Media Releases

Researchers identify and examine risk factors for domestic homicide 

October 17, 2017

Eighty per cent of domestic homicides are preceded by at least seven risk factors that were known to someone close to them, says new national research co-led by Western experts….

The Walrus Talks speaks to what it means to fit in

October 11, 2017

Sexuality. Identity. Disability. Bullying. Discrimination. Western is not shying away from these tough conversations as The Walrus Talks Belonging, an evening of eight engaging speakers exploring what it means to belong,…

‘Ridiculously healthy’ elderly have the same gut microbiome as healthy 30 year-olds

October 11, 2017

In one of the largest microbiota studies conducted in humans, researchers at Western University, Lawson Health Research Institute and Tianyi Health Science Institute in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu, China have shown a…

Advances in the Internet of Things are outpacing privacy legislation: Western expert

October 6, 2017

Our fitness trackers and phone-enabled televisions could be too smart for our own good. Wifi-enabled, connected devices — sometimes called the Internet of Things — promise a world of convenience…

Medical and law students at Western University explore Indigenous health through education

October 2, 2017

As a direct response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, a learning session for Western’s Medicine and Law students, is taking place to focus on the factors…

Study unlocks why public appeals may fall flat with some would-be donors

September 28, 2017

It has long puzzled fundraisers why, in any appeal, some people will eagerly jump in with the throng while others equally passionate about the cause will reject the same pitch….

$5-million gift bolsters women in engineering and business leadership

September 27, 2017

Women seeking to combine engineering and business degrees will receive a major boost at Western, thanks to a $5-million gift from Linamar Corporation and the families that grew it from…

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….