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.
The former London educators Joanne Lombardi and Deb Parr-Nash have since left the classroom, donned aprons, and now spend their days transforming attitudes and encouraging small acts of kind-heartedness with their cookies.
It has been 15 years since Western Heads East first introduced a social enterprise around its probiotic yogurt in Africa. Now, they are looking to replicate that success closer to home.
If you have a musical destination in mind, but you need the perfect teacher to get you where you want to go, Zach Havens wants to be the matchmaker. That’s the idea behind Miistro, the former Western student’s latest business venture that looks to ‘unlock your inner Mozart.’
Megan MacKay had no desire to wait until after graduation to make her mark.
Udara Jayawardena, BSc’19 (Bioinformatics), gets straight to the point when you ask him what he does: “I write code, design things, and dabble in genomics.”
After spending much of the past year testing innovative ways to keep her hair in check during workouts on the water, Nicole Baranowski is forgoing the casual-chic look during Convocation.
A pair of fledgling London-based medical startups are prepared to further test the viability of their ideas in the marketplace, all in an effort to improve patient outcomes across the country, following their graduation from the Western Medical Innovation Fellowship.
The Proteus Innovation Competition features teams from across Southwestern Ontario and challenges them to take three emerging technologies and plan their commercialization.
A second cohort of entrepreneurial souls learning how to embrace calculated risk in an effort to create meaningful, sustainable value in the world have been chosen to participate in the Western Accelerator.
In a milestone for the university, every faculty at Western now has at least one Innovation Ambassador whose job it is to help share and cultivate all these ideas and values.
A new rapid testing kit developed by researchers at Western University is revolutionizing food safety testing by producing results within hours, not days.
Deniz Edwards, the new head of the Propel Centre, is here to take Western’s entrepreneurship experience to the next level.
Relatively small financial incentives – as little as pennies a day – and goal-setting can increase physical activity, according to a Western-led study published today in the journal JMIR mHealth and uHealth.
In Beamsville, Ont., halfway along the highway between Hamilton and Niagara-on-the-Lake, you can spot a light blue and white barn tucked away on a side road.
If ever you needed to visualize the convergence of research, clinical experience and commercialization, take a close look at the Abilex device and its inventor.
Entrepreneurs have always been Eric Morse’s kind of people. Today, Morse now finds himself charged with fueling entrepreneurial success across the entire campus after being named Special Advisor to the President and Director of Entrepreneurship at Western for a three-year term.
A night-time ritual that began as a shadow-puppet theatre between a mother and daughter has transformed into a medley of storybook favourites playing out on ceilings across North America.
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...
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...