Media Releases

Western announces completion of $3 million NHLPA Challenge in support of concussion research

August 16, 2018

Western University announced today the successful completion of the National Hockey League Players’ Association (NHLPA) Challenge. The NHLPA began this process with a $500,000 gift as the foundation for a…

Western music professor available to comment on legacy of Aretha Franklin

August 16, 2018

Norma Coates, associate professor in Western University’s Don Wright Faculty of Music, is available today to discuss the legacy of singer Aretha Franklin, who died at the age of 76….

Media Advisory: Announcement supporting concussion research at See the Line

August 10, 2018

After suffering two concussions on the schoolyard when he was six years old, Sheldon Geerts, now 11, is happy to be back playing hockey, a sport he loves. He remembers…

Explore Martian secrets, up-close and personal, at Western University

July 30, 2018

As Mars orbits nearer and nearer to Earth, members of the London community will gather at Western University to observe the Red Planet for themselves. Londoners may already have noticed…

Brain game doesn’t offer brain gain

July 30, 2018

A new study led by a team of Western University neuroscientists has debunked claims that getting better at a brain training game can translate to improved performance in other, untrained…

COMMENTARY: Western planetary scientist available for comment on Mars water discovery

July 25, 2018

Gordon “Oz” Osinski, Director of Western University’s Centre for Planetary Science and Exploration (CPSX), is available to comment on today’s historic announcement that a team of European scientists is claiming…

New research from Western University a call to arms for ‘flat-brainers’

July 24, 2018

While flat-earthers continue to debate even the remote possibility that our world is spherical, new research from Western University shows that the human brain is actually better understood in 2D…

New study shows working‐age Canadians unwilling to change jobs and locations hurts economy

July 17, 2018

A new economic model developed at Western University calculates the cost of reallocating working‐age Canadians (20-64 years old) from one industry to another and shows that an unwillingness by many…

Western University to host Times Higher Education Teaching Excellence Summit 2019

July 12, 2018

Western University announced today that it will host the Times Higher Education (THE) Teaching Excellence Summit in 2019 – the first time a THE World Summit Series event has been…

New statistical study shows how to rid hospitals of ‘hallway medicine’

July 5, 2018

A new study from Western University outlines statistics-based solutions to eliminate ‘hallway medicine’ in Canadian hospitals, which was a key talking point during the recent Ontario election. Hospital crowding is…