Angie Wiseman
Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

Course on mindful social innovation aims to build pandemic resilience

In the Democratic Republic of the Congo, a country burdened by years of civil unrest and poverty, only a dozen psychiatrists currently serve the entire population of more than 90 million. On top of its complex issues, the country is still recovering from the mental...

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

Research a ‘safe haven’ for PhD graduate

From his hospital bed, Steven Gameiro, PhD’20, made the decision to completely pivot the focus of his doctoral research. It was a risky, but necessary move for the young scientist. He was used to working in a wet lab setting, exploring cancers caused by the human...

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Project provides tutoring to vulnerable students

Six months out of school due to COVID-19 is threatening marginalized and vulnerable students to fall behind their peers. So Western has joined with community partners in a tutoring project to bring kids up to speed.

Western News boxes seek new homes

Western News boxes seek new homes

With the Western News ceasing its print edition, the metal boxes that housed the papers will soon be removed from their locations across campus.

Study explores how gender defines the gym

Study explores how gender defines the gym

Getting to the gym is hard enough, but when it comes to working out, the stereotypes about men and women you pack along with your water bottle can be far more difficult to overcome than any treadmill or barbell. “Geographers often look at neighbourhood environments...

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

Iconic footwear may have been an historic pain

The iconic Dutch clog – or ‘klompen’ – may be one of the most recognizable symbols of the nation, but it also might have been a tremendous pain in the foot for rural citizens in the 19th Century, according to Western co-authored research. In 2011, Western Anthropology...

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

Tough times make for more impulsive pre-teens

The loss of a grandparent. Marital discord at home. Trouble with peers. When pre-teens are forced to deal with adverse life events such as these they tend to become more impulsive in their decision-making later in life. And while that could help motivate kids to work...

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

Project eyes extent of mayoral power in Canada

How much political muscle do Canadian mayors flex? That is exactly what Political Science PhD student Kate Graham’s The Mayors Project hopes to find out. “So often you hear language that we have ‘weak mayors’ in Canada or a ‘weak mayoral system,’ which is language...

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

A smile is a simple form of social interaction. Yet, there are absolutely no two the same, says Erin Heerey. “If I give you a genuine smile, you’ll give me a genuine smile back. If I give you a polite smile, you’ll give me a polite smile back and we do this in real...

Engineering students flip for bottle craze

Engineering students flip for bottle craze

For some, the bottle flipping craze was a silly kid’s game. Aidan Sabourin saw it as an opportunity. In just a few short months, with three of his friends – Justin Lam, Danny Loo and Armin Gurdic – Sabourin created an app that attracted millions of downloads, becoming...

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Western faculty, alumnae among 2017 Women of Excellence

Two members of the Western community are among eight honourees named by The YMCA of Western Ontario as 2017 Women of Excellence. Dr. Marina Salvadori, a faculty member in the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, is a provincial, national and international...

Funding bolsters Canada’s role in international justice

Funding bolsters Canada’s role in international justice

For almost two decades, Valerie Oosterveld has dedicated her work to gender-sensitive criminal justice – first as a lawyer with the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and now, as an academic. Oosterveld, associate dean in the Faculty of Law, along with 22 partners...

Western asks faculty, staff to ‘Speak’ up

Western asks faculty, staff to ‘Speak’ up

Next week, Western faculty and staff will again have their say about how satisfied they are at work. “It’s about an opportunity,” said Andrew Fuller, Director (Learning and Development), Human Resources. “It’s an opportunity for faculty and staff to give a voice to...

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Invention takes a new spin on concussion prevention

Some of the best ideas come from drinks at a bar with friends. Theo Versteegh’s revolutionary idea to mitigate concussion in sport was no different. Almost five years ago, around the time famed hockey player Sidney Crosby suffered his second career-altering...