Media Releases

Western rocks the crater in unique Sudbury field course

September 22, 2017

  Thirty-two students from Western and around the world will be journeying almost two billion years back in time in a unique, intensive one-week field course to study the planet’s…

Western undergrads named global award-winners

September 21, 2017

Thirty-eight Western University undergraduates— whose research ranges from mental health care to the effects of climate change — have received international recognition for excellence in scholarship. The Undergraduate Awards is…

Rare case of stroke recovery after 23 years, noted by researchers at Western and Lawson Health Research Institute

September 21, 2017

A Windsor man who regained use of his hand 23 years after having had a stroke is being described as a “remarkable” case by researchers who have tracked his recovery….

Time for Spaced-Out (real) science at Western on Saturday

September 19, 2017

Planet Nibiru doesn’t exist — and there is zero scientific basis to support a viral “prophecy” that a secret planet will somehow appear on Saturday to mark the start of…

Western researchers reverse the negative effects of adolescent marijuana use

September 12, 2017

Researchers at Western University have found a way to use pharmaceuticals to reverse the negative psychiatric effects of THC, the psychoactive chemical found in marijuana. Chronic adolescent marijuana use has…

Helping hands and quirky courses: a buffet of back-to-school stories for media

August 31, 2017

Thousands of university students are set to unpack their suitcases on campus this weekend — and then get to work helping Londoners before they buckle down to their studies. For…

Push to perfection is a suicide risk factor, Western University researcher says

August 29, 2017

People who believe they must be perfect – and who ultimately can’t deal with the thought of being flawed – are at much greater risk of suicidal thoughts and suicide,…

Western welcomes Ann and Mitt Romney to Robarts’ Leaders in Innovation Dinner

August 23, 2017

When Ann Romney was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis (MS) in 1998, she described it like facing a monster – one that she was determined to fight. The former First Lady…

Western University researchers use proteins in saliva to diagnose and find clues about Zika virus

August 21, 2017

Researchers at Western University are examining proteins and peptides in saliva in order to detect a person’s exposure to Zika virus. With 70 countries and territories reporting evidence of mosquito-borne…

Enjoy eclipse — and stay safe while viewing it — at Western University campus

August 17, 2017

A much-anticipated solar eclipse will sweep through North America and will also grace the skies over London on Monday, August 21 — and the best gathering place to watch it…