Research Western

2017 Western Heritage Plaques

Celebrating Western's research history

As part of our Canada 150 activities, Research Western will begin creating a series of digitally linked heritage plaques that celebrate a history of research excellence across campus. We will cast two bronze plaques annually: one from a STEM discipline and one from a social sciences, arts and humanities-based discipline. Each will be affixed to a relevant building on campus and include a QR code that links to additional media online that ties the work to current research efforts in the area at Western. Read more in the Western News.

Voting for the inaugural cohort of research achievements closed April 7, 2017, and the first plaques will be unveiled in the fall of 2017.

Research moments and discoveries shortlisted for 2017 include:

STEM disciplines

Social Sciences, Arts and Humanities Disciplines