News and Stories

Corrosion expert to aid safe storage of used nuclear fuel

August 25, 2021

Award-winning electrochemist Samantha Gateman is the new chair in radiation-induced chemistry at Western. Gateman’s research is funded through a new $1.1-million grant from the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO).

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Nuclear waste-storage research gets $3.3M grant

August 17, 2021

The joint investment helps Western solidify its role as a global, interdisciplinary powerhouse in understanding how to store nuclear fuel waste as safely as possible.

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Feds invest $10M in regional health-tech hub

August 10, 2021

A Waterloo/Western University partnership will help drive health innovation, job creation, entrepreneurship and economic development.

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Indigenous environmental health research secures $1.3M grant

August 6, 2021

The funds from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CHIR) will support professor Diana Lewis’ work measuring impact of industrial development on Indigenous communities.

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Province announces $2.6M for novel 3D imaging research

July 19, 2021

Medical biophysicist Aaron Fenster is getting a $2.65-million boost for his imaging research lab through the Ontario Research Fund – Research Excellence.

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Western invests $6 million to support new EDI initiatives

June 25, 2021

Ten Western initiatives have been awarded a total of $1 million in funding as part of the eCampusOntario Virtual Learning Strategy.

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Western attracts $1 million to advance virtual learning

May 17, 2021

An Indigenous languages revitalization program is among ten projects receiving eCampusOntario grants.

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Western alum supports the arts through philanthropy

May 13, 2021

In a compelling show of support for the arts, internationally acclaimed artist and Western graduate John A. Schweitzer donated more than $4 million worth of his own personal art collection, honouring his deep ties to Western.

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Western students support food bank with end-of-year drive

May 7, 2021

The Cabinet Clean-Out campaign collected 740 pounds of food, strengthening ties between Western students and the London community.

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Pierre Morrissette helps expand entrepreneurship at Western

May 6, 2021

Entrepreneurship at Western received a major boost from a generous $5.5-million gift from the Pierre L. Morrissette Family Foundation. The investment fuels entrepreneurship education and mentorship across all faculties.

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