Inspiring Minds is a campus-wide partnership between Western Research, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Writing Support Centre, Western Libraries, Student Experience, and Western's 11 faculties.

Western's graduate students were challenged to describe their work in 150 or fewer words; this non-competitive showcase highlights a curated group of randomly selected Master's and doctoral students from across campus. It's an exciting snapshot of work in progress and work that will have an impact on our society for years to come.

We invite you to view the student submissions featured below and to take some time to explore the almost 400 submissions received in the Inspiring Minds Digital Collection.

Preserving the plant partner: how copper affects plant-bacteria symbiosis

Preserving the plant partner: how copper affects plant-bacteria symbiosis

Shining a Light on Foam-Based Floating Solar Panels and their Interactions with a Body of Water in Canada

Shining a Light on Foam-Based Floating Solar Panels and their Interactions with a Body of Water in Canada

Second Language Listening Tests: What Can Test-Takers’ Eye Movements Tell Us?

Second Language Listening Tests: What Can Test-Takers’ Eye Movements Tell Us?

Do We Understand Cultural Humility in Healthcare Delivery?

Do We Understand Cultural Humility in Healthcare Delivery?

Data preparation & ethics: How developers’ values shape the dataset in Artificial Intelligence (AI) development

Data preparation & ethics: How developers’ values shape the dataset in Artificial Intelligence (AI) development

Performance based design of sound wall foundation under freeze-thaw cycle effects

Performance based design of sound wall foundation under freeze-thaw cycle effects

The Enchanting Dance of Mood and Environment: Unraveling the Secrets of Daily Travel

The Enchanting Dance of Mood and Environment: Unraveling the Secrets of Daily Travel

Networked Masculinity In Toxic Techno-culture

Networked Masculinity In Toxic Techno-culture

There’s gold in them hills: Optimizing exploration of the Troilus deposit, Quebec by reevaluating the mechanisms of ore deposition

There’s gold in them hills: Optimizing exploration of the Troilus deposit, Quebec by reevaluating the mechanisms of ore deposition

From Doubts to Decision: Decoding Immigrant Vaccine Hesitancy in the Fight Against COVID-19

From Doubts to Decision: Decoding Immigrant Vaccine Hesitancy in the Fight Against COVID-19

Recognizing the Human-Animal Bond through veterinary social work

Recognizing the Human-Animal Bond through veterinary social work

Probing the brain’s capacity to learn a new language without trying

Probing the brain’s capacity to learn a new language without trying

We invite you to view our curated submissions organized by Faculty:

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<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_arts_humanities" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Arts & Humanities">Arts and Humanities</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_music" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Don Wright Faculty of Music">Don Wright Faculty of Music</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_education" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Education">Education</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_engineering" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Engineering">Engineering</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_health_sciences" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Health Sciences">Health Sciences</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_info_media_studies" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Information and Media Studies">Information and Media Studies</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_business" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Ivey School of Business">Ivey Business School</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_law" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Law">Law</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_schulich" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry">Schulich School of Medicine and Dentistry</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_science" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Science">Science</a></li>

<li style="list-style:none; float:left;margin-right:10px; margin-bottom: 10px; padding: 20px; text-align:center; background-color:#4f2683; border-radius:15px; display:block;"><a href="https://ir.lib.uwo.ca/inspiringminds_soc_science" style="color:#FFFFFF; text-decoration:none; display:block;" title="Social Science">Social Science</a></li>

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