Media Releases Archives: May 2014

Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children hosts Father’s Day Breakfast and 20th anniversary lecture

May 27, 2014

Committed to the prevention of violence against women and children through knowledge-based innovation, collaboration and equality, Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence against Women & Children (CREVAWC)…

Imaging scientists develop a better tool for identifying and tracking MS

May 27, 2014

Imaging scientists at Western University’s Robarts Research Institute have developed a better way to track the progression of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) from its earliest stages.  Led by Ravi Menon, PhD,…

Western University wind turbine study cuts through rhetoric

May 21, 2014

A new study from Western University researchers probes beyond pro- and anti-wind turbine rhetoric to better understand community dynamics in regards to turbine placement. Published in the journal Environment and…

Study shows how streptococcal bacteria can be used to fight colon cancer

May 20, 2014

Researchers at Western University have shown how the bacteria primarily responsible for causing strep throat can be used to fight colon cancer. By engineering a streptococcal bacterial toxin to attach…

Western-led workshop aims to build dementia-friendly communities

May 19, 2014

With the number of people living with dementia expected to more than double within the next 25 years, the demand for community care for people with dementia and their families…

Western University graduates 169 new physicians –and new leaders

May 14, 2014

Supriya Singh came to Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry wanting to get the most out of the experience.  Now four years later, as she graduates with a Doctor…

Western’s NiCHE to host weather history workshop headlined by “old” Arctic expert

May 8, 2014

A nationally-significant environmental data collection, received on long-term loan by Western University from Environment Canada, will be formally presented for the first-time since its arrival on Monday, May 12 at…

Canadian literature expert available to speak with media about legacy of Farley Mowat

May 7, 2014

David Bentley, the Carl F. Klinck Professor in Canadian Literature at Western University, is available to speak with media about the impact and legacy of Canadian literary icon Farley Mowat,…

Experts available to speak on Ontario provincial election

May 5, 2014

With the campaign for the 41st Ontario general election underway, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Cameron Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of…

Western “young” researchers go global to connect education and neuroscience

May 1, 2014

This past weekend at the USA Science and Engineering Festival in Washington DC – the largest science, technology, engineering and medicine education event in the United States – Nature Publishing…