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Construction updates to Fanshawe's downtown campus
Fanshawe representatives and community members held a press conference in the Good Foundation Theatre of the downtown campus, the Centre for Digital and Performance Arts (CDPA), to discuss updates on the progress of the construction of the new downtown London campus, on June 9. Read more

Fanshawe launches new agri-business management graduate program
Fanshawe celebrated the launch of its one-year agri-business management graduate certificate program on June 7. Read more

Ontario passes bills for a better tomorrow
Michael Coteau, Minister of Children and Youth Services and the Minister Responsible for Anti-Racism, successfully had two legislations passed on June 1st that will create a better future for all children, youth and people of colour. Read more

Fanshawe helps Middlesex-London EMS hold cardiac arrest survivor day
Middlesex-London Emergency Medical Services (EMS) held their 5th Annual Cardiac Arrest Survivor Day event at Fanshawe Student Union's (FSU) Oasis on June 2. Read more

Increase to Ontario minimum wage
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne, announced on May 30 of plans to implement measures in plans to create a fairer work environment for those employed within the province.  Read more


From the Editor
Hi Fanshawe and welcome to the latest volume of the Interrobang. With a new year of issues comes a new editor and that's why Iím writing to you. My name is Melissa Novacaska and I will be the paper's editor for the 2017-2018 year. Read more

Fanshawe marks well with key performance indicators survey
With a student population of roughly 43,000 students, Fanshawe College is an institution filled with different people from all walks of life. According to data collected amongst the 24 major colleges in Ontario, it seems that students who chose Fanshawe as their post-secondary institution have made an effective and sound decision. Read more

Fanshawe College ranked high by international students
Fanshawe College ranked highly for the seventh year in a row in the 2016 i-graduate International Student Barometer (IBS), according to a Fanshawe news release. Read more

Fanshawe nursing chair wins provincial excellence award
Dr. Sandy DeLuca, the chair of Fanshawe's School of Nursing, received a Council of Ontario Universities' Programs in Nursing (COUPN) provincial award on May 2. Read more

Fanshawe alumna wins top drawing prize at national art showcase
Leah Probst, an alumna of Fanshawe's fine arts program, was awarded first place in the drawing category of the Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan) Art Showcase. Read more

Fanshawe MIA co-ordinator up for CMAOntario Award
Fanshawe Music Industry Arts (MIA) co-ordinator and professor Dan Brodbeck is nominated at this year's Country Music Association of Ontario (CMAOntario) Awards. Read more

Focusing and feeling at ease with the help of fidget spinners
It's the 21st century and at this point we're supposed to have flying cars and hoverboards, instead we have a new spinning toy called a fidget spinner. Read more

Fanshawe and FSU gear up for Pride London Festival
Fanshawe and the Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) are getting ready for this summer's Pride London Festival. Read more

Fanshawe paralegal students place first in mock trial cup competition
Students from the College's Paralegal Student Association (PSA) came, saw and conquered Durham College's Paralegal Mock Trial Cup competition in Oshawa. Read more

Ontario Premier confirms start of construction on high-speed rail project
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and MPP for London North Centre and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews, along with other representatives held a press conference to discuss Ontario's plans to move forward with the construction of a high-speed rail along the Toronto-Windsor corridor. Read more
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Provincial government grants Fanshawe $2.6 million
Ontario Deputy Premier, MPP for London North Centre and Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Development, Deb Matthews, visited Fanshawe to make a special announcement on May 26. Read more

Meet your new FSU president: Morganna Sampson
Meet Morganna Sampson, your new Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) president for the 2017-2018 school year. Sampson is set to make a difference for the FSU, college, and its students. Read more

Fanshawe Wellness and Fitness Centre open for business
Fanshawe welcomed its students into the new Wellness and Fitness centre with a soft launch on May 8. The three-story centre, located in J building, has been under construction for roughly two years. Read more

Fanshawe holds mock disaster training exercise
Emergency medical services (EMS) arrived at Fanshawe to respond to a mock emergency that took place in front of B building on May 25. The incident, a Fanshawe Emergency Management Office (EMO), disaster training exercise, titled Fanshawe Exercise 50, was organized by a core planning team. Read more

Fanshawe business professor joins Peter Devlin as president for the day
Professor Shannon Webb from the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business joined Peter Devlin as Fanshawe's president for the day on May 24. The day was arranged as the prize for an online silent auction that took place to fundraise for Fanshawe's United Way campaign.  Read more

FSU barbecue met with animal rights protesters
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) put on their annual free summer barbecue in the SUB courtyard on May 11. Students were not only attracted by the free food, but also a petting zoo that showcased alpacas, bunnies, and goats. People's attention shifted to a protest led by Fanshawe student Ilana Walker, a member of the group Direct Action Everywhere (DxE) London chapter. Read more

Fanshawe's Remarkable Campaign raises more than its $100 million goal
Key donors, community stakeholders, student representatives and Fanshawe staff gathered at the college's Good Foundation Theatre in the downtown Centre of Digital and Performance Arts, to hear the results of Fanshawe's Remarkable Campaign on May 4. Read more

Thoughts invoked by World Press Freedom Day
World Press Freedom Day was held on May 3. Established by the United Nations (UN), the day centred around promoting and defending the rights for freedom of the press and expression as stated in Article 19 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.  Read more

Premier Kathleen Wynne and Deputy Premier Deb Matthews explain youth focused projects
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and MPP for London North Centre and Deputy Premier of Ontario, Deb Matthews, spoke at Western University to voice their support on today's youth during what Wynne considered uncertain times. Read more

City of London celebrates its 24th McHappy Day
Londoners across the city showed their support at McDonald's restaurants while taking part in McHappy Day on May 3. What made it even more special was that this year marked the 40th anniversary since the founding of the initiative, while the city of London has been participating for the past 24 years.  Read more

FSU donates $2,700 to Crohn's and Colitis Canada
The Fanshawe Student Union (FSU) presented Crohn's and Colitis Canada with a $2,700 cheque on April 20. Focusing on the organization's London, Ont. branch, the funds were raised during the winter semester through the Charity Ball run by Kaisar and a planning committee. Read more

School of Public Safety receive grant from Siemens Canada
Fanshawe's advanced ergonomic studies students will have an even greater opportunity to pursue their schooling with the help of an in-kind grant on April 11 from Siemens Canada, worth a commercial value of over $28 million. Read more


Vancouver-based $4.95 menu restaurant coming to London
The Warehouse Group, a restaurant company that originated in B.C., is now coming to London. It will be replacing the Mongolian Grill on Richmond Row at 645 Richmond Street. Read more

HPV-prevention vaccine could reduce cancer rates amongst men in the LGBTQ+ community
Offering the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine, Gardasil, to more eligible people could help the LGBTQ+ community. The vaccine is offered for free for men, including those who either identify as gay, bisexual or transgender and are under 27-years-old who have had sex with other men. Read more

Positive changes with this year's Unbound fashion show
Fanshawe's third year fashion design students are working steadily while putting together the final touches to their collections for this year's Unbound fashion show. Read more