Media Releases Archives: May 2016

Western announces changes to Homecoming for October 2016

May 31, 2016

Western University announced today that this year’s Homecoming has been moved to Saturday, Oct. 22 (“Homecoming Saturday”) in an effort to address a variety of concerns associated with the unsanctioned…

Expert available to discuss medical assistance in dying for persons with mental disorders

May 27, 2016

A newly published article written by Louis Charland from Western University’s renowned Rotman Institute of Philosophy and his collaborators warrants caution about proposals to explicitly allow in the new Canadian…

Western University researcher receives $8.9 million project funding to reduce infant and maternal mortality

May 24, 2016

Western University researcher, David Cechetto, PhD, is training front line health care workers in Rwanda and Burundi to treat the most common causes of infant and maternal mortality. David Cechetto,…

WADA taps Richard McLaren to head Sochi Olympics investigation team

May 20, 2016

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Sir Craig Reedie has appointed Western University’s Richard H. McLaren as the independent person heading an investigation team tasked with probing doping allegations related to…

New music research project uses big data to create an electronic monk

May 19, 2016

A new Canadian research project is collecting big data from medieval melodies chanted by monks more than 1,000 years ago. And it’s all searchable. But to what end? Kate Helsen,…

Technology delivers personalized treatment to patients with tremors

May 19, 2016

For patients who suffer from Parkinson’s disease and essential tremor, writing a grocery list or taking a drink from a cup can be a daily struggle due to disabling arm…

New virtual reality ‘toolbox’ allows for cross-species brain testing

May 11, 2016

Neuroscientists at Western University have developed a new virtual reality ‘toolbox’ that can be used to build video games with a unique capacity for teaching and testing both humans and…

$2-million donation establishes Jarislowsky Chair in Central Banking at Western

May 9, 2016

Western University is poised to move to the forefront of central banking teaching and research in Canada, thanks to a recent generous donation from The Jarislowsky Foundation announced today. The…

Western offers safe viewing of rare Mercury transit

May 6, 2016

On June 5, 2012, citizens of Earth were presented with a very rare opportunity to witness a transit of Venus when the planet passed directly in front of the Sun….

Western’s Exercise and Pregnancy Lab to celebrate 20 years of healthy moms and babies

May 6, 2016

Western University’s R. Samuel McLaughlin Foundation Exercise and Pregnancy Lab is celebrating 20 years of research success and excellence. To celebrate the milestone, the Exercise and Pregnancy Lab will host…