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Sanitary pad innovation wins 2019 World’s Challenge Challenge

June 7, 2019

University of Waterloo’s SheCycle project – an initiative to introduce a unique antimicrobial reusable sanitary pad that can be locally sourced and distributed in Uganda – won the 2019 World’s…

Researchers examine gender-based differences in physician burnout

June 5, 2019

An alarming number of doctors are experiencing burnout and are dying by suicide. In an effort to address this issue, the authors of a discussion paper for the National Academy…

New BrainsCAN research examines how diet and obesity can form memories

June 4, 2019

A new study from Western University shows how the brain controls what information becomes memories and the role diet and obesity play in these formations. Published in the journal Trends…

University students from around the globe vie for top prize at World’s Challenge Challenge

June 3, 2019

Students from some of the world’s best universities are investigating global issues like easier access to safer surgeries, building sustainable communities, improving elderly health and saving the world from the…

Nearly one year later, Western students recover prized project from space

May 29, 2019

One year ago today, a team of Western University graduate students launched a high-altitude balloon (HAB) 20 km into space with the lofty goal of studying the Earth’s stratosphere to…

Drone technology supports TB diagnosis and treatment in remote Madagascar

May 24, 2019

An international team of healthcare investigators is piloting a new medical delivery system that uses a ‘surgical strike’ approach to solve pandemic problems. Researchers from Western University, Institut Pasteur de…

Linda Hasenfratz named Western’s 23rd Chancellor

May 23, 2019

Western University is pleased to announce Linda Hasenfratz will serve as the University’s 23rd Chancellor. As CEO of one of the world’s most successful manufacturing companies, Hasenfratz brings a wealth…

New Western study investigates potential risk of Taurid meteor swarm

May 21, 2019

A new study from Western University posits proof to the possibility that an oncoming swarm of meteors – likened to the Loch Ness Monster and Bigfoot by some extraterrestrial experts…

Coley named Western Engineering Dean

May 17, 2019

Nationally renowned researcher, educator and administrator Ken Coley has been named the next Dean of the Faculty of Engineering, effective July 1, Andrew Hrymak, Western Provost and Vice-President (Academic), announced…

International study looks to protect and conserve critically endangered shark species

May 16, 2019

Mackerel sharks are large, fast-swimming apex predators that include Hollywood heavy hitters like great whites (Jaws), mako (Deep Blue Sea) and the now-extinct Megalodon (Meg). One of the smallest mackerel…