Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition .: July and August 2008

Catherine Karakatsanis Awarded with 2008 L.S. Lauchland Alumni Medal

2008 L.S. Lauchland Alumni Medal

Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc ' 83, MESc '91, will be the recipient of the 2008 L.S. Lauchland Engineering Alumni Medal. Ms. Karakatsanis will receive the award at this year's Homecoming festivities, from October 3 - 5, 2008. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Engineering among top sustainability programs
    The Faculty of Engineering has reached new heights, ranking among the top ten engineering programs in the country. (more)

  • Big Beam teams come home winners
    Two teams from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering in Western Engineering competed in the 2008 Engineering Design Competition organized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). (more)

  • Professor Slobodan P. Simonovic awarded three new grants to continue research
    Slobodan P. Simonovic, a professor in Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, and Director, Engineering Studies for the Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, has received new funding to continue his research into the impact of climate change on water resources management. (more)

  • Engineering PhD earns G-G gold medals
    The Faculty of Graduate Studies has selected Chun Wang as one of two recipients of the 2008 Governor General's Gold Medals. (more)

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  • Research pursues next generation of biofuels
    The provincial government will pump $7.5 million into The University of Western Ontario's bioproducts initiative, further opening the door to commercializing the conversion of farm byproducts and waste into fuels. (more)

  • Western Engineering faculty member wins Early Researcher Award
    Western Engineering faculty member Elizabeth Gillies is one of ten researchers across campus who was awarded this year with the Ontario Provincial Government’s Early Researcher Award on Friday, July 25. (more)


  • Appointment of New Manager for University Machine Services (UMS) announced
    Western Engineering is very pleased to announce that effective immediately, Doug Phillips will be assuming the role of Manager, University Machine Services (UMS). (more)

  • Staffing Changes to Dean's Office Area
    Western Engineering has experienced several significant staffing changes over the summer months. (more)

  • Attention Students - Info about Western Engineering Awards & Scholarships
    Attention students! Now is the time that you should be applying for Western Engineering Awards and Scholarships. (more)

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    Past Events

  • Annual PTRC Symposium
    Friday, July 11, 2008


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    Upcoming Events and Deadlines

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

    Events are colour-coded as follows:
    Grey - Faculty-wide events/deadlines
    Purple - Student events/deadlines
    Light blue/Teal - Faculty member events/deadlines
    Orange - Faculty & Staff events/deadlines
    Green - Staff events/deadlines
    Yellow - UES Events/Announcements
    Pink - Faculty, Staff and Graduate student events/deadlines

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