Five teams of Western alumni entrepreneurs are set to make their pitch to investors.
What do beans, grape skins, chia seeds and activated charcoal have in common? For Giovanni Angelucci, HBA‘11, founder and CEO of Queen Street Bakery, these items are ingredients in his unique recipes for gluten-free bread products.
Persistence and purpose have earned student William Wang a raft of online orders and a coveted place in campus vending machines for his protein bar, Zentein.
Dr. Qingping Feng is tantalizingly close to learning whether the sepsis treatment he has worked on for more than two decades will ultimately help save millions of lives.
Organs for live-saving transplants are normally transported in ice-packed coolers. A new box developed at Western shows there’s a better, safer way.
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.
Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Connor Renton, BA’19, sees that you don’t think twice about the surfaces you touch. Door handles. ATM buttons. Keypads.
Lena Schreyer is one of just 10 Canadian students to receive the prestigious 2020 3M National Student Fellowship Award, 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) announced May 21.
More than 2,000 Western community members from around the world have registered for a six-week virtual masterclass made available for free by Western Entrepreneurship and Ivey Business School.
Bakugan toys and HedBanz games have become unlikely tools in the fight to contain COVID-19 thanks to global toys and games giant Spin Master.
Allow me to offer some thoughts to all entrepreneurs. Most of this is just a reminder and it is certainly related to their business survival as that is where I hope I can offer some ideas or affirmation:
Throughout human history, crises have been pivotal in developing our societies. The present coronavirus pandemic will arguably not be an exception as entrepreneurs can be expected to rise to the challenge.
“Things were going OK. We were growing at a normal place and hitting our targets fine. We were in a good position to expand to other communities,” said the Ivey Business School HBA student. “But come the first week of March, things flipped.”
“We were aware there was beginning to be a need – people didn’t have any. Hand sanitizer is made with high-proof alcohol. We thought, ‘Let’s see what we can do. We have a building full of alcohol – let’s do a little bit.’”
Western-led research may ‘charge up’ consumers by addressing their frequent complaint that rechargeable batteries gradually hold less charge over time.
Therapists often recommend exercise as part of a wellness prescription for people struggling through mental-health challenges. But it’s rare exercise and counselling are integral parts of the same psychotherapy session.
Members of the Western iGEM team will compete in the iGEM 2019 competition this weekend in Boston. The competition brings together international teams interested in the field of synthetic biology to pit their ideas against each other.
Music isn’t just for those who can pound a piano or blow their own horn, Ryan McCaul stresses. Music should be accessible to all, even, and especially, to those whose motor control might not let them play conventional instruments.
Chemistry professor emeritus Duncan Hunter – a researcher who “exemplifies what it means to be an innovator” – has been named the 2019 Vanguard Innovator of the Year for his work in developing the cancer drug Azedra. The annual honour is presented by WORLDiscoveries.