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Western’s United Way contribution builds on Canadian tradition of giving

January 18, 2017

With a red-and-white nod to Canada’s 150th birthday, Western University announced Wednesday that the university community has raised $657,234 for this year’s United Way of London & Middlesex campaign. The…

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Western University expert concerned about recommended legal age for smoking marijuana

December 14, 2016

The Task Force on Cannabis Legalization and Regulation, a body set up by the federal government, released a set of recommendations this week on how marijuana should be regulated in…

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Western professor to help get math education research into province’s classrooms

December 14, 2016

A new organization aimed at sharing knowledge and research on how to best teach Math will soon bring Ontario’s Math researchers and teachers closer together. The Knowledge Network for Applied…

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Researchers receive $3 million in federal funding for project addressing domestic violence

December 13, 2016

An international team of researchers has received $3,050,674 in funding from the Public Health Agency of Canada to deliver and study a community-based program with the potential to substantially improve…

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Scientists use ‘molecular-Lego’ to take CRISPR gene-editing tool to the next level

December 12, 2016

A team of researchers at Western University is playing with molecular-Lego by adding an engineered enzyme to the revolutionary new gene-editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9. Their study, published today in the Proceedings…

Taking a Shot at Entrepreneurship: Competition provides Londoners with opportunity to market technologies

December 6, 2016

For a second consecutive year, Londoners are taking steps to bring one of three of the city’s innovations to market – and to snag their share of more than $20,000…

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A new secure smartphone app may replace the iconic doctor pager

December 6, 2016

It was an idea born out of necessity; a smart-phone app that allows healthcare providers to message each other about patient care in a secure and confidential way. PageMe is…

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Research Creates Buzz for Understanding Intellectual Disability

December 2, 2016

To many, the common fruit fly is just a pest to be shooed away. For Western University professor Jamie Kramer, however, it’s a perfect model for examining the molecular goings-on…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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