Media Releases Archives: September 2014

Western University expert available for comment on Hong Kong protests

September 29, 2014

An expert in Asian politics, protests and social movements from Western University’s Faculty of Social Science is available to media for commentary.

Western scientists revolutionize solar power with new “gold nanocluster” technology

September 25, 2014

Scientists at Western University have discovered that a small molecule created with just 144 atoms of gold can increase solar cell performance by more than 10 per cent.

Western partners with Magnet to bring career opportunities to students

September 24, 2014

Western University students will soon have access to a new online networking platform designed to connect employers with qualified job seekers. The university has signed on as a partner in Magnet, a non-profit initiative, co-founded by Ryerson University and the Ontario Chamber of Commerce launched today at an event in Toronto.

Western students and employers make connections at Career Fair

September 23, 2014

Western University students will have an opportunity to engage with 55+ employers across various industries and professions and to learn more about future career paths as Western’s Student Success Centre hosts its annual Career Fair

Munroe-Blum, Abella, d’Aquino and Urquhart to receive honorary degrees from Western

September 18, 2014

The incoming chairperson of the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board, a former president of the Canadian Jewish Congress, one of Canada’s most influential policy strategists and an award winning Canadian author will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 304th Convocation this fall.

Western raises the steaks for homecoming kickoff

September 17, 2014

Western University will welcome alumni from across Canada and around the world this weekend (September 18-21) for Homecoming 2014. Media are invited to attend a special cowboy breakfast launch event…

Western’s Emerging Scholars Recognized by Royal Society of Canada

September 16, 2014

Four Western University researchers have been recognized by the Royal Society of Canada (RSC), which announced its inaugural members of The College of New Scholars, Artists and Scientists, Canada’s first…

Western neuroscientists decode vegetative state experiences with Hitchcock film

September 15, 2014

Researchers at Western University have extended their game-changing brain scanning techniques by showing that a short Alfred Hitchcock movie can be used to detect consciousness in vegetative state patients. The study included a Canadian participant who had been entirely unresponsive for 16 years, but is now known to be aware and able to follow the plot of movies.

Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute scientists help lead nationwide consortium on dementia and aging

September 12, 2014

Four London researchers, Jane Rylett, Robert Bartha, Manuel Montero-Odasso, and Dr. Michael Borrie are leading the charge as part of the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA), a collaborative…

Toronto Election Study to explore attitudes and behaviour of voters during and after campaign

September 12, 2014

A new study is underway, led by political scientists from across the country, which will deliver a detailed understanding of the attitudes and behaviour of voters and non-voters in the…