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Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

On June 7, 2006, while on a lunch break as a special education instructor with the Thames Valley District School Board, Vanessa Zita Vanderidder was found dead along the side of her car. Or at least, that is what first responders pronounced her when they arrived on...

Kubrick’s AI nightmare, 50 years later

Kubrick’s AI nightmare, 50 years later

As David Bowman – the surviving crew member aboard the Discovery One spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – disassembles HAL 9000, the sentient computer pleads in an affectless, monotone voice: “I’m afraid, Dave.” “Dave, my mind is going. I can feel...

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

For every 1,000 patients undergoing surgery and receiving general anaesthesia, one or two will wake up during the procedure, unable to move, speak or otherwise indicate to doctors they are conscious and aware of what is happening. Western researchers who have already...

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...

New chair embraces ‘meeting of minds’

New chair embraces ‘meeting of minds’

Tim Bayne’s research can be described as the flipside of Adrian Owen’s neuroscience coin. And that’s just one reason he’s here. “Adrian (Owen) and his collaborators are using neuroimaging to look at brain activity in (vegetative) patients, and what they’re really...

Davenport: Relation to Relativity

Davenport: Relation to Relativity

Dear Professor Christopher J Smeenk, I greatly enjoyed your short piece in Western News, Empty out the drawer: Following Einstein’s path to General Relativity, and those of your colleagues, in the section last month which marked the 100th anniversary of the...

Of Space, Time and The Mind

Of Space, Time and The Mind

A century ago this month, Albert Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation, the General Theory of Relativity, by publically debuting it during presentations to the Prussian Academy in November 1915. A seminal text, this paper led to a scientific...

Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

Artist’s work a reminder of work to be done

On June 7, 2006, while on a lunch break as a special education instructor with the Thames Valley District School Board, Vanessa Zita Vanderidder was found dead along the side of her car. Or at least, that is what first responders pronounced her when they arrived on...

Kubrick’s AI nightmare, 50 years later

Kubrick’s AI nightmare, 50 years later

As David Bowman – the surviving crew member aboard the Discovery One spacecraft in Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey – disassembles HAL 9000, the sentient computer pleads in an affectless, monotone voice: “I’m afraid, Dave.” “Dave, my mind is going. I can feel...

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

Signaling awareness in anaesthetized patients

For every 1,000 patients undergoing surgery and receiving general anaesthesia, one or two will wake up during the procedure, unable to move, speak or otherwise indicate to doctors they are conscious and aware of what is happening. Western researchers who have already...

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...

New chair embraces ‘meeting of minds’

New chair embraces ‘meeting of minds’

Tim Bayne’s research can be described as the flipside of Adrian Owen’s neuroscience coin. And that’s just one reason he’s here. “Adrian (Owen) and his collaborators are using neuroimaging to look at brain activity in (vegetative) patients, and what they’re really...

Davenport: Relation to Relativity

Davenport: Relation to Relativity

Dear Professor Christopher J Smeenk, I greatly enjoyed your short piece in Western News, Empty out the drawer: Following Einstein’s path to General Relativity, and those of your colleagues, in the section last month which marked the 100th anniversary of the...

Of Space, Time and The Mind

Of Space, Time and The Mind

A century ago this month, Albert Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation, the General Theory of Relativity, by publically debuting it during presentations to the Prussian Academy in November 1915. A seminal text, this paper led to a scientific...