Physiology and Pharmacology
Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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).

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across faculties, disciplines and decades.

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

In an example of research matchmaking at its finest, Physiology and Pharmacology professor Frank Beier and Chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces to tackle the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis.

Bone and Joint Institute researchers celebrated

Bone and Joint Institute researchers celebrated

Members of Western’s Bone and Joint Institute were celebrated recently by the International Combined Orthopaedic Research Societies (ICORS) at the group’s annual meeting.

Study eyes how human brain ‘sees’ world

Study eyes how human brain ‘sees’ world

A new Brain and Mind Institute study is offering insights into how the our brains process a world in which the images of people, places and things are constantly shrinking, expanding and changing on the retina at the back of our eyes. These findings may hold further keys to perfecting technology in everything from robots to self-driving cars.

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

Teams offer ideas a helping hand to market

The Proteus Innovation Competition features teams from across Southwestern Ontario and challenges them to take three emerging technologies and plan their commercialization.

Elite researchers share in CFI-JELF funding

Elite researchers share in CFI-JELF funding

Generating a better understanding on everything from meteorites, autism and heart disease drug, to asthma and air pollutants, Western researchers are sharing in more than $1 million in funding from the federal Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eleven winners, representing three different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning in their students.

‘Escape box’ teaches teamwork

‘Escape box’ teaches teamwork

An ‘escape box’, developed by Nicole Campbell and John Kelly at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, helps students work together to solve its puzzles within puzzles.

Research eyes role stress plays in mental illnesses

Research eyes role stress plays in mental illnesses

We all face stress in our lives. Even researchers seeking to understand why some people shrug it off while others face battles against disorders like depression or PTSD. “I try to find the right balance in my life,” said Wataru Inoue, a Physiology and Pharmacology...

Listening to the brain’s hidden superpowers

Listening to the brain’s hidden superpowers

Echo, a female superhero in Marvel’s Daredevil and Avengers comic books, is one of the very few deaf characters of the genre. Because she is deaf, Echo pays attention to visual details and movements, allowing her to learn new abilities by watching others. But what...

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Western celebrates top teaching talent

Eighteen winners, representing five different faculties, have been awarded Western’s highest honours for inspiring active and deep learning. This year’s winners join a company of teachers nearly a quarter-century strong.

Hair samples provide window into refugee stress

Hair samples provide window into refugee stress

For the first time, researchers have been able to correlate a group’s self-reported feelings of stress and trauma with biological evidence of that stress. A study co-authored by Western researchers analyzed the concentration of cortisol – the so-called stress hormone...

Mustang wins prestigious Russ Jackson Award

Mustang wins prestigious Russ Jackson Award

Western Mustangs linebacker Nick Vanin was honoured for his achievements, both on and off the field, with the prestigious Russ Jackson Award at the U SPORTS football All-Canadian Gala Thursday night. Vanin is not only the first Western student-athlete to win the Russ...

Four scholars named among nation’s elite

Four scholars named among nation’s elite

Four Western researchers have been named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), a program which recognizes the country’s best scholars across disciplines. Two additional researchers also had their existing Chairs renewed for an additional five years, while another saw a...

Brush named to top professor honour

Brush named to top professor honour

Visual Arts professor Kathryn Brush smiles as she remembers getting a photo from one of her students doing a cartwheel in front of the Cathedral Basilica of Saint Denis, just north of Paris, France. She may be an internationally recognized art historian and an...