Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies
Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

Why FaceTime can’t replace face time

As researchers interested in digital health and newly emerging technologies, we are concerned with how new face-to-face digital technologies can improve and alter relationships with ourselves and those around us.

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Algae tasked with producing COVID-19 test kits

Researchers at Western and Suncor are teaming up to use algae as a way to produce serological test kits for COVID-19 – a new process that overcomes shortfalls of existing processes while saving money.

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

Pandemic offers pause, not end, to globalization

It’ll take more than a pandemic to stop the march of globalization. In fact, it might be the offshoots of globalization that help humanity combat this and other global threats.

Graduate students ‘Zoom’ to their own defense

Graduate students ‘Zoom’ to their own defense

It was a challenge unlike anything the university had ever seen, yet one the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (SGPS) moved to address almost immediately by providing a unique virtual venue to cap graduate students’ university careers.

Isolation stress can test those with addictions

Isolation stress can test those with addictions

Across Canada, people who face addiction and mental-health issues are coming to terms with a new reality – an uncertain future with a period of physical distancing to reduce the transmission of COVID-19.

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

Doctor issues dispatches from Italian front

The escalating COVID_19 situation in Italy motivated Dr. Fabio Salerno, a nephrologist and PhD Candidate at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry, to return to his home country last week to help care for patients and support his health-care colleagues.

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.