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Two Western Engineering students receive Canadian Engineering Memorial Foundation awards 
The criteria for the CEMF engineering scholarships, at first glance, may not seem overly stringent. Canadian women applying must be leaders, volunteers, involved in numerous community activities and willing to go out of their way to inspire others. And yet, the combination of these characteristics results in remarkable women who shine among their peers. Among these women are Western Engineering's Erin Hansuld and Neha Sharma.
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Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters Scholarships awarded to two Western Engineering students 
CME scholarships are awarded annually to students who are completing a 12 to 16 month industry internship in the manufacturing sector, and entering their final year of studies. Two Western Engineering students have received CME scholarships this year: Stephen Haley and Myrna Johanna Sanchez.
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Catherine Karakatsanis, BESc '83 MESc '91, installed as PEO President 
Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), the licensing body for professional engineers in the province, installed Western Engineering alumna, Catherine Karakatsanis, as its 90th President during its annual general meeting.
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Top Canadian fundraiser bids farewell to Western  
One of Canada's best fundraisers is getting set to leave The University of Western Ontario to take over the reins as President and CEO of Toronto's SickKids Foundation. Ted Garrard has served as Western’s Vice-President (External), overseeing fundraising, alumni relations and communications, since 1996. He leaves June 30 and begins his new job on July 6.
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Research News

Western on shortlist for two Canada Excellence Research Chairs 
With a value of $10 million each, The University of Western Ontario has been honoured with the news that it may be in line to receive two of Canada’s largest and most prestigious research grants, including one for Environmentally Friendly Processing of Canadian Petroleum Resources and Biofuels.
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Western promotes research at Discovery conference 
Key research areas at The University of Western Ontario were put on display at Discovery 09, the annual conference of Ontario Centres of Excellence helping to forge partnerships with Ontario business and research communities. Two projects with Western affiliations were named as finalists for the Ontario Centres of Excellence 2009 Mind to Market Award – StormFisher Biogas and Transform Automotive.
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Bird wind tunnel lands on campus  
While most migratory birds will be skyward when heading south this fall, a handful of their feathered friends will call the climate-controlled confines Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) their winter home. Western has assembled one of the largest groups of integrative avian biologists in Canada to research how birds respond to climate change. This project combines faculty members from three Faculties at Western, including Gregory Kopp from Western’s Civil and Environmental Engineering department.
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Western Engineering

Western Engineering Welcomes

Lars Rehmann joined the Department of Chemical & Biochemical Engineering as an Assistant Professor in the area of green energy and alternate energy on May 1.

Joanne Lemon has returned to work from an extended leave. Joanne returned to her role as Graduate Coordinator in the Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering on April 13.

Staff Changes

Martha Fediw joined the Undergraduate Services Office as an Academic Counsellor, effective April 20. In her new role, Martha will be the Academic Counsellor for undergraduate students within the Departments of Chemical & Biochemical and Electrical & Computer Engineering (including Software Engineering).

Western Engineering Bids Farewell

Jim Collard, Stores Coordinator, Financial Services, retired May 1 after 20 years of service.

Bert Verhagen, Laboratory Supervisor in the Department of Mechanical & Materials Engineering, will officially retire on June 30, however due to an accumulation of time accrued and vacation Bert’s last day was May 29.

Past Events

ES 1050 Design Showcase
First-year Western Engineering students showcased their final design projects at the ES 1050 Design Showcase on Tuesday, April 7. [read more]

Distinguished Lecture - George Pinder
A Western graduate who was an expert witness in a complex U.S. legal case involving water contamination alleged to have caused cancer in children - a situation portrayed in the 1998 movie Civil Action - spoke at Western on May 1. [read more]

2009 Faculty and Staff Awards Banquet
Over 100 faculty, staff, retirees and guests filled the Great Hall on May 6 to celebrate faculty-wide successes and applaud our four Engineering award recipients. [read more]

Upcoming Events

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

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