- The Western community is mourning the death of Brandon Joseph Papp, 21, a Faculty of Science student, who died suddenly on Sunday, Nov. 19, in London. A memorial service will be conducted at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 24, at Westview Funeral Chapel, 709 Wonderland Road N., London, with visitation two hours prior to the service.
- Ever wonder why it takes so long for your hydro company to fix a power outage? Or think about trying to make a fortune investing in crypto-currency like bitcoin? How about stopping a forest fire before it roars through with flames of death and destruction? All those questions are being scrutinized by statistics geeks at Western University, and now thanks to TD Bank, they’ve got an extra million bucks to mine answers from the growing world of big data.
- TD Bank Group is investing $1 million into data analytics teaching and research in Western’s Faculty of Science. Data analytics is the science of extracting meaning from large volumes of complex information. The TD Bank Group’s $1 million gift will enable Western to expand its capabilities.
- A large financial gift from TD Bank means Western University’s Faculty of Science can dive deeper into the field of data analytics. The $1 million investment will go towards the research of experts and those studying the field, who harness the power of information by extracting meaning from complex data. The money will be used on four new initiatives on campus: a physical space on campus dubbed the TD Analytics Hub, a professorship to shape a data analytics and data science program, a year-end competition, and four annual bursaries for women.