Through the looking glass: an examination
of university research
As undergraduate students, we spend most of our time going
between classes, the library and the bar. However, Western’s
campus is home to a host of innovative research endeavours,
something that, as undergraduate students, we rarely consider
in our daily routines.
Book learnin’ pays off in research
Associate professor of English, Bryce Traister, is proof that
a year away from the classroom — combined with some valuable
funding — is the perfect equation for amplified research,
as well as revitalization.
Shakespeare versus science
Social science and humanities research is often thought to
get the short end of the funding stick; after all, new findings
about James Joyce won’t cure cancer. But the alleged
discrepancy between available financial support for technological
research and that for arts and humanities research may be misleading.
Western to big wigs: show us the money
As many Western students moan and groan about final essays
and research papers, there are those in the Western community
embarking on research endeavours they are actually motivated
to complete — partly because federal grants given to
these projects make them a bit more engaging than insignificant
Another look at the Bio-Dome
Much is often said (read: bitched) about how living in our
very own purple Bio-Dome limits and restricts us.