Western researchers, including two undergraduate students, have become pivotal players in developing a mobile X-ray protocol that could transform how mummies are examined in the field.
When a 7.0 earthquake reduced Haiti to rubble, sparking one of the biggest international aid efforts in history, some experts predicted it would take the country a decade to get back to its feet. Far from recovering since Jan. 12, 2010, Haiti today faces more dire circumstances than ever, says a Western expert.
It is time for the international community, including the Canadian government, to stand with the Haitian people and call for Moïse to resign. Only then can the Haitian people begin to address the many other pressing problems their country faces.
Kalley Armstrong might justifiably boast about her pedigree – be it about her stellar hockey career with one of North America’s top college teams or as granddaughter of a Hockey Hall of Fame player. But even if hockey is in her DNA, boasting is not.
Four Western PhD candidates have been named from among 166 nationwide recipients of the 2019-2020 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.
For more than a decade, Greg Beckett grappled with the idea of crisis. Over time, as a researcher in Haiti, the Western Anthropology professor came to realize the term doesn’t come with a universal definition.
A Museum London exhibit led by Anthropology PhD candidate Bimadoshka Pucan, showcasing Anishinaabeg songs, stories and prayers of Saugeen First Nation residents Robert and Eliza Thompson, has been awarded the Lieutenant Governor’s Heritage Award for Excellence in Conservation.
A Western-led team is helping El Salvadorans share and archive their stories of genocide and massacre during the country’s civil war.
For nearly 15 years, Anthropology professor Randa Farah has tracked the Sahrawi people of the Western Sahara, often living among them for months at a time to better understand their lives and struggle for independence.
Bimadoshka Pucan feels she was chosen to find the long-forgotten voices silenced in the basement of Museum London. “It came at a time when I was questioning my identity as a Saugeen person, my personal growth and how I looked at the world,” said Pucan, a Saugeen First...
There was no reason to think the mummified remains were anything but a bird.
Eighteen winners, representing five different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.
Prehistoric women had stronger arms than even today’s top female athletes, according to the first study to compare their relative bone strength. The women who lived 6,000 years ago worked so hard at repetitive upper-body labour every day, they developed strong muscles...
A Western anthropologist has scored a major assist in verifying the age of the oldest hockey stick known to exist – a piece of Canadiana that dates to the 1770s.
The iconic Dutch clog – or ‘klompen’ – may be one of the most recognizable symbols of the nation, but it also might have been a tremendous pain in the foot for rural citizens in the 19th Century, according to Western co-authored research. In 2011, Western Anthropology...
In just one day on the job, in less than two minutes, Kyle Ashley had issued six tickets – at $150 a pop – to drivers stopped or parked in bike lanes nearby the Eaton Centre along Toronto’s Shuter Street.
Anthropology professor David Kanatawakhon-Maracle, a scholar who has made it his life’s work to teach the Mohawk language, received an honorary degree during Brock University’s Spring Convocation, last week.
The recent release of the Naylor Report marked an important landmark in the development of the Canadian research ‘ecosystem,’ and it is appropriate for Western to “applaud federal re-investment in scientific research.” (Seize the moment: Western applauds federal...
Eleven professors are receiving Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning in their students.
Robert the Bruce was a warrior-king, hero, champion of Scottish independence. And not a leper. For almost seven centuries, the Scots have endured taunts that Robert the Bruce had leprosy, a disease that until recently, held a stigma unlike any other. Now, thanks to...