Media Releases Archives: September 2016

Western centre receives $300,000 to develop sexual violence and harassment training projects for Ontario campuses

September 28, 2016

The Centre for Research and Education on Violence Against Women and Children (CREVAWC) has received $300,000 from the Ontario Government to support sexual violence and harassment training projects for campus…

Western celebrates science and community engagement with special space-themed event

September 23, 2016

Science Literacy Week highlights Canada’s outstanding scientists and science communicators from coast-to-coast. The goals are to showcase the excellence and diversity of Canadian science and to show how exciting science…

Weese to lead Mustangs and Campus Rec during transition and search for new director

September 21, 2016

Western University today announced the appointment of Jim Weese to the role of Special Advisor to the Provost with interim responsibility for Sport and Recreation Services (SRS), effective January 1,…

Western student wins major international award for study with autistic children

September 21, 2016

Strengthening parents’ ability to communicate with their autistic children has not only greatly benefited a number of Ontario families but it’s also landed a Western University student a major international…

Panel addresses most pressing questions about medical assistance in dying at public forum

September 19, 2016

With the much-debated assisted-dying bill C-14 now law, Western University is inviting community members to attend a lecture and panel discussion which will address the ethical, legal and health care…

Pacific Ocean’s response to greenhouse gases could extend California drought for centuries

September 16, 2016

Warming forces have caused millennia of dryness in California’s prehistory, and greenhouses gases could do the same. Clues from prehistoric arid periods in California show that today’s increasing greenhouse gas…

Quigley announces her retirement from a storied career in university athletics

September 15, 2016

Thérèse Quigley, one of the most respected and decorated athletic leaders in all of Canadian Interuniversity Sport (CIS), announced her retirement today as Western University’s Director of Sports and Recreation…

Western welcomes Alan Alda to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

September 14, 2016

Actor, writer, science advocate, and director are just a few of Alan Alda’s many job titles. On November 10, 2016 he will join scientists, researchers and community members for the…

New discovery shatters previous beliefs about Earth’s origin

September 14, 2016

A new study led by Western University’s all-star cosmochemist Audrey Bouvier proves that the Earth and other planetary objects formed in the early years of the Solar System share similar…

Western to honour prominent political, academic and business leaders at 308th convocation

September 8, 2016

The Canadian Ambassador to the Netherlands, a past Professor of Poetry at Oxford, a manufacturing industry titan and two world-renowned economists will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its…