Media Releases Archives: July 2015

Western’s CREVAWC receives $1 million to become national hub for supporting victims of family violence

July 30, 2015

The Centre for Research & Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $1,008,271 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to become the national Knowledge Hub for…

New program at Western developing specialized magnetic resonance imaging systems receives CFI funding

July 29, 2015

Most hospitals house a centrally located, multi-use, full-body magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner used to diagnose various ailments – from knee injuries, to cancer, to traumatic brain injury.

Western researchers receive more than $23.5 million in grants from CIHR

July 28, 2015

Four Western University researchers received grants totalling $9.9 million over seven years from the inaugural Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Foundation Grant. Each is studying factors which may lead to improved health outcomes for people living with osteoarthritis, heart disease, stroke and diabetes.

DVBBS to headline one of two major concerts at Western Homecoming

July 27, 2015

As part of Homecoming 2015 festivities, Western is teaming with University Students’ Council (USC), PremierLife and Western Alumni to launch #HOCOonthehill – a full day of programming on Saturday, September 26 that starts at 9 a.m. with an electronic dance concert headlined by DVBBS.

Discovery Western celebrates 25th anniversary at summer camp

July 16, 2015

Discovery Western will celebrate its 25th anniversary on Friday as summer campers demonstrate their engineering projects to special guests, including London MP for North Centre Susan Truppe and a panel…

M. Karen Campbell appointed Western’s Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty)

July 14, 2015

M. Karen Campbell has been appointed to a four-year term as Vice-Provost (Academic Planning, Policy & Faculty) effective July 1, 2016, and ending June 30, 2020.

Western University researchers measure beauty in art using ‘big data’

July 8, 2015

The connection between proportions of the human face and perceived attractiveness have long captured the attention and fascination of scientists and artists alike.

Robarts Research Institute awards the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to renowned cancer imaging researcher from Stanford University

July 8, 2015

Sanjiv S. Gambhir, MD, PhD, internationally-renowned cancer imaging researcher from Stanford University, is the recipient of the 2015 J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine.

CSA astronaut returns to the “Moon” with Western planetary geologist

July 3, 2015

Canadian Space Agency (CSA) astronaut Jeremy Hansen knows that he will be heading to space within the decade. With official confirmation coming earlier this summer, his training now elevates into high gear and his first step is a mission back to the Moon with Western University planetary geologist Gordon “Oz” Osinski.