Radio Western Morning News

NEWSCAST - Friday, November 30, 2018

Jessica Singer

Campus News:

  • Yesterday the Board of Governors announced that Dr. Alan Shepard will be the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University starting July 1, 2019

  • The current President of Concordia University in Montreal, Shepard was known for his exceptional leadership, character, research, and teaching

  • Shepard has been President and Vice-Chancellor of Concordia University since 2012

  • He served as Provost and Vice-President at Ryerson University prior to this position

  • He has intensified the institution’s research and teaching capacities, while furthering investments in entrepreneurship and innovation

  • Radio Western’s own Greg Bowman caught up with the 11th President and Vice-Chancellor of Western University Dr. Alan Shepard

  • Hundreds of Western community members from across campus, and around the world, contributed to the nearly year-long search process

  • Chakma’s term as president will expire at the end of June 2019.


  • Western’s Ideas for Sustainability and the Environment competition has been launched for its fifth year

  • This competition invites students to submit innovative and viable ideas which can help improve our sustainability

  • There are separate competitions for undergraduate and graduate students, with the winning team in each category receiving a grand prize of $1500

  • Second and third place teams will receive $1000 and $500 respectively

  • Those seeking to apply should submit a proposal online by January 7th, 2019


Local News:

  • In a showdown between Ceeps or Joe Kool’s, Londoners have the opportunity to determine which bar and eatery is the most popular in London

  • This is part of an effort by the Rotary Club of London South to provide services, promote integrity, and advance world understanding, goodwill, and peace through its fellowship of business, professional, and community leaders

  • This is the second competition held by this fundraising campaign, last years initiatives featuring the Kingsmill’s department store and the old courthouse on Ridout Street

  • 500 Christmas ornaments featuring the Ceeps emblem, and 500 featuring the Kool’s facade will be sold, all proceeds going to support Rotary Club programming

  • Ornaments are $20 each, and will be on sale until December 24th



  • The Lancers men's hockey team headed to London where they fell 5-1 in a heated matchup

  • The first period saw the Lancers pinned in their zone. However, a strong defensive coverage saw the Lancers contain the Mustangs to the perimeter

  • Lancer Justice Dundas scored the team’s only goal of the night to end the period

  • The Mustangs continued to pressure the Lancers offensively, scoring two more goals in the second period

  • Kolten Olynek scored twice, as well as Jonathan Laser, Kyle Petit and Ray Huether

  • Radio Western’s own Rachael Bishop caught up with Mustangs Head Coach Clarke Singer and radio Western player of the game Kyle Petit post-game

  • The final score ended 5-1 for the Mustangs


  • Tonight the Western Mustangs women’s hockey team is back in action, as they head to Toronto to take on the York Lions at Canlan Arena at 7pm

  • The Mustangs sit in 3rd place in the OUA Standings heading into this game, already beating the York Lions at Thompson Arena here in London 1-0 earlier this season

  • Head Coach of the York Lions Dan Church talked about the keys to the game, and Head Coach of the Western Mustangs Candice Moxley talked about the importance of a win

  • You can catch the game live on Radio Western starting at 6:50pm as we set you up for the final sports broadcast of 2018 here on CHRW, or listen online at  



  • Expect a temperature of 3 degrees tomorrow with light rain

  • Moving into Sunday, expect more rain with a temperature of 12 degrees

  • A freezing drizzle advisory has been issued in the London area

  • Risks of freezing rain throughout the next few days