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Vandana Shiva is an environmentalist and physicist who earned her doctorate at Western University.  (Photo courtesy of Evil Twin Bookings)

Closing the world’s equity gap requires concerted policy shifts, says Indian activist

March 22, 2017

The gap between rich and poor, between powerful and disenfranchised, has rarely been more pronounced than it is now, says world-renowned activist and scientist Vandana Shiva. The India-based environmentalist and…

Rules needed to guide rapidly evolving field of medical robotics, Western expert says

March 15, 2017

An international team of experts, including a Western University electrical engineer and medical robotics expert, is recommending ways of taming the ethical, regulatory and legal frontier that would allow for…

March Break Open House

Purple pride on display at Western’s March Break Open House

March 10, 2017

More than 6,000 high school students and their families are expected to descend on Western University this Saturday, March 11, to study their post-secondary options. The university is host to the annual March Break…

Western University researchers Julio Martinez-Trujillo, Matthew Levitt and Adam Sachs have discovered that neurons responsible for short-term memory work together, not individually as was previously believed.

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 2017

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined. The…

Dean of Law, Erika Chamberlain 

Western appoints Erika Chamberlain new Dean of Law

March 3, 2017

Erika Chamberlain has been named the new Dean of Western University’s Faculty of Law, beginning May 1, 2017. Chamberlain ­­— who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and administration since…

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Western to be host to free coding day for girls

March 3, 2017

Western University is host on Saturday to Go CODE Girl, a free event that encourages girls in Grades 7–11  to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development,…

Wind Turbines

Wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours, says Western U study

March 2, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning – including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines – the more likely it is that a development will have local…

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Sharing Smiles Day highlights need for access to oral health care for special-needs community

March 1, 2017

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will host the 8th annual Sharing Smiles Day on March 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Hall, Somerville…


Western University joins global Brainhack movement

February 27, 2017

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017. The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students…

University students, industry work together on problem-solving

February 23, 2017

  An intensive, four-day collaboration between some of the best student minds at Western and some of Ontario’s most innovative companies wraps up Friday for the showcase event of Industry Problem-Solving…

Peter Jaffe, academic director, Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women & Children

Rehtaeh Parsons’ father to speak at conference promoting healthy youth relationships

February 15, 2017

In November 2011, Glen Canning’s daughter, Rehtaeh, was sexually assaulted by four males at a house party near Halifax. The assault was photographed, and the photos shared on social media….

Elizabeth Gillies, winner of the 2017 Steacie Fellowship (NSERC), associate professor of Chemistry and Chemical and Biochemical Engineering

Award-winning researcher develops “mini-suitcases” for more effective delivery of drugs, fertilizers

February 7, 2017

Medical researchers are making great strides as they design pharmaceuticals that attack a wide range of diseases. Plant researchers are finding ever more efficient ways to increase crop yields. But…

The “core” of core inflation — Bank of Canada’s Lawrence Schembri to speak at Western

February 3, 2017

The Bank of Canada’s delicate dance of setting and tweaking monetary policy – assessing financial trends, pressures and risks and then aiming for two-per-cent inflation —is crucial to Canada’s economic…


Governor General celebrates Canada’s 150th with Western University as distinguished speaker for President’s Lecture Series

February 2, 2017

Western University is pleased to be host to His Excellency the Right Honourable David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, on March 8 as speaker in the President’s Lecture Series and…

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