Media Releases Archives: January 2014

Western’s Board of Governors approves new strategic plan

January 31, 2014

Western University’s Board of Governors approved Western’s new strategic plan, Achieving Excellence on the World Stage on January 30. Also approved by Western’s Senate on January 24, the new plan…

Western University PhD student receives NASA recognition for operating Mars rover

January 31, 2014

Western University PhD student Raymond Francis has received recognition from NASA for his exemplary work in planetary science and engineering, which includes operating the Curiosity rover on the surface of…

Graduate students offer free public lecture series on psychology of everyday life

January 31, 2014

Western University’s Advocacy Through Action student group, which is comprised of graduate students in the clinical psychology program, will deliver their annual “Finding Your Way: Psychology of Everyday Life” series…

Environment Canada observational weather data collection coming to Western

January 30, 2014

Nationally-significant environmental data that has been stored, in paper form, by Environment Canada dating back nearly 175 years is coming on long-term loan to Western University to be preserved, digitized and shared for research and teaching.

Classes Without Quizzes presents ‘Big Brains, Big Data, Big Challenges’

January 30, 2014

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, will explore the role of “big data” in advancing cutting-edge neuroscience research on Thursday, February 6. Mark Daley, principal investigator at…

Western hosts Great Northern Concrete Toboggan Race

January 29, 2014

Western University will welcome approximately 450 students from more than 20 universities and colleges across Canada and one from the United States as it hosts the 40th Great Northern Concrete…

International collaboration develops clinical tool to measure activity of brain at rest

January 29, 2014

A research team led by Western University, in collaboration with The University of Liège in Belgium and Central University Colombia, has developed a new strategy to study the human brain…

Western researchers find new COPD therapy device makes breathing easier

January 28, 2014

new device designed to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other mucus producing lung diseases developed by Trudell Medical International has been clinically tested at Western University and results show it improves breathlessness and the ability to move mucus, as well as betters a patient’s quality of life.

Western University to release preliminary study results of Trudell COPD therapy device

January 27, 2014

A new device designed to help people suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and other lung diseases developed by Trudell Medical International has been clinically tested by researchers at…

Western University awards Van Dyk, Yau and Barton honorary degrees

January 23, 2014

An award-winning cancer researcher, a major player in the fashion industry and a global financial management leader will receive honorary degrees from Western University at the 2014 convocations for the…