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Severe weather experts join Western’s Northern Hail Project

Severe weather experts join Western’s Northern Hail Project

The Northern Hail Project (NHP) will begin researching the frozen thunderstorm-generated phenomenon this summer but work has already started for Western Engineering’s latest severe storm investigation unit with the selection of its leadership team. Ju …

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Despite longer treatment wait times from diagnosis to surgery for patients with colon cancer – some even exceeding the 28-day recommendation by an additional two months – there seems to be no adverse impact on survival rates, according to a Western-led study. Along...

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

At 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings, Robarts Research Institute trainees come together for coffee and conversation. While it is an informal social opportunity, given the environment, science and collaboration often come up. And it was such a chance encounter over coffee...

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

For every 1,000 patients undergoing surgery and receiving general anaesthesia, one or two will wake up during the procedure, unable to move, speak or otherwise indicate to doctors they are conscious and aware of what is happening. Western researchers who have already...

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...

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

Michele Crites Battié has dedicated her career to studying spine disorders and lower-back pain. And, despite decades of study, and dedicated research in the field worldwide, she knows plenty of work remains as there is still no consensus on causes, diagnoses and...

Radar signatures improve tornado predictions

Radar signatures improve tornado predictions

Anna Hocking was high atop a metal ladder near Harrow when the rain came pelting down. Soon, the deluge turned into toonie-sized hail that clattered among the radar antennae where she and Wayne Hocking were assembling the newest in an Ontario-Quebec network of radars....

Partnership to move new plastics forward

Partnership to move new plastics forward

A Western Engineering professor’s work in developing an advanced plastic could soon have the attention of the automotive and aerospace industries for its potential benefits to manufacturing upgrades. Mechanical and Materials professor Takashi Kuboki recently began a...

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Researchers at Western’s National Centre for Audiology (NCA) are testing how well light pulses transmit sound as they test a device that could break new ground in hearing-aid technology. Western is the first Canadian site to work with the Earlens hearing aid,...

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

It was Badru Mugerwa’s curiosity that drove him to find out who, or what, was killing the cat. The African Golden Cat, to be more specific. But, he wondered, was it actually being killed? Or was ecotourism behind its marked drop in sightings in the Bwindi National...

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Western researcher Jun Yang is looking to push the ‘paper’ envelope when it comes to printable electronics, a rapidly growing area of research that could soon revolutionize the electronics industry. Producing paper-based electronics – flexible, stretchable,...

Using arts as a way to manage waste

Using arts as a way to manage waste

By showing them beauty in waste, Western Education professor Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw is nurturing the next generation of creative problem-solvers.

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Moderate delays safe in treating colon cancer

Despite longer treatment wait times from diagnosis to surgery for patients with colon cancer – some even exceeding the 28-day recommendation by an additional two months – there seems to be no adverse impact on survival rates, according to a Western-led study. Along...

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

At 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings, Robarts Research Institute trainees come together for coffee and conversation. While it is an informal social opportunity, given the environment, science and collaboration often come up. And it was such a chance encounter over coffee...

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

For every 1,000 patients undergoing surgery and receiving general anaesthesia, one or two will wake up during the procedure, unable to move, speak or otherwise indicate to doctors they are conscious and aware of what is happening. Western researchers who have already...

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...

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

New chair looks to ease pain for millions

Michele Crites Battié has dedicated her career to studying spine disorders and lower-back pain. And, despite decades of study, and dedicated research in the field worldwide, she knows plenty of work remains as there is still no consensus on causes, diagnoses and...

Radar signatures improve tornado predictions

Radar signatures improve tornado predictions

Anna Hocking was high atop a metal ladder near Harrow when the rain came pelting down. Soon, the deluge turned into toonie-sized hail that clattered among the radar antennae where she and Wayne Hocking were assembling the newest in an Ontario-Quebec network of radars....

Partnership to move new plastics forward

Partnership to move new plastics forward

A Western Engineering professor’s work in developing an advanced plastic could soon have the attention of the automotive and aerospace industries for its potential benefits to manufacturing upgrades. Mechanical and Materials professor Takashi Kuboki recently began a...

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Researchers at Western’s National Centre for Audiology (NCA) are testing how well light pulses transmit sound as they test a device that could break new ground in hearing-aid technology. Western is the first Canadian site to work with the Earlens hearing aid,...

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

Scholar shedding light on how animals perceive threats

It was Badru Mugerwa’s curiosity that drove him to find out who, or what, was killing the cat. The African Golden Cat, to be more specific. But, he wondered, was it actually being killed? Or was ecotourism behind its marked drop in sightings in the Bwindi National...

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Work pushing wave of printable electronics

Western researcher Jun Yang is looking to push the ‘paper’ envelope when it comes to printable electronics, a rapidly growing area of research that could soon revolutionize the electronics industry. Producing paper-based electronics – flexible, stretchable,...

Using arts as a way to manage waste

Using arts as a way to manage waste

By showing them beauty in waste, Western Education professor Veronica Pacini-Ketchabaw is nurturing the next generation of creative problem-solvers.