Media Releases Archives: February 2015

Western audiologists to visit local elementary school for International Hearing Day

February 27, 2015

Recreational noise-induced hearing loss is a rising concern for youth and teenagers, and children’s activities may place them more at risk. In an effort to educate local children about the…

Rotman Institute of Philosophy celebrates centenary of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

February 26, 2015

One hundred years ago, Albert Einstein achieved his long-sought theory of gravitation: the General Theory of Relativity. In developing the General Theory, Einstein brought together ideas from philosophy, mathematics, and…

Western University researchers earn national NSERC awards

February 19, 2015

One unravels how young children learn math; the other has helped provide a solution to an impending isotope shortage that threatens medical diagnostics worldwide. Western University’s Daniel Ansari and Michael…

Western University researchers earn national NSERC awards

February 19, 2015

One unravels how young children learn math; the other has helped provide a solution to an impending isotope shortage that threatens medical diagnostics worldwide. Western University’s Daniel Ansari and Michael…

Western’s Indigenous Services hosts 10th Annual Track and Field Day

February 18, 2015

With a goal of promoting exercise and recreation as a pathway to healthy living for local Indigenous youth, Western University will host its 10th annual Track and Field Day at…

Faculty of Science students solve real-world problems at annual event

February 17, 2015

Western University is hosting Industry Problem Solving Week (IPSW) 2015, a four-day event that engages students from Western’s Faculty of Science to collaborate with an interdisciplinary approach to crack a…

Hewitt appointed to lead SSHRC

February 13, 2015

Ted Hewitt, Western Sociology professor and former vice-president of research and international relations, has been named president of the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC), effective March…

Luker appointed Western’s Associate Vice-President (Student Experience)

February 6, 2015

Jana Luker has been appointed to a five-year term as Western University’s Associate Vice-President (Student Experience), beginning June 1, 2015. Luker is currently Executive Director (Services for Students) at McGill…

Medical expert available to comment on effective vaccine communication with patients

February 6, 2015

Recent measles outbreaks in North America, including the most recent case of an unvaccinated Niagara woman contracting the disease, have spurred debate in recent days surrounding vaccine non-compliance and the…

Dr. Michael Strong re-appointed Dean of Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry

February 6, 2015

Dr. Michael Strong has been re-appointed to a second term as Dean of Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry, beginning July 1, 2015 through June 30, 2021. “Dean…