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Western opens innovative new home for Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing

June 8, 2017

Western has officially opened the doors on its new nursing building, a state-of-the-art facility that combines the best of academic learning and clinical education. The Arthur Labatt Family School of…

New home for the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing offers state-of-the-art education

June 7, 2017

Combining the best of academic learning and clinical education, the new building that houses the Arthur Labatt Family School of Nursing is unlike any other in Canada. It offers a…

Researchers develop more sustainable way to refine metals

June 7, 2017

A team of chemists in Canada has developed a way to process metals without using toxic solvents and oxidants. The system, which also consumes far less energy than conventional techniques,…

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…