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Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

Degrees, scholarship to honour Flight 752 students

The families and friends of four Western students whose lives were cut short in the downing of Ukraine International Flight PS752 will not only see their loved ones’ academic careers celebrated, but ambitions live on in opportunities for future students.

Care Zone program signals help for Science students

Care Zone program signals help for Science students

Just look for the sign. Science students are closer than ever to wellness supports – be it advice in the moment or a bridge to wider university services – all thanks to the faculty’s new approach based on a not-so-new idea.

Student trio lauded by Lunar and Planetary Institute

Student trio lauded by Lunar and Planetary Institute

A trio of Western students were among only 20 worldwide to receive the Career Development Award from the Lunar and Planetary Institute. The award is given to graduate students who have submitted a first-author abstract for presentation at the 51st Lunar and Planetary Science Conference.

Study gets up close with near-death experiences

Study gets up close with near-death experiences

Those who momentarily shuffled off this mortal coil returned with positive perceptions of what they discovered on the other side – a finding that encourages researchers to dig deeper into the ways people describe near-death experiences, according to a joint study between Western and the University of Liège (Belgium).

Legendary team starts season high atop rankings

Legendary team starts season high atop rankings

If asked to identify a Western team ranked among the best in North America, you might not immediately think of the one featuring fast-clicking strategists with nicknames like ‘Shorthop’ and ‘BlazedNova’.

Researchers team up for freshwater fish focus

Researchers team up for freshwater fish focus

Biology professor Bryan Neff will be – ahem – fishing for answers with his latest project exploring the health of Canada’s 200-plus freshwater fish species in the face of increasing (mostly human-made) challenges.

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

Schulich Scholars program doubles size

A doubling of the investment in one of the country’s most elite scholarship programs will mean double the opportunity for Canadian students.

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

In an example of research matchmaking at its finest, Physiology and Pharmacology professor Frank Beier and Chemistry professor Elizabeth Gillies have joined forces to tackle the debilitating effects of osteoarthritis.

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

Campus and community mourn, celebrate students

About 500 mourners gathered Wednesday in a memorial service at Western’s Alumni Hall in a tearful tribute to four graduate students who lost their lives on Flight PS752.

Image sets off monster galaxy quest

Image sets off monster galaxy quest

An image of UGC 2885 – a majestic spiral galaxy 2.5 times wider than our Milky Way with 10 times as many stars – sparked widespread interest last week when released at the American Astronomical Society meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Season’s greetings and selections

Season’s greetings and selections

Why settle for only a handful of selections this time of year, when you can also receive a holiday season bonus, as well, when Chemistry professor Mark Workentin takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Research looks for results that ‘outlive us all’

Research looks for results that ‘outlive us all’

Western research into the developing and testing nuclear waste storage technologies was recently showcased as officials from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) paid a visit to Western for a high-level update on the progress of their work.

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

UWOFA honours students at scholarship event

The University of Western Ontario Faculty Association (UWOFA) handed out the association’s annual scholarships to outstanding students from across all 11 faculties at an event Wednesday afternoon in The Great Hall.

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Alumnae named among Canada’s Most Powerful

Eleven Western alumnae have been named recipients of the 2019 Canada’s Most Powerful Women: Top 100 Award, the Women’s Executive Network recently announced.

Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

Western, RBC team up on data analytics, AI

The next generation of leaders will be better armed against unprecedented technical transformation thanks to a new partnership between Western and Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) that will establish a program focused on the ethical and social aspects of data analytics and artificial intelligence (AI), university officials announced today.

Shark salvation found in crossing confirmation

Shark salvation found in crossing confirmation

Confirmation of a trans-Atlantic crossing by a highly endangered marine animal signals the need for “an international mindset” when seeking ways to conserve the basking shark – named among the world’s ‘weirdest’ animals by National Geographic.