Media Releases Archives: 2015

Stroke and dementia are on the decline in Ontario

December 18, 2015

Researchers at Western University have published the first study in the world showing a decline in the incidence of dementia at a whole population level which they believe is connected…

Why people with autism sometimes fail to see ‘the big picture’

December 16, 2015

New findings by Melvyn Goodale from Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, in collaboration with Australian researchers at Swinburne University of Technology and La Trobe University, show that people with…

Western professor to provide detailed ‘insider’s account’ of UN Climate Change Conference

December 16, 2015

As the world watched events of the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) unfold, Western University’s Radoslav Dimitrov seized a front row seat to the proceedings, representing the Republic of…

Western University experts available to discuss concussions

December 11, 2015

On December 10, the Rowan’s Law Advisory Committee Act (Rowan’s Law), Bill 149, moved one step closer to becoming law in Ontario. Rowan’s Law is named after Rowan Stringer, an…

Western University experts available for comment on Syrian refugees

December 10, 2015

The first large group of Syrian refugees is scheduled to arrive in Canada on Thursday, December 10. With 25,000 expected to enter Canada by the end of February 2016, Western…

Western University experts available to discuss unique physical and mental health needs of Syrian refugees

November 30, 2015

With the revised Canadian government announcement that 25,000 Syrian refugees will enter Canada by the end of February 2016, the health care system will need to accommodate the unique challenges…

Western’s Board of Governors appoints new leadership

November 27, 2015

  Western University’s Board of Governors has appointed Hanny Hassan Chair of the Board for 2016 effective January 1. Joining Western’s Board of Governors in 2009, Hassan has served as…

Business Cares Food Drive ‘awakens’ with Star Wars-themed launch event at Western

November 27, 2015

In just a few days at a university that’s actually not too far away, characters from Alderaan to Dagobah will officially launch the 2015 Business Cares Food Drive campaign. Western…

Western University expert attending Paris climate change conference available to media

November 26, 2015

With the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) set to begin on Monday in Paris, an expert from Western University attending and actively engaged in the session is available to…

Bird documentary featuring ‘dazzling’ Western research comes to campus

November 25, 2015

An award-winning documentary titled “The Messenger” featuring ‘dazzling’ high speed and high-definition footage of wild Canadian birds filmed at Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) will have a…