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Geography Professor recipient of First annual Atlohsa Peace Awards

Dr. Chantelle Richmond is one of seven London area residents to receive the Atlohsa Peace Award, which recognizes commitments to peace and reconciliation with Canada's indigenous communities. Sponsored by Atlohsa Family Healing Services, the awards are based on the characteristics of the seven grandfather teachings and reflect wisdom, love, respect, bravery, honesty, humility and truth. Read more


Graduate student Alexander Wray hits BRT nerve with tweet

A month after moving to London, Alexander Wray sparked a flurry of comments after tweeting his views about London’s BRT plans that earned an invitation on CBC’s London Morning. “I just moved from #watreg to #ldnont and there is palpable cultural shift. This place is trapped in a small town mentality that has big city problems. The expressway should have been built. BRT needs to be built. These candidates need to wake up and realize London is a big place.” Listen to the full interview here.


Dr. Chantelle Richmond - CBC Radio

Dr. Chantelle Richmond was interviewed on CBC Radio earlier this week to highlight the importance of the new Guide for Working with Indigenous Students. This Guide is a response to Western’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, which outlines the need for faculty and staff to become more culturally-competent when working with Indigenous peoples. This introductory resource will support individuals on campus in better understanding the historical and ongoing systemic factors that shape Indigenous student realities, barriers, and needs in the university context.


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