Media Releases

TRAFFIC ADVISORY: Wharncliffe Road closed on Saturday, April 28th

April 19, 2018

Western University students, faculty and staff are being advised of a construction project that will be disrupting normal traffic flow on Saturday, April 28th from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m….

London Brain Bee 2018 encourages next generation of neuroscientists

April 17, 2018

Western University has long been internationally recognized for its excellence in neuroscience research. From developing and advancing innovative imaging technology to deciphering the neural basis for cognitive functions, Western cultivates…

Mercury linked to ‘dramatic’ decline of migratory songbirds in North America

April 12, 2018

New findings from Western University support the scientific opinion that mercury is one of the determining factors for the dramatic declines of many migratory songbird populations across North America. In…

Western to unveil new $47 million interdisciplinary research facility

April 12, 2018

Western University will officially open the newly constructed Western Interdisciplinary Research Building (WIRB) on Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. The $47 million state-of-the-art research facility will house Western’s Brain…

Western bio-archeologist analyzes oldest human fossil found outside Africa and Levant

April 11, 2018

Scientists have discovered an ancient bone in Saudi Arabia, dating back to 90,000 years ago. The relic is the oldest human (Homo sapiens) fossil to have been found outside of…

Western to honour global science, business, entertainment and sport leaders at 311th Convocation

April 10, 2018

Seventeen distinguished individuals will receive honorary degrees when Western University hosts its 311th Convocation this spring. The ceremonies, featuring addresses by the honorary degree recipients, are scheduled for the following…

Six Health Care Pioneers to be Inducted into Canadian Medical Hall of Fame

April 9, 2018

On Thursday, April 12th, six renowned medical pioneers will be recognized as 2018 Canadian Medical Hall of Fame Laureates at a special ceremony, including London’s own Dr. Vladimir Hachinski, a…

Using lung MRI to see where and why Canadians with asthma have poor disease control

April 4, 2018

Researchers at Western University and McMaster University are developing an innovative lung imaging method that provides a unique window on asthma that is aimed at guiding and personalizing treatment for…

Record-setting spacewalker Dave Williams headlines Space Day @ Western

April 3, 2018

For 17 hours and 47 minutes, which is longer than it would take to binge watch the entire first season of Star Trek: Discovery, astronaut Dave Williams spacewalked outside the…

$11.6M grant allows Western to further reduce greenhouse gas emissions

April 2, 2018

Western University is taking an important step towards transitioning the campus away from fossil fuels and reducing greenhouse gas emissions below mandated levels, thanks to a boost in funding in…