Media Releases Archives: January 2015

Dr. Mary Wright’s legacy to continue with community-based research initiative

January 30, 2015

The legacy of renowned child psychologist and early education pioneer Dr. Mary Wright will begin a new chapter next year. A lifelong advocate for children’s welfare, the late Dr. Wright…

Western and Fanshawe Team Up with Pillar to Support Training and Education for London’s Nonprofit Community

January 29, 2015

Pillar Nonprofit Network announced today its partnership with Western Continuing Studies and Fanshawe Continuing Education, both of which will co-sponsor Pillar’s Professional Development program. London is home to over 1,200…

Western scientists predict mass “heart attacks” for Canada’s Pacific salmon population

January 29, 2015

Pacific salmon feed millions of people around the world each year. With numbers already drastically on the decline, rising temperatures caused by climate change now further threaten the sustainability of…

Western’s annual economic impact pegged at $11.3 billion

January 27, 2015

Western University released the results of a comprehensive study today, assessing the University’s total annual economic impact at $11.3 billion, of which $3.6 billion was realized in London, Ontario where…

Western’s United Way Campaign tops $10 Million mark for all-time contributions

January 27, 2015

Western University announced the grand total of its 2014 campus-wide fundraising campaign benefiting the United Way of London & Middlesex today. The campaign raised $745,014 this year, bringing Western’s total…

Former London Mayor Joni Baechler joins Western as Distinguished Practitioner in Residence

January 26, 2015

Joni Baechler, the former Mayor of the City of London, has joined Western University as the first-ever Distinguished Practitioner in Residence for its Local Government Program. Before being appointed the…

Eureka moment leads to new theory on how to fight Alzheimer’s disease

January 22, 2015

While research shows that the risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease increases with age, the big question for a biologist at Western University is why some people get the disease and…

New ‘big data’ study aims to unlock clues about neurodegeneration

January 19, 2015

Dementia is the single greatest cause of disability and debilitation in Canada’s senior population. It costs Canadians billions of dollars per year – a figure expected to grow tenfold over…

Andersen named Western University’s new Social Science dean

January 13, 2015

Robert (Bob) Andersen has been appointed to a five-year term as Western University’s dean of the Faculty of Social Science, beginning July 1. He will join Western June 1 and…

Classes Without Quizzes talks the walk on sedentary behaviour

January 12, 2015

Western University’s popular complimentary lecture series, Classes Without Quizzes, returns on January 15 to explore the question, “Sitting: How can something that feels so good be so bad?” Studies indicate…