New ‘digital tracking’ technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance

A new international collaborative study describes how an image stacking technique known as ‘digital tracking’ can be used to discover large numbers of new asteroids that are too difficult to detect using traditional methods.

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Western University experts available for comment on back-to-school anxiety

August 31, 2015

Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students and parents each year. With only one week of summer remaining and school bells across the region about to signal the start of another school year, anxiety levels among some students and parents are once again on the rise.

2013/06/18 Western - Health Sciences, ICOS - Janice Forsyth, shot on location at TD Waterhouse Stadium,  client contact was Jess Bechard, art direction Ruth Murphy, TMD, 2013 Copyright Shawn Simpson, SWS Photography

Toronto Olympic Bid: Western’s Janice Forsyth blogs for Huffington Post Canada

August 27, 2015

Janice Forsyth, Assistant Professor and former Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, is now blogging for Huffington Post Canada.

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Western University sends first-year medical students into rural and regional communities for the first day of school

August 25, 2015

Before 171 first-year medical students take their seats at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry this fall, they will have the chance to learn from health care providers in rural and regional communities across southwestern Ontario during Community Day.


Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 250 students to its first combined White Coat Ceremony

August 24, 2015

Western University’s 19th White Coat Ceremony has a special significance for the Habib family of Oakville. On August 25, 2015, siblings, Eric, Medicine Class of 2019, and Dora, Dentistry Class of 2019, will receive their White Coats together at the first combined White Coat Ceremony at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.


Western University researcher plays key role in planetary discovery

August 13, 2015

The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager is 100 light years away but shares many of the characteristics of an early Jupiter. The out-of-this-world discovery, which generated international media headlines, was revealed last month and a new paper outlining the findings in full detail was published in the current issue of Science.


Our Lady Peace to headline evening concert at Western Homecoming

August 13, 2015

‘Ordinary’s just not good enough’ so extraordinary Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace will perform as part of Western University’s Homecoming 2015 festivities. This year, Western is teaming up with the University Students’ Council (USC), PremierLife and Western Alumni to launch #HOCOonthehill – a full day of programming on Saturday, September 26 that starts at 9 a.m. – and Our Lady Peace will be headlining the evening concert.


NHLPA gift to support concussion research announced at See the Line

August 12, 2015

Western University announced today that the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is making a challenge gift of $500,000 to support concussion research at Western.

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International study shows ‘less happy’ new parents end up having smaller families

August 6, 2015

A new study by Western University and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) shows couples who feel ‘less happy’ in the year following the birth of their first child, have a lower probability of having another. The trend is especially strong for mothers and fathers who are well educated and older.

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Western researcher says new approach to youth criminal rehabilitation needed

August 4, 2015

Punishment and deterrence are often believed to be the most effective means of reducing youth crime and improving community safety, but Western University psychologist Alan Leschied says the reality is much different.


New program at Western developing specialized magnetic resonance imaging systems receives CFI funding

July 29, 2015

Most hospitals house a centrally located, multi-use, full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner used to diagnose various ailments – from knee injuries, to cancer, to traumatic brain injury.


Western researchers receive more than $23.5 million in grants from CIHR

July 28, 2015

Four Western University researchers received grants totalling $9.9 million over seven years from the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant. Each is studying factors which may lead to improved health outcomes for people living with osteoarthritis, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.


DVBBS to headline one of two major concerts at Western Homecoming

July 27, 2015

As part of Homecoming 2015 festivities, Western is teaming with University Students’ Council (USC), PremierLife and Western Alumni to launch #HOCOonthehill – a full day of programming on Saturday, September 26 that starts at 9 a.m. with an electronic dance concert headlined by DVBBS.


M. Karen Campbell appointed Western’s Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty)

July 14, 2015

M. Karen Campbell has been appointed to a four-year term as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty) effective July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2020.


Western University researchers measure beauty in art using ‘big data’

July 8, 2015

The connection between proportions of the human face and perceived attractiveness have long captured the attention and fascination of scientists and artists alike.

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