Western’s Board of Governors appoints new leadership


Western University’s Board of Governors has appointed Hanny Hassan Chair of the Board for 2016 effective January 1.

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Western University experts available to discuss unique physical and mental health needs of Syrian refugees

November 30, 2015

With the revised Canadian government announcement that 25,000 Syrian refugees will enter Canada by the end of February 2016, the health care system will need to accommodate the unique challenges…


Business Cares Food Drive ‘awakens’ with Star Wars-themed launch event at Western

November 27, 2015

In just a few days at a university that’s actually not too far away, characters from Alderaan to Dagobah will officially launch the 2015 Business Cares Food Drive campaign. Western…


Western University expert attending Paris climate change conference available to media

November 26, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) set to begin on Monday in Paris, an expert from Western University attending and actively engaged in the session is available to…

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Bird documentary featuring ‘dazzling’ Western research comes to campus

November 25, 2015

An award-winning documentary titled “The Messenger” featuring ‘dazzling’ high speed and high-definition footage of wild Canadian birds filmed at Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) will have a…

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History may remember Paris attacks by one tweet from One Direction

November 25, 2015

Thoughts go out to everyone in Paris . #prayforparis — Louis Tomlinson (@Louis_Tomlinson) November 14, 2015 One tweet from One Direction member Louis Tomlinson during the Paris attacks summarily proves…

Fenton named Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science

November 23, 2015

Western University‘s Brock Fenton has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Selected for his distinguished contributions to animal behaviour, evolution, and animal…


Western’s Board of Governors releases review of governance practices

November 19, 2015

Western University’s Board of Governors today released its Report of the Governance Review Task Force. The Task Force was created by the Board in June 2015 in response to issues…


Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion aims to improve health policy and services in London and area

November 19, 2015

Community partners gathered today to launch the Centre for Research on Health Equity and Social Inclusion (CRHESI), a new organization focused on studying the effects of inequality and discrimination to…

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Western expert available for comment on dehumanization of Syrian refugees

November 19, 2015

  In the wake of last week’s terrorist attacks in Paris, discussion continues in Canada regarding the federal government’s plan to resettle 25,000 Syrian refugees by year’s end. While national…


Western and London InterCommunity Health Centre to announce new research centre

November 18, 2015

Members of the media are invited to attend as Western University and the London InterCommunity Health Centre announce a new research centre in the field of community healthcare. The new…


London researcher recognized for work in joint replacement

November 17, 2015

Matthew Teeter, PhD, assistant professor, Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry and researcher at Lawson Health Research Institute, is a winner of the 2015 John Charles Polanyi Prize. The $20,000…

Western expert available for comment on bullying in society

November 16, 2015

With Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week about to launch once again in Ontario, and a growing desire by the general public to understand, address and prevent the effects of bullying,…


Western’s International Week sets sights on world issues

November 16, 2015

  Western University’s International Week 2015 gets underway today providing an opportunity to celebrate Western’s international community, diversity and international collaborations. Running November 16-20, the week’s theme is “U and…


Western students ‘heading’ to Mars with Canadian Space Agency as part of simulation

November 13, 2015

With NASA now actively seeking astronauts to head to Mars, the next generation of planetary space explorers is preparing to explore the red planet over the next two weeks at…

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