Media Releases Archives: April 2014

Rare form of fat found in flies fuels them while frozen

April 30, 2014

A new discovery from Western University that gall flies can process triacylglycerols in low temperature paves the way for researchers to develop new ways to turn regular fats into biofuels that work in Canada’s cold winters or chilly high altitudes.

Western University’s Janice Deakin re-appointed to second term

April 29, 2014

Western University’s Board of Governors has re-appointed Provost & Vice President (Academic) Janice Deakin to a second five-year term, ending on July 30, 2020. The unanimous decision comes a full…

Western researchers investigate protection of Far North’s most precious resource

April 28, 2014

Ontario’s Far North is well known for De Beers’ Victor Mine and the high-quality diamonds it produces. But what many don’t realize is that the hundreds of thousands of square…

Western University receives $1.6 million bequest to assist graduate students

April 28, 2014

It’s no mystery why Western University and the Departments of Microbiology and Immunology, and Pathology held such strong ties for Marion Murray, and why she would want to help graduate…

Well-informed patients and parents key to accepting gene-based drug dosing

April 28, 2014

A new study out of Western University (London, Canada) illustrates the need for a lot more education around pharmacogenetics (PGx) –the study of how a patient’s genes can affect drug…

Significant bequest to benefit Western students to be announced Monday

April 25, 2014

What:  Announcement by Western University President Amit Chakma and special guest Dr. Robert Murray about a significant bequest (more than $1 million) to benefit students from the late Marion Murray,…

Classes Without Quizzes examines mental health, Shakespeare and a new season at Stratford

April 24, 2014

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, takes a deeper look at mental health in the writings of William Shakespeare on Tuesday, April 29. Western English professor Margaret…

Western audiologists promote hearing health in remote Aboriginal community

April 16, 2014

A team from Western University’s audiology program has just returned from the Attawapiskat First Nation on James Bay where they travelled to provide care and promote hearing health among youth…

Meteorite impact craters may have hosted early life on Earth

April 15, 2014

A new study from Western University explores the possibility that Earth’s earliest life forms may have been cultivated by a meteorite impact event. The research team from Western’s Faculty of…

Western revitalizes vision for serving Indigenous communities

April 14, 2014

Dedicated to improving accessibility and success in higher education for Indigenous peoples, Western University has revamped its longstanding Aboriginal Education and Employment Council (AEEC) with new terms of reference and…