Wed. Feb. 20th, 2:45pm-4:00pm
Come and get inspired by the great research work of Western postdoctoral scholars. Western’s first “Three Minute Research Competition” held in 2012 saw more than 30 scholars share their research with the campus community. Three of the best presentations will join us at this session to present their research and offer time for Q&As.
Katrina Laurent, The Great Lakes Futures Project: By way of scenario analysis, Laurent’s project examines the possibilities in store for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin, over the next 50 years.
Shelley Sandiford, The Effects of Free Radical Production on Skeletal Muscle Development:
Sandiford’s research looks at what can be done to improve the growth and development of muscle tissue. Muscles deteriorate as we age, and if research can show what is happening to muscle tissue – which shrink over time, a possibility of designing therapies emerges. The possibilities are exciting.
Josh MacFadyen, Top-Down History:
Using aerial photographs and remote sensing, "top-down history" presents a new method for examining Canadian landscape change over time. MacFadyen's research focuses on the history of woodlot and biomass energy use on established Canadian farms in the early twentieth century.