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Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2021 rankings released June 10.

Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

To accelerate 5G innovation in Canada, Western has partnered with Bell Canada to turn the campus into a ‘living lab’ that will help shape smarter cities and communications systems, boost drone security, better manage business continuity, and more.

Ivan Coyote to bring passion, empathy to Munro Chair

Ivan Coyote to bring passion, empathy to Munro Chair

For more than two decades, Ivan Coyote has been using the power of personal narrative to work toward a better world. The newly named Alice Munro Chair in Creativity often grapples with the complex and intensely personal issues of gender identity, as well as family, class, social justice and queer liberation in their work.

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

‘Magic’ photograph still inspires after 50 years

Known by many names – The Leap, The Flying Goal, The Flying Orr or, simply, The Goal – Ray Lussier’s photograph of Bobby Orr flying through the air after his Stanley Cup-winning goal remains today the most famous photograph in hockey history. Fifty years later, the image continues to inspire.

Western names Lesley Rigg as Vice-President (Research)

Western names Lesley Rigg as Vice-President (Research)

Internationally recognized academic leader Lesley Rigg will join Western as Vice-President (Research) on Aug. 1. Western’s Board of Governors approved a five-year term for Professor Rigg at its meeting on April 23. She is also appointed professor of geography.

Western ranked among world’s top universities

Western ranked among world’s top universities

Western stands firmly among the world’s top universities measured by its commitment to social and economic impact, according to the Times Higher Education’s Impact Rankings, released April 22.

Campus meets challenge to support students

Campus meets challenge to support students

The loss of physical proximity has not diminished the campus community’s connections with students. From one-on-one acts of simple kindness to sweeping university-wide programs, Western has continued to develop creative ways to connect with and support students during unprecedented times.

Study eyes PTSD among public safety personnel

Study eyes PTSD among public safety personnel

Researchers at Western and McMaster universities look to offer hope to public safety personnel suffering post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) as a result of a life spent on the front lines of major crises, like the COVID-19 pandemic.

Network rallies research to combat pandemic

Network rallies research to combat pandemic

It’s the kind of grand experiment required to meet a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic – and one organizers hope resonates long after this crisis has faded.

Frontiers Award honours economist Howitt’s career

Frontiers Award honours economist Howitt’s career

Famed Western economist Peter Howitt, along with French economist Philippe Aghion, have been named co-recipients of the 2019 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Economics, Finance and Management.