Media Releases Archives: May 2012

Western offers safe viewing of rare Venus transit

May 31, 2012

Scientists from Western University’s Department of Physics and Astronomy are making best efforts to provide excellent viewing opportunities for media and the general public for a truly rare astronomical event.

Western offers master class in fine art of piano tuning

May 30, 2012

Home to Canada’s only piano technology program, Western University plays host to an all-star cast this weekend for a master class in tickling, tuning and teaching the ivories.

Supporting settlement and integration of immigrants across Canada

May 28, 2012

In 2001, more than three quarters of immigrants to Canada settled in one of only three cities: Toronto, Vancouver or Montreal. A decade later, an ever-increasing number of newcomers are finding homes in smaller communities across the country.

Western Engineering hosts first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day

May 25, 2012

More than 65 Girl Guides from across London will be participating in Western University’s first-ever Girl Guide Badge Day.

Western aviation professor launches new safety training mobile app

May 17, 2012

In general aviation, studies reveal 97 per cent of all accidents are caused by pilot error. To prevent these accidents, some pilots complete safety training courses in a classroom once…

Community sport researcher receives international awards

May 17, 2012

In recognition of nearly 25 years of research in the field of sport management, particularly in the area of community sport organizations (CSOs), Western University kinesiology professor Alison Doherty will be receiving two awards from the North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM) at its annual conference.

Western graduates 147 new doctors including Operation Greenfounders

May 16, 2012

One hundred and forty-seven graduates will receive their Doctor of Medicine degree from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

McMullin named Western’s first-ever Vice-Provost, International

May 16, 2012

Award-winning researcher Julie McMullin has been appointed to a five-year term as Western University’s first-ever Vice-Provost, International, commencing June 1, 2012.

Significant new gift advances mining law and finance

May 15, 2012

A significant new gift from Stephen Dattels (LLB’72) in the area of mining law and finance will help prepare Western University law students to play a role in one of Canada’s most vital economic engines.

Research exchange between Canada and Brazil strengthened

May 11, 2012

Five research projects have been chosen to receive joint funding under an innovative research exchange agreement between the São Paulo Research Foundation (FAPESP), Western University and the University of Toronto, the partners announced today.