Faculty of Engineering

News Archive

January 2016

Climate change tool gets widespread usage in PEI
Western News | January 25, 2016
Moving forward, all municipalities in Prince Edward Island (PEI) developing new subdivisions will now be required to use a tool created by Western professor Slobodan P. Simonovic for incorporating climate change as part of their design and site evaluation processes..
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February 2016

WETT named Overall Champions at GNCTR 2016
Western Engineering News | February 9, 2016
The Western Engineering Toboggan Team (WETT) returned from the Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race 2016 (GNCTR 2016) as Overall Champions – a title they have been chasing since their last overall win in 2013.
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Four Western Engineering students awarded Hydro One scholarship
Western Engineering News | February 24, 2016
Four Western Engineering students have been awarded the Hydro One 2016 Women in Engineering Scholarship.
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Discovery Western wins national award
Western Engineering News | February 25, 2016
Western University’s Discovery Western (DW) engineering outreach program has been awarded the 2015 Actua & GE Canada Award for Leadership and Innovation in STEM education.
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Manufacturing evolution gets boost from budget
Western News | February 25, 2016
Western will have an opportunity to lead the region’s transition from traditional to advanced manufacturing, thanks to a significant investment by the Ontario government.
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U.S President taps alumnus as engineering rising star
Western News | February 26, 2016
Ervin Sejdić, BESc’02, PhD’08, was recently named among the winners of the U.S. Presidential Early Career Awards for Scientists and Engineers.
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March 2016

Three Western Engineering professors receive NSERC Strategic Partnership Grants
Western News | March 9, 2016
Four Western research projects recently shared in nearly $2 million in Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants. Three of the four grants were given to Engineering Professors Elizabeth Gillies, Xueliang Sun and Xianbin Wang for their projects.
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Quazi Rahman recognized with Western’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching
Western News | March 31, 2016
Five more professors, including Quazi Rahman, Electrical and Computer Engineering, can add their name to Western’s Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching list, co-presented by the University Students’ Council, The Bank of Nova Scotia and the university’s Alumni Association.
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April 2016

Alan Kalbfleisch, MESc candidate, awarded $5000 in pitch competition
Western News | April 13, 2016
The 2016 installment of the Seed Your Startup entrepreneurial plan and pitch competition has awarded its $5,000 top prize to Western University student entrepreneur Alan Kalbfleisch to help launch and grow his venture Pascal Press.
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Jesse Zhu awarded the 2016 Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research
Western News | April 28, 2016
The honour recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research – one of the defining hallmarks of a university.
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May 2016

Western University experts are improving water treatment, protection and management with help from SOWC
Southern Ontario Water Consortium | May 5, 2016
When it comes to problems related to wastewater treatment, water resource management and groundwater remediation, Western University’s researchers are leading the way in finding the answers.
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Discovery Western granted PromoScience funding
Western Engineering News | May 6, 2016
Discovery Western – a not-for-profit organization managed by Western Engineering – will be able to expand its outreach initiatives following the recent announcement of the 2016 NSERC PromoScience grant recipients.
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Western Engineering students honoured at CME Annual Recognition Night
Western Engineering News | May 19, 2016
Two Western Engineering students were honored at the Southwestern Ontario Branch of Canadian Manufacturer's & Exporters (CME) Annual Recognition Night on May 11.
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