Western Biology professor Irena Creed has been selected by Sweden’s Umeå University as one of the institution’s Female Guest Professorships.
A $4.4 million funding boost from Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Canadian Network for Aquatic Ecosystems (CNAES) will play a key role in ensuring well-informed decisions are made when it comes to this country’s wetlands, lakes and rivers. And two Western researchers have been tapped to provide project leadership.
A newly released report by the Council of Canadian Academies, co-authored by Western Organizational Behavior professor Alison M. Konrad and Anatomy and Cell Biology professor Lynne-Marie Postovit, says despite significant progress in the representation of women in the university research ranks, there are still gender equity challenges that must be overcome.
I’m afraid I find it hard to have a positive outlook for the biosphere in the next 40 years.
Western Biology professor Brent John Sinclair has been awarded the 2012 Entomological Society of Canada’s C. Gordon Hewitt Award for outstanding achievement in Canadian entomology by a researcher under 40.
Western research will join with colleagues from across the city to celebrate National Biotechnology Week, Sept. 14-21.
Amanda Spadafora graduated from the Faculty of Health Studies with an honours specialization in Health Science and a minor in Biology.
Any walk along Fifth Avenue in New York is an experience. On one such walk on Sunday, April 22, I encountered heavy rains and took shelter in St. Patrick’s Cathedral.
March 22, 2012
Franklin D. Roosevelt famously warned the only thing we have to fear is fear itself. New research from The University of Western Ontario reveals that FDR’s rhetorical flourish also accurately reflects a fundamental truth within the animal kingdom too.
If the thought of dust mites in your mattress or a spider on your ceiling is enough to make your skin crawl, just think: pesticide-resistant spider mites might also be in your home, burrowing in your house plants or slowly destroying your garden.
While it was simply a hobby for Frank Cook, the Canadian Museum of Nature has cashed in with the amateur naturalist’s donation of more than 1,500 plant specimens including rare and endangered species of mosses.
As part of London Biotech Week 2011, the Pest Genomics and Plant Breeding in Sustainable Agricultural Pest Management Group at The University of Western Ontario, in partnership with TechAlliance, will host the Future of Food: bioCEP3 (Biotechnology, Crops, Education, Policy, Production and Perception).
Researchers from The University of Western Ontario have discovered that migratory songbirds burn their own muscles and organs to provide a water source during long, non-stop flights, which sometimes cover distances in the thousands of kilometres.
There are many reasons one chooses a career in academics. But for biology professor Brent Sinclair, the main reason is simple. “It’s really cool,” he says. And he should know.