Western Research

Western ranks as one of Canada’s top research-intensive universities. From fundamental to applied discovery and other scholarly activities, its scholars advance knowledge that provides tangible benefits for the economic, social, health and cultural development of citizens in London, in Canada and around the world.

Western Research supports scholars through collaboration, communication and service.

Research News

Western in The Conversation

New neutron source in Canada would spur innovation, medical treatments

September 14, 2020
Neutrons are useful in research and medicine. A proposed neutron production facility could help further Canadian research and provide a source of neutrons for medical purposes.

Personal support workers are the backbone of health care but the bottom of the power structure

September 2, 2020
Personal support workers are crucial but under-appreciated in the health-care system. They are often subjected to racism, and they struggle to make ends meet while caring for our most vulnerable.

AI technologies — like police facial recognition — discriminate against people of colour

August 24, 2020
Technology is not neutral, as facial recognition algorithms and predictive policing have shown us. Algorithms discriminate by design, reflecting and reinforcing pre-existing biases.

Measures of Excellence


research areas ranked in the top-50 globally


members of the Royal Society of Canada

endowment fund in social science, arts and humanities


areas of strategic research strength