- Keith Barron is deep inside a Vatican library, hunkered over a 17th century tome bound in Moroccan red leather. “The country is the richest in gold in all the Indies,” reads one passage. “The natives are cannibals and very warlike, and devastated the city of Logroño de los Caballeros, massacring the Spaniards and burning the churches.”
- US President Donald Trump directed NASA on Monday to send Americans to the Moon for the first time in decades, a move he said would help prepare for a future Mars trip. Listen: What can we achieve by going back to the moon? With Dr. Gordon Osinski, Associate Professor & Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada Chair in Planetary Geology at Western University.
- TD Canada Trust has donated $1 million to Western University in support of several expansion initiatives in data analytics. The funds will target the development of several projects that will enhance the structure of the data analytics program at Western and provide greater opportunities to students. Renovations on campus are currently underway to create the TD Analytics Hub, a physical space dedicated to data analytics research and active learning.
- A high-level delegation of Canadian neutron scientists, joined by Canada’s ambassador to Sweden, travelled to Lund and Copenhagen for three days of meetings and exchanges concerning opportunities for cooperation between the European Spallation Source (ESS) and Canada. Held November 21-23, the first two days were hosted in Lund and the third day in Copenhagen.