University of Western Ontario

public research university located in London, Ontario, Canada

The University of Western Ontario (UWO), branded as Western University as of 2012 and commonly shortened to Western, is a public research university in London, Ontario, Canada. The main campus is located on 455 hectares (1,120 acres) of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus's eastern portion. The university operates twelve academic faculties and schools. It is a member of the U15, a group of research-intensive universities in Canada. The university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario. It incorporated Huron College, which had been founded in 1863. The first four faculties were Arts, Divinity, Law and Medicine. The university became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university had affiliated with several denominational colleges. The university grew substantially in the post-World War II era, and a number of faculties and schools were added. Western is a co-educational university, with more than 24,000 students, and over 306,000 living alumni worldwide. Notable alumni include government officials, academics, business leaders, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, and distinguished fellows. Western's varsity teams, known as the Western Mustangs, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports.
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Alice Munro

Award-winning Canadian writer

Works

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Runaway

literary work

author: Alice Munro

2004

Too Much Happiness

book by Alice Munro

author: Alice Munro

2009

Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage

book of short stories by Alice Munro

author: Alice Munro

2001

Dear Life

book by Alice Munro

author: Alice Munro

2012

Selected Stories (Munro)

1996 short story collection by Alice Munro

author: Alice Munro

1996

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Kelley Armstrong

Canadian writer

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Vandana Shiva

Indian philosopher, scientist and environmentalist

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R. Scott Bakker

Canadian writer

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Marion Woodman

Canadian psychoanalyst and writer (1928-2018)

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