Western Entrepreneurship
Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Students display smiles amid pandemic protection

Developed by a pair of Western students, Smile Masks are partly transparent face coverings that allow the wearer to speak, emote and make themselves understood by people who need to both see and hear you.

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

App bridges need by matching volunteers, seniors

Living a too-distant border away from his grandmother, Medical Sciences/Biology student Harshil Shah worried about how some isolated, elderly people were managing without the help they needed during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Lena Schreyer named 3M National Student Fellow

Lena Schreyer named 3M National Student Fellow

Lena Schreyer is one of just 10 Canadian students to receive the prestigious 2020 3M National Student Fellowship Award, 3M Canada and the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) announced May 21.

Tips for entrepreneurs dealing with pandemic

Tips for entrepreneurs dealing with pandemic

Allow me to offer some thoughts to all entrepreneurs. Most of this is just a reminder and it is certainly related to their business survival as that is where I hope I can offer some ideas or affirmation:

Crisis will be catalyst for entrepreneurship

Crisis will be catalyst for entrepreneurship

Throughout human history, crises have been pivotal in developing our societies. The present coronavirus pandemic will arguably not be an exception as entrepreneurs can be expected to rise to the challenge.

Student’s venture delivers fresh food, comfort

Student’s venture delivers fresh food, comfort

“Things were going OK. We were growing at a normal place and hitting our targets fine. We were in a good position to expand to other communities,” said the Ivey Business School HBA student. “But come the first week of March, things flipped.”

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

Alumni idea moves mitten plant to facemasks

A pair of Western alumni have converted Canadians’ worries about contracting the COVID-19 virus into a business producing and selling facemasks to essential, non-health-care workers.

Alumnus bottling help, hand sanitizer for fight

Alumnus bottling help, hand sanitizer for fight

“We were aware there was beginning to be a need – people didn’t have any. Hand sanitizer is made with high-proof alcohol. We thought, ‘Let’s see what we can do. We have a building full of alcohol – let’s do a little bit.’”

Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

Alumna, professor put mind, body through paces

Therapists often recommend exercise as part of a wellness prescription for people struggling through mental-health challenges. But it’s rare exercise and counselling are integral parts of the same psychotherapy session.

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.