Media Releases Archives: 2012

Western researchers make breakthrough in arthritis research

December 3, 2012

Researchers at Western University have made a breakthrough that could lead to a better understanding of a common form of arthritis that, until now, has eluded scientists.

Polar Stick competition builds bridges – literally and figuratively

November 29, 2012

Western University hosts its annual Polar Stick Bridge Competition tomorrow (Friday, November 30) in the Spencer Engineering Building, Room 1200. The building competition begins at 2:45 p.m.

Western Arts and Humanities launches new flagship program

November 27, 2012

Western University is catapulting its liberal arts education into the twenty-first century. Western’s Faculty of Arts and Humanities is set to launch a new flagship program, which offers an educational experience unlike any other university in Canada.

Cold cricket case could defrost mysteries of changing climate

November 26, 2012

Biologists from Western University have discovered that insects recover from chill-coma by getting water and salt back where it belongs.

Amit Chakma re-appointed to second term

November 23, 2012

Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed President and Vice-Chancellor Amit Chakma to a second five-year term, ending on June 30, 2019. The unanimous action comes a year and a half before the current term’s expiration on June 30, 2014.

Western-led team delivers world-first ethics guidelines for cluster randomized trials

November 21, 2012

The Ottawa Statement on the Ethical Design and Conduct of Cluster Randomized Trials provides researchers and research ethics committees with detailed guidance on the ethical design, conduct, and review of…

Science meets Hollywood: Spinal cord research shares the spotlightwith Alec Baldwin

November 16, 2012

Western University’s Robarts Research Institute presents the latest in spinal cord injury research in a symposium and public forum, culminating in the presentation of the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine at the Leaders in Innovation Dinner featuring actor Alec Baldwin.

Classes Without Quizzes features Parkinson’s disease expert

November 9, 2012

A neurologist at Western and the Lawson Health Research Institute, Dr. Mandar Jog delivers the latest installment of the popular, complimentary lecture series.

Canadian Space Summit and Apollo 17 astronaut descend on Western

November 8, 2012

Planetary scientists, researchers, industry partners and government officials will meet at Western University for the 2012 Canadian Space Summit (CSS 2012) to address these topics and billions and billions of other cosmic queries.

Michael Ignatieff discusses Canada’s political relationship with the U.S. at Western

November 7, 2012

Michael Ignatieff visits Western University to dissect the political landscape between Canada and the United States in a talk titled, “Us and Them: Opponents and Enemies in Politics.”