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Expert insight: Why social media companies need to be reined in

Expert insight: Why social media companies need to be reined in

In September, the Wall Street Journal released the Facebook Files. Drawing on thousands of documents leaked by whistle blower and former employee Frances Haugen, the Facebook Files show that the company knows their practices harm young people, but fails to …

Neal excited about new role

Neal excited about new role

Faculty of Information & Media Studies assistant professor Diane Neal will serve as one of six elected Directors-at-Large for the 2012-2014 term with the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

CFI provides $2.1 million for research

CFI provides $2.1 million for research

University of Western Ontario researchers Gordon ‘Oz’ Osinski and Bob Linnen were among eight Western researchers working on five projects who recently received more than $2.1 million in CFI funding.

A mission to the Moon… without leaving Earth

A mission to the Moon… without leaving Earth

Conducting a mission to another planet or moon requires literally thousands of hours of revolutionary research and thought-provoking investigation. An important step in that preparation is to run a mission simulation to test operational, scientific, and technological concepts.

Building castles in the university sandbox

University can be a big sandbox in which to build skills, be creative and have fun. This is the teaching philosophy of John Reed, lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Freezing bugs can be, well, cool

There are many reasons one chooses a career in academics. But for biology professor Brent Sinclair, the main reason is simple. “It’s really cool,” he says. And he should know.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Mastering and mixing the world of academics

A rock ‘n’ roll life was never in the cards for Jay Hodgson. Despite a No. 1 album on the indie charts while riding a partial scholarship at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1998, the Toronto native was not prepared to take The Jay Hodgson Group any further than the bars and clubs of Massachusetts.

Class a learning experience for professor and student

First-year students represent more than fresh faces in Christine Sprengler’s classroom. They offer new perspectives and unique questions to make it just as much of a learning experience for the teacher as the pupil.

Engineering degree no ‘waste’ of time

Think of algae. Is the first thing that pops to mind a thick, slimy green blanket covering portions of open water? If so, Amarjeet Bassi asks you to look at it a different way.

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

Water innovation takes centre stage

Water innovation takes centre stage

Thanks to recent investment from FedDev Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local industry are partnering on what will be a global-leading site for water treatment technology.

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

New research from neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.

Neal excited about new role

Neal excited about new role

Faculty of Information & Media Studies assistant professor Diane Neal will serve as one of six elected Directors-at-Large for the 2012-2014 term with the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

CFI provides $2.1 million for research

CFI provides $2.1 million for research

University of Western Ontario researchers Gordon ‘Oz’ Osinski and Bob Linnen were among eight Western researchers working on five projects who recently received more than $2.1 million in CFI funding.

A mission to the Moon… without leaving Earth

A mission to the Moon… without leaving Earth

Conducting a mission to another planet or moon requires literally thousands of hours of revolutionary research and thought-provoking investigation. An important step in that preparation is to run a mission simulation to test operational, scientific, and technological concepts.

Building castles in the university sandbox

University can be a big sandbox in which to build skills, be creative and have fun. This is the teaching philosophy of John Reed, lecturer in the Faculty of Information and Media Studies.

Freezing bugs can be, well, cool

There are many reasons one chooses a career in academics. But for biology professor Brent Sinclair, the main reason is simple. “It’s really cool,” he says. And he should know.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Mastering and mixing the world of academics

A rock ‘n’ roll life was never in the cards for Jay Hodgson. Despite a No. 1 album on the indie charts while riding a partial scholarship at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1998, the Toronto native was not prepared to take The Jay Hodgson Group any further than the bars and clubs of Massachusetts.

Class a learning experience for professor and student

First-year students represent more than fresh faces in Christine Sprengler’s classroom. They offer new perspectives and unique questions to make it just as much of a learning experience for the teacher as the pupil.

Engineering degree no ‘waste’ of time

Think of algae. Is the first thing that pops to mind a thick, slimy green blanket covering portions of open water? If so, Amarjeet Bassi asks you to look at it a different way.

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

Water innovation takes centre stage

Water innovation takes centre stage

Thanks to recent investment from FedDev Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local industry are partnering on what will be a global-leading site for water treatment technology.

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

New research from neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.