Faculty of Science


By tackling the challenges that our society faces, researchers at Western Science often publish papers highlighting new discoveries, receive awards for outstanding and novel science, and produce patents that transform discovery to application. Featured below are the most recent announcements from different research groups at Western Science regarding publications, awards, and patents. Explore the accomplishments of Western Science and be sure to come back to see the new and exciting projects that being are undertaken at Western Science.

June's Featured Highlights

Congratulations to the two Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award Winners!

Congratulations to the two Banting Post-Doctoral Fellowship Award winners from the Department of Chemistry this year. Providing funding to the very best postdoctoral applicants, both nationally and internationally, who will positively contribute to the country's economic, social and research-based growth, only 23 awards given nationwide in all NSERC-funded areas. Two of these were awarded to PhD graduates Stephanie Barbon, PhD with Joe Gilroy heading to University of California Santa Barbara and Jun Li, PhD with TK Sham who is now at University of Toronto.

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Banting Fellowship

Congratulations to this Year's Vanier Scholars from the Western Science Community

The Faculty of Science is proud to congratulate this year's Vanier Award winners from the Faculty of Science!

Christy Caudill

Christy Caudill is from the Department of Earth Sciences and her award-winning proposal is on comparative planetology. She studies Martian soil production and past environments on Mars as seen through impact craters.

Leanne Grieves

Leanne Grieves is from the Department of Biology and her award-winning proposal is on evolution and ecology of songbirds. She studies parasitism, the complex diversity, and the role smell plays in the mate choice of songbirds.

The Vanier Scholarship was created to strengthen Canada's ability to attract and retain world-class doctoral students and establish Canada as a global centre of excellence in research and higher learning. Vanier Scholars demonstrate leadership skills and a high standard of scholarly achievement in graduate studies.

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Vanier Scholarship Website

Teaching Assistant Awards 2017

The Faculty of Science is proud to announce this year's award-winning Teaching Assistants.

Applied Mathematics

Eunice Chan


Lauren Des Marteaux


Mahmoud Sharawy

Computer Science

Karin Ng

Earth Sciences

Alysha McNeil

Environmental Science

Andrea Boyer


Octavian Mitrea

Physics & Astronomy

Mark Baker

Statistical & Actuarial Sciences

Ruixi Zhang