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Meet The 2020/2021 Executives
The Executive team is comprised of the President, elected by students, and three hired Coordinator positions; Advocacy and Communications Coordinator, Finance Coordinator and Student Life Coordinator. All of the positions are responsible for representing students on a variety of College-wide committees and oversee the day-to-day operations of the FSU. Read more

Advertising/ marketing scholarship open to students
The annual Ad Standards Scholarship of $1,500 is open for applications until Feb. 28 from post-secondary students enrolled in an undergraduate advertising or marketing program at a Canadian university or college. Read more

Fanshawe special constables now carrying naloxone kits
Fanshawe College is making moves to target the growing public health concern of opioid overdoses. Read more

Fanshawe students place first in worldwide Google challenge
When it comes to online marketing, Fanshawe students mean business. That's why a pair of student teams from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business have placed first in two categories - Global overall winner and first place in the Americas - in the 2020 Global Online Marketing Academic Challenge (GOMAC). Read more

Western says London Hall students must quarantine at home post-Thanksgiving
London Hall who traveled home for Thanksgiving to not return for at least two weeks, as the health unit confirms a COVID-19 outbreak in residence that spans multiple floors. Read more

The Career Launcher program is helping youth find jobs
Fanshawe College received some major funding recently from the federal government. The $3.7 million dollar boost from the federal government is being used to help youth that are facing barriers trying to get in or return to the workforce. Read more

Fanshawe professor refuses to wear a mask
Deven Taylor, A Fanshawe College welding instructor, has openly expressed his refusal to wear a mask while on campus. Read more

Students in residence fined on Fake HOCO; dozens sanctioned
Around 100 Western University students could face sanctions under the Student Code of Conduct for partying in residence the night of Fake Homecoming. Read more

Fanshawe students can now get tested for COVID-19 at two campus locations
Students enrolled at Fanshawe College can get tested for COVID-19 without leaving campus. Read more

StatsCan: One in 10 female postsecondary students experience unwanted sexual behaviour at school
New statistics from Stats Canada show that 11 per cent of students identifying as women and 4 per cent of students identifying as men were sexually assaulted in a postsecondary setting in 2019.  Read more

New transit service launches in surrounding London areas
A new transit service starting Sept. 21 will help connect those who live outside of London to the city. Read more

FSU adapts to COVID-19 restrictions
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) is preparing to adapt several of its key resources as students return for an unconventional school year. Read more

Western's faculty union stands with national strike against police violence
Western's faculty union encouraged their members to participate in a strike to protest anti-Black police brutality alongside post-secondary institutions across Canada and the US. Read more

An Orientation Week that will look like no other
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) to turn their events virtual, or even a hybrid of some online or some in-person. Read more

London Police launch Project LEARN as students return to school
London Police Services launched Project LEARN (Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise) on Sept. 6. Read more

Student in residence among 28 and counting to test positive at Western University
A student living in Western University's residence has tested positive for COVID-19, along with 27 other students. Read more

Fanshawe's world now divided between virtual and in-person reality
The COVID-19 pandemic has split the Fanshawe community between the virtual and real-life world. Read more

Community outbreak declared; nine and counting Western students test positive for Covid-19
As of Sept. 15, nine Western University students have tested positive for COVID-19 after the London Middlesex Health Unit (MLHU) declared a community outbreak on Sept. 13. Read more

Fanshawe defers fall convocation due to public health restrictions
Fanshawe College has announced its decision to defer all fall convocation ceremonies. The decision was made based on current public health restrictions on large indoor gatherings. Read more

Hundreds attend London's Defund Police rally
Hundreds of Londoners gathered in Victoria Park on Aug. 29 as part of a nationwide rally to defund Canada's police services. Read more

Interrobang places second in province for general excellence
Interrobang – the official newspaper of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) – has placed second in general excellence (college/university paper) for the 2019 Better Newspapers Competition of the Ontario Community Newspapers Association (OCNA). Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Vanessa Patterson, Western University alumna
When Western University alumna Vanessa Patterson saw an Instagram account call out racism in Harvard Law, and then another one doing the same for Queen's University Business School, she realized the issue of racism on campus applied to her own alma mater. Read more

Fanshawe reopening a soft launch for September
Fanshawe's partial reopening last week will help the College shape its safety measures for the fall, when approximately 8,200 students will study in a hybrid format.  Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Fanshawe Broadcast Journalism students
In this episode of the Interrobang podcast, editor Angela McInnes catches up with Skylar McCarthy and Hannah Theodore, who before the time of COVID wrote for the paper while studying broadcast journalism at Fanshawe. Read more

Masks and face coverings now mandatory in London's enclosed public spaces
City Council has passed a temporary by-law requiring London residents to wear a face covering or mask in all enclosed publicly-accessibly spaces, effective immediately. Read more

The Out Back Shack opens for summer
The Out Back Shack (OBS) has officially re-opened its patio for the remainder of the summer, and is waiting on Fanshawe's approval to open its indoor dining room. Read more

Fanshawe Pride festivities enter new, virtual direction
As with all things in 2020, Fanshawe's Pride Week is taking a new direction. Read more

Interrobang Podcast: Sierra Jamieson, second year Fanshawe Police Foundations student
Sierra Jamieson is an optimistic young Indigenous woman about to enter her second year of police foundations at Fanshawe. Interrobang editor Angela McInnes spoke to Jamieson about her career ambition, and why she wants to overcome the obstacles surrounding it. Read more

Fanshawe prepares for summer return of winter students
Better late than never. Around 1,200 students will return to campus next week to complete unfinished work from their winter term courses.  Read more

‘No matter what, life goes on’: Checking up with FSU president Katyayini Thakur
Katyayini Thakur, who also goes by Katy, knew her year as Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president would be a challenge. But leading Fanshawe's body of 43,000 students through the fallout of a global pandemic wasn't exactly what she had in mind.  Read more

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