Western Engineering, December 20, 2021
Success drives inspiration – That’s exactly what the team at VanBoxmeer & Stranges Engineering Ltd. want to accomplish by supporting students through a new Civil Engineering scholarship.
November 23, 2021
Five Western graduates. Three generations of Mustangs. One purple and proud legacy. The Coveart family has been a part of the Western community for over 75 years.
November 22, 2021
Dr. Rajiv K. Varma, Professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, has recently received the 2021 IEEE Power & Energy Society (PES) Nari Hingorani FACTS Award.
November 11, 2021
A team of Western Engineering students recently took part in the American Society of Precision Engineering (ASPE) Student Challenge competition, a professional society that pushes the boundaries of what is possible in design, manufacturing, and metrology.
November 10, 2021
A Western Engineering team, led by Canada Research Chair Haojie Mao, ran a simulated human brain through a battery of tests and found the latest in helmet technology could be improved to withstand blows coming indirectly.
November 09, 2021
We caught up with VidHug founder Zamir Khan, MESc ’07, to learn more about his entrepreneurial drive, seek his advice for aspiring innovators, and have him reflect on his student experience.
November 08, 2021
A new joint project between Western Engineering and Fanshawe College’s Centre for Research and Innovation (CRI), in collaboration with London Hydro, is investigating household energy consumption for electric vehicles (EVs) and how weather factors affect it.
November 03, 2021
Western Engineering researcher Slobodan P. Simonovic shows how – and where – flooding will put humans and property at risk under changing climate
November 01, 2021
Two doctoral candidates receive inaugural Indigenous and Black Engineering and Technology Momentum Fellowship.
October 25, 2021
Western's John M. Thompson Chair in Information Technology and Innovation Joshua Pearce promotes low-cost access to sun power with free book, To Catch the Sun.
October 07, 2021
Environmental engineering PhD candidate Sadaf Mehrabi recently received an NSERC Student Ambassador grant to support the promotion of STEM to Canadian youth.
October 05, 2021
Dr. Ramtin Rasoulinezhad — MESc’17, PhD’21, and Western Engineering instructor — received a 2021 Clean50 Emerging Leader award for his work in cleantech innovation, while serving as Director of Hybrid Solutions for AVL Manufacturing Inc.
September 30, 2021
An ultra-flexible cardiac patch, designed by professor Kibret Mequanint and his collaborators, may one day be used to restore function to a damaged heart following a cardiac arrest.
September 27, 2021
For Western Engineering alumna Michelle Lo, BESc/HBA’15, engineering brings the ‘spice’ to design. And, what better way to spice up a career in design engineering than to work for luxury electric vehicle start-up Faraday Future in Los Angeles?
September 16, 2021
This past summer, 81 students participated in Western Engineering’s Undergraduate Summer Research Awards program, where they had the opportunity to work with faculty members on novel research topics.
September 09, 2021
Joshua Pearce, the new John M. Thompson chair in information technology and innovation, has a huge passion for solar energy development and creating sustainable, shareable technology, which will be a big focus for his research projects at Western.
September 08, 2021
Six high-achieving students earned the prestigious Schulich Leaders scholarships to Western this year, three of whom will join Western Engineering.
August 30, 2021
Founded by software engineering and Ivey HBA dual degree student, Alykhan Kara, Shomigo is a digital marketplace designed to help small businesses broaden their customer base and help consumers buy local.
August 17, 2021
A new international collaboration, that includes assistant professor Chris DeGroot, investigates how wastewater can be used to detect signs of an emerging virus in a population.
August 12, 2021
Western Engineering faculty members Ayan Sadhu and Arghya Paul are among the nine Western researchers to be granted $2.6 million in funding through the John R. Evans Leaders Fund (JELF).
July 29, 2021
Lead researcher for the Northern Tornadoes Project, Greg Kopp addresses how hurricane straps keep roofs on houses and can improve safety during tornadoes.
July 16, 2021
A scholarship has been established in the name of Madiha Salman, who earned her master's degree in engineering science from Western in 2012 and was working towards her doctorate in civil engineering.
July 14, 2021
Professor Kibret Mequanint and his international collaborators have found a novel use for snake venom: a body tissue ‘super glue’ that can stop life-threatening bleeding in seconds.
July 07, 2021
Current antiepileptic drugs do not match seizure peaks, but new research from chemical and and biochemical engineering professor Kibret Mequanint is aiming to change that.
July 06, 2021
Adam Reeds. alumnus and CEO of Ledn, discusses his career path to now running a financial services company that caters to the crypto-economy.
June 28, 2021
Western Engineering Class of 2021 graduate and former UES president Matthew Tutty is the 2021 recipient of the Engineers Canada Gold Medal Student Award.
June 18, 2021
Hadil Abdallah, MESc'21, shares life-changing experience pursuing master’s in engineering in a new country.
June 16, 2021
Brock Lumbard, a member of Western’s Class of 2021, realized that people needed easy-to-access information on how to locate and book at local clinics while finishing his last year of studies remotely from his home in Regina.
June 15, 2021
Twelve Western researchers – including three from Western Engineering – have been named Canada Research Chairs as they bolster their place among the top scholars and scientists in their fields.
June 14, 2021
Second time’s the charm for Claude Guillemette who found acceptance and the university experience he missed. On June 18, Guillemette joins more than 328,000 Western alumni living around the world as a newly minted graduate and member of the Western Class of 2021.
June 14, 2021
A noteworthy five Western Engineering faculty members have been named among the 52 new Fellows elected into the Canadian Academy of Engineering (CAE), effective June 14, 2021.
June 09, 2021
Western remembers lives of four Londoners – including Civil and Environmental Engineering PhD student Madiha Salman – killed in an Islamophobic attack.
June 08, 2021
Western Engineering Outreach receives a new $120,000 grant over the next three years, provided by the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC).
June 01, 2021
The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) recently announced Western Engineering’s Dr. Greg Kopp as the recipient of its 2021 Jack E. Cermak Medal.
May 28, 2021
Civil and Environmental Professor and Department Chair Ashraf El Damatty is this year’s recipient of the Engineering Award for Excellence in Research.
May 27, 2021
Researchers have designed a mathematical tool to help program cochlear implants with precision for each patient’s unique anatomy.
May 27, 2021
Creating sustainable cities to be resilient to the impacts of climate change is an urgent matter — one that Western Engineering researchers and their industry partners are working hard to address.
May 26, 2021
In our latest Q&A, alumnus Jason Goodhand, BESc’00, shares his career path within the energy sector, discusses anticipated challenges and trends for engineering in energy storage, and provides advice for those pursuing a career in energy.
May 20, 2021
Discovery Western and the Western Engineering Summer Academy are taking their summer programs online for the second consecutive year.
May 20, 2021
Civil and Environmental Engineering assistant professor and Associate Chair, Graduate Professional Programs Ayman El Ansary is this year’s recipient of the R. Mohan Mathur Award for Excellence in Teaching.
May 19, 2021
The 2021 Lauchland Medal recipient is Peter Hall, BESc’83, MBA’86, President and CEO of Autotube Limited.
May 13, 2021
This year’s Engineering Award of Recognition went to the faculty’s Information Technology Group (ITG) for the team's outstanding support during the transition to remote work and learning.
May 11, 2021
Founded by fourth-year Western software engineering students Blaze Cerovcec and Garvan Doyle, Mixronline can be used for viewing parties and karaoke nights as well as for team projects, with built-in support for Google Docs and a shared whiteboard.
May 11, 2021
Professor emeritus Slobodan Simonovic, who studies flood risk and prevention, was named one of the world’s 1,000 most influential climate scientists.
May 04, 2021
Clare Tattersall, Manager, Undergraduate Services, is this year's recipient of the Sharon A. Ling Award of Excellence for Outstanding Achievement by a Staff Member.
April 26, 2021
To celebrate Western Engineering’s Lesley Mounteer on her upcoming retirement and to honour her outstanding contributions to the faculty, alumnus Michael Zawalsky, BESc/HBA ’14, along with members of the Western Engineering community, have established the Lesley Mounteer Award in Student Leadership.
April 06, 2021
Western Engineering alumna Asha Parekh (BESc’07, MESc’11, PhD’15) never planned on co-founding medical device company Front Line Medical Technologies, but she was willing to take the risk of transitioning to entrepreneurship and hasn’t looked back since.
April 05, 2021
Western Engineering alumnus Michael D’Andrea, P.Eng, BESc’84, MESc’86, and CEE Professor Moncef Nehdi have each earned 2021 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards.
April 01, 2021
Western Engineering assistant professor Chris DeGroot leads a study collecting wastewater samples from a number of strategic locations in London, Ont. and analyzed at Western’s ImPaKT Facility.
March 22, 2021
Of the 11 Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarships given annually to university students across Ontario, five were awarded to Western Engineering students this year.
March 18, 2021
Western Engineering professor Jun Yang's current project – a mix of space flight and medical applications research – is about perfecting artificial intelligence-enhanced methods for 3D printing in outer space.
March 08, 2021
Western Engineering alumna, COO and Co-founder of Bridgit, Lauren Lake, BESc'13, served as the distinguished guest speaker at Western Engineering’s 30th Annual Lynda Shaw Memorial Lecture on March 4, 2021.
March 04, 2021
Over the past five years, software engineering professor Aleksander Essex and his team investigated Ontario’s online voting practices and procedures and found numerous issues and irregularities.
March 03, 2021
Nineteen Western students, 15 of which were engineering, recently participated in a global, experiential learning program where they developed solutions for real-world sustainability problems.
March 03, 2021
Biomedical engineering PhD candidate Mahsa Bataghva Shahbaz and Western medical innovation fellow Michael Lavdas, BESc’18 and MESc’20, recently received the top two places at Mayo Clinic Innovation Sprint. competition.
February 24, 2021
Software Engineering alum Arpit Bhanot, BESc’20, and his business partner Shawn Miller, BA’20, have launched a company called SizeWize to help customers and retailers find the right clothing fit for different bodies and styles.
February 24, 2021
Development Engineering Manager for the City of Kelowna, BC, James Kay, BESc/HBA ’01, is a lifelong learner and a firm believer in the idea that there is always room for improvement. Read our latest alumni Q&A with Kay.
February 17, 2021
Western alumnus Raymond Francis serves as an engineer on NASA’s science operations team for the Perseverance rover, which is set to land in Jezero crater on Mars.
February 11, 2021
Multiple teams comprised of Western Engineering undergraduate students recently competed at the 42nd annual Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in its first ever online competition.
February 02, 2021
Western materials engineer Hamid Abdolvand and his collaborators discovered important factors into the deformation of metals used in automobiles and nuclear reactors, and developed new models to predict the lifetimes of these materials.
January 28, 2021
Renix President Christine Haas, BESc’93, shares her experience as an entrepreneur, provides some advice for the next generation of leaders in engineering and entrepreneurism, and looks ahead at next steps for Renix.
January 18, 2021
Western is among six Ontario universities that have together created new fellowships for Indigenous and Black students pursuing doctoral degrees in engineering.
January 14, 2021
Professor Joy MacDermid's research, done through Western’s Bone and Joint Institute in collaboration with engineering professors Louis Ferreira and Emily Lalone, has received recognition from the Arthritis Society as one of its Top 10 Research Advances of 2020.
January 13, 2021
Western’s Northern Tornadoes Project (NTP) conducted 409 investigations in 2020, verifying 77 tornadoes across Canada and increasing the verified count by a remarkable 166 per cent using advanced methods.
January 07, 2021
Western has established the Flight 752 Memorial Graduate Scholarship in Engineering and Science, funded in part by the Nuclear Waste Management Organization, in memory of the four Western students whose lives were cut short in the downing of Ukraine International Flight PS752.
January 04, 2021
Effective January 1, 2021, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Dr. Jing Jiang was appointed to the Order of Ontario, the province’s highest honour.