Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
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.

Junk food orders up trouble for young brains

Junk food orders up trouble for young brains

That teenager in your kitchen feasting on fast food, candy bars and pop might not be able to help themselves – all the more reason for adults to help them before they cause long-term damage to their developing brains.

Big data project lights path to energy savings

Big data project lights path to energy savings

Western researchers are charged up over the use of big data to help utility providers untangle the complexities of consumer energy demand across the country while also planning for a greener future.

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

CSA grant backs Western Space rover tech

Western will play a key role in humanity’s return to the Moon, thanks to a major investment by the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) in a university-led advancement that could represent a flagship Canadian contribution to international missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Cindy Mora Stock

Read. Watch. Listen. with Cindy Mora Stock

The waiting – on that book, that movie, that album to come out – is the hardest part as Earth Sciences postdoctoral scholar Cindy Mora Stock takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Outreach at heart of new Indigenous Leader role

Building relationship. Danielle Alcock knows that enjoyable part of her graduate student days will be paramount in her new role as Indigenous Leader in Residence, a newly created role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

Deacon brings education, sport passions to Senate

While the long-time educator, administrator, coach, and amateur sport advocate was an avid follower of current events and a voracious reader, Marty Deacon, MA’82, BEd’84, didn’t consider herself a politician. Until one day when the prime minister called.

Mosaic X-rays reveal Peruvian mummy mysteries

Mosaic X-rays reveal Peruvian mummy mysteries

Western researchers, including two undergraduate students, have become pivotal players in developing a mobile X-ray protocol that could transform how mummies are examined in the field.

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

Black history’s Great Lakes connections on display

The slave life of the boy who renamed himself Jermain Wesley Loguen was filled with deprivation and abuse. His escape to Canada was equally harrowing. His hopes for finding a new life here – in what he’d believed would be freedom’s promised land – were thwarted by a society determined to keep him from success.

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

Study explores LGBTQ lives in small communities

For Dayna Prest, her research is a homecoming. The Women’s Studies and Feminist Research PhD candidate is exploring the experiences of LGBTQ individuals in Stratford, St. Marys and Perth County in an effort to better understand their relationship with these small communities – ones stereotypically seen as heterosexual, white and conservative – and how they shaped personal identity.

Study: Exercise boosts memory like caffeine 

Study: Exercise boosts memory like caffeine 

Brisk walks – even as short as 20 minutes – can provide your working memory just as much pep as that morning cup of coffee. In fact, that same recent study showed, that exercise may also reduce the negative effects of caffeine withdrawal like headaches, fatigue and crankiness.     

Policing partnership puts big data on patrol

Policing partnership puts big data on patrol

Law enforcement agencies across the country could have a new partner in creating safer communities thanks to a Western-led partnership introducing academic research and big data into policing.

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

About 500 mourners gathered Wednesday in a memorial service at Western’s Alumni Hall in a tearful tribute to four graduate students who lost their lives on Flight PS752.

Ghazal Nourian: Absence of ‘a great presence’

Ghazal Nourian: Absence of ‘a great presence’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Sajedeh Saraeian: Woman of ‘a thousand hopes’

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

Milad Nahavandi: A loss felt with each passing day

Milad Nahavandi: A loss felt with each passing day

Western remembers the lives of four graduate students – Hadis Hayatdavoudi, Milad Nahavandi, Ghazal Nourian and Sajedeh Saraeian – who died aboard Ukraine International Flight PS752.

میلاد نهاوندی: جای خالی که با گذشت هر روز بیشتر احساس می شود

میلاد نهاوندی: جای خالی که با گذشت هر روز بیشتر احساس می شود

وقتی که میلاد نهاوندی برای اولین بار در سال 2016 با استاد مهندس شیمی و بیو شیمیایی  چالرز زو در مورد دانشجو شدنش در دانشگاه وسترن ارتباط برقرار کرد، زو مطمئن نبود که آیا میلاد با او صادق است یا نه. نهاوندی عملا خیلی بهتر از انچه که انتظار میرفت بود در حدی که باعث میشد فرد به این همه توانایی او مشکوک بشه.

غزل نوریان: فقدان حضوری توانمند

غزل نوریان: فقدان حضوری توانمند

 غزل نوریان کوچکترین بچه ازسه فرزندی بود که در سراسر زندگی توسط خانواده اش حمایت میشد. خانواده ای که هدفش تامین بنیانی برای “بهترین اینده برای غزل” بود، اینها\ مطالبی است برادر او، پیمان نوریان به یاد می اورد.