Media Releases Archives: 2017

Short-term exercise equals big-time brain boost: Western study

December 21, 2017

 A 10-minute, one-time burst of exercise can measurably boost your brain power, at least temporarily, researchers at Western University have found. While other studies have shown brain-health benefits after 20-minutes…

Western Bone & Joint researchers receive two Arthritis Society Grants

December 18, 2017

Western University researchers who are part of the interdisciplinary Bone and Joint Institute have been awarded two major Arthritis Society grants — one to study the cellular workings of osteoarthritis…

Repeat donor brings millions to Western to build management expertise

December 11, 2017

The DAN Department of Management & Organizational Studies announced a $5-million gift today from the department’s namesake, Aubrey Dan – his second $5-million donation to Western University in a little…

Red-carpet debut for senior stars of exercise video

December 5, 2017

Older adults who exercise with Western University’s Canadian Centre for Activity and Aging (CCAA) are the stars of a training video that will help thousands of their peers remain active….

Gram-sized gifts of the solar system drop to Earth near London

December 1, 2017

Tiny fragments from the asteroid belt sizzled to Earth near London International Airport this week, Western University sky cameras show. Likely smaller than a baby’s fingernail, they’re the remnants of…

Western University celebrates national championships

November 28, 2017

Back on home turf, it’s time for Western Mustang championship teams to celebrate with the community. Media are invited to join us Thursday, November 30 at a campus community celebration…

Breakthrough in tornado short-term forecasting could mean earlier, more accurate warnings

November 24, 2017

When mere seconds of storm warning could mean the difference between harm or safety, two researchers with Western University ties have developed a tornado-prediction method they say could buy as…

Audiologists test whether light waves can produce better-sounding hearing aids

November 23, 2017

Researchers at Western University’s National Centre for Audiology are amplifying their expertise in independent product testing, as they examine the first commercial hearing aid to use light-pulse technology. Western is…

Western student Levi Hord awarded prestigious Rhodes Scholarship

November 22, 2017

Levi Hord has become the 23rd Western student to be awarded a Rhodes Scholarship, considered one of the world’s most prestigious post-graduate honours. Named for the British mining magnate and…

TD Bank Group gift enhances Western’s ability to turn data into solutions

November 20, 2017

A $1 million investment by TD Bank Group into data analytics teaching and research in Western’s Faculty of Science will position the University as a hot spot for solving some…