Engineering Now .: Volume 4 - Edition 3 .: November 2007

Western Engineering Announces Acting Dean

George Knopf

The University of Western Ontario has announced the appointment of George K. Knopf as Acting Dean of the Faculty of Engineering. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Students honoured at the 2007 Fall Awards Ceremony
    Congratulations go out to all the students who were presented with awards at this year's Fall Awards Ceremony. (more)

  • Strong showing for Sunstang
    Neither dead kangaroos nor football-sized rocks could crush the spirit of Western’s Sunstang Solar Car team. (more)

  • Formula SAE Racing team gets spot on Discovery Channel's Daily Planet
    Western's Formula SAE team was featured prominently in an episode of Daily Planet in a segment called "Speedy Minis" in October. The footage was from a university competition that took place in September. Watch the clip online. (look for the clip labeled "speedy minis")

  • Engineering student named as one of Canada's four Goldman-Sachs Global Leaders for 2007
    Ryan Katchky (Engineering/Medicine) was one of three Western students to be named to the award. To find out what the Goldman Sachs Global Leaders Program is about, visit the Institute of International Education website.

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  • Environmental research captures federal interest
    Citing “world-leading” research, Federal Environment Minister John Baird said the Canadian government should look to further its relationship with The University of Western Ontario in the months and years ahead. (more)

  • Harvesting energy from the wind
    When it comes to energy, the winds of change are blowing and a Western researcher is doing his best to ensure Ontarians are energized by receiving as much of that wind as possible. (more)

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  • A Warm Welcome to new staff member David Tweddell
    On Monday, December 3rd, David Tweddell will be joining the External Services unit as the Research & Graduate Manager while Martha Fediw is away on maternity leave until May 2008. (more)

  • NEW AND IMPROVED - Western Engineering & Science Research Showcase: January 25, 2008
    Attention faculty, staff and students: this year’s event will be a joint affair between the faculties of engineering and science – bigger and better than ever. Mark the date on your calendar and plan to come and see some of the exciting research being done at Western. (more)

  • Important information regarding engineering special exams
    If you are a student who has been approved to write an Engineering Special Exam, please note the following information. (more)

  • Are you a first year student and struggling with your course load and worried you may fail your first year?
    If the answer is yes, you should consider Engineering’s Extended First Year Program. (more)

  • New Hewlett-Packard Engineering Scholarships Asks: What Inspired You?
    Hewlett-Packard has partnered with the Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation to offer two new $2,500 scholarships to undergraduate women in engineering, with a focus on inspiration (more)

  • Atmospheric & Material Physics Summer School
    One of the most difficult hurdles you will have to overcome as an undergraduate student is deciding what to do once you've "finished". If you're like most students, you don't have a clear picture of what types of research are possible, and what each entails. (more)

  • Western Cares Food Drive
    There will be a bin for food donations by Tim Hortons in Spencer Engineering Building from November 28 - December 12. Please drop a few items in and make a difference this holiday season!

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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

  • United Way Stair Climb
    Thursday, November 1, 2007

  • Visit from the Federal Environment Minister
    Thursday, November 8

  • Fall Preview Day
    Saturday, November 17, 2007

  • Polar Stick Bridge Competition
    Friday, November 23, 2007

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