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In a quiet event on Wednesday afternoon, Governor General of Canada, David Johnston, and his wife Sharon visited Western with a specific topic in mind: mental wellness.
The Governor General visited campus for the third year of the president’s lecture series presented by Amit Chakma.
However, before presenting his lecture, Gov. Gen. Johnston spent some time touring campus. He visited the Brain and Mind Institute, the Wellness Education Centre (WEC) and took part in a roundtable discussion on post-secondary mental health.
Jana Luker, associate vice-president of student experience at Western, spoke about the importance of this visit.
“I think it just certainly brings more attention to the issues around post-secondary mental health,” said Luker. “What we’re trying so hard to do is get the information out to students so it just adds to the buzz around all of the programs and services that are available to students.”
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