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June 2022

Congratulations to the class of 2022!

We are excited to announce that Cassandra Janozeski and Miranda Postma have each been awarded a Gold Medal for their academic achievements.

Cassandra is graduating with an Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Biology. During her studies, Cassandra held an internship position at McCormick Canada. Cassandra is also the recipient of the Donald B. McMillan Honours Thesis Award in Biology, which is awarded annually to the student who presents the best fourth-year thesis in Biology. Congratulations, Cassandra!

Miranda is graduating with an Honours Specialization in Integrated Science with Computer Science plus a Major in Environmental Science. Miranda excelled during her internship at Sanofi Pasteur, where she continued to work part-time after the formal end of her internship. After graduating, Miranda will be continuing to work at Sanofi Pasteur. Congratulations, Miranda!

March 2022

The Department of Chemistry at Western participates in the Inorganic Chemistry Exchange, which provides an opportunity for students to work at other universities over the summer. This year, the Chemistry department had three successful applicants, all of which were Integrated Science students. Congratulations to Connor Durfy, Christine Hoskin, and Mike McCarvell!

October 2021

We are delighted to announce that Nick Popiel's (class of 2020) research from Integrated Science 4499E has been published as first author in Scientific Reports, a high-ranking journal published by the Nature Publishing Group. Nick is currently a graduate student at the Cavendish Laboratory at Cambridge. Congratulations, Nick!

September 2021

Congratulations to our diverse palette of paid internship placements for the 2021-22 academic year!

Internship Placement Listing 2021
Name Position Organization
Jacob Bunting Analytical Chemistry Lactalis Canada
Noah Durrell Chemistry Co-Op ARLANXEO Canada
Lance Javier QA Technician Bonduelle
Scott Kim Laboratory Technician Health Canada
Raymond Langer Physical Scientist Natural Resources Canada
Trevor Matterson Mineral Processing Laboratory Assistant Surface Science Western
Jessika Noenchen Lab Analyst Novum Pharmaceutical Research Services
Renee Rosu Pharmaceutical Development adMare Bioinnovations
Meghan Scott Medical Device Testing Technician MRIdt
Himani Sharma Assistant Environmental Planner Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Charlotte Smith-Perez Space astronomy with the NEOSSat mission Canadian Space Agency
Jacob Trombley BioProcess Research & Development Sanofi Pasteur Ltd.
Elise Woodward RF Coil Technologist Student Intern Cognitive Resonance

September 2020

Congratulations to our diverse palette of paid internship placements for the 2020-21 academic year!

Internship Placement Listing 2020
Name Position Organization
Nadia Aiaseh Software Developer IPG Photonics
Emma Davis Manufacturing Technician Sanofi Pasteur
Luke Enright Manufacturing Technician Sanofi Pasteur
Jennifer Evans Asst. Environmental Planner Ontario Ministry of Transportation
Jack Hostrawser Soil Sampling Technician SGS Canada
Cassandra Janozeski QA Technician McCormick Canada
Akym John Analytical Chemistry Technician Ingredion Canada
Shayna Kay Research Assistant Spartan Bioscience
Jacob Mortensen Occupational Health and Safety Asst. Western University
Jenna Veugen R&D Optical Instrumentation Co-Op Vivavi Solutions

July 2020

Congratulations to the Class of 2020, our first cohort of Integrated Science graduates! We wish you all the best in your future endeavors. Gold medals were awarded to:

  • Jermiah Joseph (Integrated Science with Computer Science)
  • Laurel Moyse (Integrated Science with Biology)
  • Alexander Watson (Integrated Science with Chemistry)

Check out where some of our graduates will be going!

Select List of Graduate's Next Program
Name Program Institution
Athy Aravinthan M.Sc. in Gravitational Astro-Particle Physics University of Amsterdam
Jermiah Joseph M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics Western
Manraj Khurana Juris Doctor in Corporate Law University of British Columbia
Katelyn Melo Masters of Forensic Science University of Strathclyde
Nicholas Popiel M.Phil. in Physics of Quantum Phase Transitions University of Cambridge
Devanshi Shukla Doctor of Medicine Western
Katherine Teeter M.Sc. in Plant Agriculture University of Guelph
Carmen Venier Masters of Environmental Science University of Guelph
Alexander Watson M.Sc. in Chemistry Western

WISc Featured in Chemical & Engineering News

October 2019: Our Integrated Science program, as well as several students, are highlighted in Chemical & Engineering News, a publication of the prestigious American Chemical Society. Read the Chemical & Engineering News story.

Annual WISc Research Symposium a Success

October 2019: Many of our Integrated Science students were successful in obtaining science-related employment over the summer. Fourth-year students Devanshi Shukla and Jermiah Joseph organized an evening symposium where Integrated Science students, ranging from second-year to fourth-year, were able to share their research projects and experiences with the university community.

WISc at Ontario Universities' Fair!

September 2019: Several WISc students and faculty represented Western and the Faculty of Science at the Ontario Universities' Fair! Photo from left to right: Felix Lee (program director), Himani Sharma (second-year student), Kaiss Almajai (second-year student), Spencer Craddock (fourth-year student), Miranda Postma (fourth-year student currently on an internship at Sanofi), and David Brock (instructional faculty). Absent from the photo are Elise Woodward (second-year student) and Rob Cockcroft (instructional faculty).

WISc Students at the Ontario Universities Fair

Welcome to WISc Class of 2023!

September 2019: We are delighted to welcome our class of 2023! Incoming students were invited to a meet-and-greet during Western's Orientation Week where they were able to learn more about each other and meet the personnel involved with the program.

Class of 2023 WISc

Irene Zhu Receives Killam Fellowship

Irene Zhu and Felix LeeIrene Zhu, currently a third-year WISc student, received a prestigious Killam Fellowship – only one of 21 in Canada. Through the Fellowship, Irene was able to study on exchange at The University of Texas at Austin during the January-April 2019 semester. Our program director, Felix Lee, had the opportunity to visit Irene and the UTA during our February break. Congratulations, Irene!

WISc Students Receive MiHR Council Summer Internships

WISc MiHR Council Internship Group

From left to right: Reese Gartley, Jenna Veugen, Ali Coyle, Miranda Postma, Adrienne Iannicca, Shayna Kay, Carmen Venier, Ridwan Mohammed Bari, Alexandra Ly

In the summer of 2018, nine WISc students – the majority of whom had just completed first-year – received funding from Canada’s Mining Industry Human Resource (MiHR) Council. Congratulations! This funding allowed them to work in a research lab that collaborated with many Canadian industry partners. The students solved real-world, interdisciplinary problems for the partners.

WISc Students Present at SymposiumShayna, Carmen, and Jenna (pictured right , presented their work at the 2018 Educating for the Future: Learning Outcomes and Experiential Learning Symposium , organized by the Ontario Universities Council on Quality Assurance, to showcase the MiHR funding program.


WISc Guest Speaker: Gordon McBean

Gordon McBean delivered an outstanding lecture on climate change and science policy to 3002A students in the Fall of 2018. Gordon is a world-renowned climatologist; a past president of the International Council for Science; a Member of the Order of Canada; and a long-standing contributor to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was the shared recipient of the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize.