Media Releases Archives: 2017

New child and youth clinic in London fills big gap in mental health services for kids

October 24, 2017

The new Child and Youth Development Clinic at Western University is hoping to brighten the picture for area kids and their families who need mental health services. The only interdisciplinary…

Convocation celebrates graduates, luminaries

October 23, 2017

Western’s 310th Convocation takes place during three days this week, with 2,600 eligible graduates and with honorary degrees awarded to six outstanding women and men from across the globe. This…

‘Time in a bottle’: Labatt virtual exhibit at Western offers a public taste of Canadiana

October 23, 2017

One of the world’s most significant corporate archival collections has now become among the most accessible and dynamic, with digitization that offers new public glimpses into 170 years of history…

Exploring global health and pseudoscience with distinguished alumni at Schulich Medicine & Dentistry

October 18, 2017

Join world-renowned physicians and scientists at Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry as they talk through two of the hottest health topics of our time: the global spread…

Researchers identify and examine risk factors for domestic homicide 

October 17, 2017

Eighty per cent of domestic homicides are preceded by at least seven risk factors that were known to someone close to them, says new national research co-led by Western experts….

The Walrus Talks speaks to what it means to fit in

October 11, 2017

Sexuality. Identity. Disability. Bullying. Discrimination. Western is not shying away from these tough conversations as The Walrus Talks Belonging, an evening of eight engaging speakers exploring what it means to belong,…

‘Ridiculously healthy’ elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds

October 11, 2017

In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China have shown a…

Advances in the Internet of Things are outpacing privacy legislation: Western expert

October 6, 2017

Our fitness trackers and phone-enabled televisions could be too smart for our own good. Wifi-enabled, connected devices — sometimes called the Internet of Things — promise a world of convenience…

Medical and law students at Western University explore Indigenous health through education

October 2, 2017

As a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, a learning session for Western’s Medicine and Law students, is taking place to focus on the factors…

Study unlocks why public appeals may fall flat with some would-be donors

September 28, 2017

It has long puzzled fundraisers why, in any appeal, some people will eagerly jump in with the throng while others equally passionate about the cause will reject the same pitch….