Patience, Dear Gardener

Tangled garden with small orange tomatoes

Mark Cullen and his son, Ben, urge gardeners, both the novice and the experienced, to have realistic expectations as we enter the gardening season. Mark Cullen is an author, expert gardener and Member of the Order of Canada. Ben is a fourth-generation urban gardener and a U of G grad. In an advice column in

CanLit Giant Lands Residency

Renowned Canadian author Jane Urquhart has been named Western University’s Writer-in-Residence for 2019-20. She will help raise the profile of literary activity in the broader London, Ont. community. The author of such novels as The Whirlpool, Away and The Underpainter, Urquhart has two degrees from U of G. Her first was a BA in English

Alumna returns to cross-country running with impressive result

Gen Lalonde in Gryphon colours

A 2016 Olympian and the Canadian record holder in steeplechase, Geneviève Lalonde returned to cross-country running in November, in winning style. Lalonde’s victory in the Athletics Canada cross-country championships on Nov. 24 made headlines across the country, including in her home province of New Brunswick and Canadian Running Magazine. The runner had been away

Alumna Takes Helm at Emily Carr U

Gillian Siddall wearing bright red glasses and a big smile.

Emily Carr University of Art and Design has a new president and vice-chancellor, and she is a U of G alumna. Gillian Siddall will take over the top job at the prestigious Vancouver-based art school on Sept. 1. The story of her hiring appeared in the Vancouver Sun and other media across Canada. Siddall served