Media Releases

Brain cells show teamwork in short-term memory, Western-led study shows

March 6, 2017

Nerve cells in our brains work together in harmony to store and retrieve short-term memory, and are not solo artists as was previously thought, Western-led brain research has determined. The…

Western appoints Erika Chamberlain new Dean of Law

March 3, 2017

Erika Chamberlain has been named the new Dean of Western University’s Faculty of Law, beginning May 1, 2017. Chamberlain ­­— who has demonstrated excellence in teaching, scholarship and administration since…

Western to be host to free coding day for girls

March 3, 2017

Western University is host on Saturday to Go CODE Girl, a free event that encourages girls in Grades 7–11  to learn about the exciting world of coding and software development,…

Wind energy plans should generate more equitable benefits to neighbours, says Western U study

March 2, 2017

The more a community is involved in wind energy planning – including getting direct benefits from nearby turbines – the more likely it is that a development will have local…

Sharing Smiles Day highlights need for access to oral health care for special-needs community

March 1, 2017

Western University’s Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry will host the 8th annual Sharing Smiles Day on March 5, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Great Hall, Somerville…

Western University joins global Brainhack movement

February 27, 2017

Western University’s BrainsCAN initiative and Robarts Research Institute will be hosting the inaugural Brainhack Western from March 2 – 4, 2017. The event will bring together dozens of researchers, students…

University students, industry work together on problem-solving

February 23, 2017

  An intensive, four-day collaboration between some of the best student minds at Western and some of Ontario’s most innovative companies wraps up Friday for the showcase event of Industry Problem-Solving…

Western researchers develop new brain scan analysis to better treat head injuries

February 17, 2017

An international research team, led by neuroscientists at Western University, has developed a potentially game-changing method for analyzing brain scans, which will greatly inform radiologists and surgeons examining and treating…

Western researcher and forensic sculptor reject Scottish King Robert’s leprosy label

February 16, 2017

A Western University bio-archaeologist and a Western-trained forensic sculptor have laid to rest a pernicious 700-year-old rumour:  Scottish warrior-king Robert the Bruce did not have leprosy. The suggestion their national…

Rehtaeh Parsons’ father to speak at conference promoting healthy youth relationships

February 15, 2017

In November 2011, Glen Canning’s daughter, Rehtaeh, was sexually assaulted by four males at a house party near Halifax. The assault was photographed, and the photos shared on social media….