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Western trio honoured with Distinguished University Professorships

Western trio honoured with Distinguished University Professorships

Three Western scholars—Kim Baines, Glenn Bauman and Deborah Laliberte-Rudman—have earned Distinguished University Professor (DUP) awards. Acknowledging sustained excellence in scholarship over a substantial career at Western, the award includes a ci …

McBean to head world science council

McBean to head world science council

University of Western Ontario professor Gordon McBean was named president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the organization’s 30th General Assembly in Rome, Italy.

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

A team of political scientists from four Canadian universities have launched an innovative project that allows Ontario voters to cast ballots using three different electoral systems for the upcoming provincial election.

Buckingham named Banting fellow

Buckingham named Banting fellow

University of Western Ontario postdoctoral scholar Gavin Buckingham has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Visual substitution for lost haptics during skilled object lifting.”

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Adrian Owen, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The University of Western Ontario, will share his research findings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama later this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abelson: Does 9-11 still trump everything?

Sept. 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil that left more than 3,000 people dead and reduced the iconic World Trade Center to rubble.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Students join Junior Team Canada

Students join Junior Team Canada

Leenat Jilani, a political science student at Brescia University College, and Connor Lyons, a second-year political science student at Western, are two of 21 youth nationwide selected to be a Canadian Ambassador on Global Vision’s Junior Team Canada.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions – a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient’s mental state of mind.

McBean to head world science council

McBean to head world science council

University of Western Ontario professor Gordon McBean was named president-elect of the International Council for Science (ICSU) at the organization’s 30th General Assembly in Rome, Italy.

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

Scientists ask Ontarians to cast three votes

A team of political scientists from four Canadian universities have launched an innovative project that allows Ontario voters to cast ballots using three different electoral systems for the upcoming provincial election.

Buckingham named Banting fellow

Buckingham named Banting fellow

University of Western Ontario postdoctoral scholar Gavin Buckingham has been awarded a Banting Postdoctoral Fellowship for his project, “Visual substitution for lost haptics during skilled object lifting.”

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Top neuroscientist to meet with Dalai Lama

Adrian Owen, a Canada Excellence Research Chair in Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging at The University of Western Ontario, will share his research findings with His Holiness the Dalai Lama later this week in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Abelson: Does 9-11 still trump everything?

Sept. 11, 2011 marks the 10th anniversary of the terrorist attacks on American soil that left more than 3,000 people dead and reduced the iconic World Trade Center to rubble.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Students join Junior Team Canada

Students join Junior Team Canada

Leenat Jilani, a political science student at Brescia University College, and Connor Lyons, a second-year political science student at Western, are two of 21 youth nationwide selected to be a Canadian Ambassador on Global Vision’s Junior Team Canada.

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Centre for Brain and Mind opens, announces U.K. partnerships

Recognized as a world leader in cognitive neuroscience research, the Centre for Brain and Mind at The University of Western Ontario will begin training postdoctoral fellows from three of the top institutions in the United Kingdom next year.

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

Humour lends insight into vegetative state

How the human brain processes jokes may help researchers determine if a person in a vegetative state can experience positive emotions – a breakthrough that could help friends, relatives and doctors better understand a patient’s mental state of mind.