Statistical and Actuarial Sciences
Network fuels burning desire to understand wildfire

Network fuels burning desire to understand wildfire

Even though fire management practices have improved, they’ve been no match for a pattern of warmer temperatures, drier forest conditions and more urban encroachment – all of which have meant more numerous, more intense and more complicated wildfires.

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.

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.

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).

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.

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Network unites students in disaster resiliency efforts

Western students and their Cuban peers will be at the forefront of understanding how communities can better withstand the worst Mother Nature has to offer thanks to a new scholars network designed to offer on-the-ground opportunities for young researchers.

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Suárez tapped to lead non-STEM efforts

Western professor Juan Luis Suárez has been named Associate Vice-President (Research), a position university officials envision proving unprecedented support for scholarship in the social sciences, arts and humanities, Research Western announced today.

Dan Shulman lending his voice to a generation

Dan Shulman lending his voice to a generation

If it was not for a lengthy line at the student Gazette office in 1985, Dan Shulman may have had an entirely different voice. Instead of the student newspaper, Shulman walked into CHRW Radio and toward what would soon become an award-winning broadcasting career....

Findings look to reduce ER wait times for patients

A new mathematical finding by an international research team provides the health care system with a more balanced approach to how patients are selected for treatment, which will consequently decrease wait times.

Future of energy

Future of energy

Particularly in Canada, we depend on large quantities of cheap reliable energy. So, how will we power our lives over the next 40 years? As Yogi Berra said, “It’s hard to make predictions, especially about the future.”

Stanford: Running a risk – Return security to lecture hall logins

Western’s Information Technology Services (ITS) has implemented a policy of requiring users to enter their Western login on classroom computers, in the name of enhanced computer security. The end result, however, is a situation in which student grade information and the financial information of teaching faculty are more vulnerable.