Media Releases Archives: August 2015

Western University experts available for comment on back-to-school anxiety

August 31, 2015

Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students and parents each year. With only one week of summer remaining and school bells across the region about to signal the start of another school year, anxiety levels among some students and parents are once again on the rise.

New ‘digital tracking’ technique detects more than 150 new asteroids, measures distance

August 28, 2015

A new international collaborative study describes how an image stacking technique known as ‘digital tracking’ can be used to discover large numbers of new asteroids that are too difficult to…

Toronto Olympic Bid: Western’s Janice Forsyth blogs for Huffington Post Canada

August 27, 2015

Janice Forsyth, Assistant Professor and former Director of the International Centre for Olympic Studies in the Faculty of Health Sciences at Western University, is now blogging for Huffington Post Canada.

Western University’s Master of Public Health Program unveils its first casebook to the public, free of charge

August 26, 2015

Londoner Gracia Mabaya is passionate about providing services for vulnerable populations – from the children she saw dying of treatable diseases in her birth country, the Democratic Republic of the…

Western University sends first-year medical students into rural and regional communities for the first day of school

August 25, 2015

Before 171 first-year medical students take their seats at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry this fall, they will have the chance to learn from health care providers in rural and regional communities across southwestern Ontario during Community Day.

Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry welcomes 250 students to its first combined White Coat Ceremony

August 24, 2015

Western University’s 19th White Coat Ceremony has a special significance for the Habib family of Oakville. On August 25, 2015, siblings, Eric, Medicine Class of 2019, and Dora, Dentistry Class of 2019, will receive their White Coats together at the first combined White Coat Ceremony at Western’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.

Martin Short headlines Leaders in Innovation Dinner at Western University

August 21, 2015

Celebrated Canadian actor and comedy legend Martin Short is the keynote speaker for the 2015 Leaders in Innovation Dinner, hosted by Western University’s Robarts Research Institute. This year’s dinner celebrates…

Western University researcher plays key role in planetary discovery

August 13, 2015

The first planet detected by the Gemini Planet Imager is 100 light years away but shares many of the characteristics of an early Jupiter. The out-of-this-world discovery, which generated international media headlines, was revealed last month and a new paper outlining the findings in full detail was published in the current issue of Science.

Our Lady Peace to headline evening concert at Western Homecoming

August 13, 2015

‘Ordinary’s just not good enough’ so extraordinary Canadian rock band Our Lady Peace will perform as part of Western University’s Homecoming 2015 festivities. This year, Western is teaming up with the 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. – and Our Lady Peace will be headlining the evening concert.

NHLPA gift to support concussion research announced at See the Line

August 12, 2015

Western University announced today that the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) is making a challenge gift of $500,000 to support concussion research at Western.