Media Releases Archives: June 2016

Traffic Advisory: Road closure on Western Campus

June 30, 2016

Commuters in the City of London that use roadways at Western University are being advised of an upcoming construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow for a significant…

Western prepares for major impacts on Asteroid Day

June 29, 2016

Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), in collaboration with the Department of Physics and Astronomy and the Department of Earth Sciences, is hosting a special Asteroid Day event…

VIDEO COMMENTARY: Olympic Games expert available to speak to media about Rio 2016

June 28, 2016

The director of Western University’s International Centre for Olympic Studies (ICOS) is available to discuss socio-cultural issues such as politics, commercialism, doping, equity, and governance of the Olympic Games, as…

Western astronomer part of international identification of possible population of new black holes

June 27, 2016

Astronomers have combined data from NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory, the Hubble Space Telescope and the National Science Foundation’s Karl G. Jansky Very Large Array (VLA) to conclude that a peculiar…

Schulich Leader Scholarships awarded to future Western students

June 23, 2016

This fall, four high-achieving students will begin their undergraduate degrees at Western as recipients of the Schulich Leader Scholarships, a prestigious award given to 50 select students pursuing studies in…

Understanding how chemical changes in the brain affect Alzheimer’s disease

June 22, 2016

A new study from Western University is helping to explain why the long-term use of common anticholinergic drugs used to treat conditions like allergies and overactive bladder lead to an…

Wearable technology allows researchers to study ‘real-time’ head impacts in soccer

June 20, 2016

The impact of concussions in sport are no longer a secret. Recent high-profile lawsuits brought against the National Football League and National Hockey Leagues by former players have brought international…

American politics expert says Canada must get ready for Trump presidency

June 15, 2016

Recognized as one of Canada’s leading experts in American politics, US foreign policy, interest groups and think tanks, Donald Abelson says, “Donald Trump is rude, offensive, obnoxious, and according to…

Researchers discover why stress leads to increased seizures in epilepsy patients

June 14, 2016

For epilepsy patients, stress and anxiety can exacerbate their condition; increasing the frequency and severity of seizures. Until now, it was unclear why this happened and what could be done…

Kevin Newman and Karina LeBlanc explore ‘destiny’ at Western’s Walrus Talks event

June 14, 2016

Award-winning journalist Kevin Newman and Canadian Olympic bronze medalist Karina LeBlanc headline a special event this week at Western University, which is part of the Walrus Foundation’s educational mandate to…