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Engineering to launch ‘green’ program 
This September will be just a bit more exciting than normal for the Faculty of Engineering. Along with the opening of the newly constructed $22-million Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion, the faculty will welcome its inaugural class for the new Green Process Engineering program. [read more]

One of Western’s own becomes a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada 
Dr. J.M. Floryan, Professor and Chair of the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering in Western’s Faculty of Engineering, has recently been elected a Fellow of the Engineering Institute of Canada. [read more]

Western Engineering Shines at the 2009 Ontario Engineering Competition  
Western Engineering dominated at the 2009 Ontario Engineering Competition (OEC) hosted by Guelph University, February 6-8, 2009. 6 teams of undergraduate engineering students represented Western Engineering; several students came home with top recognition for their achievements [read more]

Simonovic publishes book - Managing Water Resources: Methods of Tools for a Systems Approach  
This book is a joint publication between the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and Earthscan. As one of our main resources for survival and a growing concern for its connection to human health and sanitation, Simonovic believes there is a greater need for information on the analysis of water that his book provides [read more]

Mechatronics robots come to life  
Fourth-year mechatronic students have been busy. Beginning back in October 2008, Brendan Bracken, Chris Fischer, Simon Deluce and Brent Biro began working on their final robot project in anticipation for the competition held on the evening of December 1, 2008. They spent many long days, often putting in 10 plus hours in the mechatronics lab completing their robot. The week prior to the competition they began testing their robot on the final course to work out all the ‘bugs’ and fine-tune their design. [read more]

Undergraduate Engineering Society Success at Congress  
The Undergraduate Engineering Society at Western recently sent eight delegates to the Canadian Federation of Engineering Students Congress conference. Congress is the annual general meeting of all the Engineering Societies in Canada. A Canadian school hosts Congress annually and this year it was hosted by Carleton University at the Westin in Ottawa. The conference took place January 4 to January 10, 2009 and adopted the theme 'The Lifestyle of the Engineer', highlighting that being an engineer is not just a job; it’s an entirely different perspective on one’s daily activities. There were 250 participants from all around Canada, as well as representatives from Spain and Germany in attendance. [read more]

Research News

Making throwaway water clean again  
Engineering professor Madhumita Ray hopes her research will offer a solution surrounding the treatment of contaminated water. [read more]


Western Engineering

Western Engineering welcomes Ying Zhang
Ying Zhang will be working as an Instrumentation Technician, in the Chemical & Biochemical Engineering department, with Dr. Paul Charpentier, Dr. Hugo de Lasa and the other Principal Investigators in the CFI project “Green Energy and Environmentally Friendly Chemical Technologies”. Her role will be to manage the two fully featured Instrumentation laboratories which will be located in the new Claudette-McKay Lassonde Pavilion (CMLP).

Changes in Undergraduate Services Office
There have been many changes in the Undergraduate Services Office recently, including welcoming new staff members and saying farewell to others. Two temporary staff joined us from Derby Staffing to cover the Undergraduate Assistant role while we recruited for this position – Isobel Nicholson and Nicola Coombs. As we say farewell to Isobel and Nicola we are pleased to welcome Jane Cleveland who has been hired as the Undergraduate Assistant. As well, Ann Tsirgielis resigned to pursue a position closer to home at York University

Past Events

WORLDiscoveries Research Showcase
More than 100 University of Western Ontario faculty members and graduate students presented cutting-edge research advances at the WORLDiscoveries Research Showcase on Friday, January 30, 2009 at the London Convention Centre. [read more]

Upcoming Events

Click HERE to view Western Engineering's online calendar. This calendar includes a complete list of Western Engineering's upcoming events and deadlines.

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