Media Releases Archives: February 2014

Western to honour Golden Olympian Marnie McBean at 10th Annual Rowing Gala

February 28, 2014

Western to honour Golden Olympian Marnie McBean at 10th Annual Rowing Gala Three-time Olympic Gold Medallist and Western Mustang alumna Marnie McBean will be honoured as part of the festivities…

Western researchers launch website aimed at preventing domestic homicide

February 28, 2014

Western researchers launch website aimed at preventing domestic homicide Researchers at Western University, in collaboration with the University of Guelph, have launched a new website, taking an important step in…

This battle of the sexes is for the birds

February 27, 2014

Tired jokes about men, women and sense of direction have existed since the dawn of time. A new study at Western University, however, has shown female brown-headed cowbirds perform spatial…

London researchers awarded $14.2 million from CIHR to tackle health issues

February 27, 2014

Researchers at Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have been awarded operating grants worth nearly $14.2 million in the latest competition from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). …

International investigation images Earth’s oldest crystal in ‘deep time’

February 24, 2014

Utilizing a new instrument that takes 3D images of individual atoms within a crystal, an international team of investigators has proved a rare sample of zircon is the oldest piece…

Western University primatologist teams with international group to save lemurs

February 20, 2014

Lemurs, the most endangered mammal group on Earth, represent more than 20 per cent of the world’s primates. Native only to Madagascar, more than 90 percent of the species are…

Access to justice symposium to tackle growing problem

February 20, 2014

Many Canadians who face legal problems cannot afford to hire a lawyer to represent them. The legal profession must deal with this complex challenge both at the national and local…

REACT clinical trial supports new approach of accelerated treatment for Crohn’s disease

February 19, 2014

The final results from an international clinical trial involving nearly 2,000 patients with Crohn’s disease support the use of a new management strategy referred to as accelerated step-care as a…

Expert available to comment on Carey Price and Aboriginals at the Olympics

February 12, 2014

An expert from Western University that specializes in Aboriginal participation in the Olympic Games says Canadian Olympic men’s hockey team head coach Mike Babcock’s decision to name Carey Price the…

Western applauds continued research excellence fund in federal budget

February 11, 2014

Western University President Amit Chakma applauded the Canadian government for creating a $1.5 billion plan to bolster innovative research at Canada’s universities as part of the 2014 federal budget. The…