Political Science professor Laura Stephenson’s C-Dem project headed a list of 97 Western projects and research areas which will collectively receive $8.4 million in SSHRC grants.
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July 19, 2019

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Democracy project heads SSHRC recipients

Political Science professor Laura Stephenson’s C-Dem project headed a list of 97 Western projects and research areas which will collectively receive $8.4 million in SSHRC grants.

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Sarah Prichard

Prichard ready to ‘set the table’ for success

One year. That is how long Acting Vice-President (Research) Sarah Prichard has to “set the table” for a permanent research leader. Her goal is to ensure the institution can recruit “the strongest candidate possible."

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Daniel Kharlas

Alumnus wants virtual world to be senior reality

Western alumnus Daniel Kharlas is building on his earliest gaming success by expanding virtual reality’s role in society, especially focused on seniors. It is a plan, he says, that can make a positive difference in the lives of many.

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Western event to celebrate Apollo 11 launch

Fifty years ago, Apollo 11 launched on a mission to the Moon where Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin walked on the lunar surface - a first for humankind. Western is hosting a special event from 5-11 p.m. Saturday at the Hume Cronyn Memorial Observatory.

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Ruth Lanius

PTSD work looks to personalize treatment

“Over the years, I was exposed to the kind of death and destruction that can be rather difficult from a psychological standpoint. The older I got, the less I was able to suppress those experiences. I knew I needed to seek help.”

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Support local and shop fresh produce, baked goods and flowers right on campus. Visit the Farmers Market along Kent Drive outside McIntosh Gallery every Tuesday from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

Western in the Media

When did life have a chance on Mars?

Life could have found a way to establish on Mars 4.48 billion years ago, according to a new study. That's when gigantic meteorites stopped crashing into the Red Planet and inhibiting life.

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Signs you might be sleeping too much

Are you sleeping too much? We asked an expert to discuss the merits - and drawbacks - of repeatedly hitting the snooze button.

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Stunning tornadoes struck Canada Sunday

After a 14-day streak with at least eight tornado reports in the Lower 48, the United States finally caught a semi-respite from twisters.

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Why giant beavers died out 10,000 years ago

Giant beavers the size of bears once roamed the lakes and wetlands of North America. Fortunately for cottage-goers, these mega-rodents died out at the end of the last ice age.

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Who Do You Think You Are? with Nino Ricci

Body Movin' with Jonathan De Souza. Nino and guest Jonathan De Souza discuss music as a total body experience and how playing a musical instrument extends beyond learning the right notes. Examining the interplay of technology and technique in both classical and popular music, Jonathan’s research at Western’s Don Wright Faculty of Music combines music theory, cognitive science and philosophy. He is the director for Western's Music, Cognition, and the Brain initiative.

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PBnJ - Professors Beyond Jobs

This week, Biology professor Marc-André Lachance, joins the latest episode of PBnJ: Professors Beyond Jobs. This is a Radio Western podcast hosted by Aniruddho Chokroborty Hoque.

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