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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…

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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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Toques on top: Western supports mental health

January 24, 2017

About 1,000 student athletes at Western University are taking a stand for mental health, a statement as bold as the hats on their heads. All this week, varsity athletes have…

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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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