June 2018

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    Congratulations to the Class of 2018

    Congratulations to the Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies Class of 2018. The School's new alumni officially graduated on June 14 as part of Western University's 311th Convocation.

  • decorative imageA transformative experience
    “Graduate school taught me that it’s not really about me, it’s about what I’m trying to accomplish through my research. That’s what comes first." For Dante Capaldi, MCSlc/PhD'18, graduate school was transformative. The new alumnus reflects on more than four years of research training, achievements and memories.

  • decorative imageReflections and advice for new graduates
    Congratulations to the trainees who graduated from Western University this month. Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, and Susanne Schmid, PhD, share congratulatory messages, and offer advice to graduates as they enter the next phase in their professional careers.

  • decorative imageResearch shows eye wrinkles convey sincerity
    Research led by Dr. Julio Martinez-Trujillo has shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the Duchenne marker, occurs across multiple facial expressions.

  • decorative imageNational media: A prehistoric fish and the fight against HIV
    It’s an epic battle that’s been waged for millennia: living creatures against invading viruses. Stephen Barr, PhD, spoke to Radio Canada International about what this battle means for our understanding of HIV.

  • decorative imageSocial media tools, guidelines and resources
    Social media tools and guidelines are available on the Communications website, including the process for setting up official accounts, a style guide to help plan and manage your accounts, and resources for faculty and trainees looking to use social media for science communication.

  • decorative imageIdeas and innovation at Robarts
    Partnerships with health technology companies are advancing Robarts Research Institute's innovation mission. "With clinicians, scientists and industry, we're forming an exciting nexus to tackle the greatest health care challenges," says Marlys Koschinsky, PhD, Scientific and Executive Director.

  • decorative imageSee the Line features new Scientific Workshop - August 15
    Calling all concussion researchers, postdocs and trainees. This year, See The Line has expanded to include a Scientific Workshop, featuring presentations and group discussions addressing pressing issues in the animal modelling of concussion.

  • decorative imageSee the Line Community Symposium featuring Ken Dryden - August 16
    Stay up-to-date on the latest in concussion research at the See the Line Community Symposium on August 16, featuring keynote speaker and retired NHL goaltender Ken Dryden, along with Honorary Chair Eric Lindros and an all-star panel.

  • decorative imageCANet-funded project helps eliminate syncope hospitalizations
    Paramedics in Calgary and surrounding areas are now able to increase capacity in the Emergency Medical Services (EMS) system, thanks to the CANet-funded project, CASMER, Community Alternatives for Syncope Management in the Emergency Room. CANet is housed at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry.

  • Beyond the Bench
    From after-work lab outings to conferences to Convocation, take a look at what your peers have been up to in the past month via Twitter. Tweets from Qingping Feng, the McGavin Lab, Jenna Schulz and more.

  • Celebrating your recent achievements
    Congratulations to Matthew Berg, David Edgell, Jennifer Mandzia and the AMOSO Opportunities Fund recipients, as well as many others, on your recent accomplishments.

  • Upcoming events
    Upcoming events include the Synthetic Biology Symposium 3.0 (July 26), See the Line (August 15 and 16), and Homecoming Weekend (October 19-21).