Communications Sciences and Disorders
Top honours for graduate students

Top honours for graduate students

For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year....

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Developed by a pair of Western students, Smile Masks are partly transparent face coverings that allow the wearer to speak, emote and make themselves understood by people who need to both see and hear you.

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.

Researchers write ABCs of language disorder

Researchers write ABCs of language disorder

While we expect to see scientists publishing in journals aimed at peers, a pair of Western researchers recently targeted a younger audience for their work – a lot younger.

Experts sound warning about child hearing

Experts sound warning about child hearing

Canadian audiologists are urging federal decision-makers to prioritize child hearing health following a report card from the Canadian Infant Hearing Task Force showing the country has once again received an overall ‘insufficient’ grade.

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three named Distinguished University Professors

Three professors are the latest recipients of Distinguished University Professorships (DUP) awards, joining a select group of faculty members recognized for exceptional scholarly careers

Words don’t let math add up for some students

Words don’t let math add up for some students

Word problems pose a unique challenge for those with developmental language delays (DLDs), perhaps ironically putting words the root of their numbers problem, according to a Western study.

NCA Director: Teamwork moves all toward success

NCA Director: Teamwork moves all toward success

Susan Scollie will tell you – she was elected a “caretaker,” not a director. “It speaks to our collegiality; it’s a good-spirited group that is really happy to be working together. It’s a rare and positive element,” Scollie said of Western’s National Centre for...

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

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.

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

CFI backs hope for Huntington’s patients

Working with a yeast model of Huntington’s, Patrick Lajoie is uncovering some of the mystery associated with Huntington’s disease. His work was one of four Western projects sharing in nearly $1 million in CFI funding.

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

Four Western projects earn CFI backing

From delving into the modeling neurodegenerative diseases to looking into digital philosophy, four Western researchers will share in nearly $1 million in funding through the Canada Foundation for Innovation’s John R. Evans Leaders Fund.

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Young researchers get boost from provincial honour

Five up-and-coming Western researchers will share in $700,000 in research funding, thanks to the Early Researcher Awards, all part of a larger $10-million provincial program supporting 77 researchers at 17 institutions across Ontario. “Ontario’s current and future...

Thousands access campus tour thanks to live-stream app

Thousands access campus tour thanks to live-stream app

The first thing Ewan Macpherson asked when the suggestion came to use Periscope to showcase research at the National Centre for Audiology (NCA) – in particular the anechoic chamber – was, “What’s Periscope?” A professor in the School of Communication Sciences and...

Audiology work earns researcher Vanguard Award

Audiology work earns researcher Vanguard Award

When Susan Scollie says millions, she means millions. The Communications Sciences and Disorders professor’s work inside Western’s National Centre for Audiology is helping millions of infants, children and adults hear a brand new world. “People needed a good solution...

Campus Digest: ORFRI announces backing for six projects

Campus Digest: ORFRI announces backing for six projects

Six London-based research teams – five based at Western, one at the Lawson Health Research Institute – will share more than $7.4 million from the Ontario Research Fund-Research Infrastructure (ORFRI) program to further their discoveries. London North Centre MPP Deb Matthews announced the grants last month at Robarts Research Institute.