Inspiring Minds – A Digital Collection of Western’s Graduate Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity

 

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.

Inspiring Minds seeks to broaden awareness and impact of graduate student research, while enhancing transferrable skills. Being able to communicate your research to broad, interdisciplinary and lay audiences -- both inside and outside academia -- is becoming an increasingly important skill for scholars of all levels.

Inspiring Minds seeks to help graduate students enhance this skill.

This non-competitive showcase highlights work by Master's and doctoral students from all 11 of Western's faculties and schools.

The submission period for the 2021 Inspiring Minds Digital Collection is now closed.

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Submissions from 2021

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Singing our stories: Experiencing a sense of community and developing self-empowerment in the Childless Voices Choir, Laura Curtis

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The Uses and Gratifications of TikTok During COVID-19, Catherine Danko

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Came for the Student Experience, Stayed for the Research Impact, Cara Davidson

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Silver and Gold: No, not the Jewelry, Nanoclusters!, Johanna A. de Jong

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Killing One Plant With Two Stones: Unsuccessful Mitigation of Pollution and Nutritional Deficiencies, Marnie J. Demand

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Examining the effectiveness of More Than Words: A parent-mediated intervention for preschoolers with autism, Lauren Denusik

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Why can bacteria be harmful one day but deadly the next?, Jaclyn Diamond

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Preventing Commotio Cordis in Young Children Playing Sports, Grant J. Dickey

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Decolonizing ‘Femicide’ in International Frameworks: A Decolonial Feminist Approach, Hannah M. Diebold

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How do Physicians talk about Death?, Jill Dombroski

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Using Complexity Leadership Theory to Improve Holistic Sustainability, Lara M. Duke

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

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Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Public Safety Organizations, Megan Edgelow

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Promoting Pre-Service Teachers’ Understanding and Implementation of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Practices, Mohammed Estaiteyeh

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How Do We Engage More Community Members in Active Music-Making?, Fiona Evison

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Examining the Scout Program Ability to Educate for Global Citizenship in Egypt, Tarek M. Faid

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The Unfolded Protein Response is Required for Antifungal Drug Resistance in Yeast, Malisa N. Fernando Miss

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(Un)Covering Chemical Valley: Canadian News Media Coverage of Environmental Racism in the Aamjiwnaang First Nation, Mikayla M. Finnerty

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The Integration of Coding in a Teacher Education Program: Course experiences and the teaching and learning of mathematics, Lisa A. Floyd

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Investigating a Common, but Poorly Understood Type of Spine Arthritis—Diffuse Idiopathic Skeletal Hyperostosis (DISH), Dale E. Fournier

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Pre-rehab and education program for patients receiving a shoulder replacement surgery, Rochelle Furtado Ms.

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Diamonds are Forever: Structural-chemical Characterization of Kimberlite Indicator Minerals as a Reconnaissance Tool to Vector Future Exploration, Song Gao

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Real-world trials need real-world consent, Cory E. Goldstein

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Disentangling Internet Knots, Cesar A. Gomez

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Making it: Makerspace use in Canada, Christina Gould

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Using Robotic Telescopes to Observe Lunar Co-Orbital Asteroids, Cole R. Gregg Mr

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Innovating the Meaning of a Product, Haoyue Gu

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The Seed of Life, Chidambra D. Halari

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Empower to Collaborate, Mohamed S. Hanif

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Re-Imagining Canada’s Legal and Procedural Framework for Indigenous Consultation: An Honourable Obligation, Paul Hansen

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Use of Surface Vibrations for Drag Reduction and Alternative Propulsion, Nafisha Nubayaatt Haq

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Reducing Residual Motion and Noise from Myocardial Perfusion for Assessment of Coronary Artery Disease using Deep Learning Coronary, Mahmud Hasan

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Why I Write: My First Prize Woman, Sepideh Hatami Ms.

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Immigrant language and identity: A story of contact across time in Londombia, Angelica Hernandez Constantin

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Naverra Music Collective, Madelyn Hertz

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Working in the platform economy, Lyn N. Hoang

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Exercise, Nutrition and Pregnancy: Keeping Two Generations Healthy!, Karishma Hosein

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Écrire à partir (des traces) du passé, Jia Bao Huang

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Shifting the conversation: How can we improve the way girls and women see, think about, feel, and behave towards their bodies?, Katarina Huellemann

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Hibernation is Super Complex: Dynamics of Electron Transport System Supercomplexes, Amalie J. Hutchinson, Brynne M. Duffy, and James F. Staples

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Investigating Long-term Outcomes of ACL Repair Techniques: A Follow-up of the Stability Study, Katelyn M. Inch

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Importance of neck in concussion, Sakib Ul Islam

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Using GPS tracking and geomagnetic data to study migratory movement in birds, Aranya Iyer and Jed A. Long

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Why do we get leaky blood vessels?, Devika P. Jayawardena

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Production of a Bio-based Concrete Water Reducer from Crude Cellulose obtained from fractionated Mixed-Saw Dust, Anthony T. Johnson

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Classification Experiences of Para-sport Athletes, Megan Kalbfleisch

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The lived experiences of pain and fatigue in neurological conditions, Lauren L. Kane

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Understanding the role of neural activity in language acquisition, Tahereh Karami Shoar

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Bribery in Higher Education Institutions: Roots and Ways out, Roya Karimli

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Laughing (until/because) it Hurts: Finding Time for ‘Queer Belonging’ and ‘Queer Joy’ through Art and Aesthetics, Amy Keating