University of Western Ontario

Academic Minute
9:47 am
Tue June 11, 2013

Dr. Elizabeth Greene, Western University – Roman Shoes

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Elizabeth Greene of Western University explains what shoes found at an archaeological dig in England have to say about the ancient Romans who wore them. 


Elizabeth Greene is an assistant professor in Roman Archaeology at Western University in London, Canada. With research focusing on Roman archaeology and social history, she has been engaged in field work at the Roman Fort of Vindolanda near Hadrian’s Wall in Northern England for the last nine years. She holds a Ph.D. from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

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Academic Minute
5:00 am
Fri June 8, 2012

Dr. Damian Cruse, University of Western Ontario – Coma Patients and Awareness

In today’s Academic Minute, Dr. Damian Cruse of the University of Western Ontario shares his research into the level of conscious awareness among coma patients.

Damian Cruse is a post-doctoral fellow at the Brain and Mind Institute at the University of Western Ontario. His research is focused on consciousness and the ways in which cognition changes at its varying levels.  His most recent project uses EEG to determine the awareness experienced by patients in a vegetative state. He holds a Ph.D. from Cardiff University.