Media Releases Archives: May 2015

Western building a foundation for safer structures

May 29, 2015

Aging structures – like bridges, roads and pipelines – that supply basic services are crumbling around us, at a considerable cost to Canadians.

International research team discover unusual iron-rich structures growing from fungi

May 28, 2015

While Darth Vader is arguably the most famous example from science fiction of man melding with machine, the discovery of life growing on iron remains a rarity in the real…

New Western University study shows 88 per cent of Facebook users ‘creep’ ex-partners

May 28, 2015

The findings of Veronika Lukacs and Anabel Quan-Haase from Western’s Faculty of Information and Media Studies and the Faculty of Social Science shows that creeping an ex-partner on Facebook yields alarming levels of distress following a breakup.

Discovery Week provides Western University’s medical students with the foundation to begin their careers in health care

May 25, 2015

First-year medical students from Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry are about to experience the most important week of their careers. More than 170 first year undergraduate medical…

White Ribbon Campaign and Western Mustangs team-up for 9th annual Father’s Day Breakfast

May 25, 2015

Western University’s Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women & Children (CREVAWC) will host its 9th annual Father’s Day Breakfast tomorrow (Tuesday, May 26) from 8 to 10:15…

Western University’s Intergenerational Gala encourages medical students to explore a career in underserved area of geriatric medicine

May 22, 2015

Western University’s eleventh annual Intergenerational Gala pairs first and second year medical students from the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry with “dates” from Grand Wood Park Apartments & Retirement…

Bone and Joint initiative gets ‘leg up’ from NSERC funding

May 20, 2015

Researchers at Western University’s Bone and Joint Institute looking to treat and even regenerate soft connective tissues like ligaments and cartilage received a major financial boost today as the interuniversity CONNECT training program was awarded $1.65 million in funding from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) through its Collaborative Research and Training Experience (CREATE) initiative.

Researchers find human brain not ‘hardwired’ as previously thought

May 20, 2015

Conventional thought is that the human brain is ‘hardwired’ to perform particular tasks, accessing a set network of tools to solve problems or enact certain behaviours in a way that…

Western expert available for comment on state of Ontario’s public school system

May 19, 2015

With Ontario public elementary school teachers preparing for province-wide job action on Monday, and continued opposition among some groups of Ontarians to the Province’s new sex-ed curriculum, an expert in…

Social responsibility and community are focuses for Western University’s 2015 medical graduates

May 14, 2015

For four years, Erica Lee, class president for Western University’s Schulich Medicine Class of 2015, has devoted herself to living her dream of becoming a physician and to fostering mental…