Co-led by a Western space scientist, NASA is exploring a revolutionary plan that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn’s largest moon.
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February 27, 2018

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Western researcher sets eyes on Saturn’s largest moon

Co-led by a Western space scientist, NASA is exploring a revolutionary plan that could see a drone-like quadcopter buzz above the surface of Saturn’s largest moon.

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Western News


Visual Arts professor wins Governor General’s Award

Wyn Geleynse’s practice is one of a restless tinkerer, someone who is endlessly experimenting with techniques both ancient and on the leading edge of the latest technology.

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Alumna embraces new ‘Power’ player role

Vassy Kapelos’ keen interest in politics was cultivated early by her parents, family members and three newspapers that hit her doorstep every day while growing up in Toronto.

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Open space

Shape the future of our great outdoors

As the public consultation period comes to a close this week, those heading up the Open Space Strategy have received valuable feedback from the campus community and beyond.

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Art helps document Indigenous youth suffering

For the estimated 150,000 Indigenous youth trapped in Canada’s residential schools, art was a salvation.

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Working at Western

Founder's Day


This year on Founder’s Day, we will mark Western’s founding in 1878, 140 years ago. It is a time for alumni, students, faculty and staff to reconnect and share in a celebration.

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Human Resources

T4 & T4A Forms

Western Human Resources issues T4s and some T4As by the end of February each year. They are mailed to the home address that is registered on My Human Resources.

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Social Highlights



Gold🥇 in bobsled for @AlexanderKopacz (Western BESc’13) and @justinkripps! These two #TeamCanada Olympians tied Germany for Gold in the two-man bobsleigh! #purpleandproud // Photo Credit: @alexanderkopacz #regramwithpride #Pyeonchang2018 #bobsled #bobsleigh #twoman #GoldMedal


The ongoing saga of #WindsorHum is fascinating. A few years back, @pgbrown and his collaborators used specialized microphones, usually employed by #WesternU #astronomers to track #meteors, to better understand the phenomenon.

Western in the Media

Study examines Hamilton firefighters’ injuries

Physical Therapy professor Joy MacDermid discusses findings showing the length firefighters’ work, the greater chance they will suffer constant pain.

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Hosting the Olympics has become the contest no one wants to win, and the IOC is worried

Kinesiology professor Robert Barney explores how overwhelming costs and public discontent have made finding a city to host the Olympic Games a challenge.

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Parliament Hill can fix its harassment problem, says Trudeau’s chief of staff

Education researcher Barbara MacQuarrie comments on workplace harassment in Canadian government.

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Squash isn't an Olympic sport, but video gaming might be. How do they decide?

Michael Heine, the Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies, talks about new additions to what constitutes an Olympic sport.

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Is Bitcoin a waste of resources?

If nothing else, Bitcoin gives us something to talk about. Economists want to talk about it; economics students want to talk about it; it is a surefire conversation starter with strangers; it is a distraction from politics. But should a sensible person buy the stuff? Should society tolerate it?

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Read. Watch. Listen. introduces you the personal side of our faculty, staff and alumni. Participants are asked to answer three simple questions about their reading, viewing and listening habits – what one book or newspaper/magazine article is grabbing your attention; what one movie or television show has caught your eye; and what album/song, podcast or radio show are you lending an ear to.

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