Closed for the Holidays


Western University will be closed for the holiday break effective December 23, 2021. Western will reopen on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.

PaLM extends best wishes to you and yours for a holiday season spent in good health, and a new year filled with abundance and opportunity.

2021: year of the Pandemic II

By: Dr. Ettler

Dear Pathology staff if only it were not true
But my poem is titled year of the Pandemic 2

Just when we thought we could take no more
We were hit with waves 2, 3 and even 4

The year looks like it is going to go out with a bang
Now that Omicron has joined the gang

Without a mask we now feel really naked
And ritual handwashing has become almost sacred

Luckily the COVID vaccine came really fast
But now we need a booster because they may not last

A shout out to our Microbiology team
Who did more COVID tests than we could ever dream

Subrata ended his 11 long years as chair and chief
Now he can relax, much to his relief

We now welcome David to this role
And we will support him to reach his every goal

Another major event did transpire
When the two Lisa’s did retire

CCO had so much money to spend
That biomarker requests never seemed to end

There were more consults and molecular tests than we could abide
But the clerical staff took it all in their stride

It seemed like the specimen backlog we could never assail
But our Gross room staff finally did prevail

Things in the morgue were equally tough
But the autopsy team showed they were made of the right stuff

In Histology technologists were in short supply
But they just kept on cutting, with only an occasional sigh

So to all of you Happy Holidays and let us decree
There will be no year of the Pandemic 3