News and Events

2023-24 News and Events

September 18-21 and October 16-20, 2023: The Canadian Geotechnical Society - CGS Fall Cross Canada Lecture Tour featuring Hesham El Naggar 

Dr. Hesham Naggar, the Director of Thompson Centre, is visiting cities across Canada to deliver his distinguished lectures. For more information, visit the CGS website


October 5, 2023 (12:00-1:00 pm @ACEB 1450): Thompson Fellow Public Lecture

Open source started with software, but hardware has a role in its present and future. What does open source mean when applied to hardware? In this talk, Alicia Gibb Seidle, founder and executive director of the Open Source Hardware Association (OSHWA), traces the rise of open hardware, defines what it means, and offers her outlook on what’s ahead. From tractors to healthcare, the open hardware future is bright.


November 16, 2023 (12:30-1:30 pm @ACEB 1410): Integrated Engineering Speaker Series

Hear from our recent alum, Colin Bryan, about young engineers working in the consulting and finance world, and how the Integrated Engineering program at Western has prepared him for success. Colin received the John M. Thompson Award for Engineering Leadership and Innovation in 2023 for his integration of engineering and business skills on multiple projects during studies and internship, including co-founding and winning start-up funds for Homeable (whose mission is to design and build affordable, rapid, and modular, small home communities on Indigenous reserves through relationships with both the federal and provincial governments). Colin was also a varsity athlete at Western University. Click HERE for more information about the event.


November 23, 2023 (12:30-1:30 pm @ACEB 1410): Integrated Engineering Speaker Series and Special Recognition

This public talk is part of a special celebration of our distinguished graduates. Click for more information here.

Come learn how our recent alumnae, John Vergeer and Natalya Whitla, made the most out of the Western Engineering and the IE program experience, leading to a successful transition into the workforce after graduation. Both John and Natalya receive a special recognition this year for their Excellence in Engineering Leadership and Innovation. Both Natalya and John contributed greatly to the student community on campus, including Engineers Without Borders, Western Univeristy Chapter, winning grants and managing complex projects. John and Natalya both graduated from the Integrated Engineering + HBA dual degree program, with relevant summer internships. Natalya was also a recipient of the Linamar Scholarship, and an EWB Junior Fellow in 2020. 


January 18, 2024 (12:30-1:30 pm @ACEB 1410): Engineering Leadership Seminar

Our esteemed guest speaker for this academic year's Engineering Leadership Seminar is Marilyn Spink, an award-winning engineer with 25+ years experience in delivering complex mine development projects throughout the world. Come learn what it means to put engineering leadership and integrated engineering into practice to benefit society.