Your Research and the Media

September 24, 2015

“Academics: leave your ivory towers and pitch your work to the media
Publishing in academic journals is prestigious, but sharing your ideas with a wider audience is exciting and full of unexpected rewards.” See the full article in the Guardian.

Cory Habermehl,,  Senior Communications Officer at the Faculty of Education is available to assist you with media-related concerns and opportunities.

Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre

September 21, 2015

Formal approval has been granted by the Vice-President Research for the Mary J. Wright Centre, which will be located in a “soon to be announced” Community Agency.

All researchers within the Faculty of Education interested in research focusing on early childhood are particularly encouraged to seek membership in the Mary J. Wright Centre and see it as a supportive site for their research and practice. The Centre hopes to build strong interdisciplinary collaborations amongst researchers so as to promote “ground-breaking” research.

Western’s  Mary J. Wright Research and Education Centre is a community-university partnership between the Faculty of Education, Western University, and a Community Agency (“soon to be announced)  – a collaboration that is committed to generating, coordinating, and overseeing state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research that has the potential to inform our understanding of the conditions that influence early childhood outcomes and, in turn, the development of evidence-based early childhood education and intervention programs and services.   Specific attention is paid toward translational research designed to address significant inequalities in opportunity, foster the health and well-being of our most vulnerable children, and identify the protective processes for enhancing outcomes for all children.  Researchers are also committed to serving as “capacity-building” agents who hold responsibility for sharing their research and development with child professionals to build ownership and capacity for the institutionalization and sustainability of their findings.  Moreover, emphasis is also directed toward preparing the next generation of developmental and family researchers and professionals through service learning, practicums, and internships.

Please contact Dr. Vicki Schwean if you wish to be a member of the Centre.

Young Offenders Research Featured

August 11, 2015

“Punishment and deterrence are often believed to be the most effective means of reducing youth crime and improving community safety, but Western [Education] psychologist Alan Leschied says the reality is much different in a new book, Serious and Violent Young Offenders and Youth Criminal Justice: A Canadian Perspective.” – Source – Western News

London Free Press Article

CBC Article & Interview

Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) in the News

August 10, 2015

Western Education’s CREVAWC receives $1 million to become national hub for supporting victims of family violence

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE: London will become a national hub -$1M will help abuse victims

Fixing Canada’s Mental Health System – Susan Rodger

June 3, 2015

Dr. Susan Rodger was quoted in a Globe and Mail story on fixing Canada’s mental health system, “…teachers need to know what they are talking about and be trained to spot early signs of troubled students. “Teachers want to help, but they don’t know how,” says Susan Rodger, an associate professor in Western University’s education faculty.”

Award Winning Faculty of Education Researchers

May 29, 2015

Congratulations to Rachel Heydon on receipt of the 2015 Canadian Committee of Graduate Students in Education (CCGSE) Mentorship Award.

Ken Meadows, Western Education’s Centre for Research on Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, and Western’s Teaching and Learning Services, has been named the winner of the 2015 Christopher Knapper Outstanding Volunteer Award from the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE). More…

Kathy Hibbert – Keeping Lessons of Fukushima Alive

May 21, 2015

Featured in Western News, May 21, 2015:

“Education professor Kathryn Hibbert recently travelled to Japan to work in collaboration with hospitals, governments and physician educators to ensure lessons learned at Fukushima find a way into future classrooms.”  Read the full story…