• Excellence in Sensorimotor Neuroscience

    Robarts Research Institute, December 18, 2020

    Robarts Scientist, Andrew Pruszynski, PhD, was renewed as a Canada Research Chair for continued excellence in neuroscience.

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  • Governor General’s Academic Medal to Armin Geraili

    Western News, October 27, 2020

    For more than 140 years, the Governor General’s Academic Medals have recognized outstanding students across Canada. The Gold Medals are awarded for academic excellence at the graduate level. Three Western graduates are among the recipients of Gold Medals this year. Armin Geraili, MESc, Biomedical Engineering Armin Geraili completed his MESc at the School of Biomedical Engineering in September, 2019, under the supervision of Prof. Kibret Mequanint. Geraili’s course work average was 94.25%, and his multidisciplinary research produced several high-impact publications in prestigious journals.

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  • Grad’s pitch for sport science helps Blue Jays

    Western News, October 26, 2020

    When the Toronto Blue Jays made it to the playoffs this year, Clare Padmore celebrated with them as more than a fan. And when they aim for even greater heights next season, Padmore hopes to share in their success too: not as an athlete, coach or front-office executive but as an engineer working to help ballplayers achieve their athletic potential.

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  • Robert Koch, BME Alumnus, Combats COVID-19

    CTV News, June 23, 2020

    BME alumnus Robert Koch was recently featured on CTV News. Robert completed his BESc in 2016 in Electrical & Computer Engineering and his MESc in 2018 in Biomedical Engineering both at Western. His MESc was done under the supervision of Profs. Hanif Ladak, Sumit Agrawal and Susan Scollie and focused on sensorized manikins for training in Audiology. The Nasal EDucation (NED) simulator builds on Robert's expertise in training simulators and responds to a critical need to quickly train individuals to perform accurate nasopharyngeal swabs for COVID-19.

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  • ‘Perfect fit’ opens door to new opportunities

    Western News, June 09, 2020

    It was quite the finish to Ian Villamagna’s PhD career at Western. In January, he successfully defended his thesis, was lauded by the Arthritis Society of Canada for being part of the Top Research Advancements of 2019 and had already began his new job at a nanomedicine development company in the San Francisco area.

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  • Homegrown idea looks to solve ventilator shortage

    Western News, May 25, 2020

    A homegrown idea to create a 3-D printed ventilator might be the answer to a global problem first exposed in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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  • Matthew Teeter named Petro-Canada Young Innovator

    Western News, May 12, 2020

    Medical Biophysics and Surgery professor Matthew Teeter has been named recipient of a Petro-Canada Young Innovator Award.

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  • Hanif Ladak and Cheryle Seguin named Faculty Scholars

    Western News, April 08, 2020

    Hanif Ladak and Cheryle Seguin of Biomedical Engineering named Faculty Scholars.

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  • CBC Listen - Three-minute thesis

    CBC Listen, March 12, 2020

    Western University students Trent Gordon (Biomedical Engineering), Sheetala Bhat and Li Li are gearing up to deliver their three-minute thesis tonight. The students join London Morning to share even more condensed versions of their work.

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  • London, Ont. scientist one of 21 appointees to province's highest honour

    Global News, February 27, 2020

    A local leader and scientist known worldwide for his work in medical imaging has been appointed to the Order of Ontario, along with 20 others. Londoner Aaron Fenster is a scientist at the Robarts Research Institute at Western University and is involved in the field of biomedical physics.

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  • Joint research on target for arthritis sufferers

    Western News, January 21, 2020

    One is developing a drug to attack the disease. The other is designing an innovative way to deliver it.

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