMC 2018
Fanshawe students achieved great success at the Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition (OCMC) on Nov. 15 and 16, with Shauna Freemantle taking home a gold medal. Read more

Smoke-free Fanshawe does not seem to be working out as planned
Fanshawe implemented a smoke-free campus on Nov. 1, but the College was not prepared for all of the entrances to the campus to be filled with smokers. Read more

Fanshawe's Chris Parker finds success during another year on the court
Chris Parker came to Fanshawe from Toledo, Ohio and started his third season successfully by setting a Fanshawe record for the most points scored in a single game. Read more

Six financial tips from the FSU Finance Coordinator
Anthony Stergiu is the Finance Coordinator at the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) for the 2018/2019 school year. One of his goals for the position is to create financial awareness across campus and help students learn about budgeting. Read more

Men's and women's basketball teams start their season off with wins
The Fanshawe men's and women's basketball teams are off to a great start this season. Read more

Financial Aid at Fanshawe
Many students by now will have already received their Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) money and have started putting it towards their tuition, rent, and other expenses. It is important that students fully understand how OSAP works to avoid issues in the future. Read more

If you pay your own tuition, you'll benefit in the long run
Many students have the luxury of their parents forking out thousands of dollars a year to pay for their tuition. Read more

Fanshawe hosting Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition
Fanshawe will be hosting over 300 students, faculty, sponsors and judges from across Ontario at the 2018 Ontario Colleges Marketing Competition (OCMC) from Nov. 15 to 16. Read more

Alyssa Stoddart brings home a bronze medal from CCAA Golf Championships
The CCAA Golf Championship took place from Oct. 16 to 19 at Desert Blume Golf Club in Medicine Hat, Alta. Read more

Fanshawe golf coach shares his journey to winning CCAA Golf Coach of the year
Colin Robertson was named CCAA golf coach of the year for his work with the Fanshawe's men's and women's golf teams. Read more

Going smoke-free is a violation to some folks
In recent years a number of properties such as colleges and universities, hospitals and sport stadiums have gone completely smoke-free. Read more

Fanshawe alumni earn spots on Twenty in their 20s list
Business London magazine published the 2018 Twenty in their 20s list in their October issue. Fanshawe alumni took six of those spots. Read more

Fanshawe's Leap Junction launches Leap Talks
Fanshawe's Leap Junction is hoping to educate students about entrepreneurship and encourage more students to consider starting their own business. Read more

Fanshawe announces smoke-free policy
Fanshawe College has announced it will make its campuses entirely smoke-free as of Nov. 1, 2018. Read more

Fanshawe sustainability initiatives on campus
The sustainability duo, Ivan Walker and Amanda Whittingham, are the fix it, clean it, park it and green it people at Fanshawe. Walker has been the Senior Manager, Facilities Operations and Sustainability for five years and Amanda Whittingham has been the Sustainability Coordinator for two years. Read more

London brewing company hosts craft beer festival to celebrate local beers
London Brewing Company is hosting the first year of the Truly Local Craft Beer Festival on Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Read more

Plastic straws are harming the environment
In the past year there has been a lot of attention on the negative impacts of single-use plastic straws. Read more

Four coping mechanisms for anxiety
According to the Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada, 12 per cent of Canadians experience anxiety each year and people age 15 to 24 are more likely to have a mental illness than any other age group. Read more

What you need to know about periods
Periods always feel like a rather unfortunate thing, but it is something that many individuals have to go through. This article will explore everything you need to know about menstrual cycles for those who have them and for those who want to learn a little bit more about what is happening in a body during this time. Read more

What you should know about eating disorders
According to Statistics Canada, 725,800 to 1,088,700 Canadians meet the diagnostic criteria for an eating disorder at any given time and the prevalence of full or partial eating disorders is two per cent in males and 4.8 per cent in females. Read more

Overuse of social media can lead to mental health problems and a lower quality of life
Social media is everywhere and it is constantly changing. New apps are developed every day and the list keeps getting longer on what accounts you have to frequently check. Read more

The pros and cons of 13 Reasons Why
The show 13 Reasons Why is one of the most controversial shows on Netflix right now. Read more

London couple donates over 1,100 bikes in five years
A London couple has given away free bikes to benefit the community socially, environmentally and economically. Read more

Fanshawe grad creates online celiac business
A Fanshawe graduate has achieved entrepreneurial success and is utilizing her skills learned throughout her education. Read more

Wanted: more parking at Fanshawe
The new school year has started and so has the frustration with the parking system at Fanshawe. Read more

Fanshawe introduces five new programs
As Fanshawe continues to expand and new jobs are constantly being created, five new programs are now being offered at the college to accommodate growth. Read more

Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business finalist for a Pillar Community Innovation Award
Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business, in partnership with Junior Achievement (JA) London and District, for a 2018 Pillar Community Innovation award given by Pillar Nonprofit Network. Read more

Safe spaces and supports in London for members of the LGBTQ+ community
The city of London is constantly evolving and organizations throughout the city are aiming to create an inclusive environment for the LGBTQ+ community. Read more

X-rated hypnotists are creepy and we sit back and watch
X-rated hypnotists may be funny, but if you think about it they are quite creepy. Read more

New craft beer app launches in London
A new phone application has been developed to benefit craft beer enthusiasts and has recently launched in London and surrounding area. Read more

Save the bees
Many people are guilty of killing bees to avoid getting stung or using insecticides to keep the bugs away from their gardens. Read more

Fanshawe's SERT gears up for another year
The student emergency response team (SERT) provides students with a hands-on learning experience and immediate assistance for medical emergencies. Read more

Textbooks are overpriced and underused resources
Even though there are hacks to getting cheaper textbooks or reducing the number that you actually need, there really is no winning in the textbook world. Read more

Student Discounts
Being a student is hard on the wallet, there is no doubt about it. It is time to start taking advantage of the perks thatcome from having a student card. Read more

How to succeed with roommates
Moving out of your parents' house can be great and give you the freedom that you have been waiting for, but living with roommates for the first time can be a challenge. Read more

Food options on campus
A look at some of your on campus dining choices while attending Fanshawe College. Read more

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Coaches Corner: Looking ahead to a new season
According to a Fanshawe Athletics media release, 2017/18 was the most successful season in the Falcons' 51 year history. Read more

New Electric celebrates grand opening in London
On Aug. 15, industrial electrical contracting company, New Electric celebrated the grand opening of a London branch. Read more

Gillian Sneddon: Fanshawe names new executive director, advancement and alumni
Fanshawe welcomed a new staff member during this past summer, as Gillian Sneddon started her new role as executive director, advancement and alumni. Read more

Goat yoga coming to Fanshawe
One of the newest trends in the yoga world is goat yoga. The FSU will be jumping on board this year and will be hosting a goat yoga session during orientation week. Read more

Lawrence Kinlin School of Business adds a number of new professors
Fanshawe's Lawrence Kinlin School of Business continues to expand year after year and there are a number of new professors joining the school to reflect the growth. Read more

How Fanshawe is preparing for legalized marijuana
Marijuana will be legal in Canada on Oct. 17 and Fanshawe has spent the summer developing strategies as to how to support and educate students about the substance. Read more

Cadillac Fairview donated $500,000 to youth-focused charities across Ontario
Cadillac Fairview (CF) has announced a significant donation of $500,000 to 18 youth-focused charities across Canada. Read more

LHSC medical technician terminated and charged for sedating and sexually assaulting a patient
A June 5 press release from the London Police Service (LPS) announced that twenty-four-year-old Vincent Gauthier, of London, Ont., was charged with one count of sexual assault and one count of overcoming resistance by administering or attempting to administer a drug.  Read more

Fanshawe's manager of athletics elected OCAA's first vice president
Fanshawe's manager of athletics, Nathan McFadden program was elected the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association's (OCAA) first vice president at the Annual General Meeting on May 4. Read more

Six ice cream shops to satisfy your sweet tooth this summer
The summer weather has arrived and what better way to cool off than with a couple scoops of ice cream? Satisfy your sweet tooth with this guide to the best places to get ice cream in London. Read more

Escape the city with these four summer getaways
Spend a little time outside the Forest City by visiting at least one of these popular tourist attractions. Read more

Six music festivals you don't want to miss this summer
Do not miss out on some of the biggest music festivals in London and the surrounding area this summer. This checklist is a guide to where you can find live music from a variety of genres to make the most of your summer. Read more

Fanshawe to host the OCAA golf championships in October
Fanshawe atheltics is set to host and welcome golfers from around the province for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Golf Championships on Oct. 1 to 3. Read more

Country music culture doesn't clearly represent the true rural lifestyle
Your favourite country artists are lying to you about what the country lifestyle is really like. Read more

Why marijuana should be legalized
After being illegal in Canada for almost a century, marijuana may become legal this summer and there are several benefits to this. Read more

Lucan Baconfest receives grant from Celebrate Ontario
The unique bacon and bike event, Lucan Baconfest, is a recipient of one of the Celebrate Ontario 2018 grants. Read more

Fanshawe installed new solar-powered energy stations
This summer Fanshawe is introducing three solar-powered picnic tables and two solar-powered bench arches for students and staff to enjoy a free charge from the sun. Read more

London's update on the Ontario Film Commission location library
The City of London is moving towards becoming a popular destination for movie and TV producers from around the world. Read more

Former FSU president running for MPP Liberal seat
Carlie Forsythe, former Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president, is running for the Elgin-Middlesex-London MPP Liberal seat in the upcoming provincial election on June 7. Read more

Meet your new FSU team
Christine Belanger, Andrew Waterworth, Jahmoyia Smith and Anthony Stergiu have teamed up as the Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) co-ordinators and president, to make the 2018/19 school year a great one. Read more

Fanshawe hosts special event to celebrate donation of an Aircraft from Ornge
Fanshawe hosted a special event on May 4 to celebrate the donation of a decommissioned helicopter from Ornge. Ornge is an integral part of Ontario's health care system that provides air ambulance service and medical treatment to the critically ill and injured. Read more

Cowbell Brewing creates craft beer with a purpose
An Ontario craft beer company, Blyth Cowbell Brewing Co. opened their doors last summer to one of the most unique breweries in Canada. Read more

London lightning player balances life as a new entrepreneur
London Lightning player, Garrett Williamson, has diversified his career and moved into mattress manufacturing. Read more

A welcoming space for female students
An initiative that commenced in 2016 at Fanshawe is working to provide a supportive, hands-on learning environment for women with a passion for carpentry and renovation. Read more

Studying abroad in Ireland has been the most rewarding experience of my life
Ever since I started looking into post-secondary options one of the main criteria I had for the school was their options for studying abroad. One of the things that attracted me to Fanshawe was the encouragement the college gives students to study abroad and how easy it is to do so. Read more

Youth Opportunities Unlimited to create emergency shelter for homeless youth in London
Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) is taking action to deal with the growing issue of youth homelessness in London. Read more

Positive Space Ally program aims to educate Fanshawe faculty about LGBTQ+ community
The Positive Space Ally program aims to educate Fanshawe faculty on how to act as an ally and create a welcoming atmosphere for LGBTQ+ and Two-Spirited students. Read more

Fanshawe grads find success with London based digital firm HRdownloads
A London company has proved that it holds a well-deserved spot on The PROFIT 500's list of Canada's Fastest Growing Companies. With their recent move to a bigger downtown location, HRdownloads has shown that they plan on continuing their growth. Read more

Fanshawe starts Moose Hide Campaign to end violence against women and children
A new campaign is kicking off at Fanshawe this year to bring awareness to violence towards women and children. Read more

Londoner and GLC Asset Management Group president named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women
London native, Ruth Ann McConkey, has been honoured with being named one of Canada's Top 100 Most Powerful Women for 2017. 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

Gift guide for bakers
This gift guide is an inside look on what to get the baker in your life for Christmas. If you choose any of these items you can guarantee that it will be a gift that keeps on giving. Read more

Western music students receive free accommodation in retirement home in exchange for performances
A brand new facility has opened in London that allows Western University music students to receive free accommodations in exchange for musical performances. Read more

Nothern Ontario, London based hairstyling student places top five in national Contessa Awards
A student hairstylist from Marathon, Ont., has achieved greatness in the early years of her career. Read more

Fanshawe places high in college national research ranking
Fanshawe College has achieved an accomplishment that deserves to be celebrated. On the list of Canada's Top 50 Research Colleges created by Infosource Inc., Fanshawe has earned first place for research growth and second place for research income. Read more

London Police Service partners with St. Joseph's Health Care London to meet the needs of human trafficking victims
There is a new partnership between the London Police Service (LPS) and St. Joseph's Health Care London to provide additional services through the Regional Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence Treatment Program (RSADVTP). Read more

London hosts its first Music Career Day
Many students believe that it is difficult to pursue a career in music as they think there are not very many job opportunities. Read more

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South Western International Film Festival back for its third year in Sarnia
The South Western International Film Festival (SWIFF) is back for a third year of bringing culturally diverse stories to Canada. The not-for-profit festival is led by the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and aims to present a variety of voices and perspectives through films that are not available at multiplex theatres. Read more

Fanshawe's Live Chic partners with H&M to reduce clothing waste
Live Chic has partnered with H&M to take part in an environmental campaign that rewards those who get involved with the project. 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

London coming together as a community to adopt United Nations sexual violence prevention strategy
With the prevalence of sexual violence in London being so high, it is necessary that there is action taken to determine why this is happening and develop a prevention plan. Read more

Fanshawe grad and business partner make planning a wedding that much easier
Two young men have developed a brilliant idea that is allowing one of the best days in many people's lives, to become even better. For months before the wedding, the bride and groom, along with their friends and families, spend countless hours planning for the big day. Read more

Dining at Fanshawe
After a long summer of no classes, being back in school can really spark up an appetite. Fanshawe offers a wide variety of dining options on campus and there is something for everyone Read more

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