Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.
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July 3, 2020

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Cheryl Forchuk, Jeremy McNeil earn 2020 Hellmuth Prizes

Hellmuth Prize for Achievement in Research recognizes faculty members with outstanding international reputations for their contributions in research.

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Western News


App matches volunteers with elderly 'helpees’

Co-created by Medical Sciences student Harshil Shah, VoGro is a newly launched app that offers elderly and immunocompromised adults a way to connect with healthy volunteers for simple non-contact chores.

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Thriving Foundations offers new suite of first-year supports

Western will be welcoming first-year students to campus with a new strategy that offers more sustained support to help them learn, lead and thrive - an all-in approach that will set students up for long-term success.

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Study hints at early sign of Alzheimer’s degeneration

Researchers have moved one step closer to identifying targets for brain degeneration that occur decades before symptoms of Alzheimer’s disease appear - a much-sought-after clue that might open the door to early treatment.

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New partnership unites riders, community against bike thieves

Campus cyclists can now enlist the help of thousands of extra eyes across the city in an effort to keep their bikes safe from thieves, thanks to a new partnership with 529 Garage.

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Working at Western

Daily questionnaire

Before you come to campus ...

Completing the new and simplified ‘Return to Campus’ questionnaire is required before each work shift or visit to campus.

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Face coverings required

Be sure to wear a mask or covering

Western requires the use of non-medical masks/face coverings in the presence of others and in common and shared spaces on campus.

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Continuing Studies

Fall course registration

Thinking about advancing your career with a certificate or course? Registration is now open for our fall courses. Whether you are interested in leadership, communication and marketing, project management, innovation or writing - we have courses to keep you learning this fall.

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City Symposium

Confronting Anti-Black Racism

The purpose of this dialogue is to explore concrete ways that people - individually and collectively - can acknowledge and dismantle their roles in the perpetuation of racist attitudes and actions. We will explore how silence, privilege, micro-aggressions and unconscious bias continue to enable anti-Black racism in our institutions and communities.

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Social Highlights



Calling all high-potential Western ventures from around the world: Applications for the Western Accelerator are now open! Apply by July 5, 2020 at uwo.ca/accelerator


We've partnered with @QueensU to develop InnoVenture, an #AI platform that matches Canadian small- and medium-sized enterprises with potential inventors and partners. Kudos to @WORLDiscoveries @CACQueens and @QueensInnovates for spearheading this project.



How to keep cyclists rolling after pandemic push

As physical distancing measures to limit the spread of COVID-19 begin to relax in some countries and people return to work, the fears surrounding transportation and commuting continue to weigh on the minds of many.

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Read. Watch. Listen. with Mel Goodale

Transport yourself beyond pandemic isolation and into parallel worlds both near and far when Western neuroscientist Mel Goodale takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.

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