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News Highlights


  • Internship Experience A “Lottery Win” for Environmental Science Student

    By Western Science, September 23, 2022

    Winning the internship lottery. That’s how fourth year environmental science student Katrina Wynne describes her placement at Hydro One.

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  • Western scientists attract $1.7M to tackle global challenges

    By Keri Ferguson, Western News, September 22, 2022

    Seven Western researchers have been awarded a total of $1.7 million from the Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) to tackle national and global research challenges. This funding will help advance work in important areas, including health and well-being, climate change, and sustainable energy sources.

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  • Bryan Neff appointed acting vice-president (research)

    Western News, September 22, 2022

    Bryan Neff, associate vice-president (research), has been appointed acting vice-president (research) effective Oct. 1, 2022, for a period of up to June 30, 2023. “Bryan is a fantastic addition to the university’s leadership team. His expertise will be invaluable in furthering Western’s research mission and maintaining the strong momentum we’ve built under Lesley’s tenure,” said President Alan Shepard.

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  • Chemistry Grad Amy Gottschling recipient of inaugural Western Science Alumni Award of Achievement

    By Western Science, September 21, 2022

    Western Science’s inaugural recipient of its Alumni Award of Achievement is chemistry’s Amy Gottschling, PhD ’04, BSc ’99. This newly established honour recognizes Faculty of Science alumni who have made outstanding contributions to their professions.

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  • Astronomers trace fireball in Earth's skies to space rock that made it

    By Will Gater, New Scientist, September 21, 2022

    In an effort to learn more about potentially hazardous asteroids, astronomers have used telescopic surveys to find an image of a space rock that produced a 0.4-kiloton fireball over the Pacific Ocean. David Clark at the University of Western Ontario in Canada and his colleagues analysed satellite data of previous major fireballs.

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  • Avian flu suspected in deaths of 3 swans in Stratford, Ont.

    By Isha Bhargava, CBC News, September 21, 2022

    Stratford, Ont., officials believe H5N1 avian influenza is behind the recent deaths of three of its dearest mute swans. Quin Malott, the city's parks, forestry, and cemetery manager, said the first swan was found dead in the Avon River on Saturday, but his team didn't connect the dots until two other swans got sick on the following days

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  • Financial Stress Rains Down on Working Canadians

    Yahoo Finance, September 21, 2022

    Throughout the pandemic, many of those who remained employed were able to save more and spend less, a result of pandemic-related lockdowns and the need to work from home. With interest rates and inflation climbing, offices now reopened, and expenditures rising, new research from the National Payroll Institute shows that those gains are quickly disappearing — especially for those who have not adopted positive financial habits.

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  • Summer Internship Ignites Passion for Electrochemistry Research

    By Western Science, September 15, 2022

    A period of struggle and a subsequent breakthrough was the highlight of Emma Lord’s summer research experience. On a small scale, she had the benefit of experiencing the highs and lows of scientific research, not unlike many of our graduate students and faculty members.

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