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Resident finds a new voice for his advocacy

Resident finds a new voice for his advocacy

Dr. Adam Kassam didn’t set out to be an advocate. But a commitment to diversity, and a firm belief in speaking up, drove the Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to his computer...

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

At 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings, Robarts Research Institute trainees come together for coffee and conversation. While it is an informal social opportunity, given the environment, science and collaboration often come up. And it was such a chance encounter over coffee...

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...

Team has the World by a string

Team has the World by a string

Teams from across campus turned their attention to the global burden of mental illness in low- and middle-income countries at the local final of the Western World’s Challenge Challenge, held as part of International Week celebrations. The team comprised of Education...

Polanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work

Polanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work

While at Western, Sarah Svenningsen was among the first in Canada to approach medical imaging technology as a potential treatment tool for asthma. Early on, her research indicated MRI technology could be used to deliver targeted, more effective treatment to asthma...

Stewart earns lifetime achievement award

Stewart earns lifetime achievement award

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Moira Stewart recently received the Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research, given annually to honour a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to primary care research over...

Urology researcher chosen for leadership role

Urology researcher chosen for leadership role

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. John Denstedt has been named Secretary-elect of the American Urological Association (AUA), a group of specialists with 22,000 members worldwide. He will assume the role in May 2018, and hold it until May 2019,...

Civil Engineering ranked tops in Canada

Civil Engineering ranked tops in Canada

Ashraf El Damatty can think of no better motivator than when the 2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects tapped Western’s Department of Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and No. 12 globally. “I feel very proud of my department, my faculty and staff...

Researchers uncover clues about returning to play after concussion

Researchers uncover clues about returning to play after concussion

Findings from a recent Western-led survey may indicate that young athletes who suffer concussions may be returning to the field, court or ice too soon, as their brains are continuing to change long after they are cleared for action. Western researcher Ravi Menon and...

Hachinski gets the call from the Hall

Hachinski gets the call from the Hall

World-renowned neurologist Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, who has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain – stroke and dementia – has been named one of six physicians to be inducted into the Canadian Medical...

Let’s move what we know forward

Let’s move what we know forward

Reconciliation is defined in many sources as an act of healing through bringing parties together after adverse actions. On Oct. 4, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western Law partnered to present an afternoon education session for students, focused...

Resident finds a new voice for his advocacy

Resident finds a new voice for his advocacy

Dr. Adam Kassam didn’t set out to be an advocate. But a commitment to diversity, and a firm belief in speaking up, drove the Chief Resident in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry to his computer...

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

Coffee leads to award-winning collaboration

At 10:30 a.m. on weekday mornings, Robarts Research Institute trainees come together for coffee and conversation. While it is an informal social opportunity, given the environment, science and collaboration often come up. And it was such a chance encounter over coffee...

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...

Team has the World by a string

Team has the World by a string

Teams from across campus turned their attention to the global burden of mental illness in low- and middle-income countries at the local final of the Western World’s Challenge Challenge, held as part of International Week celebrations. The team comprised of Education...

Polanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work

Polanyi Prize recognizes scholar’s imaging work

While at Western, Sarah Svenningsen was among the first in Canada to approach medical imaging technology as a potential treatment tool for asthma. Early on, her research indicated MRI technology could be used to deliver targeted, more effective treatment to asthma...

Stewart earns lifetime achievement award

Stewart earns lifetime achievement award

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Moira Stewart recently received the Maurice Wood Award for Lifetime Contribution to Primary Care Research, given annually to honour a researcher who has made outstanding contributions to primary care research over...

Urology researcher chosen for leadership role

Urology researcher chosen for leadership role

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry professor Dr. John Denstedt has been named Secretary-elect of the American Urological Association (AUA), a group of specialists with 22,000 members worldwide. He will assume the role in May 2018, and hold it until May 2019,...

Civil Engineering ranked tops in Canada

Civil Engineering ranked tops in Canada

Ashraf El Damatty can think of no better motivator than when the 2017 Shanghai Rankings Global Ranking of Academic Subjects tapped Western’s Department of Civil Engineering No. 1 in Canada and No. 12 globally. “I feel very proud of my department, my faculty and staff...

Researchers uncover clues about returning to play after concussion

Researchers uncover clues about returning to play after concussion

Findings from a recent Western-led survey may indicate that young athletes who suffer concussions may be returning to the field, court or ice too soon, as their brains are continuing to change long after they are cleared for action. Western researcher Ravi Menon and...

Hachinski gets the call from the Hall

Hachinski gets the call from the Hall

World-renowned neurologist Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, who has transformed the understanding, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of the two greatest threats to the brain – stroke and dementia – has been named one of six physicians to be inducted into the Canadian Medical...

Let’s move what we know forward

Let’s move what we know forward

Reconciliation is defined in many sources as an act of healing through bringing parties together after adverse actions. On Oct. 4, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and Western Law partnered to present an afternoon education session for students, focused...