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New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

New book eyes rethink of transitional justice

She admits it feels weird to consider the well-worn term – “game-changer.” But what Political Science professor Joanna Quinn and her colleagues have assembled in their latest book may be exactly that when it comes to how the world approaches transitional justice.

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

Centre targets societal impact of Olympic Games

With six months until the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo, Kinesiology professor Angela Schneider is ready to light a cauldron of change at Western as the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies.

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL revolutionizing audiology education

CARL works long hours. He won’t fidget or flinch. He’s always available to lend an ear. And experts around the world are confident he is head and shoulders above any audiology patient simulator on the market.

Media partnership to elevate student voices

Media partnership to elevate student voices

A new partnership between Western and Alternatives Media, one of the country’s leading environmental publishers, will offer students a powerful channel for environment-based reporting and storytelling – all with an eye toward changing the world.

Olympic bids enter unexplored territory

Olympic bids enter unexplored territory

When a group of civic-minded citizens of an urban metropolis arrives at a decision to ‘go for the gold’ and lodge a bid to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to host ‘the greatest sports show on earth’ that is when things get complicated.

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

South Korea deal seals materials research with Western, Fraunhofer

Western University has signed a memorandum of understanding with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) at a special ceremony to launch Fraunhofer Project Centre for Composites Research @ UNIST. The...

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

New network confronts ‘real issues in real world’

As our world experiences unprecedented social and economic changes, policy-makers will increasingly turn to world-class research institutions in search of ways to understand and address those changes. Enter NEST.

NCA Director: Teamwork moves all toward success

NCA Director: Teamwork moves all toward success

Susan Scollie will tell you – she was elected a “caretaker,” not a director. “It speaks to our collegiality; it’s a good-spirited group that is really happy to be working together. It’s a rare and positive element,” Scollie said of Western’s National Centre for...

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Campus abuzz with Bee City designation

Laura Pendlebury wants you to consider the tiny honeybee and its not-so-tiny impact on human health and survival. In fact, she wants the whole campus community to keep in mind the important role of pollinators, an insect species whose survival ensures our own.

Bringing healthy aging to the community

Bringing healthy aging to the community

Meet Georgina Wadsworth – 90 years strong. She is one of 500 Londoners who stays limber, mobile and active by participating in fitness classes available three times a week at Western’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging. Wadsworth attributes at least some of her...

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Western testing cutting-edge hearing aid

Researchers at Western’s National Centre for Audiology (NCA) are testing how well light pulses transmit sound as they test a device that could break new ground in hearing-aid technology. Western is the first Canadian site to work with the Earlens hearing aid,...

New ICOS director gets in ‘The Games’

New ICOS director gets in ‘The Games’

Michael Heine will be the first call a lot of reporters make this summer. “Oh yes, we are on the international media Rolodex – that is for sure,” he laughed.

Putting crunch to the test

Putting crunch to the test

The Beltone Anechoic Chamber, housed at Western’s National Centre for Audiology, supports a wide range of research projects requiring a highly controlled sound field environment, with fields such as Music, Audiology, Hearing Science and Engineering all making use of...

Manufacturing evolution gets boost from budget

Manufacturing evolution gets boost from budget

Western will have an opportunity to lead the region’s transition from traditional to advanced manufacturing, thanks to a significant investment by the Ontario government, announced Thursday.

Getting devices to talk so patients can listen

Getting devices to talk so patients can listen

While cochlear implants have opened up new worlds for deaf individuals, one Western researcher is looking to bring a balance to adult patients they have not previously experienced. Mathias Dietz, Canada Research Chair (Auditory Neuroscience/Binaural Hearing), is...

Audiology work earns researcher Vanguard Award

Audiology work earns researcher Vanguard Award

When Susan Scollie says millions, she means millions. The Communications Sciences and Disorders professor’s work inside Western’s National Centre for Audiology is helping millions of infants, children and adults hear a brand new world. “People needed a good solution...

Corcoran named head of Centre for Environment and Sustainability

Corcoran named head of Centre for Environment and Sustainability

The Centre for Environment and Sustainability (CES) recently appointed Earth Sciences professor Patricia Corcoran as its new director, through June 30, 2017. Corcoran’s research focuses on natural and anthropogenic sedimentary deposits in order to gain an...

Stocking to deliver Ioannides Address

Stocking to deliver Ioannides Address

Western Classics professor Charles Stocking will deliver the 2014 Ioannides Address, How to Kill an Athlete: The Use and Abuse of Training Science in Antiquity, at 4:40 p.m. Thursday in HSB 236. The event is sponsored by Western’s International Centre for Olympic...

Bringing vigour to the community

The room is filled with sounds of clanking weights and friendly conversations, as roughly 20 participants begin their strength training.