Geography and Environment
Connections vital in online climate course

Connections vital in online climate course

Professor Katrina Moser challenges students in her climate-change class to push themselves – and she expects no less of herself as she puts her course online.

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Trio of PhD candidates named Vanier Scholars

Three Western PhD candidates – all from the social sciences and humanities competition – have been named among 166 nationwide recipients of 2020-21 Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships.

Project targets climate resilience post-COVID-19

Project targets climate resilience post-COVID-19

Geography professor emeritus Gord McBean has received a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant to look at how communities across Canada can advance climate-resilience to reduce the risk of adverse climate impacts and damage.

Rapid Research Fund backs Western-led ideas

Rapid Research Fund backs Western-led ideas

Western researcher-led projects have been named among 15 initiatives provincewide as part of the government’s $20-million Ontario COVID-19 Rapid Research Fund.

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).

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

Ambtman-Smith, Fletcher earn Markkanen Awards

The Markkanen Awards are presented annually to an Indigenous undergraduate and graduate student from Main Campus based on academic excellence; contribution to Indigenous communities; and commitment to Western’s campus community through engagement outside of the classroom.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Wes Kinghorn

Read. Watch. Listen. with Wes Kinghorn

Southern contrarians, musical theatre vampires (and their slayers), plus a brief pitch for Gillian Anderson as the next Bond, when Public History postdoctoral scholar Wes Kinghorn takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Isolation reshapes how kids play, stay active

Isolation reshapes how kids play, stay active

This indefinite span of COVID-19 isolation can be more than a month-long stretch on the couch for kids if parents and guardians are willing to lead the way, according to Western experts in children’s physical activity.

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.

Loving being up a ‘Creek’

Loving being up a ‘Creek’

Cross Tar Heel marshes, swim up a ‘Creek’ and embrace being ‘Lonely’ when Geography professor Beth Hundey takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Youth Advisory Council targets teen vaping

Youth Advisory Council targets teen vaping

Alarmed by both the prevalence of e-cigarettes and the serious illness and deaths attributed to vaping, area teens aligned with a Western research lab are lobbying all levels of government to crack down on the popular product.

Awards honour excellence among us

Awards honour excellence among us

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

Western officials offered support for research that would be conducted at the advanced Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii, while simultaneously stressing the need for an open dialogue between local governments, Indigenous groups and the international science community.