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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.

Atkinson honoured as top seismologist

Atkinson honoured as top seismologist

Perhaps it is too easy to say that Gail Atkinson was shaken by the news – but the lifetime honour she received was as unexpected as it was deserved.

Grad cultivates entrepreneurial spirit at Western

Grad cultivates entrepreneurial spirit at Western

Rhys Wickens, BSc’20, likes to venture into the unknown. He left his hometown of Calgary to come to Western; he took a year off school for an internship; he’s looking into becoming an entrepreneur.

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mark A. Bernards

Read. Watch. Listen. with Mark A. Bernards

Discover plenty of conversation topics to fill any dead air during family Zoom time when Department of Biology Chair Mark A. Bernards takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Lena Schreyer named 3M National Student Fellow

Lena Schreyer named 3M National Student Fellow

Lena Schreyer is one of just 10 Canadian students to receive the prestigious 2020 3M National Student Fellowship Award, 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) announced May 21.

New site helps data tell COVID-19 story in real time

New site helps data tell COVID-19 story in real time

There were rich sources of information on COVID-19 out there. But while all that data had plenty to say about the times we are living in, it still took Grace Yi and her colleagues to help tell its story.

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

University investment pushes pandemic research forward

Western-led research to aid humanity in its resilience and recovery efforts during the current and future disease outbreaks got a recent boost thanks to university backing of 13 projects, Research Western announced this week.

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Future signaled in combined PhD candidacy

Jacqueline Keuper, MSC’17, did not intend to be a pioneer. But the more she thought about the possibilities, the more she realized becoming Western’s first combined PhD candidate made sense.

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Discovery Grants back 75 research projects

Seventy-five university research projects across seven faculties received more than $13.8 million in Discovery Grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).

Read. Watch. Listen. with Danny Bednar

Read. Watch. Listen. with Danny Bednar

Mash with ‘Bangers,’ Beethoven and more when Canadian Space Agency (CSA) researcher Danny Bednar, PhD’19, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Alumna sends message from the front lines

Alumna sends message from the front lines

Watching people out in their cars, coming out of stores with large cartsful and talking with their neighbours – all within arm’s length of each other. That’s hard to see. Please stay home. Because I don’t have the option.

Researchers crack COVID-19 genome signature

Researchers crack COVID-19 genome signature

Using machine learning, a team of Western computer scientists and biologists have identified an underlying genomic signature for 29 different COVID-19 DNA sequences. 

Researchers eye value of universal COVID-19 testing

Researchers eye value of universal COVID-19 testing

Universal testing for COVID-19 may not be the best way to keep people safe, despite growing calls for ramped up screening. In fact, testing everyone could cause unintended harm and crash the system, according to new Western-led research.