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Exploring global health and pseudoscience with distinguished alumni at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

October 18, 2017

Join world-renowned physicians and scientists at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they talk through two of the hottest health topics of our time: the global spread…

Researchers identify and examine risk factors for domestic homicide 

October 17, 2017

Eighty per cent of domestic homicides are preceded by at least seven risk factors that were known to someone close to them, says new national research co-led by Western experts….

The Walrus Talks speaks to what it means to fit in

October 11, 2017

Sexuality. Identity. Disability. Bullying. Discrimination. Western is not shying away from these tough conversations as The Walrus Talks Belonging, an evening of eight engaging speakers exploring what it means to belong,…

Medical and law students at Western University explore Indigenous health through education

October 2, 2017

As a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, a learning session for Western’s Medicine and Law students, is taking place to focus on the factors…

Study unlocks why public appeals may fall flat with some would-be donors

September 28, 2017

It has long puzzled fundraisers why, in any appeal, some people will eagerly jump in with the throng while others equally passionate about the cause will reject the same pitch….

Western rocks the crater in unique Sudbury field course

September 22, 2017

  Thirty-two students from Western and around the world will be journeying almost two billion years back in time in a unique, intensive one-week field course to study the planet’s…

Western undergrads named global award-winners

September 21, 2017

Thirty-eight Western University undergraduates— whose research ranges from mental health care to the effects of climate change — have received international recognition for excellence in scholarship. The Undergraduate Awards is…

Rare case of stroke recovery after 23 years, noted by researchers at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute

September 21, 2017

A Windsor man who regained use of his hand 23 years after having had a stroke is being described as a “remarkable” case by researchers who have tracked his recovery….

Time for Spaced-Out (real) science at Western on Saturday

September 19, 2017

Planet Nibiru doesn’t exist — and there is zero scientific basis to support a viral “prophecy” that a secret planet will somehow appear on Saturday to mark the start of…

Western researchers reverse the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

September 12, 2017

Researchers at Western University have found a way to use pharmaceuticals to reverse the negative psychiatric effects of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Chronic adolescent marijuana use has…

Helping hands and quirky courses: a buffet of back-to-school stories for media

August 31, 2017

Thousands of university students are set to unpack their suitcases on campus this weekend — and then get to work helping Londoners before they buckle down to their studies. For…

Western welcomes Ann and Mitt Romney to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 23, 2017

When Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998, she described it like facing a monster – one that she was determined to fight. The former First Lady…

Western University researchers use proteins in saliva to diagnose and find clues about Zika virus

August 21, 2017

Researchers at Western University are examining proteins and peptides in saliva in order to detect a person’s exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne…

Enjoy eclipse — and stay safe while viewing it — at Western University campus

August 17, 2017

A much-anticipated solar eclipse will sweep through North America and will also grace the skies over London on Monday, August 21 — and the best gathering place to watch it…

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