Media Releases Archives: February 2016

Three Ontario universities receive funding to create Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

February 25, 2016

Three of the top research-intensive and industrially collaborative universities in Ontario – McMaster University, University of Waterloo and Western University – received $35 million in funding over five years from…

Innovative Western-led palliative care approach implemented by U.K.-based hospice

February 24, 2016

An innovative, new approach to delivering community-based end-of-life care – developed and piloted by South West Community Care Access Centre and being evaluated by Western researchers – is now being…

Nature Communications study says ‘fear itself’ can help restore ecosystems

February 23, 2016

Lions, wolves and other large carnivores are frightening beasts that strike fear into humans and other animals. A new study led by Western University demonstrates that the fear these top…

New Western University study helps goalie mobility and may stop more pucks too

February 18, 2016

New musculoskeletal research from Western University, originally intended to improve a hockey goaltender’s life-long mobility, has led to the development of goalie pads that do just what netminders want them…

Printing the way to better health care for people living with arthritis

February 17, 2016

One Western University researcher is using the only 3-D metal printer in Canada to revolutionize the face of health care. On February 25, 2016, David Holdsworth, PhD, will be in…

Western’s Indigenous Services hosts Annual Track and Field Day for Local Youth

February 16, 2016

For the 11th year running, Western University will host Indigenous youth from across Southwestern Ontario for its annual Track and Field Day on February 17 at Thompson Recreation and Athletic…

Six prestigious Canada Research Chairs named at Western

February 9, 2016

This morning, six Western University researchers were named Canada Research Chairs (CRC), which recognize the country’s best scholars across disciplines. Another had his Chair renewed for an additional five years….

Olympian and mental health advocate Clara Hughes to visit campus

February 8, 2016

Olympian, motivational speaker and mental health advocate Clara Hughes will speak at Western University on Tuesday, February 9, as part of the Heidi Balsillie, Fairmount Foundation Health and Wellness Lecture…

Evidence of human influence and pollution found in remote mountain lakes

February 8, 2016

A new interdisciplinary study at Western University has shown for the first time that 70 per cent of nitrates in high mountain lakes in Utah are from human-caused sources –…

Western University physician calls for more public information on the potential risk of household chemicals on pregnant women

February 5, 2016

A Western University research team is calling on the need for the availability of more information about the risk of common household chemicals for pregnant women. Dr. Jeff Nisker, senior…