Four projects funded for fostering Indigenous learning and community partnerships
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.
First in her family to attend university right out of high school, Serena Mendizabal is aiming no lower than being a world-changer.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
Cross Tar Heel marshes, swim up a ‘Creek’ and embrace being ‘Lonely’ when Geography professor Beth Hundey takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
One of the biggest deterrents to wasting food is getting people to think about what else those wasted dollars could be spent on, according to a Western-led report.
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.
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.
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.
A Western-led program recently reached a milestone by having helped more than 10,000 London kids become physically active. The ACT-i-Pass program provides Grade 5 pupils free access to recreation programs across a range of agencies and facilities throughout the city.
Western researchers, leading an international team, have shown that the first ‘real chance’ of Mars developing life started early, 4.48 billion years ago, when giant, life-inhibiting meteorites stopped striking the Red Planet.
Nov. 3, 1995. Check the photo from the tip-off of the first-ever Toronto Raptors basketball game at SkyDome. You’ll find Karl Toulouse sitting in the front row. June 10, 2019. If you looked closely during tipoff of Monday night’s Game 5 of the NBA Finals, Toulouse is still there.
Western Geography PhD students Steven Vanloffeld and Vanessa Ambtman-Smith stand among only 20 individuals nationwide to be named Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Scholars, a doctoral scholarship program focused on the social sciences and humanities.