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Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight faculty honoured for teaching excellence

Eight exceptional faculty members have been awarded Western’s highest honours for leading and inspiring their students. Collectively and individually, they exemplify the heart of excellence in teaching – and their influence has stretched across fac …

Neal excited about new role

Neal excited about new role

Faculty of Information & Media Studies assistant professor Diane Neal will serve as one of six elected Directors-at-Large for the 2012-2014 term with the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies at Western’s role in fostering a creative city can be traced back to the foresight 10 years ago in establishing the department in the downtown London core, says director Carolyn Young.

Freezing bugs can be, well, cool

There are many reasons one chooses a career in academics. But for biology professor Brent Sinclair, the main reason is simple. “It’s really cool,” he says. And he should know.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Mastering and mixing the world of academics

A rock ‘n’ roll life was never in the cards for Jay Hodgson. Despite a No. 1 album on the indie charts while riding a partial scholarship at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1998, the Toronto native was not prepared to take The Jay Hodgson Group any further than the bars and clubs of Massachusetts.

Class a learning experience for professor and student

First-year students represent more than fresh faces in Christine Sprengler’s classroom. They offer new perspectives and unique questions to make it just as much of a learning experience for the teacher as the pupil.

Engineering degree no ‘waste’ of time

Think of algae. Is the first thing that pops to mind a thick, slimy green blanket covering portions of open water? If so, Amarjeet Bassi asks you to look at it a different way.

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

New research from neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.

FIMS student prepares for international internship

For Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Laura George, travelling internationally has always been a favourite activity. But travelling across the world alone will be a first.

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Marketers invest a great deal of time, money and energy into making people fall in love with their brands. However, in some extreme cases, old loves can become vindictive. Social media platforms now make it easier to do so publically.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.

Neal excited about new role

Neal excited about new role

Faculty of Information & Media Studies assistant professor Diane Neal will serve as one of six elected Directors-at-Large for the 2012-2014 term with the American Society for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T).

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies celebrates 10 years downtown

Continuing Studies at Western’s role in fostering a creative city can be traced back to the foresight 10 years ago in establishing the department in the downtown London core, says director Carolyn Young.

Freezing bugs can be, well, cool

There are many reasons one chooses a career in academics. But for biology professor Brent Sinclair, the main reason is simple. “It’s really cool,” he says. And he should know.

Putting the fun back in finance

When Jeannie Gillmore looks out at her first-year macroeconomics class, she doesn’t see a sea of 435 faces. Instead, she sees individuals with different backgrounds and stories to share.

Mastering and mixing the world of academics

A rock ‘n’ roll life was never in the cards for Jay Hodgson. Despite a No. 1 album on the indie charts while riding a partial scholarship at Boston’s Berklee College of Music in 1998, the Toronto native was not prepared to take The Jay Hodgson Group any further than the bars and clubs of Massachusetts.

Class a learning experience for professor and student

First-year students represent more than fresh faces in Christine Sprengler’s classroom. They offer new perspectives and unique questions to make it just as much of a learning experience for the teacher as the pupil.

Engineering degree no ‘waste’ of time

Think of algae. Is the first thing that pops to mind a thick, slimy green blanket covering portions of open water? If so, Amarjeet Bassi asks you to look at it a different way.

Melling opens eyes to diabetes, exercise

Jamie Melling, University of Western Ontario kinesiology assistant professor (anatomy), won’t be the first person to tell you to exercise. He just wants you – especially those with diabetes – to be safe while doing so.

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

Better diagnostics could reduce risky surgery for ACS

New research from neurologist Dr. David Spence of The University of Western Ontario has shown that using 3-D ultrasound to identify ulcers in the carotid arteries is an effective way to pinpoint the small number of high-risk patients with asymptomatic carotid stenosis (ACS) who would benefit from surgery to prevent stroke.

FIMS student prepares for international internship

For Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) student Laura George, travelling internationally has always been a favourite activity. But travelling across the world alone will be a first.

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Ivey research reveals why some customers seek revenge

Marketers invest a great deal of time, money and energy into making people fall in love with their brands. However, in some extreme cases, old loves can become vindictive. Social media platforms now make it easier to do so publically.

Six named as Vanier honorees

Western students Ahmed Hamada, Katie Kryski, Donald Lafreniere, Matthew Quinn, Fabrice Szabo and Jodie Whelan have been named recipients of the Vanier Canada Graduate Scholarships, the country’s most prestigious scholarships for doctoral students.