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Western political experts available to speak about federal election

With the campaign for the 42nd Canadian federal election underway, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media.

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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…


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. While effective,…


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…


DVBBS to headline one of two major concerts at Western Homecoming

July 27, 2015

Chart-topping Canadian electronic duo DVBBS will perform as part of Western University’s Homecoming 2015, which is set for September 25-27. As part of Homecoming 2015 festivities, Western is teaming with…


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.


Robarts Research Institute awards the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to renowned cancer imaging researcher from Stanford University

July 8, 2015

Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD, internationally-renowned cancer imaging researcher from Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2015 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine.


CSA astronaut returns to the “Moon” with Western planetary geologist

July 3, 2015

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen knows that he will be heading to space within the decade. With official confirmation coming earlier this summer, his training now elevates into high gear and his first step is a mission back to the Moon with Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski.

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Jayne Garland named Western’s new Health Sciences dean

June 26, 2015

Jayne Garland has been appointed to a five-and-a-half year term as Western University’s Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective January 1, 2016.


Western first Canadian university to receive prestigious Innovation & Economic Prosperity recognition

June 24, 2015

Western University’s strong commitment to economic engagement was recognized today by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Washington, DC.


Research examines how genetic changes lead to diversity of species

June 22, 2015

For most, fruit flies are just a nuisance at a summer picnic. To Western University’s Amanda Moehring, however, they offer the perfect model for shedding light on species formation.


Western University true crime expert named Fulbright Chair at Vanderbilt University

June 22, 2015

With his new book available now, Western University’s Michael Arntfield has been named the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in crime and literature at Vanderbilt University for 2016.


International research team finds new hope for life in Martian crust

June 16, 2015

An international research team, including scientists at Western University, has found methane – a plausible energy source for sustaining life – deep within the crust or subsurface of Mars.


Western University scientists solve mammoth-sized ‘conundrum’

June 10, 2015

Understanding the interactions between prehistoric animals and their environment is critical to comprehending global issues like climate change and resource consumption for scientists investigating the Earth today.

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