Inspiring Minds is a campus-wide partnership between Western Research, the School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the Writing Support Centre, Western Communications, 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 more than 230 submissions received for our 2021 inaugural year in the Inspiring Minds Digital Collection.

Fighting drug resistance with a new antibiotic

Fighting drug resistance with a new antibiotic

Characterizing the lifetime phases of wildland fires from the Sioux Lookout District in Ontario.

Characterizing the lifetime phases of wildland fires from the Sioux Lookout District in Ontario.

The Effectiveness of the Protection Motivation Theory in Reducing Vaping Behaviour in a Student Population

The Effectiveness of the Protection Motivation Theory in Reducing Vaping Behaviour in a Student Population

How the Pandemic has Impacted Working Undergrads

How the Pandemic has Impacted Working Undergrads

(Re)Viewing Netflix India: Re-Presentation, (Self) Surveillance and Cultural Identity

(Re)Viewing Netflix India: Re-Presentation, (Self) Surveillance and Cultural Identity

Advanced engineering simulators for safe operation of nuclear reactors

Advanced engineering simulators for safe operation of nuclear reactors

Why wait? Early rehabilitation strategies during casting of broken wrists to improve recovery.

Why wait? Early rehabilitation strategies during casting of broken wrists to improve recovery.

Examining the Scout Program's Ability to Educate for Global Citizenship in Egypt

Examining the Scout Program's Ability to Educate for Global Citizenship in Egypt

Far from home: making stroke diagnosis more powerful at rural hospitals

Far from home: making stroke diagnosis more powerful at rural hospitals

Ghosts of Madwomen Past: Historical and Psychiatric Madness on the Late Twentieth-Century Operatic Stage

Ghosts of Madwomen Past: Historical and Psychiatric Madness on the Late Twentieth-Century Operatic Stage

Can Mathematics Help Restore Forests?

Can Mathematics Help Restore Forests?

Representation of Pandemics in the Media: The Spanish Flu Case Study

Representation of Pandemics in the Media: The Spanish Flu Case Study

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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