Engineering Now .: Volume 2 - Edition 12 .: July 28, 2006

New Renewable Energy Technology to be Unveiled at Western

A new renewable energy technology and joint venture was unveiled Friday, July 28 at the Faculty of Engineering.

The new portable technology facilitates the production of bio-oils, which have many uses in the development of pharmaceuticals, alternative fuels and even cooking. (more)

Awards & Accomplishments

  • Western Engineers Formula SAE Race to 17th Place
    Tornado warnings, heavy rains, winds and even the blazing sun wasn't enough to deter Western's entry in the Formula SAE Competition held in Romeo, Michigan from May 17 to 20. (more)

  • Puddephatt, Patel honoured as top professors
    Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor Rajni Patel and Chemistry Professor Dick Puddephatt were honoured Tuesday, June 6 with Distinguished University Professor awards for sustained excellence in teaching. (more)

  • Africa's need calling out
    Jason Teixeira will put his Engineering degree to work developing clean water projects in Malawi. (more)

  • Engineering Awards Ceremony of the Graduating Class 2006
    A total of 16 awards were presented to students in this year's graduating class at Western Engineering's Annual Spring Awards Ceremony. (more)

  • Faculty of Engineering recognized its best at Annual Awards Banquet
    Western Engineering honoured the 2005 Faculty of Engineering award recipients at the Faculty’s annual awards banquet Thursday, June 15 at the West Haven Golf & Country Club. (more)

  • GRC Awards
    Four awards were presented to six students at the GRC Awards Ceremony held on Thursday, July 20, 2006. (more)

    Back to top


  • Finding Achilles heel of human foot
    It's an unfortunate fact of life but most parts of our body are rather limited in terms of durability. Consider the human foot. It can withstand widely varying amounts of impact ranging from walking down a set of stairs to the rigors of extreme sports, but there are limitations. (more)

  • New Western lab tackling tainted groundwater
    A new research facility at Western will help researchers make groundwater safer through the use of technologies developed on the nanoscale - or one billionth of a metre in size. (more)
    London Free Press article, UWO to tackle tainted water - June 26, 2006

  • Hurricane machine to flatten home
    BBC News - June 26, 2006
    A family home in Canada will be deliberately destroyed by scientists to understand how buildings react to hurricane force winds. (more)

  • Cambridge technology could aid development of hurricane-proof houses
    Business Weekly - June 27, 2006
    Tech developer, Cambridge Consultants is developing a novel simulator that could help protect homes from the awesome power of Mother Nature. (more)

  • EK3 gets creative with Tim Hortons, right here in London
    The Londoner - June 28, 2006
    I am constantly impressed with the quality of people and their creative expression throughout London. About a month ago I had the opportunity to meet Nick Prigioniero, president and chief executive officer at EK3, a company that is leading the way in narrowcasting and the digital signage industry, and more recently had the opportunity to learn more about their business and people. (more)
    London Free Press article, Signs good for EK3 - June 27, 2006

  • Western tornado experts team up with Environment Canada
    A team of engineers from The University of Western Ontario is joining forces with Environment Canada. (more)
    London Free Press article, Engineers become tornado chasers - July 11, 2006

  • Western researchers get $3M from SSHRC
    Robert Klassen, $78,979, Integrating social issues management into supply chain management: capabilities, risk and performance. (more)

  • Important research information for faculty members...

    Back to top


  • Basic WHMIS training for Western Employees

    All Western employees (including grad students) must have WHMIS training. Supervisors are responsible for ensuring their employees complete the training. Occupational Health and Safety now offers two versions of WHMIS training for Western employees – Comprehensive and Basic. Both versions are available on-line through WebCT Vista at (The University of Western Ontario section). (more)

  • Western Engineering Media Clips - now available online -  On this website you will find electronic copies of newspaper articles, campus communications, media releases, magazine articles, and so on regarding Western Engineering. If you see Western Engineering mentioned in the news, please forward the article to Allison Stevenson, Western Engineering's Communications Officer.

  • Engaging the Future - Western's Strategic Plan

    Internationalization initiatives, a higher national profile and major expansion of graduate services play major roles in Western's draft Strategic Plan. (more)

  • FIPPA - official website

    Western Freedom of Information & Privacy Office has launched a new website. The site provides information on privacy legislation affecting Western. For more information, please visit

  • Career Services for Western students and alumni

    A new link is available on Western's Alumni & Friends website, offering information to alumni seeking career services or employers interested in hiring Western grads or students. For more information, visit 

  • Labatt keeps new trainees hopping

    London Free Press - July 10, 2006
    Canada's best and brightest, fresh out of university, their first job out of school doesn't get much cooler than this --working for beer giant Labatt. (more)

  • Western Engineering welcomes....

    Western Engineering warmly welcomes two new faculty members:
    * Dr. Amirnaser Yazdani, Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering
    * Dr. Muthu Packirisamy, joint faculty member in the Departments of Electrical and Computer Engineering and Mechanical and Materials Engineering

    Back to top

    Past Events

  • Western Engineering's 11th Annual Golf Retreat
    June 9, 2006

  • Engineering Awards Ceremony of the Graduating Class 2006
    June 14, 2006

  • Convocation
    June 14, 2006

  • EK3 Innovation Lab - Grand Opening
    June 26, 2006
    The London Free Press article

    Upcoming Events and Deadlines

  • Western and Agri-THERM Limited announce partnership
    Friday, July 28 .: 10:30 am .: TEB Lobby

  • Last Summer BBQ
    Tuesday, August 1 .: 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm .: Outside SEB 1059

  • Attention Female Students
    Sign-up now to be a Big Sister with Women In Engineering

  • Research Deadlines
    All research deadlines can be found online at: