Media Releases

London leads provincial technology transfer and R&D partnership efforts in Asia

June 2, 2017

Financial ripples from a successful, London-led business development initiative in Asia may soon be felt across the province. In 2011, WORLDiscoveries Asia – a partnership among Western University, Robarts Research…

3D-printed prosthetics for Ugandans wins World’s Challenge Challenge

June 1, 2017

A team that has designed a mobile clinic to make 3D-printed prosthetics from recycled plastics has won the inaugural championship of the World’s Challenge Challenge, which took place this week…

Researchers identify specific neurons that distinguish between reality and imagination

June 1, 2017

New Western University research shows that neurons in the part of the brain found to be abnormal in psychosis are also important in helping people distinguish between reality and imagination….

International teams compete for $45,000 to solve world problems

May 29, 2017

Some heavy-hitting global issues – from elephant-poaching to plastic pollution — will take the spotlight when 10 student teams from six countries converge on Western University this week. The stakes…

‘Tiny clocks’ crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes

May 26, 2017

Almost two billion years ago, a 10-kilometre-wide chunk of space slammed down into rock near what is now the city of Sudbury. Now, scientists from Western University and the University…

Lawson and Western researchers suggest walking and talking can be an early predictor of dementia

May 23, 2017

In a new study, researchers at Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University are demonstrating that gait, or motion testing, while simultaneously performing a cognitively demanding task can be an…

Western appoints Director of Sport and Recreation Services

May 15, 2017

Christine Stapleton, a proven leader in athletics at both the university and national sport level, was announced as Western University’s new Director of Sport and Recreation Services today. Stapleton comes…

Make an impact (crater) during free “cool science” day at Western

May 11, 2017

Build a rocket, control a RoboRoach, pan for gold, see the Sun’s glowing hot gas and shoot gummy bears from a slingshot – all in one afternoon. Londoners can fill…

Western and Library and Archives Canada partner to preserve Canada’s documentary heritage

May 11, 2017

Western University and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) announced a partnership today that will see LAC working closely with researchers and students from Western’s Faculty of Media and Information Studies…

Western students unearth 150-year-old headstones at local cemetery

May 11, 2017

  Five Western students working on a tombstone archeology project at Woodland Cemetery have discovered as many as 60 stone markers, some dating back to Canada’s Confederation. “We knew the…