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New testing method allows for more effective diagnosis of genetically-based high cholesterol

October 20, 2016

A new genetic testing method developed at Western University called LipidSeq can identify a genetic basis for high-cholesterol in almost 70 per cent of a targeted patient population. Using next-generation…

Western’s Public Health Program becomes first in Ontario to be CEPH accredited

October 20, 2016

Western University’s Schulich Interfaculty Program in Public Health has received accreditation for five years from the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), making it the first program in the…


Study finds visible minorities significantly under-represented in senior leadership positions in London and Ottawa

October 18, 2016

  A new study led by Western University researchers Stelian Medianu and Victoria Esses has found that visible minorities are significantly underrepresented in senior leadership positions in the non-profit and…


Western University astronomers predict possible birthplace of Rosetta-probed comet 67P

October 17, 2016

When the Rosetta spacecraft successfully touched down on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko on September 30, 2016, the news was shared globally via Twitter in dozens of languages. Citizens the world over were…


Western University scientists develop game-changing ‘ultrathin’ flash memory device

October 13, 2016

At 10 nanometers (nm), the sleek new polymer material that scientists at Western University have developed for use in flash memory devices is 10,000 times thinner than a single human…


Western hosts International Observe the Moon Night this weekend

October 6, 2016

International Observe the Moon Night is an annual event, led by NASA, the Solar System Exploration Research Virtual Institute, the Lunar and Planetary Institute and partners around the world, which…


Wild Weather touches down at Ontario Science Centre

October 5, 2016

New interactive exhibition developed and produced in Ontario explores the power and impact of severe weather TORONTO (October 5, 2016) – Warning: extreme weather alert in effect at the Ontario…


Early marijuana use associated with abnormal brain function, study reveals

October 5, 2016

In a new study, scientists in London, Ontario have discovered that early marijuana use may result in abnormal brain function and lower IQ. Marijuana is the most commonly used illegal…


Statement on racist signage in community

October 4, 2016

Western University has been made aware of a number of images, symbols and slogans that were shared by Western community members through social media over the past weekend. Specifically images…


Classes Without Quizzes returns exploring how the American election matters to Canadians

October 4, 2016

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns for a new season on October 6, as political science professor and co-director of Western’s Leadership and Democracy Lab Peter…

New study shows ‘impactful’ text messages reduce unhealthy sitting marathons

October 3, 2016

With countless hours dedicated each week to class time, course work, online gaming and binge watching videos on Netflix and YouTube, most university students spend a lot of time sitting….

Heidi Balsillie, Founder of the Fairmount Foundation, Melanie-Anne Atkins, Wellness Coordinator, and Jana Luker, Associate Vice-President (Student Experience) celebrate the Fairmount Foundation’s $1 million gift at the grand opening of Western’s Wellness Education Centre.

Western University Wellness Education Centre receives $1 million donation

October 3, 2016

Western students now have a central, safe, supportive environment to access even more health and wellness resources thanks to a donation of $1 million from the Fairmount Foundation. Western University’s…

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Western centre receives $300,000 to develop sexual violence and harassment training projects for Ontario campuses

September 28, 2016

The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $300,000 from the Ontario Government to support sexual violence and harassment training projects for campus…


Western celebrates science and community engagement with special space-themed event

September 23, 2016

Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and to show how exciting science…

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