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College implements sexual violence and assault policy
Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Fanshawe College, have implemented on March 31 standalone sexual violence and sexual assault policies and protocols. The policies were implemented after the colleges’ presidents voted una... Read this article

Women's curling team wins gold at nationals
Fanshawe College’s women’s curling team won the gold at the 2015 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national championships on March 28 in Olds, Alberta, while the men’s team won the silver. The women’s team def... Read this article

Fashion 'sew' wonderful at Unbound
The graduating class of Fanshawe College’s three-year fashion design program will be showcasing their work this Saturday at the ninth annual Unbound fashion show. Students will each be presenting a five-look collection they have been... Read this article

Smoking ban extends to new areas
Fanshawe College is making changes to designated smoking areas on campus following January’s ban on smoking on patios, playgrounds and public sporting areas. In the coming weeks, smokers on campus will no longer be allowed to smoke o... Read this article

Fanshawe medals in CIFP Case Challenge
Three Fanshawe College finance students won the silver medal on March 28 at the Eastern Edition of the Canadian Institute of Financial Planning Case Challenge held at Seneca College in Toronto. Professional Financial Services students Wel&... Read this article

Wage increase tough for food services
The Ontario Government will be raising the general minimum wage effective October 1, 2015 from $11 to $11.25 per hour. Kathleen Wynne's Liberal government will also be raising the minimum wages for students under 18, liquor servers, ho... Read this article

Fanshawe grad makes digital replica of London
There’s a new plot of land for people playing the recently released city-building simulator PC game Cities: Skylines: London, Ont. Created by Fanshawe College alumna Khalid Sleiman, who graduated from the three-year graphic design pr... Read this article

Newfoundland takes steps towards gender-inclusion
Memorial University in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, is making one of its student residences gender-inclusive starting this summer. The Burton’s Pond apartment complex, which is a residence at MUN for upper-year studen... Read this article

Government introduces new tuition fee payment structure
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities announced this month a new tuition fee payment policy that will affect new and returning domestic students attending colleges in Ontario, including Fanshawe College students, starting this fa... Read this article

Invite extended to attend First Nations Centre social
Fanshawe College's First Nations Centre will be hosting on March 26 its Year End Social Gathering to celebrate student success. The event will feature indigenous dancing, music, food, arts and crafts, and vendor and information booths.... Read this article

Research centre to open doors 2016
Fanshawe College and FedDev Ontario announced on March 6 its plans for a $16.2-million centre scheduled to open in spring 2016. The Canadian Centre for Product Validation will allow companies to test and validate industrial products in the... Read this article

Lakehead U to require indigenous education
Undergrad programs will require half-credit class Lakehead University in Thunder Bay, Ont. will require starting fall 2016 that all undergraduate students take a half-credit class in indigenous education. While some of Lakehead's fac... Read this article

Fanshawe decorated with two silvers, one bronze
Fanshawe College culinary art students grabbed three medals on March 1 at the annual Culinary Salon competition at the Toronto Food Show. Robyn Fenelon and Ankita Vaidya each won a silver medal and Christina Ferguson a bronze medal all in the we... Read this article

FSU's newest pres on the block
Alan Bushell, current Fanshawe Student Union vice president of athletics and residence life, as won the FSU presidency for the 2015-16 school year with 51.4 per cent of the vote. In his platform, Bushell says he would focus advocacy; better park... Read this article

OCAA serves up awards for Falcons
Five Fanshawe Falcons volleyball team members were honoured at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association volleyball championships on February 27 as the OCAA handed out their 2015 league awards. Men’s volleyball coach Patrick Johnston... Read this article

Calling the shots on home ice
Fanshawe College will be hosting the 2016 Canadian Collegiate Athletic Association national curling championships after it won the bid to host the event at the CCAA Winter Board Meetings on January 12 and 13 in Ottawa. The college will be ... Read this article

Fanshawe washrooms upgrading to green bins
Fanshawe College began replacing washroom trash bins with green composting bins for paper towels and tissues on its London campus on February 27 with the goal of reducing waste production. While the green bins are only being installed at t... Read this article

Medal for Falcons' badminton team
Fanshawe Falcons finished with a bronze in women's doubles at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association provincial badminton championships that were held on February 20 and 21 at Fanshawe College. Riley Hogan and Jodi Grobbecke beat Re... Read this article

Très bien: College president awarded French honour
Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin was awarded France’s highest decoration on February 19 for his efforts to promote relations between the French and Canadian Armies while he was Commander of the Canadian Army. Devlin was invest... Read this article

Fanshawe Falcons sweep gold, bronze
The Fanshawe Falcons’ women’s curling team won the gold at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association championships on February 15 at Fleming College in Peterborough, beating the Humber Hawks 8-6. The team is now the two-time defend... Read this article

Fanshawe hosting OCAA badminton championship
Four Fanshawe Falcons badminton players qualified for the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association badminton championships, which will be held on February 20 and 21 at Fanshawe College. Riley Hogan and Jodi Grobbecker will be competing in women&rsq... Read this article

FSU: The return of the VP
Chris Lethbridge, a Finance student at Fanshawe College, was elected on January 27 by the Student Administrative Council as vice-president of finance for the Fanshawe Student Union for the remainder of the school year. Lethbridge, who was ... Read this article

Sexual assault a reality on campus
There have been 10 reports of sexual assaults at Fanshawe College since April 2013, according to London Police Services. The 10 reports all happened at Fanshawe’s main campus at 1001 Fanshawe College Blvd. While LPS does not have jur... Read this article

Highbury-Oxford collisions at a high in 2014
The Highbury Avenue and Oxford Street intersection had the second highest number of collisions in 2014 in London, according to a London Police Service media release. There were 77 collisions at the intersection last year, one short of the ... Read this article

Campus thefts increasingly Dodge-y
Campus Security Services is reporting an increase in vehicle thefts at Fanshawe College’s London campus, according to a media release. Two older Dodge pickup trucks have been stolen on campus in January, while no vehicles have been s... Read this article

Fanshawe to implement a sexual assault policy and protocol
Ontario’s colleges, including Fanshawe College, have created a draft of a sexual assault and violence policy and protocol that is to be implemented by March 31. The presidents of Ontario’s 24 colleges endorsed a uniform framewor... Read this article

New fitness centre announced
Fanshawe College and the Fanshawe Student Union announced on January 28 the expansion of Fanshawe’s Community Fitness Centre. The proposed expansion will allow for larger fitness facilities as well as the grouping of wellness progra... Read this article

uWaterloo not the only school criticized for staying open
The University of Waterloo was criticized February 2 for remaining open while all other schools in the region — including the University of Laurier, Conestoga College and the University of Guelph — were closed because of weather con... Read this article

Roll up your sleeves and slap that puck
You’re more likely to become a pro athlete than winning a car from Tim Hortons’ Roll Up The Rim To Win contest. Tim Hortons’ Roll Up The Rim To Win contest is back starting February 2, and this year, prices include Toyota ca... Read this article

Food trucks
City council voted unanimously on January 27 to spend the next month establishing regulations for a potential food truck program in London. The motion came after Mayor Matt Brown and Ward 7 councillor Josh Morgan proposed on January 20 that ci... Read this article

Musicians rejoice: Free version of Pro Tools to be available
Avid, the media software and hardware company behind products such as the Mbox and iNews, announced on January 22 a free version of its popular audio recording software Pro Tools. Pro Tools | First, which is targeted for musicians who are ... Read this article

Blocking balls: Bignell scores big
A Fanshawe Falcons volleyball player set a new record on January 24 for the most career blocks in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association. Stephanie Bignell, who is in her fifth year at Fanshawe College, finished the game against the Sher... Read this article

Troubleshooting campus computer issues
Search for the Fanshawe College hashtag on Twitter – #Fanshawe – and you’re bound to get a slew of students complaining about the many computer issues they’re having on campus. So we went out and talked to students, made a... Read this article

Locally-made goods all in one place
About four months ago, Kandice Trickett was looking for a new way to create exposure for local craft artists. The problem was that they weren’t getting much exposure online – people want to see and feel crafts before they purchase t... Read this article

Fanshawe signs Indigenous Education Protocol
Fanshawe College celebrated indigenous education and signed Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol on January 15, making a commitment to improving indigenous education at the college. In signing the protocol, ... Read this article

Oldest Canadian food co-op holds lecture series
The London Food Co-op will be hosting a speaking series on January 26, February 9 and February 23 titled The Co-operative Movement & Our Organic Food System. The January lecture will be on co-operatives, while the February 9 and 23 lec... Read this article

Colleges want nursing students to complete BScN in one place
Ontario Colleges is asking the provincial government to allow colleges to offer nursing degree programs without the current requirement that their programs be jointly offered with universities. In a document titled “Opening Doors to ... Read this article

New Falcons logo two years in the making
Fanshawe Athletics revealed a new Falcons logo on January 18 at the halftime of the Falcons men’s basketball game against Lambton College’s Lions at the Budweiser Gardens. Fanshawe College students, alumni, professors and staff... Read this article

FSU executive steps down
Fanshawe Student Union vicepresident of finance Taylor Lodge has stepped down from her position on Monday, citing personal reasons as the cause. Lodge was elected to the executive council last year and took over the position on May 1, 2014... Read this article

Leaders wanted
The nominations for Fanshawe Student Union’s 2015-2016 executive council opened on January 19, allowing students interested in running for positions to register. Returning students who are going to be full-time in the 2015- 2016 scho... Read this article

Downloaders beware: Life after Bill C-11
Changes to the Copyright Modernization Act, also known as Bill C-11, took effect on January 1, requiring that Internet service providers forward notices from rightsholders to people accused of infringing copyrighted materials. The notices ... Read this article

How much snow will it take for Fanshawe to close?
When London was hit with 20 cm of snow resulting in poor driving conditions on January 7, all school buses were canceled. The Thames Valley District School Board closed 20 elementary and secondary schools in and around the area, and the hockey game b... Read this article

Internet and privacy don't go hand-in-hand
A colleague once asked Jacquelyn Burkell if she had an account on Google Docs. She did, but being a researcher who focuses on users and information, she made sure Google had no information that could identify her. Oh, wait, the colleague s... Read this article

Plans for policy on campus sexual assaults
The presidents of Ontario’s 24 public colleges, including Fanshawe College’s Peter Devlin, have voted unanimously at the Colleges Ontario conference in favour of a province-wide policy concerning campus sexual assaults. Accordi... Read this article

It's time to put that phone down
Shortly after 6 p.m. on June 3, 2009, Kathryn Field got a phone call. She was expecting it to be her son Josh, telling her he was with friends and that he’d be home later. But it was a London Police Services officer. Josh had been in ... Read this article

Former college president honoured with Lifetime Achievement Award
Former Fanshawe College president Howard Rundle was awarded the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award on November 25 by the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities. The award is presented each year to someone who has “demon... Read this article

Coffee and rolling die go hand-in-hand
The Cardboard Café, a board game café à la Toronto’s Snakes and Lattes, is scheduled to open next month at 114 Dundas St. in London. For $5, gamers will have unlimited access to the shop’s game library, whic... Read this article

An alternative way to dispose of old textbooks
When Chris Janssen taught in Rwanda last year, he saw an urgent need for textbooks in post-secondary institutions in Africa. “I saw a dire need for text books there – dozens of students sharing one photocopied textbook,” t... Read this article

Learn self-defence for a good cause
London’s Shining Mountain Dojo, in partnership with Campus Security Services and Fitness 101, will be offering an introductory self-defence class on November 27 in the Fitness 101 Studio. The two-hour class will not only teach studen... Read this article

Kingsmill's getting one last holiday window dressing
Students from Fanshawe College’s Fashion Merchandising program were at the Kingsmill building on November 17, dressing the windows of the former department store for one last holiday season. Unlike the past 100 years, however, the wi... Read this article

Run Nicole, run: Fanshawe student receives OCAA Rookie of the Year
Near the end of high school, Nicole Bernardi was looking for an activity to stay fit. Most team sports were over, and there weren’t enough girls to make teams for the sports that were still being played. That’s when she started runni... Read this article

MADD for the holidays
On Thanksgiving day six years ago, Mary Rodrigues and her family were driving home from a restaurant when a white pickup truck drove through a red light and T-boned her vehicle. Rodrigues, her husband and two of their children made it out. Four-... Read this article

Remember, reflect and give thanks on Remembrance Day
At exactly 5:30 a.m. on Easter Monday in April 1917, the four divisions of the Canadian Corps deployed in northern France began firing their artillery at the German troops positioned on top of Vimy Ridge, near the Belgian border. The Germa... Read this article

Fire in front of Fanshawe
One person is dead and another injured after a fire broke out in a non-student apartment building across the street from Fanshawe College’s T-Building that resulted in the closure of Oxford Street between First Street and Highbury Avenue... Read this article

Fanshawe launches new marketing campaign 'Your Story'
Fanshawe College launched the ‘Your Story’ marketing campaign last week, the college’s largest marketing campaign and the first of its kind. The campaign focuses on the stories of Fanshawe students, graduates and employee... Read this article

Rock your Mocs coming to Fanshawe next week
Fanshawe College’s First Nations Centre will be hosting its first Rock your Mocs event between noon and 2 p.m. on November 10 at Forwell Hall. First Nations Studies student Frazer Philips will be explaining different styles of powwow... Read this article

Agreement signed for First Nations Studies to continue at Western
Fanshawe College’s First Nations Studies and Western University’s First Nations Studies programs have signed an articulation agreement on October 23, allowing Fanshawe students to transfer credits towards the degree at Western. ... Read this article

Nearly half of Ontario colleges have a fall reading week, so why doesn't Fanshawe?
While Fanshawe College students were busy attending classes and doing assignments on the week of October 19, thousands of students from 10 of Ontario’s 24 public colleges had the week off. According to Gary Lima, Fanshawe’s vic... Read this article

Municipal election: The results are in
Former Ward 7 councillor Matt Brown was elected mayor on October 27 along with 11 new council members and three re-elected councillors. Brown was elected with over 57 per cent of the vote, beating opponent Paul Cheng by nearly 26,000 votes... Read this article

Robert Downey Jr. not just Tony Stark
When Fanshawe College professor Erin MacDonald was looking for a book to read about actor Robert Downey Jr., she couldn’t find any. “Being a fan and an academic, I was looking for things to read about his performances, and I wa... Read this article

If you like it, put a lock on it
Campus Security Services has identified an increase in bike thefts at Fanshawe College’s London campus, according to a Campus Security Services media release. There have been nine bike thefts on campus since September. Special Co... Read this article

Increased police patrol on Halloween
London Police Services (LPS) will increase patrol on Halloween, which falls on a Friday, as well as the day before and after the holiday, according to LPS media relations officer Const. Ken Steeves. No specific neighbourhood or area will b... Read this article

New Continuing Education business course
Fanshawe College's School of Continuing Education will be offering a new communications course starting this week. The new business course, Effective Communication and Human Relations, will help students strengthen relationships, manag... Read this article

London celebrates literature with a festival
The Forest City will be hosting its first Words literary and creative arts festival on the weekend of October 24. The festival, which celebrates all things words – novels, non-fiction books, comic books, spoken word performances and ... Read this article

League of extraordinary gamers
Fanshawe College will be hosting a gaming event on October 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Forwell Hall. Students will get the chance to play and compete against each another in all kinds of games, ranging from the latest releases on the Pla... Read this article

Break and enters targeting student residences
London Police Service has identified a 60.8 per cent increase in residential break and enters and a 55.3 per cent increase in thefts from vehicles in the neighbourhood bounded by John Street to Oxford Street and Talbot Street to Richmond Stree... Read this article

Award-winning author comes to Fanshawe
When Andrew Pyper graduated from the University of Toronto’s law school, he moved to Peterborough, a small town about 130 km northeast of Toronto. He rented a cheap place with the money he’d saved publishing law articles and wo... Read this article

Pumpkin Gone Girl latte needs more spice
David Fincher’s Gone Girl is a lot like going to Starbucks for a pumpkin spice latte. Since the drink’s introduction a decade ago, Starbucks has perfected the pumpkin spice latte: the ratio between milk and the bitter, disgusti... Read this article

Where can you buy comics in London?
Wolverine, from Marvel Comics' X-Men, died in a recently released series titled Death of Wolverine. In order to find out how, you need to get the books. But where can you find comics in London? Heroes Comics Heroes Comics, which ... Read this article

Ministry of Labour blows the whistle on internships
The Ontario Ministry of Labour found through a series of inspections that almost 42 per cent of employers running internship programs in the Greater Toronto Area were breaking the law, according to a document published on September 30 on the m... Read this article

Comic-Con coming to college October 20
Fanshawe College will be hosting its first comic-con event on Monday, October 20, the day after the Forest City Comicon. The event, which will be held in Forwell Hall between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., will feature vendors, panelists, retro video... Read this article

Fanshawe College United Way campaign off to a spicy start
Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin announced the $107,000 goal for this year’s Fanshawe United Way campaign on October 1 as well as the Chili Cook-Off People’s Choice Chili Award winner, the School of Tourism & Hospitality&... Read this article

Devlin wants to 'make shit happen'
Fanshawe College President Peter Devlin outlined his plan for a future-focused Fanshawe as well as structural changes to the administration to faculty, staff and students on September 25 during his President’s Update speech. Some o... Read this article

Fanshawe's bringing the party to class
Fanshawe College will be offering the “sommelier-style” Prud’homme Beer Certification program starting this week through the School of Continuing Education. The program will give students an in-depth look at one of the w... Read this article

Police, students learn from Project L.E.A.R.N.
London Police Service has laid 105 criminal charges during Project L.E.A.R.N. this year, up from 77 last year, despite the program running for a week shorter. London police released statistics on September 23 about Project L.E.A.R.N. (Li... Read this article

Beer, video games and music at The Grand Theatre
The Grand Theatre will be hosting its third annual Arts and Draughts beer-tasting event on October 8. The event will feature 11 craft microbreweries from the area, such as London’s Forked River Brewing Company, Barrie’s Flying... Read this article

Hobnob with the walking dead
Fans of The Walking Dead TV show won’t have to wait until the new season première for some zombie scare – St. Thomas will be holding its annual Tom Zombie Festival on Sept. 27. The main event of this year’s festiv... Read this article

London sprouts new vegan food festival
The Forest City will host its first annual VegFest London vegan festival on October 25 at the Western Fair District. The festival will feature food and drink vendors, community groups and organizations, guest speakers and product and ser... Read this article

Trudeau attracts crowd in Forwell Hall
Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau was at Fanshawe College on September 11 to give a speech and answer questions from students. While he avoided discussing concrete political issues, Trudeau focused on the upcoming federal el... Read this article

Stay safe with Stay Safe, Fanshawe
Quick – What’s Fanshawe’s Emergency Line number? It’s 519-452-4242. But you won’t have to remember it. Fanshawe’s Campus Security Services released a mobile phone app on Monday called Stay Safe F... Read this article

Conspiring theories in London
A small town where nothing ever happens, and people have nothing to do. Conspiracy rumours of strange happenings that are just that – rumours. Except this time. Such is the premise of the upcoming feature film Theories ... Read this article

Fanshawe poet shortlisted for CBC prize
Laurie Graham says she doesn’t remember how she first got into writing. But at some point in her early 20’s, she realized it was something she wanted to pursue. “I just found myself doing it as a young person,&rdq... Read this article

Parachuting freshly roasted coffee to your door
In the midst of studying for his master’s degree in political science at the University of Toronto, Michael Potters realized he had had a coffee problem. He was drinking a lot of it then and brewed his own using a French press, a c... Read this article

1234 won't cut it anymore
Wired magazine writer Mat Honan lost his digital life two years ago when a hacker got a hold of his Google account. He lost his email address along with eight years worth of emails and everything on his mobile phone and computer, including irr... Read this article

Fanshawe to offer three new bachelor degrees
The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities has given Fanshawe College a letter of intent on August 8 for the approval of three bachelor of commerce degree programs. The programs are Accounting, Digital Marketing and Human Resour... Read this article

Fanshawe finally gets the dough
City council approved a motion on September 2 to grant Fanshawe College $9 million over 10 years to buy and redesign the Kingsmill building as part of the plan to bring more students to downtown London. The motion was passed with a vote ... Read this article

Fanshawe hires professor with troubling past
A former Kingsville school principal who admitted to having misused and mismanaged more than $50,000 in school and board money has been hired by Fanshawe College as an early childhood education professor. Wendy Lynn Andrusak has confirme... Read this article

Trudeau in Forwell Hall September 11
Liberal Party of Canada leader Justin Trudeau will be dropping by Forwell Hall at 1:30 p.m. on September 11 to speak to Fanshawe College students. Trudeau, who will be in town for the day, will give a short speech followed by a Q&A s... Read this article

Ontario college teaching staff reach tentative agreement
The College Employer Council and the Ontario Public Service Employees Union have reached a tentative agreement on August 29 for Ontario colleges’ faculty teaching contracts. Details of the agreement will not be revealed until a rat... Read this article

Shining a spotlight on London
Darryl Callcott first had the idea to make a film about a day in the life of twenty-something-year olds years ago – “probably a good decade,” he said. Money was one issue why it took so long to make the film. But the bi... Read this article

Apps for a stress-free school year
College maybe the greatest time of your life, or so they say, but it also comes with a bunch of responsibilities, especially if you live on your own or with roommates. You have to remember to pay your bills on time and do grocery shopping, take... Read this article

Five things I wish I knew...
Parents are always right, the saying goes. While I might not be a parent, I have been in your place a few years ago, and what a different and expensive place it is. So, looking back on my post-secondary experience, here are five things I wish ... Read this article

Like a superhero: Local comic book artist nominated for award
When she was about six years old, Diana Tamblyn found a box filled with comic books from the ‘50s and ‘60s that belonged to her mother and uncles. From then on, she was hooked. “It was like striking gold,” the Lond... Read this article

The Old Prince comes home
BET called him the “next rap genius.” Pitchfork said he was “spiritual without being preachy, righteous without being self-righteous, and human without sounding mundane.” Okayplayer said he had a “quick-witted tong... Read this article

Breaking the chains before they choked him out
Fed up by the fact that no record label wanted to sign him, rapper Classified started his own when he was a teenager. “I wanted to put my stuff out, and no label was trying to sign a 15-/16-year-old kid from Enfield,” said Cl... Read this article

News you may have missed
1. Fanshawe College to buy Kingsmill building? Fanshawe College revealed a plan to purchase and revamp the Kingsmill department store located on Dundas Street across the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts in June. The plan, ... Read this article

Debunking the "East of Adelaide" stigma
East of Adelaide: London's own Jane and Finch. Put an orange couch in a yard, and it could very well look like a scene from the TV series The Wire. But is East of Adelaide really as bad as everyone says it is? Adelaide Street i... Read this article

New FANtastic student card
Time to throw out your old student card – the new all-access FAN card is here. The new card, which has been redesigned to match the new Fanshawe College branding, includes two new features: a London Transit Commission bus pass and ... Read this article

Motion to grant college $10 million denied
City council's vote on whether to give Fanshawe College $10 million to help buy and revamp the Kingsmill building on July 29 resulted in a tie, meaning the motion was not endorsed. With Ward 9 councillor Dale Henderson absent, the co... Read this article

Motion to grant college $10 million denied
City council's vote on whether to give Fanshawe College $10 million to help buy and revamp the Kingsmill building on July 29 resulted in a tie, meaning the motion was not endorsed. With Ward 9 councillor Dale Henderson absent, the council vo... Read this article

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