Media Releases Archives: August 2017

Helping hands and quirky courses: a buffet of back-to-school stories for media

August 31, 2017

Thousands of university students are set to unpack their suitcases on campus this weekend — and then get to work helping Londoners before they buckle down to their studies. For…

Push to perfection is a suicide risk factor, Western University researcher says

August 29, 2017

People who believe they must be perfect – and who ultimately can’t deal with the thought of being flawed – are at much greater risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide,…

Western welcomes Ann and Mitt Romney to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 23, 2017

When Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998, she described it like facing a monster – one that she was determined to fight. The former First Lady…

Western University researchers use proteins in saliva to diagnose and find clues about Zika virus

August 21, 2017

Researchers at Western University are examining proteins and peptides in saliva in order to detect a person’s exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne…

Enjoy eclipse — and stay safe while viewing it — at Western University campus

August 17, 2017

A much-anticipated solar eclipse will sweep through North America and will also grace the skies over London on Monday, August 21 — and the best gathering place to watch it…

Young entrepreneurs highlight their start-ups during Propel Demo Day at Western

August 15, 2017

What vaults an entrepreneurial idea from great concept to viable business? Often, it’s a potent mix of mentorship, marketing and money. For four months, 17 entrepreneurs with 11 nascent businesses…

Western University hosts See the Line concussion symposium August 16

August 14, 2017

Five-time Olympic medalist Hayley Wickenheiser will join an all-star lineup of athletes including Honorary Chair Eric Lindros, San Jose Sharks Centre Logan Couture and Western’s Women’s hockey assistant coach Kalley…

Too near, or too far? What fruit flies teach us about personal space

August 9, 2017

Most of us have had the experience of backing away when someone has stepped inside the bounds of our personal space. But, until now, little has been understood about the…

New scanning process allows unprecedented look inside live insects

August 8, 2017

Until now, insects have been too wriggly to make good subjects for scientists wanting to understand more about insect innards. But an interdisciplinary team of biologists and imaging specialists from…

Hockey FIT program shows significant improvements for men’s health

August 3, 2017

When Andrew Gill decided to join Hockey Fans in Training (Hockey FIT) pilot program he was struggling with chronic back pain, was having difficulty sleeping and was frustrated with trying…