Media Releases Archives: June 2015

Jayne Garland named Western’s new Health Sciences dean

June 26, 2015

Jayne Garland has been appointed to a five-and-a-half year term as Western University’s Dean of the Faculty of Health Sciences, effective January 1, 2016.

Western first Canadian university to receive prestigious Innovation & Economic Prosperity recognition

June 24, 2015

Western University’s strong commitment to economic engagement was recognized today by the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) in Washington, DC.

Research examines how genetic changes lead to diversity of species

June 22, 2015

For most, fruit flies are just a nuisance at a summer picnic. To Western University’s Amanda Moehring, however, they offer the perfect model for shedding light on species formation.

Western University true crime expert named Fulbright Chair at Vanderbilt University

June 22, 2015

With his new book available now, Western University’s Michael Arntfield has been named the Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in crime and literature at Vanderbilt University for 2016.

Western and partners receive nearly $20M in funding for research excellence

June 18, 2015

Western University and Lawson Health Research Institute have received an extraordinary financial boost from the Government of Ontario as 20 potentially transformative projects are now being supported with more than…

International research team finds new hope for life in Martian crust

June 16, 2015

An international research team, including scientists at Western University, has found methane – a plausible energy source for sustaining life – deep within the crust or subsurface of Mars.

Study finds gap between aims of Canadian physical education curriculum and expectations

June 12, 2015

A study of physical education curriculum across Canada has found that while the curriculum’s stated aims are focused on healthy active living through physical activity, the actual learning outcome statements…

Western University scientists solve mammoth-sized ‘conundrum’

June 10, 2015

Understanding the interactions between prehistoric animals and their environment is critical to comprehending global issues like climate change and resource consumption for scientists investigating the Earth today.

Western University historian explores past and present of 83-year old Ottawa murder trial

June 8, 2015

A new book by acclaimed Western University historian Monda Halpern explores a sensational 83-year old murder trial in Ottawa.