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Western planetary scientist readies for Mars mission with exciting new surface images

December 1, 2016

The Mars Camera, officially known as CaSSIS (Colour and Stereo Surface Imaging System), aboard the European Space Agency‘s ExoMars Trace Gas Orbiter (TGO) captured its first high resolution images of…

Western study finds culturally relevant mentorship improves Indigenous students’ mental health, academic success

November 30, 2016

A new study of Indigenous students in southwestern Ontario public schools shows those who received mentorship from a member of their community had better cultural connectedness, improved mental health and…


Business Cares Food Drive up, up and away with superhero-themed launch event at Western

November 29, 2016

Gathered together from the cosmic reaches of the universe, here at Western University, are the most powerful forces of good ever assembled for the official launch of the 2016 Business…


Western University brings dentistry simulation training to the next level

November 25, 2016

On Tuesday, November 29, Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will officially open its new state-of-the-art Dentistry Simulation Laboratory. This newly-renovated space features more than 5,000 square feet…


Everything is awesome when Western hosts annual FIRST® LEGO® League Tournament

November 25, 2016

Western Engineering, in partnership with Western University’s robotics club WE FIRST, is hosting the annual London Qualifier FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL) Tournament, an event that provides elementary school students the…


WHO Collaborating Centre at Western University to address international access to surgical care and anesthesia

November 24, 2016

Researchers at Western University have been tapped by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the first official Collaborating Centre to study access to safe surgical and perioperative care on…


Western’s International Week fosters relationships with London community

November 21, 2016

Western University’s International Week 2016 gets underway today providing an opportunity to celebrate Western’s diversity and international collaborations and foster connections with the London community. Running November 21-25, the week…

The Schrödinger crater on the Moon, from NASA's GRAIL project. Terrain image overlaid by free-air gravity field, as described in (3). The more continuous outer ring is the crater rim, and the discontinuous, uneven inner ring surrounding the central greenish-yellow area is the peak ring, similar to the feature drilled at Chicxulub and described by Morgan et al.

Asteroid impacts could create habitats for life, suggests Chicxulub crater study

November 17, 2016

Scientists studying the Chicxulub crater have shown how large asteroid impacts deform rocks in a way that may produce habitats for early life. Around 65 million years ago a massive…

Book launch for first comprehensive examination of think tanks in Canada

November 16, 2016

Donald Abelson, one of Canada’s leading experts on American politics and U.S. foreign policy, has penned the first comprehensive examination of think tanks in Canada. “Northern Lights: Exploring Canada’s Think…


Western University experts available to talk about U.S. Election

November 8, 2016

Will the 2016 U.S. election go down in history as an aberration never to be repeated or will it touch off a new era in American politics that could affect…

International study promotes importance of science communication to graduate students

November 7, 2016

The Canadian government recently released initial findings from a special committee tasked with exploring ways to enhance global recognition for Canadian research excellence. The committee, led by His Excellency, The…


Western scientists uncover possible genetic basis for self-sacrificing behaviour of worker bees

November 3, 2016

In a honey bee colony, the queen bee is responsible for laying most of the eggs but she does not otherwise forage for nectar, make honey, defend against intruders, or…

Alan Alda to get an up-close look at lung imaging research at Robarts Research Institute

November 3, 2016

Award-winning actor, writer and science communication advocate Alan Alda will get an insider’s look at the cutting-edge research at Robarts Research Institute that is helping to improve the lives of…


St. Joseph’s and Western University announce two research chairs – a milestone for London, Ontario’s hospital-based medical imaging research and patient care

November 2, 2016

In a historical-first, St. Joseph’s Health Care Foundation and Western University announced two research chairs that are a critical step toward new approaches in imaging research and patient care in…

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