Media Releases Archives: April 2015

New Musculoskeletal Health study cautions use of whole-body vibration platforms

April 23, 2015

A new study from Western University shows that whole-body vibration platforms, which are used extensively in health clubs and rehabilitation clinics, may be causing significant damage to joint tissues.

Western hosts Ontario Provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition

April 22, 2015

Graduate students representing 20 Ontario universities will converge on Western University’s campus this week to compete in the Ontario Provincial Three Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 3MT competitors receive a maximum…

Generous donation expands unique TVDSB-Western partnership

April 22, 2015

A $5 million donation from The Joyce Foundation will double the size of the successful School Within a University (SWAU) program – the first of its kind in Canada. The…

Western University’s David Bentley wins 2015 Killam Prize

April 14, 2015

David Bentley becomes Western’s fifth Killam Prize winner and the most recent winner since Economics professor John Whalley won in 2012.

Western celebrates contribution to Canada’s space program on Space Day

April 9, 2015

With news breaking that researchers at Western University will partner with the Canadian Space Agency on a project that will provide invaluable access to RADARSAT-2 data for research and testing…

Western adds two new Canada Research Chairs, three more renewed

April 9, 2015

Already recognized as one of the world’s top centres for cognitive neuroscience and imaging research, Western University’s Brain & Mind Institute has added two new Canada Research Chairs. Its director,…

Science of “being human” explored in upcoming Western Psychology lecture series

April 8, 2015

Researchers from Western University’s renowned Department of Psychology will present free public lectures over the next four weeks, each exploring a specific aspect of “being human” as it relates to…

Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. moving to iconic Bell Building in downtown London

April 8, 2015

Robarts Clinical Trials Inc. – a global academic clinical research organization with offices in San Diego, California, Amsterdam N.L. and London, Ontario – announced a relocation to the Bell Canada…

New study examines economic benefits of tornado-related building codes

April 6, 2015

After suffering two violent tornadoes in May 2013, resulting in 27 fatalities and an estimated $3 billion in damages, the city of Moore, Oklahoma adopted enhanced building codes in early…

Western’s Accounting Programs receive CPA accreditation

April 2, 2015

Western University’s new Graduate Diploma in Accounting, in combination with the prerequisite accounting streams in Western’s BMOS undergraduate program, has received CPA accreditation. The first cohort of eligible BMOS graduates…