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Four Animes worth a watch on Netflix
A look at four anime series (Aldnoah.Zero, Madoka Magica, Gurren Lagann and Fate) that you can watch on Netflix. Read more

Evening crisis walk-in clinic for students arrives at Fanshawe
Fanshawe's Counselling and Accessibility Services and the Canadian Mental Health Association (CMHA) have collaborated to bring an evening crisis support walk-in clinic to campus. Read more

Province passes concussion safety bill
In a unanimous decision, the provincial government passed a bill earlier this month that will help protect amateur sports players from concussions. Read more

Get to know your next FSU president
Meet your next Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president for the 2018/2019 term, Jahmoyia Smith. Read more

Gaining Momentum: Ontario Post-Secondary Institution Offers Scholarships to Competitive Gamers
St. Clair College has become the first post-secondary institution in Canada to officially sanction a varsity eSports program. Over the past few years, the collegiate eSports scene has grown rapidly across the United States. Read more

Celeste: the newest gem to 2D platform games
Celeste is a 2D platform game that provides a variety of challenging levels for players to tackle while also delivering a depiction of what it is like to learn to cope with anxiety. Read more

eSports: A possible solution to the decline of millenial viewership during the Olympics
Due to the growing popularity of eSports, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) is currently debating whether to incorporate eSports into the 2024 Paris Olympic Games. Read more

Fanshawe library features books with strong messages
The Fanshawe library recently adorned their display station over the past couple of weeks with books celebrating both Freedom to Read Week and International Women's Day. Read more

Jahmoyia Smith is crowned the champion of the 2018 FSU presidential election
After a close race and weeks of campaigning, the election results are in and Jahmoyia Smith will be the next president of the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) for the 2018/2019 term. Read more

London clothing business assists Canadian athletes
Three Western MBA students are helping Canadian athletes thrive with their clothing business. Each time an article of clothing is purchased from North Strong Collective, 25 per cent of the proceeds go towards supporting Canadian athletes. Read more

Skills Boost initiative gives a second chance to adult learners
On Feb. 23, Kate Young, MP of London West, spoke to members of the Fanshawe community regarding the new Skills Boost initiative and the support it will provide for adult learners who want to go back to school. Read more

Recommended design concepts for London's BRT routes unveiled
Recommended design concepts for London's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) plan were recently unveiled to the public and the BRT team is seeking feedback on these concepts. Read more

FSU presidential, directors and BOG election race in full swing
During the second day of campaigning on Feb. 22, various candidates took to the podium in Forewell Hall to compete for several positions within the FSU. Read more

Updates on the soaring Fanshawe Falcons
On Thursday Feb. 8, Fanshawe's curling teams travelled to Sault Ste. Marie to compete in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Provincial Championships. The falcons finished the tournament on a successful note, with each team taking home a medal. Read more

Event planning students to host International Women's Day event
On March 8, three Fanshawe event planning students will be hosting an International Women's Day event at Bertoldi's Trattoria starting at 6 p.m. The event, titled 'The Future is Female', will feature an evening of appetizers, drinks and a talk from guest speaker Dr. Carlen Costa. Read more

Results of 2017 Public Needs Survey
On Feb. 15, the London Police Service (LPS) released the data collected from their 2017 Public Needs Survey. Read more

Government to create Canada's first youth policy
Canada's federal government is seeking insight from its youthful population in order to generate a more dynamic policy perspective. Read more

Fanshawe's MRI co-ordinator receives Health Sciences Award
Elizabeth Lorusso was the recipient of the Health Sciences Award at the Fanshawe Alumni Distinguished Alumni Awards' Hall of Fame dinner on Feb. 8. Currently, Lorusso is the Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) program co-ordinator at the College. Read more

Fanshawe history professor shares his thoughts on the 2018 Winter Olympic Games
The Interrobang spoke to Fanshawe history professor regarding his thoughts on the social and political aspects surrounding the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympic Games.  Read more

Updates on Fanshawe badminton and indoor soccer teams
Both the men's and women's indoor soccer teams finished in second place at the George Brown tournament on Jan. 30 Read more

Fanshawe business student recounts his time studying abroad in the Netherlands
Fanshawe business student Jarrett Kennedy had the opportunity to study abroad at the HU University of Applied Sciences Utrecht in the Netherlands last semester. Read more

CTV News reporter and Fanshawe alumnus receives Community Service Award
CTV News reporter, Nick Paparella, received the Community Service Award at the Fanshawe Alumni Distinguished Alumni Awards' Hall of Fame dinner on Feb. 8. Read more

Fanshawe pilot project: Removing some waste bins to improve diversion rate
Fanshawe's Facilities Operations and Sustainability Department will be conducting a pilot project in the 'D Building' throughout the upcoming weeks in an attempt to improve the College's diversion rate. Read more

FSU hosts open house
On Jan. 30, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted an open house for members of the Fanshawe community to check out the renovations that have recently taken place. Read more

Provincial government takes more steps to help young smokers quit
The provincial government is offering free counselling from a pharmacist (for up to one year) and medication through OHIP+ for young adults 24-years-old and younger to assist these individuals in their efforts to quit smoking. Read more

Liberal government invests $50 million into teaching youth digital literacy and coding skills
Last month, Let's Talk Science received a $2 million grant from CanCode, in order to assist in educating youth from kindergarten to grade 12 on digital literacy skills and coding. Read more

Fanshawe student details studying abroad in Ireland
Fanshawe hotel and resort services management student Amanda Price had the opportunity to study abroad in Ireland last semester. Read more

FSU to host two mental health initiatives
On Jan. 31, the FSU will be hosting two mental health initiatives on campus for students. The initiatives aim to get a conversation started regarding the topic of mental health and show students that they are not alone and there is support and services out there for them. Read more

Students and staff race RC cars for charity
Fanshawe students and staff members showed off their competitive spirits last Wednesday at the third annual United Way RC Car Races event. The event gave students and staff the opportunity to race RC cars around a race track with the goal of completing a lap with the fastest time. Read more

Temporary overdose prevention site to open in downtown London this February
London will become the first city in the province to open a temporary overdose prevention site this February. The site will provide those who use injection drugs the opportunity to take these drugs under the supervision of healthcare professionals. Read more

LPS and OPP host public fentanyl education session
On Jan. 17, the London Police Service (LPS) and Ontario Provincial Police (OPP) hosted an education session for the public on fentanyl and other opioids, at the Wolf Performance Hall. Read more

Minister of Science and MP of London North visit Fanshawe
On the morning of Jan. 9, Minister of Science, the Honourable Kristy Duncan, and the MP of London North, Peter Fragiskatos, took a tour of the various skill trade and manufacturing labs on campus. Read more

Join Mario and Cappy on their globetrotting adventure in Super Mario Odyssey
Super Mario Odyssey is an invigorating installment into the Mario franchise that pays homage to its predecessors, while also offering something new. Read more

FSU to host Stranger Things themed winter concert
The FSU is kicking off the winter semester with a concert for students. The Upside Get Down concert will feature live performances by Kid Royal, Chad Price and headliner Texas King. Read more

Provincial government invests $170 million in BRT project
Earlier this week, the Minister of Transportation revealed that the provincial government will be investing $170 million into London's Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) project. Read more

Heart and Stroke Foundation's person to person canvasing campaign reaches milestone of 60th anniversary
The Heart and Stroke Foundation is celebrating the 60th anniversary of its person to person canvasing campaign and are anticipating to surpass their fundraising goal from last year. Read more

Sex and Suicide Podcast - "Uncensored": Londoners aim to help break the stigma surrounding mental health
Three Londoners are reaching out to post-secondary students who are looking for someone to talk to regarding their mental health. Read more

Arbitrator resolves outstanding issues between OPSEU and CEC regarding the new collective agreement
The new collective agreement between OPSEU and the College Employer Council has finally been formed as a result of binding mediated-arbitration. Read more

Fanshawe drop out rates reaches over 2,000 students after province-wide college strike
Over 2,000 Fanshawe students chose to withdraw from their semester of studies due to the five week-long, province-wide college faculty strike. Read more

FSU spread holiday cheer with the return of Wellness Wishes
Fifty-four students were surprised to have their gift wishes granted at this year's Wellness Wishes initiative. The event, which was hosted by the Fanshawe Student Union, aimed to grant a number of gift wishes that students were hoping to receive this holiday season. Read more

Fanshawe's international business management program co-ordinator pleads guilty during court martial
Nord Mensah plead guilty to a charge of conduct to the prejudice of good order and discipline at a court martial in British Columbia on Dec. 4.  Read more

Men's volleyball team remain undefeated
The men's volleyball team is off to a fantastic start this season, ranking fifth nationally. As of Wednesday Dec. 5, the team remains undefeated with a score of 9-0. Read more

Fanshawe student's recipe to be featured in the Forest City Cookbook
Second-year culinary management student Wenhong Wang will have one of her recipes featured in the upcoming Forest City Cookbook. Read more

Ontario Students United association plan walk-out at 13 colleges across the province
The Ontario Students United (OSU) association is organizing a walk-out event at 13 colleges across the province in order to bring their petition demands to the public. Read more


Multiple student associations say the Student Support Fund is insufficient
Several student associations from across the province are urging the provincial government to reconsider the structure and regulations pertaining to the Student Support Fund. Read more

Tech gift guide
Technological innovations are continuing to alter our society with each passing day. Here are a few gift ideas for tech lovers this holiday season. Read more

MPP Teresa Armstrong visits Fanshawe College
NDP MPP for London-Fanshawe Teresa Armstrong visited the Fanshawe London campus to speak to students regarding the impact the Ontario college faculty strike has had on them. Read more

FSU add strike FAQ section to their website
The Fanshawe Student Union has added a list of frequently asked questions with answers regarding the aftermath of the faculty strike on the strike update section of their website. Read more

Students create their own blueprint for photography assignment
Fanshawe professor Phil Bell gave his second-year photography students free range when deciding what subject matter would become the focal point for their first photography assignment of the semester. Read more

Hard work pays off: Western student awarded top honour with Rhodes Scholarship
Western University student Levi Hord has been awarded a prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to study at Oxford University in the U.K. for two years. Read more

Meditation on campus: A different way to relieve stress
Fanshawe’s Student Wellness Centre added a meditation workshop, called the Meditation 1-Hour Workshop, to its roaster of programs available to membership holders. The workshop is part of the Student Wellness Centre’s mission to incorporate mental health and spiritual activities. Read more

Jodi Anderson-Carson brings home a silver and a bronze medal at WKC World Championships
Fanshawe’s Jodi Anderson-Carson claimed a silver and a bronze medal at this year’s World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) World Championships in Orlando, Fl. Read more

New online platform helps youth have more input on future government policies
Ontario government officials launched a new online platform to help give youth a greater voice and input regarding policy developments in the province. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union launch Humans at Fanshawe initiative
The Fanshawe Students Union (FSU), launched a Humans at Fanshawe initiative as a way to get to know students across campus. Read more

FSU purchase two NeuroSpa nap pods for students
Two NeuroSpa nap pods are now available next to room SC2016 for students who are in need of a quick snooze or relaxing massage on campus. Read more

Police receive reports of more break and enters in student neighbourhoods
The London Police Service (LPS) is continuing to investigate recent break and enter incidents in student neighbourhoods across the city. Read more

London post-secondary institutions to offer after-hours mental health clinic sessions
The London Community Foundation is funding after-hours clinics at post-secondary institutions in the city to assist students seeking help with their mental health. Read more

Fanshawe faculty and students return to classrooms after weeks off due to Ontario college's faculty strike
Back to school, back to class, back to stress, semester saved for over 43,000 Fanshawe students and faculty as Ontario government takes action in halting college faculty strike. Read more

New online platform helps youth have more input on future government policies
On Oct. 30, the Ontario government officials launched a new online platform to help give youth a greater voice and input regarding policy developments in the province. Read more

Students rally outside Fanshawe's London campus
On Nov. 10, a few dozen students rallied outside the Fanshawe London campus in order to voice their opinions regarding the current Ontario college faculty strike happening across the province.  Read more

VegFest London to take place this Saturday
The general public will have the opportunity to learn more about vegan-friendly organizations and listen to guest speakers at this year's VegFest London. Read more

Faculty members to vote on CEC's latest offer of settlement
Following four days of a media blackout, both the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) and the College Employer Council (CEC) have updated the public on negotiations at the bargaining table. Read more

Men's baseball team wins silver at this year's National Championships
From Oct. 26 to 29, the men's baseball team participated in the National Championships in Oshawa. On the final day of the tournament, the Falcons were set to face the St. Clair Saints in the gold medal game. Read more

Jodi Anderson-Carson competes in WKC World Championships
Fanshawe's Jodi Anderson-Carson will be competing in two speed fighting events at the World Karate and Kickboxing Commission (WKC) World Championships this week in Orlando, Fla. Read more

London lights the town purple for a cause
The London Abused Women's Centre (LAWC) kicked off their eighth annual Shine the Light on Woman Abuse campaign at Victoria Park on Nov.1. Read more

Student association presidents meet with Minister Deb Matthews
Eight college student association presidents met with Deb Matthews last Thursday, Oct. 26 at Queen's Park to express the concerns raised by students as a result of the strike. Matthews is the Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development for the province. Read more

Falcons perform phenomenally at the OCAA Cross-Country Provincial Championships
On Saturday Oct. 28, Fanshawe College hosted the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) Cross-Country Provincial Championships at the Fanshawe Conservation Area. Read more

Fanshawe faculty and OPSEU supporters rally at Victoria Park
On Oct. 26, Fanshawe College faculty and supporters of the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) strike negotiations, held a rally at Victoria Park before marching over to Deb Matthews' constituency office to deliver a letter.  Read more

Youth Opportunities Unlimited receives $1 million donation
On Oct. 24, Youth Opportunities Unlimited (YOU) received its largest monetary donation in the organization's history from the Smith family of EllisDon Construction. Read more

Fanshawe's School of Public Safety students learn from city mock disaster scenario
On Oct. 12, Fanshawe students and emergency services participated in a mock disaster scenario around the Westminster Pond area. Participants were left in the dark on what the scenario would be until the start of the exercise, in order to test their comprehension and ingenuity. Read more

College student association presidents call for provincial government assistance in resolving strike
Eight student association presidents including FSU president Morganna Sampson signed an open letter that is calling for the provincial government to continue encouraging both OPSEU and the College Employer Council (Council) in getting back the bargaining table. Read more

Fanshawe landscape design students miss out on planned semester abroad in Europe
Fanshawe landscape design students are voicing their concerns to government officials, news outlets and the College after their planned semester abroad in Europe was cancelled as a result of the faculty strike. Read more

Strike in full swing across 24 Ontario Colleges
The hallways at Fanshawe College were almost vacant on the morning of Oct. 16, as a result of the Ontario Public Service Employee Union (OPSEU) faculty strike. Rather than teaching students in their classrooms, Fanshawe faculty members created picket lines around the College. Read more

Sheree Uyl showcases impressive performance during her final year with the Fanshawe Falcons soccer team
Sheree Uyl, a forward for the women's soccer team, is scoring goal after goal this soccer season. Uyl was the recipient of the Supplement Source Fanshawe Female-Student Athlete of the Month Award for September. Read more

London artist designs second fundraising stamp for the Canada Post Community Foundation
Local London artist Andrew Lewis had the opportunity to design this year's Canada Post Community Foundation fundraising stamp. Read more

Londoners experience city-wide lockdown in Las Vegas
On the night of Oct. 1, a gunman began firing bullets from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino at a group of concertgoers. Read more

OPSEU sets Oct. 16 as strike deadline across 24 Ontario Colleges
A strike deadline has been set by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU) for Oct. 16 at 12:01 a.m. Read more

Break and enter cases threaten the safety of Fanshawe students and neighbourhoods
London Police Service are urging students to keep their doors and windows locked after police responded to two break and enters earlier this week. Read more

Chuot Angou brings her leadership skills to the Falcon women's basketball team
Chuot Angou, a new recruit for the women's basketball team at Fanshawe College this year, will bring her leadership skills and experience to the team as she fills the position of standout guard. Read more

The University Of Western Ontario's fake homecoming draws huge crowd, but high cost for the City of London
Last year, the University of Western Ontario announced it would change the date of the actual homecoming celebrations as a strategic decision to curb immense amounts of partying. Read more

Fiftieth Anniversary Tour comes to Fanshawe
A 42-foot interactive trailer is touring across all 24 Ontario colleges to celebrate the history and success of the college education system in the province. Read more

The Welcome Centre at the London Public Library sees immediate success as a mental health resource
A new initiative at the central branch of the London Public Library, called the Welcome Centre, lets individuals speak with mental health workers to learn more about the services available to them in the London community. Read more

Fanshawe to host World Mental Health Day activities on campus
On Oct. 10, Fanshawe and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) will host various activities on World Mental Health Day to give students a chance to relax from their studies and learn more about the services available to them regarding their mental health on campus. Read more

Men's baseball team on a successful streak
The Fanshawe Falcons men's baseball team is currently in 3rd place in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) standings with five wins and five losses. Read more

Falcon soccer teams are off to a successful start to the season
The Fanshawe men and women's soccer teams are off to a fantastic start to the season, with both teams leading in the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) West Division. Read more

Students beat the heat during the FSU's residence games
On Sept. 23, the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its annual residence games. At the event, students from all four residences houses competed in fun-filled games to accumulate points to win the Lethbridge Cup. Read more

Fanshawe Student Union hosts annual Craft Beer Festival
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) hosted its annual Craft Beer Festival at Forwell Hall last Tuesday. The event, which ran on Sept. 26 from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m., gave students the opportunity to learn more about the local breweries around the London area while taste testing a few of their delicious brews. Read more

Olympian Silken Laumann spoke to Fanshawe about physical and mental health
On Sept. 21, REDTALKS special guest Silken Laumann spoke to members of the Fanshawe community about her life as a professional athlete and the obstacles she has overcome both physically and mentally during and following her athletic career. Read more


London Police Service unveils results from sexual assault case review
London Police Service (LPS) is changing the manner in which sexual assault cases are coded to more accurately show the result of an investigation and be more reflective of their victim-centred approach. Read more

In only a matter of weeks, FUEL is already catching the attention of many Fanshawe students on campus
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) hosted its second meeting on Sept. 18. FUEL is a new initiative this school year that allows students of all skill levels to compete in video game tournaments or watch others compete. Read more

Fanshawe hosts annual sexual awareness fair
Fanshawe held its annual sexual awareness fair on Sept. 14. The fair gave students the opportunity to speak with community and campus partners on topics regarding sexual health such as safe sexual practices, sexual violence prevention and consent messaging. Read more

London North Centre MPP hosts roundtable event to discuss the new changes to OSAP with students
MPP for London North Centre and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews, joined Fanshawe and Western students at a roundtable to discuss the new Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP) On Sept. 15. Read more

Ontario college faculty vote in favour of a strike mandate
On Sept. 14, faculty from across all 24 colleges in Ontario cast their ballots to determine if their bargaining team would have the power to institute a strike. After the dust had settled, 68 per cent voted in favour of a strike mandate. Read more

The project L.E.A.R.N campaign returns
From Sept. 7 to Oct. 1, members of the London Police Service (LPS) will be participating in Project L.E.A.R.N 2017. L.E.A.R.N stands for Liquor Enforcement and Reduction of Noise. Read more

Official grand opening for Fanshawe's new Student Wellness Centre
Fanshawe College's new Wellness and Fitness Centre had its official grand opening on Sept. 21. The Centre is a three-story building with a number of facilities and services available for students. Read more

Fanshawe alumnus lives out his dream as a professional wrestler
When James Hogan was six-years-old, he turned towards his father during the middle of a wrestling match that was on TV and told him that one day, he was going to become a professional wrestler. Read more

New events at the Fanshawe library this month
Here are some details about an ongoing event at the library, as well as one of the exciting events that has previously taken place this month. Read more

Celebrating Fanshawe 50 at Budweiser Gardens
On Saturday Sept. 9, Fanshawe's alumni, faculty, staff and students gathered together at the Budweiser Gardens to enjoy Fanshawe at 50: Live in Concert. Read more

Fanshawe faculty and students restore a 1967 Ford Falcon for Fanshawe's 50th anniversary
Over 100 students and faculty worked for over 2000 hours to modify a 1967 Ford Falcon to commemorate Fanshawe's 50th anniversary. Read more

Fanshawe all-around athlete running for a cause
On June 1, 2018, nursing student Danielle Austin will participate in a 63 kilometre run to help raise awareness and funds for research on Crohn's and Colitis disease. Read more

Ergonomics expert Allison Stephens comes to Fanshawe to teach the next generation of ergonomists
Renowned ergonomist Allison Stephens accepted the position as co-ordinator for the advanced ergonomic studies program in Fanshawe College's School of Public Safety. Read more

Red Bed Talks event hopes to get students talking about consent
The latest addition to this year's sexual awareness fair will be the Red Bed Talks event. Read more

Wall decals inspire students to study abroad
Four murals of picturesque locations from across the globe have adorned campus walls as part of a promotional campaign for Fanshawe students to learn about the plethora of options they have, when it comes to studying abroad. Read more

Faculty strike vote and bargaining talks on the rise for Ontario Colleges
On Sept. 14, a faculty strike vote will take place to determine whether the faculty from the 24 colleges from across Ontario support the Ontario Public Service Employees Union's (OPSEU) or the College Employer Council's (Council) vision for the future of the college system. Read more


Ontario government covers the cost of abortion pill
As of Aug. 10, woman across Ontario have been able to obtain the abortion pill for free with a prescription from a doctor or nurse at select pharmacies. Read more

Fanshawe brews up a new partnership
Fanshawe College announced its new educational partnership with the Railway City Brewing Company in a Fanshawe news press release, earlier this month. Read more

Fanshawe to launch its first eSports league
The Fanshawe Ultimate eSports League (FUEL) will make its debut this September, offering gaming enthusiasts in the Fanshawe community an opportunity to connect with fellow gamers of different skill levels. Read more

Frosh week heading in a new direction
Before hitting the books, incoming Fanshawe students will have the opportunity to participate in the newly developed orientation day on Sept. 5. Read more