Discover - February 2017

Advancing surgical training
Dr. Jonathan Lau and Elvis Chen, PhD, are using a combination of 3D printing and synthetic materials to create a surgical simulation tool that mimics what a surgeon sees, feels and experiences during spinal dural repairs. The tool joins an impressive list of successful commercial ventures started at Robarts. Read More

Terenz EscartinQ&A with Terenz Escartin, MSc Candidate
First-hand clinical experience is giving Terenz Escartin an edge in the research world. An MSc candidate with the Department of Medical Biophysics, Escartin is supervised by Ian Cunningham, PhD. Read More

Barnett ExhibitNew exhibition celebrates the career of Dr. Henry Barnett
Dr. Henry Barnett and the history of Robarts Research Institute are being celebrated in a special exhibit at Western Libraries. Read More

Awards of ExcellenceAwards of Excellence - Deadline March 8
Time is running out to complete your nomination package for a peer. Access the forms online today

Brainhack WesternBrainhack 2017 - Take part in a global hackathon event at Robarts
Bringing together researchers and trainees from diverse backgrounds to collaborate on open science projects in neuroimaging and neuroscience. Register today

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National news: Robarts featured on The Nature of Things
Dr. Ruth Lanius' imaging research was featured as part of a The Nature of Things documentary on CBC Television exploring the real stories and the science behind PTSD. Filming took place at the Centre for Functional and Metabolic Mapping. Watch the documentary

Thank you for participating in #BellLetsTalk Day
Thanks to you, Bell Let's Talk Day achieved a total of 131,705,010 overall interactions and raised $6,585,250. In case you missed it, we've gathered some of our most impactful tweets from the day. Read More

Register for the 3MT competition
Register by Tuesday, March 14 to take part in 3MT (Three Minute Thesis), a research communication competition that gives graduate students just three minutes to present their research and its impact to a panel of non-specialist judges and peers. Learn More

David Holdsworth re-appointed as the Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research
David Holdsworth, PhD, has been re-appointed as the Dr. Sandy Kirkley Chair in Musculoskeletal Research, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry effective July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2021. Read More

Alumni of Distinction Awards
Think about the talented people you have worked with and help us recognize them with an Alumni of Distinction Award. Past recipients include Dr. Geoffrey Pickering. The submission deadline is March 10. Learn More
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Achievements

Video

Congratulations to Louisa Salemi on her successful PhD defense, and PhD candidates Amy Burke and Ashley Makela on their recent publications. Read More

In the latest edition of the Dean's Video Newsletter, Dr. Strong looks to the year ahead and explores important topics, including the 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony in London. Watch the video

Take a break from your research and meet your fellow Robarts trainees at the London Knights game on March 9. Learn more about the John P. Robarts Award. The application deadline is February 28. Read More

Western University's WE SPEAK Faculty and Staff Survey closes on February 13. Your input is important. Please take a few minutes to submit your responses. Read More