Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 1 .: August 31, 2006

Go ENG Girl 2006 - online registration now available

Western Engineering, and the other Faculties of Engineering across Ontario, will be hosting GO ENG Girl on Saturday, October 14, 2006. Online registration is now available at:

Go ENG Girl at Western

Date: Saturday, October 14, 2006
Time: 8:30 am - 1:30 pm
Location: Spencer Engineering Building - campus map

For more information visit Western's Go ENG Girl website - - or contact Western Engineering's coordinators, Dr. Cynthia Dunning or Lesley Mounteer.

Homecoming 2006

Dean Franco Berruti and Joel Adams BESc ’00, HBA ’00, President Western Engineering Alumni Society cordially invite you and your guest to attend the third annual Engineering Alumni Dinner and L.S. Lauchland Alumni Award Presentation.

Saturday, September 30, 2006
6:00 pm - Cocktails
7:00 pm - Dinner
Hilton London Hotel - 300 King Street, London
Cost: $55 per person (Includes a drink ticket, hors d’oeuvres, three course meal and wine). Cash bar available.

R.S.V.P. by Friday, September 22, 2006
E-mail or call 1-866-447-1044. Please state your name, your e-mail, your guest's name and that you will be attending the Engineering Alumni Dinner.

Click here for more Homecoming event details, including: Western Engineering Homecoming Pre-Game Reception, Western football game and the free pancake breakfast.

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Dr. Lo to be recognized by PEO
    Dr. K.Y. Lo, Director Geotechnical Research Centre, Professor Emeritus will be an engineering medal recipient for the category "Research and Development" at the 2006 Ontario Professional Engineers Awards. (more)

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  • Civil Engineering Professor Denis O'Carroll talks about his research on CBC Radio
    Thursday, July 27 -- Professor O'Carroll explained how he makes groundwater safer through the use of technologies developed on the nanoscale during his July 27 interview on the CBC radio talk show, Ontario Today.
    Click here to listen to Professor O'Carroll's CBC interview...

  • Dean Franco Berruti explains how to convert agricultural waste to bio-oil on CBC Radio
    Friday, July 28 -- Dean Berruti discussed the portable Fast Pyrolysis Machine he and Dr. Cedric Briens developed for the Dorchester-based company Agri-Therm Limited during an interview on the CBC radio talk show, Ontario Today.  Dean Berruti's interview aired Friday, July 28.
    Click here to listen to Dean Berruti's CBC interview...

  • Important research information for faculty members...

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  • Basic WHMIS training for Western Employees

    All Western employees (including grad students) must have WHMIS training. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their employees complete the training. Occupational Health and Safety now offers two versions of WHMIS training for Western employees – Comprehensive and Basic. Both versions are available on-line through WebCT Vista at (The University of Western Ontario section). (more)

  • New home for ICLR
    The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction (ICLR) has moved to 1491 Richmond St. The building is a two-storey white house behind Westminster College.

  • Western Engineering welcomes
    Western Engineering warmly welcomes Erin Chute to the position of Counselling Assistant in the Undergraduate Services Office. This is a position that was revamped when Margaret Mousseau retired in May.

  • Congratulations to Karen Murray
    The Undergraduate Services Office is proud to announce Karen Murray has been promoted to the position of Junior Academic Counsellor, effective August 1, 2006. Karen will continue in her responsibilities with CEAB; in addition she will be responsible for administrative support to first year courses and academic counselling for first year students.

  • Have you seen the Dean's Office photocopier?
    The Dean's Office photocopier, colour printer and water cooler have moved to SEB 2002. Some members of the External Services team have moved offices as well.

    Sue Chapman is now located in SEB 2079, beside Dr. Hesham El Naggar, Associate Dean Research & External Services. Sue's office will be used as the central reception area for people waiting to meet with Dr. El Naggar. If you wish to book an appointment with Dr. El Naggar, please contact Sue at 519.661.3102 or

    Diana Lee is now located in Sue's old office, SEB 2003B. Her phone number remains the same - ext. 88327.

    Rachelle Devereux is temporarily located in SEB 2080 while the front hallway is under construction. Once the front lobby renovations are complete, she will return to her office in Engineering Career Services, SEB 2085.

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    Past Events

  • MPP Visit
    Friday, August 11

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    Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Attention Female Students - Sign-up now to be a Big Sister with Women In Engineering
    Sign-up today!

  • New 'Basic' Version of WHMIS Training - Now Available
    All Western employees (including grad students) must have WHMIS training

  • Nominate a Western Engineering Alum for the L.S. Lauchland Award
    Deadline: Thursday, August 31

  • Women In Engineering Orientation Lunch - All female faculty and staff are invited
    Wednesday, September 6 :: 12:45 pm :: SEB courtyard

  • Annual Welcome for Faculty, Staff and Grad Students
    Friday, September 8 :: 2:30 pm :: The Grad Club

  • Engineering Alumni Cocktail Reception
    Thursday, September 21 :: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm :: The University of Western Ontario Research Park Sarnia-Lambton Branch

  • Homecoming Weekend
    Friday, September 29 - Sunday, October 1

  • New AMEC Scholarships for women in engineering
    Deadline for applications is October 20, 2006

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    .:Allison Stevenson
    Spencer Engineering Building, Room 2074
    Telephone: 519 850-2917 Fax: 519 661-3808