Media Releases Archives: 2018

The Salamander Foundation gifts $1 million to environmental engineering Chair at Western

June 14, 2018

Western Engineering will continue to lead the charge in mitigating the effects of pollution on the environment and public health with today’s announcement of a $1 million donation from The…

Western Education receives funding for cannabis education

June 13, 2018

Western University’s Faculty of Education has received $99,000 from the Public Health Agency of Canada to work with stakeholders on identifying and scaling up effective school-based interventions that are aimed…

Researchers map brain of blind patient who can see motion

June 12, 2018

Neuroscientists at Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute, have confirmed and detailed a rare case of a blind woman able to see objects – but only if in motion. A…

Research shows if your eyes wrinkle when you smile or frown, you appear more sincere

June 11, 2018

Researchers at Western University have shown that our brains are pre-wired to perceive wrinkles around the eyes as conveying more intense and more sincere emotions. This eye-wrinkle feature, called the…

‘Fueled’ by electric cars, the University of Otago wins 2018 World’s Challenge Challenge

June 8, 2018

A team of extraordinary students from the University of Otago in Dunedin, New Zealand has won the 2018 World’s Challenge Challenge, which took place this week at Western University in…

Students from around the world solve global issues with $52,500 at stake

June 5, 2018

Students from some of the world’s best universities are visiting Western University this week to compete in the international World’s Challenge Challenge. Over the past few months, extraordinary students from…

Micro-CT scans show 2,100-year-old ‘hawk’ mummy a stillborn baby

May 31, 2018

A tiny Egyptian mummy long believed to be that of a hawk is actually a rare example of a near-to-term, severely malformed fetus, says an examination led by mummy expert…

Immigrant and refugee youth turn to Western Music to cross borders

May 30, 2018

Six months ago, some of them had never picked up a musical instrument. Now, a multicultural, seven-member music ensemble composed of immigrant and refugee youth will perform a concert as…

Gender and race activist coming to Western to discuss violence against women and girls

May 29, 2018

Author, filmmaker and cultural theorist Jackson Katz will discuss the important role that educators and parents play in addressing violence against women and girls at a special event tomorrow evening…

400 million year-old evolutionary arms race helps researchers understand HIV

May 24, 2018

Understanding the evolution of a 400 million-year-old anti-viral protein that first emerged in marine life, is helping researchers get the upper-hand on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). Researchers at Western University…