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Western researchers receive royal recognition

Western researchers receive royal recognition

Two Western faculty members have received prestigious honours from the Royal Society of Canada. Philosophy professor and chair Carolyn McLeod has been named a fellow of the society, and Earth Sciences professor Catherine Neish, a member of the College o …

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

A Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant valued at $1,371,511 over five years has been awarded to Nursing professor Helene Berman and her team.

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

University of Western Ontario economics professor Ronald Wintrobe is one of four Canadian recipients of a research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Zhang named Canadian Rising Star

Jin Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, has been named a Canadian Rising Star for her work towards developing a non-invasive diagnostic tool for diabetes.

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.

Making homes hurricane resistant

Ashraf El Damatty is hoping a mesh of wire cables installed on the roof of a home will give it the strength to withstand severe windstorms – and possibly hurricanes. So far the tests have proven him right.

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Ravi P. Singh, senior director at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, will talk about international collaboration opportunities in Indian universities as the guest speaker of the Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Thursday, June 30.

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

Approximately 40 per cent of students who drop out of university do so because of what they learn about their own academic ability, based primarily on the grades they receive after arriving on campus, according to new research from The University of Western Ontario.

‘Shutter’ to think: Developing a clearer picture of ecosystem health in Kenya

Karagita Village, Kenya – With a quick rip of foil and the inadvertent trip of a flash, a jolt of electricity set through the small room in Karagita Village, near Lake Naivasha, in Kenya last month. An excited buzz of Kiswahili then rose at the appearance of a box filled with disposable cameras. Outside, the sky cleared its throat.

Going to the moon, while staying on Earth

To the uninformed, you would have sworn the group of almost 30 students and graduate students huddled in the close confines of Western’s science building basement labs were part of a real planetary exploration mission.

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research led by The University of Western Ontario’s David Litchfield has identified how biochemical pathways can be ‘rewired’ in cancer cells to allow these cells to ignore signals that should normally trigger their death. It’s one way that cancer cells may become resistant to therapy.

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

One of the world’s leading business case publishers, the Richard Ivey School of Business is the first publisher to make business case studies available on the iBookstore.

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

Nursing prof secures $1.35M CIHR grant

A Canadian Institutes of Health Research grant valued at $1,371,511 over five years has been awarded to Nursing professor Helene Berman and her team.

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

Wintrobe receives CIGI-INET research grant

University of Western Ontario economics professor Ronald Wintrobe is one of four Canadian recipients of a research grant from the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) and the Institute for New Economic Thinking (INET).

Zhang named Canadian Rising Star

Jin Zhang, an assistant professor in the Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering at The University of Western Ontario, has been named a Canadian Rising Star for her work towards developing a non-invasive diagnostic tool for diabetes.

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Brain research predicts premeditated actions

Bringing the real world into the brain scanner, researchers at The University of Western Ontario from The Centre for Brain and Mind can now determine the action a person was planning, mere moments before that action is actually executed.

Making homes hurricane resistant

Ashraf El Damatty is hoping a mesh of wire cables installed on the roof of a home will give it the strength to withstand severe windstorms – and possibly hurricanes. So far the tests have proven him right.

Driven towards sustainability

They might not make a lot of noise driving down the road, but the new fleet of electric vans is creating some buzz on campus as the latest sustainable vehicles on the lot for Physical Plant & Capital Planning Services.

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Colloquium to discuss collaboration opportunities in India

Ravi P. Singh, senior director at Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi, will talk about international collaboration opportunities in Indian universities as the guest speaker of the Physics & Astronomy Colloquium Thursday, June 30.

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

University dropout rates tied to preparedness, not laziness

Approximately 40 per cent of students who drop out of university do so because of what they learn about their own academic ability, based primarily on the grades they receive after arriving on campus, according to new research from The University of Western Ontario.

‘Shutter’ to think: Developing a clearer picture of ecosystem health in Kenya

Karagita Village, Kenya – With a quick rip of foil and the inadvertent trip of a flash, a jolt of electricity set through the small room in Karagita Village, near Lake Naivasha, in Kenya last month. An excited buzz of Kiswahili then rose at the appearance of a box filled with disposable cameras. Outside, the sky cleared its throat.

Going to the moon, while staying on Earth

To the uninformed, you would have sworn the group of almost 30 students and graduate students huddled in the close confines of Western’s science building basement labs were part of a real planetary exploration mission.

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research identifies how cancer cells cheat death

Research led by The University of Western Ontario’s David Litchfield has identified how biochemical pathways can be ‘rewired’ in cancer cells to allow these cells to ignore signals that should normally trigger their death. It’s one way that cancer cells may become resistant to therapy.

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

Ivey case studies available on the iBookstore

One of the world’s leading business case publishers, the Richard Ivey School of Business is the first publisher to make business case studies available on the iBookstore.