Media Releases Archives: October 2015

Some patients in a vegetative state retain awareness, despite being unable to move

October 19, 2015

New insight into a vital cerebral pathway has explained how some patients in a vegetative state are aware despite appearing to be unconscious and being behaviourally unresponsive. The findings, published…

Western’s Leadership and Democracy Lab to host post-election panel

October 19, 2015

Western University’s Leadership and Democracy Lab is hosting a post-Canadian federal election panel on Tuesday, October 20, which will feature experts from Western’s Department of Political Science and the Ivey…

Western University political experts available to speak about federal election

October 19, 2015

With the 42nd Canadian federal election to be decided tonight, the following political experts from Western University are available to speak with the media. Cameron Anderson, Associate Professor, Department of…

Western hosts hands-on engineering workshop for girls this weekend

October 16, 2015

  Western University is hosting Go ENG Girl, a free event that encourages girls in grades 7 though 10 to have fun as they learn about current programs of study…

New Western-led research facility looks to protect our rivers

October 16, 2015

  Western University geography professor Adam Yates has developed a better way of understanding how actions on land affect life in our waterways. Yates and his colleagues have recently constructed…

‘Raving For Introverts’ drops the beat at Western’s annual Music Research Showcase

October 15, 2015

Western University’s Jay Hodgson is developing technology that allows people to compose banging techno music simply by moving their bodies to the beat. A Musicology and Popular Music professor at…

Western launches initiative exploring musical learning experiences across lifespan

October 14, 2015

The University of Edinburgh‘s Katie Overy started her academic career with her graduate research, which examined dyslexic children’s difficulties with musical timing and the potential of rhythm-based music lessons to…

Western University to develop its first ever, multi-year Indigenous Strategic Plan

October 9, 2015

With the release of its new Strategic Plan, Achieving Excellence on the World Stage, in 2014, Western University proudly renewed its longstanding commitment to “improving the accessibility and success in…

New Director announced by Rotman Institute of Philosophy at Western University

October 8, 2015

Christopher Smeenk, is the new Director for Western University’s Rotman Institute of Philosophy. “The Rotman Institute of Philosophy is extremely fortunate to have Professor Chris Smeenk as its new Director,”…

New study shows touch works independently of vision in object identification

October 7, 2015

A study published by The Journal of Neuroscience challenges the more traditional scientific belief that using touch to recognize objects depends on visual circuitry in the human brain. The idea…