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New study shows working‐age Canadians unwilling to change jobs and locations hurts economy

July 17, 2018

A new economic model developed at Western University calculates the cost of reallocating working‐age Canadians (20-64 years old) from one industry to another and shows that an unwillingness by many…

Western University to host Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit 2019

July 12, 2018

Western University announced today that it will host the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit in 2019 – the first time a THE World Summit Series event has been…

New statistical study shows how to rid hospitals of ‘hallway medicine’

July 5, 2018

A new study from Western University outlines statistics-based solutions to eliminate ‘hallway medicine’ in Canadian hospitals, which was a key talking point during the recent Ontario election. Hospital crowding is…

New BrainsCAN study rules out major potential target for Alzheimer’s disease drugs

July 5, 2018

An unexpected result discovered by neuroscientists at Western University won’t prevent the formation and growth of Alzheimer’s disease but it potentially rules out a major potential treatment focus that drug…

How family physicians are paid is linked to their rate of referral to specialists

June 26, 2018

Researchers at Western University, University of Ottawa and the Institute for Clinical Evaluative Sciences (ICES) show that family physicians who switched from a blended fee-for-service payment scheme to a blended…

Western-led research team uncovers lost images from the 19th century using 21st century tech

June 22, 2018

Art curators will be able to recover images on daguerreotypes, the earliest form of photography that used silver plates, after a team of scientists led by Western University learned how…

The Salamander Foundation gifts $1 million to environmental engineering Chair at Western

June 14, 2018

Western Engineering will continue to lead the charge in mitigating the effects of pollution on the environment and public health with today’s announcement of a $1 million donation from The…

Western Education receives funding for cannabis education

June 13, 2018

Western University’s Faculty of Education has received $99,000 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to work with stakeholders on identifying and scaling up effective school-based interventions that are aimed…

Researchers map brain of blind patient who can see motion

June 12, 2018

Neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, have confirmed and detailed a rare case of a blind woman able to see objects – but only if in motion. A…

‘Fueled’ by electric cars, the University of Otago wins 2018 World’s Challenge Challenge

June 8, 2018

A team of extraordinary students from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand has won the 2018 World’s Challenge Challenge, which took place this week at Western University in…

Students from around the world solve global issues with $52,500 at stake

June 5, 2018

Students from some of the world’s best universities are visiting Western University this week to compete in the international World’s Challenge Challenge. Over the past few months, extraordinary students from…

Immigrant and refugee youth turn to Western Music to cross borders

May 30, 2018

Six months ago, some of them had never picked up a musical instrument. Now, a multicultural, seven-member music ensemble composed of immigrant and refugee youth will perform a concert as…

Gender and race activist coming to Western to discuss violence against women and girls

May 29, 2018

Author, filmmaker and cultural theorist Jackson Katz will discuss the important role that educators and parents play in addressing violence against women and girls at a special event tomorrow evening…

400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV

May 24, 2018

Understanding the evolution of a 400 million-year-old anti-viral protein that first emerged in marine life, is helping researchers get the upper-hand on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers at Western University…

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