Despina Kouali, 4th year PhD-Kinesiology (International Student)

     Despina joins Western University’s School of Kinesiology all the way from Cyprus and she is now in her fourth year of her PhD. She came to Canada in 2014 with her first stop at Brock University. As a visiting student at Brock she got firsthand experience with research...

Nafiz Shuva, 4th year PhD Media Studies (International Student)

Nafiz is a father, a husband, an avid traveller, a teacher, a leader and an International PhD student that is joining us from Bangladesh. He is currently in his fourth year of his doctoral studies in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. After completing his Master’s in Europe, he...

Lori Maddigan, 3rd year PhD-English (Mature Student)

Lori describes being back at school as a blessing after a non-academic career but says there certainly are challenges. The campus environment seems like it is geared to the young single starving student and it can be challenging for someone who has been working full time for a lengthy period...

Lynn Ubell, 1st year PhD-Law (Mature Student)

After more than 34 years of military service, Lynn retired from the Canadian Forces and moved to London to pursue her Masters in Library and Information Science at Western University; this followed by a Masters of Studies in Law.  She describes her Masters experience as being enriching and rewarding.  After...