The University of Western Ontario, corporately branded as Western University as of 2012 and shortened to Western, is a public research university in London, Canada. The main campus is on 455 hectares of land, surrounded by residential neighbourhoods and the Thames River bisecting the campus's eastern portion; the university operates twelve academic schools. It is a member of a group of research-intensive universities in Canada; the university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as the Western University of London, Ontario. It incorporated Huron University College, founded in 1863; the first four faculties were Arts, Divinity and Medicine. The Western University of London became non-denominational in 1908. Beginning in 1919, the university had affiliated with several denominational colleges; the university grew in the post-World War II era and a number of faculties and schools were added to university. Western is a co-educational university, with more than 24,000 students, over 306,000 living alumni worldwide.
Notable alumni include government officials, business leaders, Nobel Laureates, Rhodes Scholars, distinguished fellows. Western's varsity teams, known as the Western Mustangs, compete in the Ontario University Athletics conference of U Sports; the university was founded on 7 March 1878 by Bishop Isaac Hellmuth of the Anglican Diocese of Huron as The Western University of London Ontario, its first chancellor was Chief Justice Richard Martin Meredith. It incorporated Huron College, founded in 1863; the first four faculties were Arts, Divinity and Medicine. There were only 15 students when classes began in 1881. Although the university was incorporated in 1878, it was not until 20 June 1881 that it received the right to confer degrees in Arts and Medicine. In 1882, the name of the university was revised to The Western University and College of London, Ontario; the first convocation of graduates was held on 27 April 1883. Affiliated with the Church of England, Western became non-denominational in 1908.
In 1916, the university's current site was purchased from the Kingsmill family. There are two World War I memorial plaques in University College; the first lists the 19 students and graduates of the University of Western Ontario who lost their lives. A third plaque lists those who served with the No. 10 Canadian General hospital during WWII, the unit raised and equipped by UWO. In 1923, the university was renamed The University of Western Ontario; the first two buildings constructed by architect John Moore and Co. at the new site were the Arts Building and the Natural Science Building. Classes on the university's present site began in 1924; the University College tower, one of the university's most distinctive features, was named the Middlesex Memorial Tower in honour of the men from Middlesex County who fought in World War I. In 1919, the Ursuline Sisters had established Brescia College as a Roman Catholic affiliate, in the same year Assumption College in Windsor affiliated with the university.
Before the end of the affiliation, Assumption College was one of the largest colleges associated with the university. Waterloo College of Arts became affiliated with Western in 1925. St. Peter's College seminary of London, Ontario became affiliated with Western in 1939, it became King's College, an arts college. Today, King's, Brescia colleges are all still affiliates of Western. Two World War II memorial honour rolls are hung on the Physics and Astronomy Building: the first lists the UWO students and graduates who served in the Second World War, the second lists those who served with the No. 10 Canadian General hospital during WWII, the unit raised and equipped by UWO. Although enrollment was small for many years, the university began to grow after World War II, it added a number of faculties in the post-war period, such as the Faculty of Graduate Studies, the School of Business Administration, the Faculty of Engineering Science, the Faculty of Law, Althouse College for education students and the Faculty of Music.
In 2012, the university rebranded itself as "Western University" to give the school less of a regional or national identity. "We want to be international," president Dr. Amit Chakma told The Globe and Mail; the university's legal name, remains "The University of Western Ontario" and is used on transcripts and diplomas. The University of Western Ontario is in the city of London, Ontario, in the southwestern end of the Quebec City–Windsor Corridor. Most of the campus is surrounded by residential neighbourhoods, with the Thames River bisecting the campus' eastern portion. Western Road is the university's major transportation artery, travelling north to south; the central campus, which includes most of the University's student residences and teaching facilities is 170.8 hectares. Student residences make up the largest part of Western's building area, with 31 percent of all building space allocated for residential use. Teaching and research facilities take up the second largest portion of building space, with 28 percent of all building space allocated for that use
"Get Some Sleep" is a song by New Zealand singer-songwriter Bic Runga. It was released in June 2002 as Beautiful Collision; the song was the highest selling song by a New Zealand artist in 2002, ranking at number 6 overall. It reached number 78 in the 26 in Ireland. New Zealand CD single "Get Some Sleep" – 3:36 "You Don't Want to Know" – 3:13 "Gracie" – 3:12Australian CD single "Get Some Sleep" "Get Some Sleep" – 3:36UK and Irish CD single "Get Some Sleep" – 3:36 "Bursting Through" – 3:50 New Zealand Top 50 singles of 2002 Bic's official website Lyrics of this song at MetroLyrics
The Yukon Hotel is a National Historic Site of Canada and part of the Dawson Historical Complex. It is a log building with a three-storey false facade on First Avenue at the corner of Church Street in Dawson City, Yukon; the building was constructed during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898 by J. E. Binet, who named it Binet Block. A local entrepreneur, he and his brother J. O. Binet operated Malden House, the Marconi Hotel, Binet Brothers Saloon, the Binet Bros. Hotel and General Merchants in Mayo, he and his workers used available materials. The narrow building had large street-level windows flanking the main entrance. Only the facade was made of milled lumber, it was leased to the Government of Canada for $1000 per month, which used it for the office of the Commissioner of Yukon, William Ogilvie, for land and timber agent offices, the territorial registrar, as living quarters for the staff. In November 1900, the government relocated its offices to the post office, newly constructed at the corner of Third Street and King Street.
Binet operated the building as a residence. The building changed ownership many times. Henry Freeman operated it as the Miner's Rest Hotel. In 1913, Minnie Witmore renamed it the Freeman Hotel; the building was purchased by hotelier Emma Wilson in 1933, whose adjacent hotel was destroyed by fire. She renamed it the Yukon Hotel after a previous but no longer existing hotel operated by James Booge from 1898 to 1902 and John Borland from 1903 to 1907. Wilson operated the hotel until 1957. Pierre Berton and other Dawson City natives urged the Government of Canada to save and restore the structure. In 1975, the Heritage Canada Foundation purchased the "vacant and decaying" building for $1, by 1980 had spent $386,000 to renovate it. In 1983 the foundation sold the building, in 1985, innkeeper and operator of the Eldorado Hotel, Peter Jenkins, purchased it, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada on 12 June 1982, a commemorative plaque is installed on a large rock adjacent to the building.
It was selected based on its "representation of typical commercial structures built at the height" of the Klondike Gold Rush, such as siting flush to the sidewalk, roof pitch, three-storey false facade, log construction. It forms part of the Dawson Historical Complex with other frontier buildings identified by the Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada, including the adjacent St. Paul's Anglican Church, the Bank of British North America building, the Carnegie Library. List of National Historic Sites of Canada in Yukon