Western Entrepreneurship
‘Freelator’ scores student entrepreneurs a victory

‘Freelator’ scores student entrepreneurs a victory

A mobility aid that offers seniors a safe, comfortable way to exercise took top honours at the annual Business 2257 Feasibility Study Competition. First Law Mobility – comprised of Ivey Business School students Saksham Chaudrhy, Teddy Kassa, Ryley Mehta, Melissa...

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Entrepreneurial team wins with surgical precision

Make it another innovation-and-commercialization win for PhD candidate Patrick McCunn and Alex Moszcynski, PhD’17. After taking one of the top spots in last year’s Proteus Innovation Competition with their plans to commercialize a cloud-based data collection app, the...

North points new way for funding athletes

North points new way for funding athletes

A trio of Western entrepreneurs, determined to reduce the financial sacrifices Canada’s elite athletes make in pursuit of excellence, has built a fitness clothing line predicated on supporting them.

Device helps correct atrial fibrillation

Device helps correct atrial fibrillation

A patient with an irregular heartbeat often requires multiple hospital visits and procedures, called catheter ablation treatments, to restore the heart to good health. One Western Biomedical Engineering PhD student, however, is using robotics to change that to a...

Gates funding fuels alumnus’ vaccine work

Gates funding fuels alumnus’ vaccine work

When Bill Gates heard what Donald Gerson, BSC’68 (Chemistry), was doing to develop affordable vaccines for high-need populations worldwide, the Microsoft co-founder/philanthropist didn’t hesitate to offer support.

Performance app moves athletes beyond training

Performance app moves athletes beyond training

This self-admitted “serial entrepreneur” might just have logged an idea worth pausing for. About four years ago, Ronen Benin, HBA'12, a former national level swimmer and coach, developed a digital log/journal to help his younger brother, Daniel Benin, BMOS’15, then a...

Accelerator advances its inaugural cohort

Accelerator advances its inaugural cohort

It is full-speed ahead for four companies, and their young entrepreneurial leaders, thanks to their time in the Western Accelerator. Open to Western students, faculty and recent alumni, the Western Accelerator provides an intense, rapid and immersive education for...

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

Shaping skills for a new Industrial Revolution

By 2020, the fourth Industrial Revolution will transform the way we work, live and interact. Many jobs that involve predictable and routine-based tasks will be replaced by robots and machines. As a result, workers will need to embrace new skills in order to prepare...

Provincial funding boosts eLearning at Western

Provincial funding boosts eLearning at Western

Western has received more than $1.4 million from eCampusOntario to help promote access, collaboration and innovation in online and technology-enabled learning, boosting learning and development opportunities in this ever-growing field, said Western’s eLearning...

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Professors’ feminist fitness blog named among top health influencers

Feminist thinkers at Western are giving women in fitness a voice – and now, they’re receiving recognition for it, too. Western professors Tracy Isaacs and Samantha Brennan were recently nominated as one of OptiMYz magazine’s Top 100 Health Influencers. Their blog, Fit...

Western connection joins Trudeau and Trump

Western connection joins Trudeau and Trump

Three women, with ties to Western, joined Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and U.S. President Donald Trump Monday in a roundtable discussion on the importance of women business leaders to economic prosperity. Carol Stephenson, a member of General Motors...

Crossan: Character and competence essential in academia and beyond

Crossan: Character and competence essential in academia and beyond

While the importance of leader character in fostering personal well-being and sustained excellence in organizations has gained traction in the business world, there is significant opportunity to consider the benefits of developing and exercising leader character in...

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gala to celebrate exceptional alumni

Gary West, Melanie Peacock, Hafeez Amarshi and Shafin Diamond Tejani lead an all-star alumni lineup this Reunion Weekend, Sept. 30-Oct. 2, as Western celebrates the exceptional personal and professional contributions of its alumni at the 42nd Annual Alumni Awards of...

Jiang, Donoghue earn Top Immigrant honours

Jiang, Donoghue earn Top Immigrant honours

Electrical and Computer Engineering professor Jin Jiang and Room author Emma Donoghue, LLD'13, were named among the 8th annual RBC Top 25 Canadian Immigrants, along with several other artists, academics, entrepreneurs and champions of worthy causes. Presented by...

Student Biz project honoured

Student Biz project honoured

A joint Western Retail Services and Propel project, Supporting Student Businesses: Building trust and relationships with student entrepreneurs, recently earned second prize in the Open Category of the 2016 Canadian Association of University Business Officers Quality...

Lynch: Now is the time for fresh thinking

Lynch: Now is the time for fresh thinking

Be prepared to shape yourself into entrepreneurial, resilient, confident agents of change, Kevin Lynch told graduates during the morning session of Western’s 307th Convocation.