Posts Tagged: Faculty of Science

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…

Giant beavers didn’t eat wood and that’s likely why they didn’t survive the last Ice Age

May 9, 2019

North American beavers, which weigh between 25 to 75 pounds as adults, are the largest rodents living in Canada. That’s today. Go back 10,000 years to the last Ice Age…

STEAM big with Science Rendezvous @WesternU

May 7, 2019

Western University faculty, staff and students host the third annual Science Rendezvous @WesternU this weekend at TD Stadium. A national science festival taking place in 25 cities across Canada, Science…

Western welcomes CSA astronaut Dave Williams for Space Day

April 10, 2019

This week, astronaut David Saint-Jacques became the fourth Canadian to complete a spacewalk. Today, scientists from the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration presented the first-ever image of a black hole to…

Research confirms Canadian financial advisors are reliable barometers for broader economy

February 13, 2019

Canadian financial advisors are remarkably attuned to changes across a wide range of broad economic indicators – from GDP and inflation to employment and housing prices – according to five…

Western’s CPSX supports new space mission led by CSA astronaut David Saint-Jacques

January 22, 2019

While in space, Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut David Saint-Jacques is using his vantage point from aboard the International Space Station to explore Earth. Saint-Jacques is observing our planet to…

Western planetary scientists assist in capturing first full-colour image of NASA InSight using HiRISE space camera

December 13, 2018

Houston, there is no problem here. Eric Pilles assisted in capturing – for the first-time ever – extraordinary and highly significant scientific images of the NASA InSight robotic lander using…

Black widow spiders rely on posture and body dynamics for survival and sex

December 13, 2018

A new study led by Western University’s Natasha Mhatre shows that body dynamics and posture are crucial to how black widow spiders decode the important vibrations that travel through their…

Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet

October 11, 2018

Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. With no immediate plans for such a voyage, the Western University graduate student has done the…

Canadian Space Agency announces Western’s Sarah Gallagher as its first Science Advisor

September 12, 2018

Longueuil, Quebec – The Government of Canada is committed to strengthening science in its decision-making, supporting the vital work done by Canadian researchers and ensuring that government science is fully…