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Keddy, Miller named Leave for Change ambassadors

Keddy, Miller named Leave for Change ambassadors

Two Western staff members have been selected to share their expertise with the world by representing the university in the 2014-15 Leave for Change program. Douglas Keddy, Research Western communications manager, and Frank Miller, Hospitality Services director, have...

MVP Lab to fuel tech company collaboration

MVP Lab to fuel tech company collaboration

Great businesses start with great ideas. But going from idea to prototype is a big step and many startup entrepreneurs lack the tools and expertise to take that leap. In order to address that gap, TechAlliance, along with the Western Research Parks, has created the...

Capone: Research push will take commitment

It won’t be an easy climb to the top of the research heap for Western, said John Capone, Western vice-president (research). But it’s something he feels the university needs to do.

Western, Fraunhofer celebrate launch of lightweight composites centre

A full house of local, national and international leaders helped Western and Fraunhofer launch the Fraunhofer Project Centre (FPC) for Composites Research at Western at the centre’s Advanced Manufacturing Park (AMP) location on Monday. The launch represents an unprecedented partnership bringing together a Canadian university, a German industry and three levels of Canadian government.

Automotive research gets direct injection

Automotive research gets direct injection

MONTREAL – Three Western-led projects targeting smarter systems, better materials and safer roadways are among projects benefiting from a $22 million investment by Canada’s automotive research program, the AUTO21 Network of Centres of Excellence.

Research exchange between Canada, Brazil strengthened

Research exchange between Canada, Brazil strengthened

Five research projects have been chosen to receive joint funding under an innovative research exchange agreement between the Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Western University and the University of Toronto.

Western lagging, but pushing for research funding

Western lagging, but pushing for research funding

With close to $220 million in total research funding this past year, there is still plenty of room for Western to improve on a number of fronts, said Janice Deakin, provost and vice-president (academic) and acting vice-president (research).

Xu named new forest biorefinery Chair

Xu named new forest biorefinery Chair

University of Western Ontario chemical engineering professor Charles Xu was named Industrial Research Chair in Forest Biorefinery, a joint venture between Western, the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and FPInnovations.

Water innovation takes centre stage

Water innovation takes centre stage

Thanks to recent investment from FedDev Ontario, The University of Western Ontario, City of London and local industry are partnering on what will be a global-leading site for water treatment technology.

Researcher Exchange Award open

Researcher Exchange Award open

The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario have issued a joint call for proposals inviting interested researchers affiliated with these institutions to submit proposals for an exchange of researchers between the State of Sao Paulo and Canada.

Province awards researchers $8.8 million

Laparoscopic surgery is not a game to Dr. Christopher Schlachta, but he is using gaming technology, such as virtual reality, to teach future surgeons how to refine their skills and reduce medical error in the operating room.

‘Shutter’ to think: Developing a clearer picture of ecosystem health in Kenya

Karagita Village, Kenya – With a quick rip of foil and the inadvertent trip of a flash, a jolt of electricity set through the small room in Karagita Village, near Lake Naivasha, in Kenya last month. An excited buzz of Kiswahili then rose at the appearance of a box filled with disposable cameras. Outside, the sky cleared its throat.

Brazilian research ties announced

Brazilian research ties announced

OTTAWA – A $200,000 investment announced today by The Sao Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), University of Toronto and The University of Western Ontario will be used to enhance support for research collaborations between investigators in Brazil and Canada.

University continues to strengthen ties with Africa

The University of Western Ontario continues to forge ties to higher education in Africa, partnering with two universities to assist in strengthening their strategic plans to better deal with external stakeholders, such as government bodies.

Institute offers promise of partnership

NAIROBI, Kenya – The official launch of The Africa Institute at The University of Western Ontario in Nairobi, Kenya on May 3 spoke not only to existing research strengths, but offered a promise for the future.