News Archive


March 2018

Western Engineering observes World Water Day

Western Engineering News | March 22, 2018


March 22 is recognized as World Water Day. We spoke with Slobodan Simonovic, Professor in Civil Engineering and Director of Engineering Works at ICLR, to learn more about this year's theme, Nature Based Solutions.
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The leading-edge evolution of nanogenerator driven self-powered systems

Western Engineering News | March 14, 2018


On March 8, 2018, Western Engineering welcomed Professor Zhong Lin Wang, of the Georgia Institute of Technology, for its annual Faculty Distinguished Lecture.
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Golf-grip study may reduce pain, improve play for those with arthritis

Western News | March 8, 2018


Ground-breaking work by Western Engineering researchers may soon help golfers with arthritis get a better grip on playing with less pain and more control.
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Hydro One celebrates Women in Engineering

Western Engineering News | March 8, 2018


Of the 10 Hydro One Women in Engineering Scholarships given to university students across Ontario, Western Engineering women have received four.
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Bringing coding for girls to the community

Western News | March 8, 2018


60 young women aged 12 to 17 had fun and gained digital skills at Go CODE Girl – an annual ‘Just for Girls’ coding event offered by Western Engineering.
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STEM conference engages, empowers young women

Western News | March 7, 2018


On March 4, the second biennial Inspiring Young Women in STEM (IYWSTEM) Conference, hosted at Western, brought together an interdisciplinary team committed to inspiring, engaging and empowering young women considering a career in STEM.
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New tech may benefit Parkinson’s sufferers

Western News | March 2, 2018


A new prototype for wearable tremor suppression gloves has a team of Western Engineering researchers believing real change is on the way for those afflicted by Parkinson’s disease.
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Canadian working the ultimate student job with Infiniti and Renault F1

Driving | March 2, 2018


Western Engineering student and member of the Infiniti Engineering Academy, Matthew Crossan is currently working his dream job with F1 and Infiniti after winning an annual competition that picks seven top students worldwide.
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February 2018

Alumnus earns Olympic gold in 2-man bobsleigh

Western News | February 19, 2018


Alex Kopacz, BESc’13 (Mechanical Engineering), and Justin Kripps captured gold February 19th, for Canada’s third-ever Olympic medal in men’s 2-Man Bobsleigh.
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 Western gets boost from federal supercluster

Western News | February 16, 2018


Western hopes to gain a boost in leading advanced-manufacturing research through partnerships with industry that will vie for a share of $950 million in new funding through the Innovation Superclusters Initiative.
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Western Engineering students win top prizes at Ontario Engineering Competition

Western Engineering News | February 8, 2018


Western Engineering undergraduate students won first place at the 2018 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) in the Senior Design and Programming categories.
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‘Science, Action!’ contest puts research in motion

Western News | February 6, 2018

scienceaction_thumbnail.jpgWestern Engineering PhD student Jake Reeves has made one of the top 75 videos for the Science, Action! video contest, sponsored by NSERC, to highlight how research improves our daily lives.
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Alumnus chases history on Pyeongchang Olympics fast track

Western News | February 1, 2018

Kopacz_thumbnail.jpgAlumnus Alex Kopacz, BESc'13, will represent Team Canada in bobsleigh at the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics.
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Engineering a solution for brain trauma

Western News | February 1, 2018

Haojie_thumbnail.jpgHaojie Mao, Mechanical and Materials Engineering professor and Canada Research Chair in Head Mechanics, is working to understand traumatic brain injury and improve brain health with better protection, diagnostics and therapies.
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January 2018

Prof engineers a new craft brew

Western News | January 25, 2018

Naish-brewery_thumbnail.jpgMechanical & Materials and Electrical & Computer Engineering professor Michael Naish has poured his love for suds into Storm Stayed Brewing Company with business partner, Justin Belanger.
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New head of Sarnia-Lambton Research Park urges partnerships

Western News | January 25, 2018

k_Albion_thumbnail.jpgKatherine Albion, PhD ’08, named head of Western Sarnia-Lambtion Research Park earlier this month, hopes to expand the park’s academic and industry partnerships in the region, as well as its collaboration with Western.
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Engineering his steps

Western News | January 25, 2018

Vysniauskas_thumbnail2.jpgFrom the tobacco fields of a small town in southern Ontario, to the oil fields of Alberta and Texas, the journey for Anthony Vysniauskas, BESc’74, MESc’76, began with an idea that had nothing to do with business.
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Device helps correct atrial fibrillation

Western News | January 25, 2018

Gelman_thumbnail.jpgBiomedical Engineering PhD student Danny Gelman is developing devices with the potential to improve cardiovascular interventions – taking instruments used clinically and attaching them to a robot in order to manipulate those instruments more effectively.
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$175,000 Enhancement For Western Engineering Outreach's Free Digital Programming

Western Engineering News | January 22, 2018

ActuaGrantthubmnail-03Western Engineering’s Outreach program is set to receive a generous and staggering contribution of $175,000 from Actua, a national charity dedicated to preparing the youth of Canada for any career path by building the foundations of knowledge in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
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Decoding key materials' stress loads in new ways

Western News | January 12, 2018

Abdolvand.jpgMechanical and Materials Engineering professor Hamidreza Abdolvand has discovered never-before-seen deformation and stress levels in two technologically important materials – titanium and zirconium – used in the aerospace and nuclear industries.
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Undergraduate Services team receives award for Engineering Resilience Program

Western Engineering News | January 12, 2018

resilience-award_thumbnail.jpgWestern Engineering's Undergraduate Services team received the NACADA Region 5 Innovation in Advising Award for its outstanding work in building and implementing the Engineering Resilience Program for our students.
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Katherine Albion, PhD ’08, named Western Research Park’s new Executive Director

Western Engineering News | January 4, 2018

k_Albion_thumbnail.jpgEffective January 2, 2018, The County of Lambton Community Development Corporation (CLCDC) Board of Directors named alumna Katherine Albion, Executive Director of the Western Sarnia-Lambton Research Park.
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