Media Releases Archives: August 2016

London researchers warn coffee could adversely affect blood pressure diagnosis and management

August 31, 2016

Researchers in London, Ontario have shown that your morning cup of coffee could be adversely affecting diagnosis and treatment for high blood pressure. The research team from Western University and…

Education experts available for comment on back-to-school anxiety and stress

August 30, 2016

Back-to-school stress affects thousands of students, parents and teachers each year. With one week of summer remaining and school bells across the region about to ring in another school year,…

Western welcomes new Director of Campus Community Police Service

August 29, 2016

Western University announced the appointment today of Daniel Redmond, as Director of its Campus Community Police Service. Redmond, who recently retired after more than 30 years with the Ontario Provincial…

New study shows traffic noise can affect brain and learning ability in birds

August 26, 2016

An international study led by researchers at Western University’s Advanced Facility for Avian Research (AFAR) has shown that birds living in congested cities are greatly affected by persistent traffic noise…

Western Archives comic collection and alumnus Alan Thicke featured at London Comic Con

August 25, 2016

Rare and valuable selections from the Dr. Eddy Smet Comic Book Collection at Western University Archives will be showcased next month at London Comic Con. The pop culture event runs…

Western University’s MPH Candidates are helping to shape the health of communities worldwide

August 22, 2016

From influencing health outcomes for people and wildlife in Rwanda to helping to understand the impact of a unique health promotion project in the Irish Prison Service, Western University’s Master…

Western researchers examine using sport as a platform to raise awareness of LGBTQ rights

August 11, 2016

Just as the Rio Olympic Committee chose to use a captive global audience to make a statement on climate change during the 2016 opening ceremonies, so too are Western University…

Western University’s ‘See the Line’ aims to shift the culture around concussion in sport

August 10, 2016

It was the belief that she could shake it off and get back in the game that ended 17-year-old Rowan Stringer’s life. She died after being hit in the head…

New methodology provides better size estimates of meteorite impact craters

August 5, 2016

Using newly developed methodology, planetary scientists from Western University have re-estimated the diameter of eight well-known impact craters on Earth. The journal Science Advances published an explanation of the new…

Western University to host See the Line August 10

August 3, 2016

Three years ago, 17 year-old Rowan Stringer’s life was cut short after suffering multiple hits to the head during high school rugby matches. Next week, world-class clinicians and researchers will…