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Summer program opens research up to undergrads

Summer program opens research up to undergrads

A Western initiative to help undergraduates gain experience and secure summer employment during the COVID-19 crisis will drive forward a key strategic priority that will resonate for students and researchers long after the current pandemic has faded.

Network rallies research to combat pandemic

Network rallies research to combat pandemic

It’s the kind of grand experiment required to meet a challenge like the COVID-19 pandemic – and one organizers hope resonates long after this crisis has faded.

Western fund to support pandemic research 

Western fund to support pandemic research 

A new $1-million catalyst fund will support university research efforts focused on resilience and recovery from disease outbreaks – both related to the current COVID-19 pandemic and those beyond.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Grace Kelly

Read. Watch. Listen. with Grace Kelly

Revisit the familiar magic of childhood or road trip around the globe as Grace Kelly of Research Western takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Getting schooled on knowledge exchange

Getting schooled on knowledge exchange

Western faculty, postdocs and other researchers are heading to class next week to better understand how they can get their ideas “out into the world” and into the hands of those who need it most.

Awards honour excellence among us

Awards honour excellence among us

Demonstrating dedication from faculties to research, from libraries to technology, presented here are winners of the 2019 Western Awards of Excellence, the highest honour for staff member achievement.

Research ranking places Western tops in Canada

Research ranking places Western tops in Canada

Western stands atop Canada – and among only a handful of universities around the world – on a list of the fastest-rising institutions in producing scientific research papers, according to rankings released today by Nature Index.

Project adds Indigenous voice into textbook

Project adds Indigenous voice into textbook

A sociology textbook used by universities across Canada received an Indigenous-focused update in hopes of exposing young scholars to the ongoing issues facing many communities – all thanks to a new Western summer research program.

New centre takes aim at water solutions

New centre takes aim at water solutions

Western recently launched the WesternWater Centre, a Western Engineering-based group charged with generating real-life solutions for the management and treatment of water supplies.

Volunteers help unlock deeper understanding

Volunteers help unlock deeper understanding

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a participant in a research study? Take a painless journey through the mind of a volunteer in a Brain and Mind Institute study about sound.

Senate bids farewell to senior leaders

Senate bids farewell to senior leaders

University Senators said their farewells to President Amit Chakma and other departing senior leaders Friday during the governing body’s final meeting until fall.

Western backs federal equity efforts

Western backs federal equity efforts

Western has joined an early chorus of voices in endorsing a federal initiative that backers say will promote equity, diversity and inclusion among the nation’s postsecondary researchers.

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five receive Frontiers research funding

Five innovative, early-career Western researchers have been awarded funding for interdisciplinary research, ranging from pre-term birth predictors to concussions.

A giant beaver tale of extinction

A giant beaver tale of extinction

About 10,000 years ago, giant beavers roamed the North American continent. Now a new Western study suggests vanishing food sources caused their extinction at the end of the last Ice Age.

Four nab Strategic Partnership Grant

Four nab Strategic Partnership Grant

Four Western research projects recently shared in more than $2 million in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants, the funding body has announced.

Prichard named Acting Vice-President (Research)

Prichard named Acting Vice-President (Research)

Noted McGill University academic-clinician Dr. Sarah Prichard has been named Acting Vice-President (Research) at Western for a one-year term, effective July 1, university officials announced today.

New investment sparks next-gen battery research

New investment sparks next-gen battery research

On Wednesday, Western Engineering professor Andy Sun welcomed to campus members of the China Automotive Battery Research Institute Co. Ltd (CABRI), including its president, Baiqing Xiong, to celebrate the opening of GLABAT Solid-State Battery Inc., located in the Western Research Park.

Program pairs academic, Indigenous ways

Program pairs academic, Indigenous ways

The Learning with Head and Heart program aims to integrate traditional knowledge with research rigour in a 14-week summer program for Indigenous undergraduates.

Pilot program fills gaps in researcher training

Pilot program fills gaps in researcher training

In a political climate where division seems to be the norm and facts debatable, Western has gathered a group of 20 researchers to build rapport among each other whiling polishing the skills necessary to be global thought leaders.