Engineering Now .: Volume 3 - Edition 4 .: November 2006

Click here to watch the Western segment of the Rick Mercer Report, originally aired Tuesday, November 28 on the CBC.

Comedian Rick Mercer from the CBC was on campus Tuesday, November 21 shooting footage for his television show, The Rick Mercer Report. He and his crew visited Western Engineering’s Boundary Layer Wind Tunnel Laboratory, the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry’s Dental Clinic and Alumni Hall for a segment with the Mustang Cheerleaders. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Early Researcher Award supports 2 Western Engineering faculty members
    Thirteen Western researchers, including Western Engineering researchers Drs. Dunning and Sun, are among the recipients of a $14-million funding initiative recently announced by the Ontario government. (more)

  • New Facility for Environmental Research - CFI success
    Five Western and Lawson Health-based centres have been awarded new funding from a major Canadian foundation. Western Engineering's green building was among the five recipients. (more)

  • Top students feted with reception
    The young academics deemed Western's best and brightest were feted by the president and other university dignitaries at Gibbon's Lodge recently. One student satisfied with his Western experience is David Basu Roy. A first-year student with an interest in engineering and music, Roy found Western to be the only school willing to allow him to explore his double academic passions. (more)

  • EK3 wears purple heart on its sleeve
    When Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities Chris Bentley made a graduate student funding announcement at London's EK3 technologies a week ago, the location was not chosen by chance. (more)

  • Western Formula SAE Racing update
    The University of Western Ontario’s 2006-2007 entry for Formula SAE is well underway. Over the course of the summer and early fall, there have been some major changes with the team and it’s infrastructure. (more)

  • Ontario Engineers Awards celebrate unsung heroes
    Engineering Medal– Engineering Excellence :: John Alexander McCorquodale, PhD, P.Eng., will be the recipient of this year’s Engineering Medal for Engineering Excellence for his outstanding contributions to engineering education and the application of his specialty. McCorquodale graduated from Western Engineering in 1962. (more)

  • Western tops in academics: Globe survey
    While a growing number of Canadian universities are recognizing the need to improve the student experience, Western has forged ahead of the pack, according to the latest results from the Globe's annual University Report Card. Click here to view Engineering specific results.

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  • Helping robots develop personal touch
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Mehrdad Kermani uses CRS F-3 Robots in teaching robotics course. (more)

  • Creating circuits for the human body
    Like any five-year-old, Allen Sobot wants to know why. "Why?" is a question his father Robert loves to hear, at home and on campus. (more)

  • Important research information for faculty members...

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  • Western Engineering Welcomes...
    Sarah Gaetan, who joined the Undergraduate Services Office as the Undergraduate Assistant on November 6, 2006. Sarah will be working alongside Erin Chute as the front line contact for all undergraduate students, parents, public, etc within the office of the Associate Dean and Undergraduate Services.

    Stephanie Laurence, who joined the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering as the Graduate Affairs Assistant on November 27, 2006. Stephanie will be filling in for Belle Almoro who will soon be off on maternity leave.

  • Engineering sees double with new programs
    The Faculty of Engineering will be twinning programs with a number of other faculties on campus, extending the growing interdisciplinary aspect of the university. (more)

  • Undergraduate Student Donation Funds Awarded
    The Undergraduate Project Selection Committee has awarded the “UG Student Donation Funds” towards 26 of the over 40 submissions received. The Committee would like to thank all those who submitted a request and especially those who continue to contribute towards supporting student initiatives. The list of projects funded, as well as, instructions on how to access the funding can be found on the following link: 

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    Past Events

  • Fall Preview Day
    November 18

  • Fall Awards Ceremony
    November 23

  • Candidates debate world poverty
    November 23

  • Polar Stick Bridge Competition
    November 24

  • Baja SAE participate in London Santa Claus Parade
    November 25

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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

    Click here for Western Engineering's November Media Clips Package