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September 21, 2017

ASPIRE Work-Integrated Learning (WIL) Program for Western Students


Launching today, ASPIRE is a new initiative designed to develop next-gen talent in the truly innovative, frequently overlooked Financial Services sector.

If you’re a science, technology, engineering, arts or math student looking for paid, structured and challenging opportunities, visit You might be surprised what you find. There’s more to Financial Services than tellers and traders.

Watch the video to learn more.

September 20, 2017

CALL FOR APPLICATIONS: Franco-German Fellowship Programme on Climate, Energy and Earth System Research


Under the French initiative "Make our planet great again" Germany and France are offering a funding programme to advance sustainability research.

Researchers from all over the world are invited to cooperate with German and French partners and undertake research in the fields of climate change, energy transition and the earth system.

The funding covers the establishment of research groups in Germany. Junior researchers will receive up to 1 million euros and senior researchers up to 1.5 million euros for four years (combined value of contributions from the DAAD and the German host institution).  The call is open to applications from both junior and senior researchers.

In a first step, applicants will have to submit a Statement of Interest by filling in an online application form (Lime Survey). 

The closing date is October 13, 2017, 12:00 (noon) CET.


SCHOLARS TO LEADERS SPEAKER SERIES — “Fifty Years at Western: A Personal History” on September 27, 2017


Professor Mel Goodale, Distinguished University Professor, Canada Research Chair in Visual Neuroscience, and Director of the Brain and Mind Institute at Western, will be speaking next Wednesday, September 27 at 12:30 p.m. in the IGAB Atrium about Fifty Years at Western: A Personal History.

The Scholars to Leaders Speaker Series is a unique initiative of the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies that is open to all students and scholars across all careers at Western – undergraduate, graduate, professional, and postdoctoral. The Series brings students together with university leaders who are uniquely skilled in mentoring candidates as they prepare for next stages of academic competition and global careers. The monthly luncheon events showcase guest speakers who share valuable insight and expertise on critical aspects of leadership from their own career experiences.

Monthly meetings run from September to March (except December), and are held on the last Wednesday of every month in the International and Graduate Affairs Building (IGAB) Atrium. Pizza is available on a ‘first come, first served’ basis but feel free to bring your own lunch.

See you next week!

September 19, 2017

Exercise is Medicine Research Symposium: September 23, 2017


DATE: Saturday, September 23, 2017
TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
LOCATION:  Advanced Medical Group, 230 Victoria Street, London

Students and faculty are invited to attend an exciting day at the Advanced Medical Group to engage in discussion on what we can do to incorporate physical activity prescription and referral in the Canadian health care system.  The day includes guest lectures from physicians, dietitians and faculty, a yoga session, discussion panel, and a beer-and-brainstorm at the end of the day.

Registration is $15.00 and this includes a full healthy lunch, and all beverages.


If you have any questions please email or contact Taniya Nagpal (

REGISTER TODAY! SingularityU Canada Summit October 11-12, 2017


On October 11 and 12 discover the world's breakthrough technologies. Join others who are driven to solve humanity's major challenges.

Hear about the future of tech from globally recognized presenters. Explore the companies who are building the technology driving exponential change.

Topics (Delivered by Live Video Stream) include:

  • Citizenship (blockchain, AI)
  • Health (Avatars, Bio-hacking)
  • Energy (Low carbon energy, Electric transportation)
  • Prosperity (Exonomics, Machine Intelligence)

Tradeshow and Networking Event (hosted on-campus) -- Enhance and complement conference programming by attending our local health tradeshow and networking event. Discover local companies developing break through life science technologies.

View the Full Schedule


Note: attendees who present a valid student card will be refunded the ticket price (minus processing fees).

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