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Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Western professors Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) and Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry) have been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research –...

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

Female surgeons and residents from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London gathered recently in operating rooms across the city to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons. They did so by taking a photo and sharing it for the world to see.

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Juan Luis Suárez knows when it comes to the arts, humanities and social sciences, universities are standing at an impasse. And it will take scholars from these fields to move towards progress, he said.

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Western professor Juan Luis Suárez has been named Associate Vice-President (Research), a position university officials envision proving unprecedented support for scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Research Western announced today.

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

A smile is a simple form of social interaction. Yet, there are absolutely no two the same, says Erin Heerey. “If I give you a genuine smile, you’ll give me a genuine smile back. If I give you a polite smile, you’ll give me a polite smile back and we do this in real...

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Led by a team of Western students, a new social enterprise focused on providing affordable and accessible breast milk to mothers and children in need hopes to improve infant mortality rates and empower families worldwide, according to the organization’s founders....

App puts recess to work for users

App puts recess to work for users

Business networking events just didn’t cut it for an introvert like Sean Ho Lung. Too much small talk. Too little opportunity to gauge a connection. He wanted to establish a professional network – but on his terms. Enter Club Recess. “When networking, especially as a...

Award-winning paper takes swing at historic hockey violence

Award-winning paper takes swing at historic hockey violence

Taylor McKee was “pleased, tickled and over the moon” when he heard the news. A second-year PhD student in Kinesiology, McKee recently won the International Award for Excellence from The International Journal of Sport and Society. His article, The Rink and the Stage:...

Western students help name craters on Mars

Western students help name craters on Mars

Western names are now written among the stars – or, at least in this case, written upon a planet. On April 3, the International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System approved names for two craters on Mars – names proposed by Western Science students...

Award signals purple is green at the core

Award signals purple is green at the core

It’s almost like every day is Earth Day on campus. Last week, Western was named among Canada’s Greenest Employers, recognized as an institution that leads the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, Mediacorp Canada announced as part of the Canada's...

Team eyes non-invasive alternative to biopsies

Team eyes non-invasive alternative to biopsies

A Western research team is developing a way to diagnose prostate cancer without resorting to surgery, possibly reducing the number of biopsies that need to be conducted. A team led by Len Luyt, a Chemistry professor cross-appointed to Medical Imaging, has developed a...

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Hellmuth Prize celebrates elite researchers

Western professors Kathryn Brush (Visual Arts) and Tsun-Kong Sham (Chemistry) have been awarded the 2017 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research. The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research –...

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

The New Yorker cover inspires looks at women surgeons

Female surgeons and residents from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, London Health Sciences Centre and St. Joseph’s Health Care London gathered recently in operating rooms across the city to add their voices to a global rallying cry for women surgeons. They did so by taking a photo and sharing it for the world to see.

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Suárez: Time of retreat is over for humanities

Juan Luis Suárez knows when it comes to the arts, humanities and social sciences, universities are standing at an impasse. And it will take scholars from these fields to move towards progress, he said.

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Western professor Juan Luis Suárez has been named Associate Vice-President (Research), a position university officials envision proving unprecedented support for scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Research Western announced today.

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

Mapping the uncharted territory of social cues

A smile is a simple form of social interaction. Yet, there are absolutely no two the same, says Erin Heerey. “If I give you a genuine smile, you’ll give me a genuine smile back. If I give you a polite smile, you’ll give me a polite smile back and we do this in real...

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Idea seeks to nourish families worldwide

Led by a team of Western students, a new social enterprise focused on providing affordable and accessible breast milk to mothers and children in need hopes to improve infant mortality rates and empower families worldwide, according to the organization’s founders....

App puts recess to work for users

App puts recess to work for users

Business networking events just didn’t cut it for an introvert like Sean Ho Lung. Too much small talk. Too little opportunity to gauge a connection. He wanted to establish a professional network – but on his terms. Enter Club Recess. “When networking, especially as a...

Award-winning paper takes swing at historic hockey violence

Award-winning paper takes swing at historic hockey violence

Taylor McKee was “pleased, tickled and over the moon” when he heard the news. A second-year PhD student in Kinesiology, McKee recently won the International Award for Excellence from The International Journal of Sport and Society. His article, The Rink and the Stage:...

Western students help name craters on Mars

Western students help name craters on Mars

Western names are now written among the stars – or, at least in this case, written upon a planet. On April 3, the International Astronomical Union Working Group for Planetary System approved names for two craters on Mars – names proposed by Western Science students...

Award signals purple is green at the core

Award signals purple is green at the core

It’s almost like every day is Earth Day on campus. Last week, Western was named among Canada’s Greenest Employers, recognized as an institution that leads the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness, Mediacorp Canada announced as part of the Canada's...

Team eyes non-invasive alternative to biopsies

Team eyes non-invasive alternative to biopsies

A Western research team is developing a way to diagnose prostate cancer without resorting to surgery, possibly reducing the number of biopsies that need to be conducted. A team led by Len Luyt, a Chemistry professor cross-appointed to Medical Imaging, has developed a...