Civil and Environmental Engineering
Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

El Naggar, MacDermid earn top scholar honours

A pair of Western scholars – Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar and Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid – have been honoured with Distinguished University Professorships.

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Western students and their Cuban peers will be at the forefront of understanding how communities can better withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer thanks to a new scholars network designed to offer on-the-ground opportunities for young researchers.

Building communities by building bridges

Building communities by building bridges

A bridge over Bolivian waters – for the third time, Western’s chapter of Engineers in Action (EIA) are eagerly anticipating helping rural communities bridge gaps in their geographic, economic and social isolation.

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Retired Engineering professor hits books … again

Mike Bartlett has a back-to-school story for the ages, specifically, for all his ages. Newly retired as a Civil and Environmental Engineering professor, Bartlett is returning to the classroom in September – this time as a student.

New centre takes aim at water solutions

New centre takes aim at water solutions

Western recently launched the WesternWater Centre, a Western Engineering-based group charged with generating real-life solutions for the management and treatment of water supplies.

Challenge winners build bridges to better lives

Challenge winners build bridges to better lives

Civil Engineering students Karn Kalra, Jackson Chin and Andrew Bebnowski form the winning team of the Western World’s Challenge Challenge for their idea for building bridges to link isolated communities in rural Bolivia.

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Honouring our own with Awards of Excellence

Demonstrating dedication from residence halls to administrative offices, from alumni engagement to student counseling, presented here are winners of the 2018 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

NSERC taps two for elite national honours

A pair of Western researchers have been honoured among the winners of six Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) six national prizes.

Researchers investigating Nipigon River Bridge failure

Researchers investigating Nipigon River Bridge failure

The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has sought the expertise of Surface Science Western (SSW) and the Faculty of Engineering to conduct testing of the bolts from the Nipigon River Bridge. On Jan. 10, the decking on the newly built $106-million bridge lifted...

El Naggar recognized for excellence in research

El Naggar recognized for excellence in research

Western Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Hesham El Naggar recently received the Engineering Medal: Research and Development in recognition of his career and accomplishments. Presented by the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OPSE) and...

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

Green Awards: Ideas in full bloom

This year’s winners of the Western Green Awards have helped not only the university, but the entire London community, continue to turn over a new leaf when it comes to environmental sustainability. Established in 2008, the Western Green Awards celebrate individuals...

Grants to fuel Canada’s future scientists, engineers

Grants to fuel Canada’s future scientists, engineers

Canada’s future scientists and engineers will benefit from a pair of PromoScience grants awarded to two Western researchers, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) announced Wednesday. Civil and Environmental Engineering professor...

It’s getting ‘Hoth’ in here

It’s getting ‘Hoth’ in here

Western Engineering’s Concrete Toboggan Team is heading to a galaxy far, far away – well, actually, the Big White Ski Resort in Kelowna, B.C. – for the 2015 Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race, Jan. 21-25. Co-captains and fourth-year Engineering students Mack...