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Math whiz enters Western with $80K Schulich Leaders award

Math whiz enters Western with $80K Schulich Leaders award

Incoming student Andréa Jackson’s penchant for problem-solving includes a hobby that might make most of us throw up our hands in frustration. In Grade 6, Jackson began tinkering with Rubik’s cubes: the basic 3×3 kind at first, and then increasingly …

Barron: Don’t lose sight of university’s meaning to young people

Barron: Don’t lose sight of university’s meaning to young people

In the flurry of worrying about career paths, partnerships with industry, tuition and fees, we might completely forget the four years at university are supposed to be important formative years in young person's life. (“Make sure debate about tuition costs is rooted in...

Three awarded Governor General’s Academic Medals

Three awarded Governor General’s Academic Medals

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. Based solely on academic criteria, there is no monetary award associated with the medal. The Gold Medals were presented at Western’s Autumn Convocation ceremony for graduates of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on Friday, Nov. 1.

Minac wins top mathematical honour

Minac wins top mathematical honour

Mathematics professor Jan Minac has been awarded the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award by the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).

Future of energy

Future of energy

Particularly in Canada, we depend on large quantities of cheap reliable energy. So, how will we power our lives over the next 40 years? As Yogi Berra said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Essex named to climate post

Chris Essex is on the hot seat. Recently, the Department of Applied Mathematics professor was appointed Chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for Climate for the World Federation of Scientists (WFS).

Barron: Don’t lose sight of university’s meaning to young people

Barron: Don’t lose sight of university’s meaning to young people

In the flurry of worrying about career paths, partnerships with industry, tuition and fees, we might completely forget the four years at university are supposed to be important formative years in young person's life. (“Make sure debate about tuition costs is rooted in...

Three awarded Governor General’s Academic Medals

Three awarded Governor General’s Academic Medals

For more than 125 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized the outstanding scholastic achievements of students in Canada. Based solely on academic criteria, there is no monetary award associated with the medal. The Gold Medals were presented at Western’s Autumn Convocation ceremony for graduates of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies on Friday, Nov. 1.

Minac wins top mathematical honour

Minac wins top mathematical honour

Mathematics professor Jan Minac has been awarded the 2013 Excellence in Teaching Award by the Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS).

Future of energy

Future of energy

Particularly in Canada, we depend on large quantities of cheap reliable energy. So, how will we power our lives over the next 40 years? As Yogi Berra said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Essex named to climate post

Chris Essex is on the hot seat. Recently, the Department of Applied Mathematics professor was appointed Chair of the Permanent Monitoring Panel for Climate for the World Federation of Scientists (WFS).