Media Releases Archives: March 2017

London Health Research Day answers emerging questions in human health

March 24, 2017

  Can implantable technology help deliver targeted therapies for brain cancer? Can exercise during pregnancy for diabetic mothers reduce the instances of congenital heart defects? These questions, along with hundreds…

Western to be host to powwow on Saturday

March 24, 2017

A powwow and full day of dancing, drumming and song wraps up Indigenous Awareness Week at Western University on Saturday. Western offers a wide range of services and supports for indigenous…

Closing the world’s equity gap requires concerted policy shifts, says Indian activist

March 22, 2017

The gap between rich and poor, between powerful and disenfranchised, has rarely been more pronounced than it is now, says world-renowned activist and scientist Vandana Shiva. The India-based environmentalist and…

Rules needed to guide rapidly evolving field of medical robotics, Western expert says

March 15, 2017

An international team of experts, including a Western University electrical engineer and medical robotics expert, is recommending ways of taming the ethical, regulatory and legal frontier that would allow for…

Purple pride on display at Western’s March Break Open House

March 10, 2017

More than 6,000 high school students and their families are expected to descend on Western University this Saturday, March 11, to study their post-secondary options. The university is host to the annual March Break…

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 2017

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined. The…

Western appoints Erika Chamberlain new Dean of Law

March 3, 2017

Erika Chamberlain has been named the new Dean of Western University’s Faculty of Law, beginning May 1, 2017. Chamberlain ­­— who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and administration since…

Western to be host to free coding day for girls

March 3, 2017

Western University is host on Saturday to Go CODE Girl, a free event that encourages girls in Grades 7–11  to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development,…

Wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours, says Western U study

March 2, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning – including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines – the more likely it is that a development will have local…

Sharing Smiles Day highlights need for access to oral health care for special-needs community

March 1, 2017

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will host the 8th annual Sharing Smiles Day on March 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Hall, Somerville…