Science
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.

Scientists explore origins of interstellar visitors

Scientists explore origins of interstellar visitors

Since 2017, not one but two interstellar asteroids have been detected entering our solar system – each one offering more clues as to their origins and unlocking further secrets of the universe.

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Fellowship provides platform for nano work

Western Chemical and Biochemical Engineering professor Arghya Paul recently received the Wolfe-Western Fellowship At-Large for Outstanding Newly Recruited Research Scholars.

Student team looks to shine at iGEM

Student team looks to shine at iGEM

Members of the Western iGEM team will compete in the iGEM 2019 competition this weekend in Boston. The competition brings together international teams interested in the field of synthetic biology to pit their ideas against each other.

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

Probiotics may protect bees against fatal disease

Microorganisms best known for promoting gut health in humans may be the key to saving honey bee colonies from collapse, according to a novel discovery by Western and Lawson Health Research Institute researchers.

Hunter earns Vanguard for innovation, patience

Hunter earns Vanguard for innovation, patience

Chemistry professor emeritus Duncan Hunter – a researcher who “exemplifies what it means to be an innovator” – has been named the 2019 Vanguard Innovator of the Year for his work in developing the cancer drug Azedra. The annual honour is presented by WORLDiscoveries.

Answering in the form of questions

Answering in the form of questions

From writing to Icelandic soul, to embracing obscure ‘Ologies,’ Biology PhD candidate Jacqueline Lebenzon is certain to offer up all her selections in the form of a question when she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Transcending space and time

Transcending space and time

In celebration of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, we sought out picks from our brightest minds with feet firmly planted on Earth but eyes boldly cast towards the stars. Today, Physics and Astronomy professor Jan Cami, Associate Director for Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Western Space fueled by passion, expertise

Western Space fueled by passion, expertise

If you’ve somehow misplaced your awe of the universe, Jan Cami advises you to gaze first at the heavens and then at your hands. Not only is the cosmos infinitely out there, it is also within your grasp.

Dozen projects earn funding backing

Dozen projects earn funding backing

It’s the personal mission of Civil and Environmental Engineering professor Martha Dagnew to see the Great Lakes turn blue again, instead of turning green with algae every summer.

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

TMT sparks discussion on research, Indigenous rights

Western officials offered support for research that would be conducted at the advanced Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) atop Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano on the Island of Hawaii, while simultaneously stressing the need for an open dialogue between local governments, Indigenous groups and the international science community.

Mind on ‘The Martian’ and beyond

Mind on ‘The Martian’ and beyond

In celebration of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, we sought out picks from our brightest minds with feet firmly planted on Earth but eyes boldly cast towards the stars. Today, Physics and Astronomy professor Pauline Barmby, co-chair of the Long Range Plan for Canadian Astronomy, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Selections for all space and time

Selections for all space and time

In celebration of World Space Week, Oct. 4-10, we sought out picks from our brightest minds with feet firmly planted on Earth but eyes boldly cast towards the stars. Today, Science professor Parshati Patel, Outreach Specialist for Western’s Institute for Earth and Space Exploration, takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

Media partnership to elevate student voices

Media partnership to elevate student voices

A new partnership between Western and Alternatives Media, one of the country’s leading environmental publishers, will offer students a powerful channel for environment-based reporting and storytelling – all with an eye toward changing the world.