Students return to Western


September 3, 7 pm, Opening ceremonies, Talbot “Bowl”
September 5, 7 to 10 pm, Rally and musical performances
September 6, 9 pm, Charity Carnival and Midway
Sept 8th, 7 pm to 11 pm, Concert in Talbot Bowl

Huron University College is also having a smaller musical performance on the 8th.

If the noise level is excessive and the events go beyond the scheduled time, call Campus Police at 519-661-3300. If you also let Sandy Levin know, he can pass the information along to the staff at Western who work with the Students’ Council in planning orientation.


The Housing Mediation Service at Western is a good source to contact right away if there are problems with new neighbours who are students. The phone number is 519-661-3787 or you can contact the office at

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Brescia Construction Update

We’ve received an update from Brescia regarding the ongoing construction –

Hayman Construction and their sub-trades will be working on underground service connections between the new residence and the St. James building beginning on Monday, June 25th and ending on Wednesday, June 27th at 5:00 p.m. This will require closing the temporary road behind Ursuline Hall while this work is underway. There will be no access for bicycle or foot traffic during this time. Emergency vehicle access to Ursuline Hall will come from the west side of the job site for these three days and deliveries have been rescheduled. Please avoid using the back entrance of Ursuline Hall as well during this time for safety reasons.

Brescia Access

As you may know, Brescia University College has closed access through its campus due to safety concerns during construction. Based on what we heard during the planning process, this should be temporary. The plans Brescia’s presented included retaining access through campus with a new bike path around the campus.

Plans for Brescia’s new residence and dining pavilion are posted on the Brescia website at

In other news, we have learned that Western will not be installing a communications tower at the Museum of Archeology.