Western’s campus cool: past
and present collides
BUILDINGS AND NEW ROBOTS. Western’s campus offers
its visitors chic, traditional and futuristic elements
in one cool setting.
Western’s markers of the past
Renowned for being one of the most beautiful university campuses
in the country, the grounds of Western have a rich history.
As students, we walk the campus everyday without really giving
its origins much thought; it’s hard to imagine Western
looking any other way than the way we see it now.
VR in Western’s Research Park
Hidden behind the storied halls of Saugeen-Maitland Hall,
across the formidable currents of the Thames River and past
the treacherous vehicular dangers of Windermere Rd. sits an
area of the university shrouded in mystery and intrigue — the
Western Research Park.
SHARC research goes swimmingly
Dr. Evil may have created sharks “with laser beams on
their friggin’ heads,” but Western has a different
kind of shark — one that’s useful and innovative.
The dirt on the “clean room”
As many Western students living away from their parents can
attest, a “clean room” is often a foreign concept.
In the Photonics and Nanotechnology Laboratory in the Western
Research Park, however, a “clean room” is a reality.
This Wind Tunnel really blows
The CN Tower, the Sears Tower, the World Trade Center and
the Confederation Bridge. What do all of these structures have
in common? They have all been tested in Western’s Boundary
Layer Wind Tunnel.