Media Releases Archives: 2012

Western University astronomers part of massive NASA meteoritediscovery at Sutter’s Mill

December 20, 2012

An international team of scientists, including Western University meteor astronomers Peter Brown and graduate student Elizabeth Silber, have joined forces with NASA to make an out-of-this world discovery.

Western biologists bore into Canadian termite invasion

December 19, 2012

Scientists at Western University have discovered why termites wreak havoc on megacities like Toronto and Paris and how new findings may lead to possible pest controls.

Western University-led research debunks the IQ myth

December 19, 2012

After conducting the largest online intelligence study on record, a Western University-led research team has concluded that the notion of measuring one’s intelligence quotient or IQ by a singular, standardized test is highly misleading.

USC, SOGS and Western collaborate on $4.47 million artificial turffield project

December 19, 2012

A proposal has been agreed upon to commission the construction of two artificial turf fields on the site of the current sport fields on Huron Drive, across from the Labatt Health Sciences Building at an estimated cost of $4.47 million.

Bruce Power donation helps create a memorial tribute to Dr. DanaWinterburn

December 18, 2012

Western University is pleased to announce that Bruce Power has graciously topped up a memorial fund in order to establish the Dr. Dana Winterburn Memorial Award

Western scientists use fossils to discover the ancient equator

December 14, 2012

Researchers at Western University have discovered where the equator was “precisely located” 450 million years ago, which is an important breakthrough for paleontologists and planetary scientists, as well as private and public mineral resource companies.

Western astronomer and anthropologist debunk Mayan doomsdayprediction

December 6, 2012

Researchers from Western University say we can’t believe the hype about the Mayan doomsday prediction and will share their views on the hot-button topic at a public event next week….

Research identifies a way to block memories associated with PTSD ordrug addiction

December 5, 2012

New research from Western University could lead to better treatments for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and drug addiction by effectively blocking memories.

Rotman Institute of Philosophy appoints new Director

December 5, 2012

Western University’s Rotman Institute of Philosophy has announced the appointment of Dr. Carl Hoefer as the new Director, effective July 2013.

Classes Without Quizzes explores children’s mental health

December 4, 2012

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns with one of Canada’s leading researchers in educational psychology, Vicki Schwean, Dean of Western’s Faculty of Education.