Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 5 .: February 2008

Bio-Engineering building cleared to make way for new Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion

George Knopf

One era came to a close in mid-February with the demolition of the bio-engineering building. Soon a new era in environmental engineering will begin, however, with the construction of the Claudette MacKay-Lassonde Pavilion. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • First winner of the Julie Lassonde scholarship announced
    The first winner of the prestigious Julie Lassonde scholarship has been announced. Chemical and Biochemical Masters student Shahram Amirnia has been awarded the scholarship, in its first year of availability. (more)

  • Sunstang team impresses at various events including the Canadian International Autoshow
    In February the Sunstang team participated for the first time in an international autoshow, alongside the likes of Ford, GM and Chrysler. (more)

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  • $6 million project to bring solar power to electrical grid
    A groundbreaking project spearheaded by researchers from The University of Western Ontario and the University of Waterloo will enable small solar farms to connect to large electrical grids. (more)

  • Space science not as ‘pure’ as once imagined
    If an urban legend could exist in space, it might be: experiments conducted in space are conducted in zero gravity. (more)

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  • Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop: Ottawa, Ontario
    The Grant Institute's Grants 101: Professional Grant Proposal Writing Workshop will be held in Ottawa, Ontario, May 28 - 30, 2008. Interested development professionals, researchers, faculty, and graduate students should register as soon as possible, as demand means that seats will fill up quickly. (more)

  • Innovation Challenge Awards - Call for proposals
    NSERC is looking for master's and Ph.D. students in natural sciences or engineering who are in their final year or have recently graduated and who can take a fresh look at their research with an eye to commercialization. (more)

  • Entrepreneurial opportunity for students
    Lightspeed Venture Partners, a Silicon Valley Venture Capital firm, is offering grants for undergraduate and graduate students studying engineering and computer science who are interested in exploring an entrepreneurial opportunity over the summer of 2008 in the technology or alternative energy fields. (more)

  • Call for MITACS Project Proposals
    MITACS is soliciting proposals for new seed projects. Seed projects are expected to span 12-18 months duration. (more).

  • Get involved and learn new skills with the Western Volunteers Program
    Western’s Volunteer Program is looking for participants. (more).

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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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    Past Events

  • Ontario Engineering Competition
    February 8 - 10, 2008

  • Charity on the Rocks benefit concert
    Saturday, February 16, 2008

  • Western Engineering Bonanza
    Thursday, February 21, 2008

  • Bio-engineering building demolition
    February, 2008


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