Research

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.

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Marketers invest a great deal of time, money and energy into making people fall in love with their brands. However, in some extreme cases, old loves can become vindictive. Social media platforms now make it easier to do so publically.

Research guides city climate change policy

Research guides city climate change policy

University of Western Ontario professor Slobodan Simonovic sees the City of London on the leading edge of addressing climate change. And he should know. The civil and environmental engineering professor is helping inform city policy on the subject.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Yutzu connecting the art world

Arianne Vanrell Vellosillo had a problem. As a restorer for The Museo Reina Sofia, a major museum of contemporary art in the Hispanic world, she needed to collaborate with fellow restorers and curators across hemispheres and languages.

Methods in dialectology conference returns

Methods in dialectology conference returns

The 14th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology returns to The University of Western Ontario this week, Aug. 2-6. The event is jointly hosted by the French Studies Department and the Linguistics Program in Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities.

Researcher Exchange Award open

Researcher Exchange Award open

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario have issued a joint call for proposals inviting interested researchers affiliated with these institutions to submit proposals for an exchange of researchers between the State of Sao Paulo and Canada.

Project eyes healthier Aboriginal youth

A Western collaborative project will assist in the creation of a local network to enhance collaboration among community partners in London and nearby First Nations to promote healthier weights in Aboriginal children and youth.

Western astronomer shares discovery of Earth’s first Trojan asteroid

Studying images compiled by NASA, an astronomer from The University of Western Ontario has proved the existence of the first Trojan asteroid found to share Earth’s orbit. The findings of Paul Wiegert and his colleagues at Athabasca University and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope were published today as the cover story for the July 28 issue of distinguished journal, Nature.

Province awards researchers $8.8 million

Laparoscopic surgery is not a game to Dr. Christopher Schlachta, but he is using gaming technology, such as virtual reality, to teach future surgeons how to refine their skills and reduce medical error in the operating room.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Western receives $600,000 to study Prion diseases

Western receives $600,000 to study Prion diseases

The University of Western Ontario is one of nine universities sharing $2.9 million dollars in research grants to study Prion diseases and neurodegenerative disorders including Alzheimer’s.

WORLDiscoveries expands into China

WORLDiscoveries expands into China

WORLDiscoveries is open for business in China. The organization, a partnership between The University of Western Ontario, Robarts Research Institute and Lawson Health Research Institute, will open an office in the Jiangsu province in southern China in November.