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Feds fund innovative Western research

Feds fund innovative Western research

Researchers looking to develop green technologies, understand consumer decision-making and improve learning outcomes for children with autism are among those benefiting from new federal funding.

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Youth vaping problem nets research dollars

Vaping among teenaged Canadians has doubled in the past two years – a troubling trend that three Western researchers will examine in depth with new funding from the CIHR.

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

Ancient beavers cut trees for food first, not to build dams

By studying the wood-cutting behaviour of ancient beavers that once roamed the Canadian high Arctic, an international team of scientists has discovered that tree predation – feeding on trees and harvesting wood – evolved in these now-extinct rodents long before dam-building.

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

Four new Canada Research Chairs for Western, two renewed

Western is home to four new Canada Research Chairs, professors whose work will have global impact on autism, data science and children’s learning. Two chairs, in business sustainability and neuroscience, have been renewed. Celebrating its 20thanniversary this year,...

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Investment bolsters pandemic research

Nine additional research projects received university backing for their work in supporting recovery efforts for current and future disease outbreaks, Research Western announced this week.

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western moves up in QS World University Rankings

Western researchers were top in Canada for research output for the second year in a row, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds (QS) World University 2021 rankings released June 10.

Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

Western partners with Bell on 5G research initiative

To accelerate 5G innovation in Canada, Western has partnered with Bell Canada to turn the campus into a ‘living lab’ that will help shape smarter cities and communications systems, boost drone security, better manage business continuity, and more.

Western names Lesley Rigg as Vice-President (Research)

Western names Lesley Rigg as Vice-President (Research)

Internationally recognized academic leader Lesley Rigg will join Western as Vice-President (Research) on Aug. 1. Western’s Board of Governors approved a five-year term for Professor Rigg at its meeting on April 23. She is also appointed professor of geography.

Online schooling shift raises children’s privacy issues

Online schooling shift raises children’s privacy issues

Schools globally have scrambled to adopt or expand use of technology to minimize learning disruptions related to COVID-19. Educational technology has long posed serious privacy and equality problems, and these problems are now reaching a boiling point.